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Alan Leveritt, publisher of Arkansas Food & Farm and owner of India Bue Farm in Cabot tends to a stand of hollyhocks.

“THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO.”

few years ago, we added cut flowers to a repertoire that already included heirloom tomatoes, Ambrosia cantaloupes, Moon and Stars watermelons, spaghetti squash and a plethora of other fruits and vegetables that we offer for sale at weekend farmers markets. The otherworldly, electric blue of artichoke flowers, celosias that look like purple and gold brain coral and giant Italian zinnias now fill the gaps between boxes of tomatoes and stacks of sheepskins on market day. There are few sights more pleasing than a 100-foot row of red and yellow Asiatic lilies just breaking bud. Yesterday evening, I found myself, clippers in hand, contemplating a half-dozen hollyhocks, the red and white flower spikes standing five feet tall along a wall of foliage. Hollyhocks require a patient gardener. Among many other spurious claims, seed catalogs will often say hollyhocks will bloom the first year. Think fake news: It’s a two year wait, and planting them requires a certain amount of faith that one will still be here when they bloom. Planting a garden is the very embodiment of delayed gratification. You plant a seed and nothing in particular happens for weeks or months. Only more so with hollyhocks. When I plant them for the market garden I can’t help wonder where I will be, where my children and the world will be, come harvest time two years hence. Years ago, I sat with a dying friend who had lung cancer. His mother had gardened well into her 90s before passing on a couple of years prior. He said she loved hollyhocks and would plant a few every year—knowing that after the spectacular second year blooming, the plants usually die. That spring she was sick and knew she would not last the summer, yet she insisted on planting her hollyhocks. After decades of gardening, she herself had become part of the cycle of seasons. It didn’t matter that she would never see the harvest; it was the season to plant. Thirty years ago, I wanted to plant a pecan orchard on our land, but I let a neighbor who had tried and failed talk me out of it. I’ve always regretted that. Now in my mid-60s, I think of planting that orchard, knowing that I will never live to see the graceful symmetry of the big trees. In that sense, the harvest and the bloom aren’t the point. Growing and nurturing something is an act of living, something worth doing for its own sake. And if I’m there when the blackberries and raspberries come off, the hollyhocks bloom or the pecans drop, my reward is doubled. I read somewhere that the happiest people are those who always have something to look forward to. So get yourself a thousand heirloom tomato plants, a few hundred feet of blackberries and a couple dozen hollyhocks and you will be a very tired and very happy person.

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PH OTOGR A PH Y BY BR I A N CH I L SO N

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f you’re a regular reader of Arkansas Food & Farm (and why wouldn’t you be?), then you know that we are entering the most exciting time of the year in terms of great produce, protein and artisan goods here in the Natural State. The first crops of the year are bursting forth from the soil, and for local food lovers everywhere it’s like Christmas and the Super Bowl wrapped up in one delicious package. If you’ve friends that are farmers, you have probably noticed they have a crazed gleam in their eyes that comes from too much work and not nearly enough hours in the day. There’s the planting, the fight against bugs and weeds, the harvesting—and then the marketing, the selling, the paperwork and a hundred maintenance tasks that don’t ever seem to stop coming. We’re busy enough here just writing about it all, so watching our growers in action is always impressive. This issue of Arkansas Food & Farm is a little different than what we’ve done before, and that’s because people in Arkansas’ food industry are doing things with innovation and style. We paid a visit to Bentonville’s new Brightwater Culinary Institute, a gleaming new food experience that is sure to bring growers, artisans and the next generation of chefs together like never before. We’re also discussing the joys of backyard beekeeping at a time when the agricultural world needs both more bees and beekeepers alike. And for our second year in a row, we’ll be taking a tour of farm to table restaurants in central Arkansas—with our look at other farm to table greats from around the state next time. When publisher Alan Leveritt approached me three years ago to help launch this publication, we had around 400 farmers and artisans from the Arkansas Grown program to list. Today, those listings are approaching the 1,000 mark and still climbing! It’s a journey that keeps getting better with every step, and it’s all because of each and every farmer, producer, artisan, chef—and of course each and every reader. Happy eating!


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Fresh strawberries are a Cox Berry Farm u-pick staple.

