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Family garden leads couple to open restaurant in Ohio

They started with making food from their home for essential workers and as word spread and demand increased they moved into a space.

By Rodneya Ross
Cleveland Bay News 9
Jul. 11, 2021

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — It’s a family affair.

“Max is a farmer. Max is a farmer,” said Rosie Galaz, the chef and owner of The Tomato Guys LTD.

And farming is in little Max’s blood.

“My husband grew up in a tomato farm in Columbus. I grew up in an avocado, fig and lemon farm in Santiago, Chile where I lived until I was 19 years old,” said Galaz.

With an urban garden in their backyard, Rosie Galaz and Will Norris II maximize the space for as many plants as possible.

“We have 121 plants and we have 37 different kinds of tomatoes,” said Galaz.

And every plant is organic.

“We have built a rain barrow water system with a charcoal filter that irrigates all of the tomato plants making them 100% organic.”

It’s something the couple is proud of.

“It’s awesome. Like he’s actually eating real food. It’s not that stuff that’s picked way before it’s ripe,” said Will Norris II, the executive chef of The Tomato Guys LTD and Galaz’s husband.

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