Who We Are...

Passionate Partners in this wonderful endeavor!
Joe Gady (Owner)

Joe is passionate about sustainable growing practices that nurture the soil and benefit the environment. He grows beautiful, colorful, high brix carrots and other vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs. 

He began Farming For Life in 2007. For the past 16 years he has been fermenting a variety of foods and drinks, and teaching others about the benefits of fermentation.  He knows that sustainability isn't just about soil, it also includes our health.  Without the life affirming, immune enhancing, digestive supporting benefits of wild fermented foods, our vitality is simply lower than it could be.

Joe has a background in gardening, farming, handyman work, and mountaineering. He was instrumental in establishing the successful recycling program in Rochester, and creating a gardening program for children at Geneva Center. He's an avid birder, and has planted trees and sunflowers wherever he's lived.

Megan Assaf ( Support)

Megan is Joe's wife.  A Gulf South native, she loves cooking with herbs, making new recipes, and doing graphic design for the ferments. When not working with Joe she offers advanced integrative massage therapy for women.

Mike, Michelle, Madisyn, Alaura, and Fred (Our Amazing Staff!)

We are very blessed to have wonderfully skilled, focused staff to help hand craft and deliver our ferments. 

If you stop by our Shop in Rochester, they can help you sample and learn about any of our foods and drinks. 

We are grateful to them every day!