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Gale Livingstone began farming as a way to give back to her community. Deep Roots Farm offers organic produce, eggs, and homemade hot sauces. Gale grows crops she grew up eating in Guyana — okra, malabar spinach, and long beans — as well as local favorites like winter squash and tomatoes. “Growing food is one of the most integral components of our survival,” Gale says. “Providing a small portion of that to my fellow human beings allows me to feel like I’m doing a small part of what’s needed.”
In the future, Gale hopes to develop the farm into what she calls a “life cycle farm.” For Gale, this would be a farm that allows customers to meet all their needs at a single operation — vegetables, meat, honey, dried goods, or anything else a family would need. She loves chatting about the growing cycle, the importance of farmers markets, and the significance of eating seasonally.