Our mission is to grow the most nutrient-dense, fresh, and best-tasting crops we can that are healthy for you, your family, and the soil.
ABOUT ROOTS FARM
Roots farm focuses on growing a delicious variety of organic vegetables year round on 2 acres of land in Tiverton, RI. We are committed to organic farming, and sell our vegetables at local farmers markets and through our farmshare program.
why the name "roots farm"?
Yes, we do grow some root vegetables, but we chose the name Roots Farm because by starting a farm and family in Tiverton, RI, we returned to Kelli's "roots" where she was born and raised. We finally felt like we were settling in and putting down our own Roots when we moved back to Rhode Island.
ABOUT MIKE AND KELLI ROBERTS
Mike and Kelli came to farming from careers in engineering. They learned how much they liked farming after spending a year working on an organic farm between graduate school and the professional world. After returning to the field of engineering, they continued to feel a pull towards farming and started making plans for their own farm. For the first few years after founding the farm in 2009, they each held offsite jobs. After pouring their hearts and souls into starting Roots Farm, they are now both able to focus on the farm full-time, in addition to starting their family (a seven year old and a three year old).
The fundamental aim of our farming style is to grow nutrient dense crops - crops that are healthier, less susceptible to pests and disease, last longer and taste better. This aim is accomplished by feeding the soil the organic amendments it needs to encourage and sustain beneficial soil microbial life. Learn more at the BioNutrient Food Association website.
Many of our farming methods are based on techniques developed by Eliot Coleman at Four Season Farm in Harborside, ME.
Interested in organic farming? Want to find organic farms in your area? Try contacting your local organic farming organization. The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) covers CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT. Each member state has their own chapter -- for example, NOFA-RI and NOFA-MA. Maine has its own organic farmer and gardener association, MOFGA. We are members of both NOFA-RI and MOFGA.
Farm Fresh RI is a local nonprofit that aims to grow a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters. See Roots Farm's listing on the FarmFresh RI website.