About Our Farm
Deep Roots Farm operates on historic Steere Farm in Chepachet, RI. The farm has been in the Steere Family since the late 1700’s. For generations, through the hard work and ingenuity of the Steere Family, it provided food, dairy, lumber, and even electricity through a water-powered mill to our local communities. In the 1970’s, like many small farms, it fell victim to “you can’t make a living off farming anymore”. In 2016, Katie Steere moved home to bring her family’s legacy back to life.
About The Farmers
Katie grew up by her Dad’s side, learning how to drive the hay truck before she could reach the pedals while simultaneously looking out the windshield, and mastering the art of stacking hay before she graduated from middle school. After earning a dual degree in International Business from Northeastern University and Dublin City University, she took off to California to pursue a degree in marketing. Four years in, while constantly trying to get her Dad to try out new farming techniques from 3,000 miles away, she finally admitted to herself it was time to move home and rebuild the family farm.
After a summer internship at Polyface Farm in Virginia, she moved home and began building out her dreams with an emphasis on being a steward of the land, giving her animals a happy life, and providing nourishing food and community to her customers.
Buster (Katie’s Dad) has taken care of the farm for his entire life in addition to his full time excavating business. He helps Katie out whenever he can and she is forever grateful for that!