RITE OF SPRING

First fruits of the season at Cox Berry Farm and Nursery by Kat Robinson

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ome see spring’s arrival in the daffodils that come forth in late February or early March. Others find it in the redbuds that lazily loosen tiny blossoms into small, popping bursts of color—or in the season’s first gust of warm wind. I see it in the strawberries, blackberries and blueberries that mark the start of a new growing season. I don’t grow berries myself, but I still enjoy the fruit. At some point each May, I pick up a flat of strawberries to share with friends and family, or I grab a bucket of blackberries from a roadside stand. My daughter, Hunter, has known fresh berries all eight of her years. She loves that flavor. This year, I let her pick her own. We headed west on I-40 one Saturday morning under skies threatening to spit rain, the heavy cloud cover holding the temperatures down. Off the interstate, we went north at Lamar and skirted Clarksville to end up in the community of Ludwig, not far from the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station. This is where you find one of Arkansas’ crown jewels of berry-picking: Cox Berry Farm and Nursery. This spread of fruit trees and plants atop Red Lick Mountain has been operating seasonally as a u-pick location for more than 40 years, but its roots extend back to the 1940s, when the first of three generations of Coxes began planting here. The farm spreads over the ridge, with alternating rows of blackberry brambles, peach trees and 12

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strawberry plants. A hand-painted sign denotes the turn-in. Once up the gravel road and over a low gully, an old red shed marks the starting point for those seeking sweet pickings. Hunter and I climbed out, careful of the red mud and puddles from the intermittent rain. We’d arrived during a break in the precipitation. We approached the shed, and a beautifully weather-worn woman opened the window to see if we had any questions. She told us there had been pickers on and off all morning so she wasn’t certain where would be the best place to start, but noted it would not be hard to find ripe berries. We took a single gallon pail and crossed over to the black-topped mounded rows that bore the strawberries. At the outer edge, the berries that remained were green, ripe ones already obviously pulled by the day’s first visitors. Carefully, Hunter stepped up on one of the black plastictopped mounds, boots between the delicate plants, over to the red dirt betwixt this mound and the next. We carefully stepped over four or five rows before starting to look. These strawberry plants, while on mounded rows for good drainage, were still low, and Hunter commented on the bending. She didn’t spot much of any decently red berries at first, so I placed my knees on the edge of one of the rows and pulled apart the plants, giving her a primer on the appropriate redness a berry needed before it could be considered ripe, showing her how some berries that appeared ripe on one side might be green on the other. She


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Hunter Robinson, author Kat Robinson’s daughter, roams the rows at Cox Berry Farm looking for ripe strawberries.

furrowed her brow and concentrated, delicately pulling apart the leaves on the next plant over, asking whether the red berries there were ready. We could begin. She pulled the bucket along as she scouted back and forth, walking in the ruddy middle in between the lines of plants. She compared it to looking for Easter eggs, and I agreed. The search for good berries, especially on a row already touched by other seekers, requires keen eyes. Some berries were perfect specimens, something out of a magazine article, clean and shiny red with yellow seeds, the fruit coming to a perfect point on the end. But others– quite a few, in fact, were bulbous rounds or bumpy masses. I noticed many of these had been overlooked by other pickers–and assured Hunter that they’d eat just as well. Once she got the hang of it, peering down at the plants then almost expertly sliding the leaves aside with the back of her hand, slightly turning each berry to see the underside then gently tugging it off, I let my mind wander a bit. There were other families in the field, children younger than Hunter, and a couple in their 20s. The couple interested me the most–he was apparently from the area, and she was his soon-to-be bride who had never picked before. The groomto-be echoed much of the advice I’d already given Hunter, voiced with a slight dry humor as his city-born fiancée commented back affectionately. We both spotted the bits of red in the uncultivated rows at the center of the patch about the same time. Strawberries hadn’t been planted fresh in this area this year but still some plants had either managed to come back from previous plantings or had displaced themselves into the weedy beds 14

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atop unkempt mounds. Here we found more ripe berries, overlooked by other pickers, and Hunter started dropping the berries in with both hands, excited but starting to tire. A big fat drop of rain struck the side of my hand and rolled down. Hunter shook her head, and I realized the moist air had turned to mist. Thunder quietly rumbled in the distance. Our bucket almost full, I decided maybe we should duck out from the impending rain before we were both muddy. At the shed, I put the bucket on the table. The woman behind the counter pulled open the window, asked for $8.50 and gave me change. I asked about the bucket and she said to take it home. I also took a sheet of paper offered for free next to the window, some recipes featuring strawberries we could enjoy later. As we got back into the car, a family of six was folding out of a van with little umbrellas and galoshes. Hunter buckled in and sighed. I reached into the bucket next to me on the seat, lightly grasped one of the big berries and handed it to her. She took it with red-stained fingers and quietly ate as we pulled back onto the two-lane highway. On the way home, the car smelled delightful. And about an hour later on our drive home, she stunned me from my reverie, telling me how happy she was that we would soon make strawberry jam. Cox Berry Farm and Nursery located at 1081 Highway 818 in Clarksville, and is open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.6 p.m. For more information, visit coxberryfarm.com.


