I care a lot about how our food tastes, so I scour the market to find the most delicious fruit and vegetable varieties to grow. Whenever I can, I grow from organic, heirloom seeds and root stock. I never use genetically modified organisms.
I am dedicated to growing fruits and vegetables in ways that don’t damage the environment in which they grow or the people who consume them. My fertilizers are always organic. I also avoid using poisons and toxins to control insects, weeds, and disease.
I learned to garden from my father and originally used his old-timey methods. Over the years, I have adapted from more current and popular methods, like permaculture and hugelkultur. On any given year, you will find a variety of growing methods employed on my farm as I experiment, evaluate, and learn.
I believe that food grown locally, seasonally, and sustainably doesn’t just taste better and isn’t just more health inducing but is more humane and socially just, too. I hope you will appreciate the vision I have for my farm and that you will join me in making it a reality by purchasing your produce here.
I sell retail to the general public and wholesale to the restaurant trade. Retail sales can be made through my farm office here on East 21st Street. My hours change with the seasons, so watch for updates on my FB page or web site (when it gets up and running). Please contact me directly for options on wholesale sales.
We are a 5 acre farm. We usually have 4-10 hogs fattening at any time. Fruit trees are scattered around the farm and we have about 1 acre planted to tomatoes and other produce.
Our daughter Maria bakes cinnamon rolls, sweet breads, cookies, fruit rolls, and pecan pies under the name ‘Maria G’s Baked Goods.’
Strong Roots Healthy Farming LLC is a small, family-owned and operated urban farm that grows produce organically. We grow nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs by conditioning the soil with worm castings, fish emulsion, and compost. Although we focus on vegetables, the farm has fruits and grains in its future.