Take Root Cafe provides healthy option for Adair County, Missouri

The Parks lived in Tracy's hometown of Kansas City for several years before packing up with their then-5-month-old son and living and working on an organic farm in Peru. When their visas expired, they had to decide whether to return to the U.S. or keep traveling.

It was serendipity, perhaps, that brought them back to Missouri. A land deal outside of Kirksville, in northeast Missouri, fell through, but they were eventually able to purchase a two-acre property where they can grow produce and have animals within city limits.