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PH OTOGR A PH Y BY R I CH A R D LEDBE T T ER /COU R T E S Y M U DTOWN FA R MS

Tomato time in Arkansas means a wide variety, from Bradley County Pinks to these exotic Zebra Tomatoes.

TOMATO TIME

Preserving Arkansas’ favorite fruit

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n the late 19th century, tomato production in the state of Arkansas expanded as canneries and tomato sheds sprang up across the state—and our neck of the woods, Bradley County, is perhaps the best-known tomatoproducing region in the Natural State. The Bradley County “pink” tomato was first grown in 1923 after Texas boll weevils struck the areas cotton crops, making it necessary to find a new agricultural product to depend upon. Since then, it’s been a love story between the people of southeast Arkansas and the tomato. In fact, to mark this enduring relationship with the versatile fruit, the city of Warren hosts Arkansas’ longest-running annual celebration, the Pink Tomato Festival, every June. This year will mark the 61st consecutive year for the popular event. My personal favorite for sauce, canning or fresh off the vine is the Bradley heirloom. Bradleys fill the lion’s share of my garden’s tomato rows and are known for their translucent skin, appearing more pink than red when fully ripe. They also bear the distinction of having a “cat-face” shape, where the fruit forms in a manner extending up around the stem. It has a high acid content and extremely sweet flavor. Arkansas tomato season is a wonderland of fresh, sliced tomatoes of all varieties, but there’s no reason to forgo that great flavor during the winter months. Home-canned 16

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tomatoes can bring a bit of summer’s brightness to any meal, and by using this time-tested method, you too can enjoy Arkansas tomatoes year-round: 1. Place tomatoes in a large pot. You can use any size you want (depending on the size of your harvest), but a threegallon cooking pot is a good, manageable size. 2. Fill the pot with water until the tomatoes are covered. Bring to a gentle boil for approximately eight minutes. Once the skins begin to loosen, remove the pot from the stove. Tomatoes will be dangerously hot at that point! 3. Carefully pour off the steaming water and let the tomatoes cool, then peel the skins off by hand. Place the now-skinless tomatoes back into the pot and bring them back to a rolling boil. The juicy tomatoes will produce enough liquid that additional water should be unnecessary. 4. Add a pinch of both salt and sugar to the mix. Simmer for twenty minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Let the mixture cool, then line up your jars on a dishtowel and begin ladling the stewed tomatoes into containers. Wipe the jar lips clean and screw the two-piece lids on hand tight. The most important part of the entire process is to make sure the lids seal. The heat from the product is generally enough to do this, but to ensure proper sanitation, place the filled jars in boiling water for ten minutes. Use a jar grabber


As the tomatoes stew, they should produce enough liquid to break down into a delicious sauce.

WHAT’S YOUR TOMATO TYPE? What sort of tomatoes do Arkansas farmers swear by? The answer is as varied as the farms themselves. We asked several local farms about the varieties they grow year after year. Keep a look out at the markets for these!

To ensure a good seal, keep your jars in boiling water for 10 minutes.

MUDTOWN FARMS, LOWELL: “Cherokee Purples are one of the most popular here in our area—and the most flavorful. My personal favorite is Green Zebra striped heirloom tomatoes as they do well here and have low acid and great flavor.” COLBE’S CROPS, ALEXANDER: “I have tried growing several kinds of tomatoes—Better Boy, Big Beefy, Big Boy, Roma and cherry tomatoes. This year I planted all Better Boy tomatoes because my customers really seemed to like those last year— and I had an excellent crop.” ME AND MCGEE MARKET, NORTH LITTLE ROCK: “We grow Super Fantastics. This variety produces high yields of large fruit all summer and through the fall. They have a great flavor for eating fresh—and we can our fresh salsa with these too.”

