Hi! We're Stephen and Liv McDaniel. We decided in March of 2019 to open a u-pick, we-pick produce stand and pumpkin patch in Caledonia, Michigan - just outside of Grand Rapids. We had four months to transform an old hay barn into a functioning farm stand. With the help of family and friends, we were able to make it happen! The land we farm has been in my (Liv) family for over 40 years. When my grandpa (Doc) passed in 2015, the Crissman family LLC gained possession of the land. My husband and I went to the family early in 2019, proposing the idea of Deep Roots, and we are thankful that they have all been so supportive of this dream of ours!
A little background on us...We grew up in Florida, but our roots are here in Michigan. We both come from farming families: my family raised Angus cattle, and Stephen's family farms corn and soybeans in the Thumb of Michigan. Stephen has been farming since 2012. His parents, Scott and Karen, owned a farm in Estero, Florida, which is where Stephen and I met. Scott and Karen, along with my parents, Bob and Lesley, have been a huge help in bringing this vision to fruition.
In 2020, we decided to add a corn maze to our farm! We also began selling Christmas trees. In 2021, we are opening a small petting zoo! Our goats, alpacas, sheep and chicken are anxiously waiting to meet our customers! We felt a strong pull to offer more family friendly activities to the community, and we want to continue expanding on that idea!
We are so grateful for the support and love that you all showed us in our first and second seasons! We look forward to season three! We hope you'll come out to grab some fresh produce, enjoy a hayride, pick out a pumpkin (or Christmas tree,) meet our animal friends and make a day out of visiting the farm! THANK YOU!
DEEP ROOTS VISION
Our vision is simple: To provide local, homegrown, and fresh produce to our neighbors
To offer interactive activities for all ages, in order to preserve and honor the importance of sustainable agriculture for generations to come!