Christa Barfield is a healthcare professional turned farmer and lifelong Philadelphia resident. It was 10 years into her career in healthcare administration when she realized her work-life balance was unhealthy so she resigned from her job just weeks before she turned 30. It was important for her to take back her life, health, and happiness not only for herself but for her family as well. After a solo trip to Martinique in January 2018, she returned home inspired to connect with the land, plant life, and social issues that heavily impact black and brown
communities. Her business is a reincarnation of her healthcare career in a more sustainable way. Since 2018, she has developed earth-born brands owned by her parent company, LifeLeaf Organic Farms. Her original two ventures, Viva Leaf Tea Co. and FarmerJawn Community Supported Agriculture are based in regenerative agricultural values with a goal of traceable and transparent origins of 100% Organically Dope foods. Christa has
also begun expanding her hemp farming knowledge with the goal of destigmatizing cannabis
and impacting regulation related to unfair incarceration surrounding the plant.