Once your tomatoes are good and sealed, label them with the date and contents and enjoy all year long.

to remove the canned tomatoes from water and set them out to cool. As the ingredients reach room temperature, a clear click may be heard as the lids snap down to achieve their final seal. Mark your freshly canned tomatoes with the date, then store in the pantry. Now, when you’re ready to make spaghetti, soup or any other delicious tomatobased dish, you’ll be able to fetch down your pure, home-canned ‘maters from the pantry and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Good luck and happy canning! SPRING HARVEST 2017 | ARKANSASFOODANDFARM.COM

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PH OTOGR A PH Y COU R T E S Y O F PE ACE BEE FA R M

FARMING FOR FUN AND LIFE Hot Spring County’s JV Farms does it right by: Denise Parkinson

Beekeeper Richard Underhill demonstrates proper hive care during a class at Bemis Honey Farm in Little Rock.

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING Whether for fun or profit, bees are sweet by Michael Roberts

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hile bees are not the only pollinators around, they are an extremely important one, with some estimates indicating that over a third of all agricultural products grow due to the work done by the little yellow-and-black insects. For the average person, though, bees are simply a stinging critter to be avoided, squashed and feared. In reality, bees are gentle creatures that can serve as a wonderful addition to any farm or garden plot—including those in urban areas. Beekeeper Richard Underhill, former operator of Peace Bee Farm, has experienced the joy of keeping hives both as a production beekeeper with around 100 hives and as a backyard beekeeper with a much more modest set up of two hives. “By having bees in the urban areas, the main thing we’re doing is we’re not only supplying bees for pollination, but we’re keeping

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an active group of people who are knowledgeable about bees,” he says. “Keeping bees also helps fill a niche that might otherwise be filled by more aggressive insect species like wasps, hornets or yellow jackets.” Despite his retirement from commercial beekeeping, Richard still maintains an active role in training and encouraging the next generation of beekeepers. “We need more bees—and we need more beekeepers,” he says with a well-founded sense of urgency in his voice. In recent years, bees have made the news due to an extremely disturbing—and not entirely understood— phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Hives affected by CCD lose the majority of their worker bees, leaving just a queen and immature bees. The result is nearly always the complete loss of the colony. While such instances of colony collapse have been recorded


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Richard shows off an apparatus designed to propagate new queens for hives.

Beekeeper Richard Underhill concurs: “Two is a good number to have in a small area,” he says. “If you have a quarter acre or more, then maybe four.” Potential beekeepers don’t have to learn everything on their own, though. Richard teaches classes at Bemis Honey Bee Farm in Little Rock. “Our last bee day at Bemis, we had around 550 colonies,” he says. These classes are conducted in coordination with Arkansas State University’s satellite campus in Beebe. Classes are also conducted by beekeeping supply stores like Apiary Beekeeping Supply in Crossett, as well as statewide by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s agriculture department. For Richard Underhill, the pleasure of watching bees buzzing to and fro is a mesmerizing form of entertainment. “I can spend hours just watching them fly from my back porch,” he says. As for the flavor of that urban honey, he sums it up thus: “It’s delicious and healthful. You’re eating a mixture of everyone’s garden flowers, wildflowers and clover—a wide variety of plants. The honey is just as good in city as it is in the country.” For more information about Richard Underhill’s bee education efforts, visit peacebeefarm.blogspot.com.

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s the farm to table restaurant movement has grown and spread over the past decade, the term has grown, evolved and branched out into something far beyond a simple trend or fad. For some restaurateurs, farm to table means a menu built solely on seasonal products available locally, and while that’s quite a challenge, it serves to help change the way people think about food. But as “eat local” has become a rallying cry for foodies everywhere, other restaurants and chefs have begun incorporating local produce and protein into their menus, adding a neighborly Natural State flare to each bite. Sometimes, we here at Arkansas Food & Farm are asked, “What’s the big deal about eating local?” The simple answer? It tastes better. Local food is picked at the peak of freshness, doesn’t require a long travel—and there’s something quite wonderful about looking a farmer in the eye when picking up something delicious for the table. Of course, there are economic benefits in keeping as many dollars as possible circulating through Arkansas-based growers, producers and artisans—but honestly, biting into the first tomato of the season is reason enough, isn’t it? On the following pages, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants in central Arkansas that have made it part of their mission to support local growers. Some of these eateries have been around for decades, while others are just now making a mark on the local culinary scene. Either way, there is a common thread that runs through them all: they support local, so when you support them, you support Arkansas agriculture. Deliciously.

