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She bakes to relax

It’s cookies and cakes

The children are in bed for the night and Farley Rowe is in her kitchen. “That’s when I get to do my baking. It’s my way of relaxing.”

As a wife, mother and an occupational therapist with a home health agency, this Gloucester native has a full daily schedule but is never too busy to help others. Farley not only bakes for her family, friends and co-workers, but also bakes for the homeless. “A lot of my baking is done for the homeless. I bake and freeze trying to keep enough in my freezer so I have some on hand when needed. You know, just in case.”

Farley says her mother taught her everything she knows about cooking and adds, “I love to cook, but baking is my way of unwinding. My husband, Jason, is a good cook but does no baking. He doesn’t particularly like sweets. But my three-year-old, Garrett, loves sweets. We’ll see what Elliott (who is just 10 months old) decides he likes best.” Her love for baking brought out another one of Farley’s talents—decorat...

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