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BRYANT ARKANSAS FRESH BAKERY CAFÉ 304 N. Reynolds Rd., Ste. 5, 501-213-0084 arkansasfresh.com Long known as one of the best production bakeries in the state, the 2015 opening of Arkansas Fresh’s café marked a new and delicious venture for the company. A seasonal menu and a variety of in-house smoked meats and burgers anchor a fresh, wonderful menu that includes a new special every day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. CONWAY STREETSIDE CREPERIE 1321 W. Oak St., 501-205-9904 facebook.com/streetsidecreperie Local bacon and ham from the likes of Petit Jean paired with fresh, seasonal ingredients like Arkansas grown strawberries? It’s all part of the experience at this new café in Conway. 7 a.m-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. LITTLE ROCK ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 27 Rahling Cir., 501-821-1838 arthursprimesteakhouse.com Using only the choicest cuts of premium beef, Arthur’s takes local a step further by doing all their own dry-aging and cutting in-house. The result is one of Arkansas’ most popular steakhouses. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.; 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. @ THE CORNER 201 E. Markham St., 501-400-8458 thecornerlr.com Located in the heart of Little Rock’s bustling downtown, @ The Corner has put a locavore spin on classic diner fare with dishes like buttermilk fried chicken from Crystal Lake Farms in Decatur, strawberries from Barnhill Orchards or farm-fresh eggs served any way you like. Sunday brunch is 8:30-2. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. BIG ORANGE 17809 Chenal Pkwy., 501-821-1515. 207 N. University Ave. Ste. 100, 501-379-8715  bigorangeburger.com People head to Big Orange for the burgers—and with local ingredients from producers like Cedar Rock Acres and Kent Walker Artisan Cheese, who could blame them? Long-time diners, however, know Big Orange is also one of the best around for fresh, seasonal salads and great cocktails. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Little Rockers love their brunch, and @ The Corner serves up one of the finest. Ask your server where the farm-fresh eggs come from—then taste the difference.

BOULEVARD BREAD COMPANY & BISTRO 1417 Main St., 501-375-5100   1920 N. Grant St., 501-663-5951   9601 Baptist Health Dr., 501-217-4025 boulevardbread.com What makes Boulevard so special? Is it shopping for local coffee brands like Arsaga’s and Onyx Coffee Labs? Perhaps it’s the taste of the fresh-baked bread, or the high-end seasonal fare served at the bakery’s bistro location in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. There’s a lot to love here, so find your own reason! See website for location specific hours. BRAVE NEW RESTAURANT 2300 Cottondale Ln., 501-663-2677  What the modern foodie calls “Farm to Table,” chef Peter Brave just calls “cooking.” The chef takes an active role in selecting produce like peaches, heirloom tomatoes and other local produce from growers like Armstead Farms and India Blue Farm, resulting in a well-deserved reputation for excellence. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. BRUNO’S LITTLE ITALY 310 Main St., Ste. 101; 501-372-7866 brunoslittleitaly.com Fresh ingredients paired with classic recipes—what’s not to love? Bruno’s has made its mark as one of Little Rock’s most popular spots for both lunch and dinner. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat.

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Café Heifer balances decadent items like this bacon cheeseburger with healthful options like green salads and wraps (left). The Fold, located in Little Rock’s Riverdale neighborhood, has taken farm to table to a new level by growing some of their own produce on site (right).

CACHE RESTAURANT 425 President Clinton Ave., 501-850-0265 cachelittlerock.com Cache’s swanky downtown digs might draw in diners for an initial visit, but it’s chef Payne Harding’s casual lunches and high-end dinners featuring seasonal produce and fruits that keep the crowds returning for more. 11 a.m.-close Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-close Sat. Last seating at 9:45 p.m. each evening. CAFÉ HEIFER 1 World Ave., 501-907-8800 facebook.com/CafeatHeifer Fresh, fast and inexpensive is the rule at this hidden gem which features local producers like Falling Sky Farms and Arkansas Fresh Bakery. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. CAPERS 14502 Cantrell Rd., 501-868-7600 capersrestaurant.com Offering tasty seafood, great wine and a stellar takehome market which provides gourmet meals to go makes Capers a unique dining experience in Little Rock. Seasonal specials featuring local tomatoes and more inspire return visits throughout the year. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

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CAPITAL BAR AND GRILL 111 Markham St., 501-370-7013 capitalbarandgrill.com The chefs at CBG are known for their own creative takes on sausage, pate and other charcuterie, while Arkansas’ own Petit Jean meats features on one of Little Rock’s best ham-and-cheese sandwiches. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. CHEERS IN THE HEIGHTS 2010 N. Van Buren, 501-663-5937  cheersith.com Understated and delicious, there’s simply not a bad bite on the menu. And while the long-time Little Rock dining staple doesn’t like to brag, they are one of the largest buyers of local produce from growers like Laughing Stock Farm in Sheridan. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. CIAO BACI 605 N. Beechwood St, 501-603-0238  ciaobaci.org Stopping in to Ciao Baci means experiencing what chef Jeff Owen’s team does with ingredients like chicken from Crystal Lakes Farm in Decatur—plus in-house creations like Baci bacon and pork belly confit. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.


THE CLEAN EATERY 10720 N. Rodney Parham Rd., 501-505-5088 cleaneaterylr.com Macro nutrition—a healthy balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates—is what this eatery is all about. Have gluten issues? They use a wide selection of gluten free products from local producers like Dempsey’s Bakery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Thurs.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri. COPPER GRILL 300 E. Third St., 501-375-3333 coppergrilllr.com Like its sister restaurant Capers, Little Rock’s Copper Grill knows how to work magic with Arkansas tomatoes. Whether it’s a ham melt sandwich with arugula or a grilled chicken caprese sandwich, diners will love this elegant downtown eatery. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. THE FOLD 3501 Old Cantrell Rd., 501-916-9706  thefoldlr.com Located in a converted auto garage in the heart of Little Rock’s Riverdale neighborhood, the Fold is all about local— even growing herbs and peppers on site. The tacos and cocktails are imaginative and feature some of the freshest ingredients around. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.midnight Fri.-Sat.

KENT WALKER ARTISAN CHEESE 323 S. Cross St., Little Rock 501-301-4963 Cheesemaker Kent Walker has parlayed his love of fromage into a successful Little Rock hang-out for lovers of great food and drink. Only a few short years ago, Kent was hawking his wares at local farmers markets, but these days, he's operating his own taproom and cheese palace in the former Diamond Bear Brewing location on South Cross Street. Visitors to Kent Walker Artisan Cheese can look forward to a great selection of appetizers, sandwiches and drinks (including great local beer). Given the cheese-centric theme of the place, it comes as no surprise that the restaurant also features “Cheese Flights" that feature different styles of Kent's handmade cheeses. It's a unique culinary experience, and there's nothing at all cheesy about that. For more information, visit www.kentwalkercheese.com.

Little Rock's original farm to table, fine dining restaurant.

Farm to Table

Founded in 1991

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Forty Two is not your typical museum restaurant, with a delicious, innovative menu that’s worth a trip to the Clinton Presidential Library all on its own (left). The new Heights Corner Market (formerly Terry’s Finer Foods) features a curated selection of local products to sample (right).

FORTY TWO 1200 President Clinton Ave., 501-537-0042 dineatfortytwo.com Award-winning, seasonal and locally grown are just a few ways to describe the fresh salads, soups and entrees at Forty Two, the Clinton Presidential Center’s on-site restaurant. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Sat. HEIGHTS CORNER MARKET 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-663-4152 heightscornermarket.com When Terry’s Finer Foods announced its closure, Little Rock residents lamented. With the opening of the Heights Corner Market in the former Terry’s location, though, local food lovers have a lot to rejoice about—including a new café featuring hand-selected seasonal ingredients from around the state. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. IRA’S 307 Main St. Chef Ira Mittelman will be taking his fine dining concept from North Little Rock’s Park Hill neighborhood to Little Rock’s Main Street. Expect the same sort of fresh ingredients and innovative techniques that had residents heading across the river in droves during the restaurant’s Dogtown tenure.

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LOCA LUNA 3519 Old Cantrell Rd., 501-663-4666 localuna.com Start your meal with some fresh pork skins and housemade sweet pickles—or sample the fresh-baked honey wheat and Bavarian yeast rolls. After that, check out Mark Abernathy’s unique spins on main courses that range from pizza to tamales to steak. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; 5:30-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. LOST FORTY BREWING 501 Byrd St., 501-319-7275 facebook.com/lost40beer There’s more than just beer to be had at this popular Little Rock brewpub. Of particular note is the pub’s popular brunch, featuring local eggs and proteins prepared fresh, fast and fantastic. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. MYLO COFFEE CO. 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-747-1880  mylocoffee.com Since its inception, this Hillcrest coffee shop and café has focused on producing high-quality pastries with Arkansas ingredients like grains from War Eagle Mill in Rogers, coffee roasted on-site and accoutrements like Sun Harvest Honey. 7 a.m-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


ARKANSAS STATE PARKS FARM TO TABLE In recent years, the Arkansas State Parks have made increasing efforts to source local produce, herbs and other food products from Arkansas farmers and producers for use in state park lodge restaurants across the state. Farmers looking to place their products can contact the following managers to inquire about the program:

Dining lakeside at DeGray Resort State Park has never been better—the Arkansas State Parks has made it one of their goals to buy as many local products for its lodge restaurants.

Degray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck: Rick Bradley, Food and Beverage Director rick.bradley@arkansas.gov, 501-865-5810

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View: Jessica Sterlin, Restaurant Manager jessica.sterlin@arkansas.gov, 870-269-3851

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris: Michael McNamara, Food and Beverage Director michael.mcnamara@arkansas.gov, 479-963-8502

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena: Jackie Halizka, Assistant Restaurant Manager jackie.halitzka@arkansas.gov, 479-394-2863

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton: Denice White, Restaurant Manager denice.white@arkansas.gov, 501-727-5441

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At Little Rock institution Trio’s spring means strawberries. Whether served up with shortcake and whipped cream or tossed with a fresh green salad, it’s pleasurable eating (left). Diners at Capeo in North Little Rock can sample a number of freshmade pizzas piled with flavorful local toppings (center). Local meats and house-grown herbs make Southern Gourmasian’s steamed buns a Little Rock favorite (right).

REBEL KETTLE BREWING CO. 822 E. 6th St., 501-374-2791 rebelkettle.com One of Little Rock’s newest brewpubs, Rebel Kettle has developed a reputation for innovative beer—but even teetotalers make their way to the taproom in order to sample the fresh sandwiches and seasonal dishes developed by chef Jim Pat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

SŌ RESTAURANT-BAR 3610 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-663-1464  sorestaurantbar.com With a menu revamp over the last few years, SŌ has made a point of partnering with businesses like Hocott’s Garden Center in Little Rock and area farmers markets in order to promote the growing farm to table scene. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun.Wed., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.

THE ROOT 1500 S. Main St., 501-414-0423 therootcafe.com The list of local farmers on The Root’s website is longer than the restaurant’s menu. Greens from Arkansas Natural Produce in Malvern, fruit from Drewry and meats from farms like Falling Sky Farm in Marshall and Farm Girl Meats in Houston are only a few of the local farms this café supports. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.

SOUTH ON MAIN 1304 Main St., 501-244-9660 southonmain.com Ingredients from local farms like Barnhill Orchards and Farm Girl Meats go from good to great in chef Matt Bell’s kitchen. The menu is the sort of southern fine dining that has taken the state by storm. 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

SAMANTHA’S TAP ROOM & WOOD GRILL 322 Main St., 501-379-8019 samstap.com Coursey’s bacon makes dishes like the bacon-wrapped asparagus hard to beat, while the sandwiches, salads and various wood-cooked entrees are local dining at its very best. Pair that with one of the best wine and beer lists in town, and it’s clear why Samantha’s has become a Main Street mainstay. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.

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SOUTHERN GOURMASIAN 219 W. Capitol Ave., 501-313-5645 thesoutherngourmasian.com Even when Southern Gourmasian was still operating as a food truck, local, seasonal ingredients were part of the menu. Now that the Asian-fusion restaurant has become a go-to brick-and-mortar destination, chef Justin Patterson has even begun to grow his own produce. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS ALE HOUSE 600 N. Broadway St., 501-708-2739 diamondbear.com Little Rock’s Diamond Bear Brewing is Arkansas’ oldest production brewery still in operation, and great house-made food and items from local artisans like Kent Walker Artisan Cheese ensure there’s always something great to go with the beer. 11 a.m.9 p.m. Sun., Tues.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. MUGS CAFÉ 515 Main St., 501-379-9101 mugscafe.org Farm fresh eggs and great coffee drinks are a mainstay of the Mugs breakfast experience, and the huge burgers make lunch a treat, too. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

TABLE 28 1501 Merrill Dr., 501-224-2828 theburgundyhotel.com/ restaurant/table-28.htm Chef Scott Rains has proven his culinary skills with a menu built from sustainable, organic produce from local farmers. From pork belly and duck breast to meat loaf with mashed potatoes, there’s something here for every taste. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. TRIO’S 8201 Cantrell Rd., Ste. 100 501-221-3330  triosrestaurant.com Chef Capi Peck of Trio’s has seen numerous food trends come and go—but in three decades, her fresh, local cooking has remained popular. Trio’s famous strawberry shortcake is only available when the restaurant can source Arkansas berries, while local residents begin to buzz about the west Little Rock restaurant’s skill with local tomatoes at the start of every season. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-close Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.

RISTORANTE CAPEO 425 Main St. 501-376-3463 capeo.us  Capeo has ruled the Italian dining scene in North Little Rock for years, and the recent addition of wood-fired pizzas for lunch has kept things as fresh as the ingredients used in the kitchen. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 

This is what Arkansas farm to table looks like! Experience Trio's

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Arkansas agriculture is the order of the day at Brightwater Culinary School— as illustrated by this Natural Statethemed mural.

NEW CULINARY INSTITUTE COMES TO BENTONVILLE BY MICHAEL ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW MARTIN

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Students gather around a stainless steel prep table to learn about food production. Dr. Glenn Mack, director of the Brightwater Culinary School, brings more than 20 years of food education experience to his new role.

ike many of the innovative restaurants and shops in Bentonville, the Brightwater Culinary School has given new life to a mundane building—in this case, an old Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street. The school, a division of the Northwest Arkansas Community College, has transformed what once was a study in gray cinderblocks and chipped paint into a gleaming new spin on cutting-edge culinary education. Only open since January of this year, Brightwater has already become a vital anchor of a complex called The Eighth Street Market that includes a second location for popular brewery Bike Rack Brewing—and will eventually house artisan food shops as well. This is more than just a school. For Brightwater Culinary School director Dr. Glenn Mack, the school represents a new breed of food education. “The idea is that we are not a traditional culinary school,” he says. And while there are numerous students rushing about baking cakes and curing meat, one look at how the curriculum is structured proves Glenn’s point. “Yes, we’re going to teach people how to

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FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • •

Demonstration Kitchen Culinary Kitchen Pastry Kitchen 5 Kitchen Laboratories 6 Classrooms Seasonal Kitchen

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Production Kitchen Commons Beverage classroom Library/Information Commons 2500 Square Foot Greenhouse Outdoor Garden

Clockwise from top: The Brightwater Culinary School has brought new life to a former Tyson Foods Plant in Bentonville. Students and teachers prep ingredients for cooking demonstrations. Comfortable sitting areas give a homey feel to the school. Pastry class is one of the most popular areas of study at Brightwater.

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From left to right: One of the innovations Brightwater is bringing to bear is a cured meat program where students will produce items like this aged prosciutto for retail sale. A Brightwater student mixes colored buttercream to ice freshly baked cakes. Food nutrition instructor Paulina Rojas teaches classes to both students and the public about improving health through diet.

cook,” says Glenn. “We’re also going to help people find their niche. Not everyone who works in food is a cook.” To this end, the school divides its program into 3 areas: Food as Art, Food as Business and Food as Wellness. “We not only teach the high-end, artistic part of food production, but we also focus on the economics of artisan food production—as well as giving our students the skills to connect with local producers and farmers,” says Glenn. The school seeks to forge those connections in an innovative way: Co-branding. To illustrate exactly what “co-branding” means, Glenn took us past rows of gleaming stainless steel range tops and prep counters to a small machine tucked off to the side of Brightwater’s baking kitchen. He beamed with pride and told us, “This is our grain mill. We’re looking for Arkansas farmers who grow grain to work with in order to produce farmer-branded products that will also feature the Brightwater name.” Such a project not only provides the school with an added revenue stream, it will also hopefully serve as a boost to area farmers, both in economic terms and name recognition. Another area in which the school is attempting to launch this style of co-branding is with its meat

processing facility. Pulling out a lovely, hoof-on leg of cured pork prosciutto, the excitement built in Glenn’s voice as he described his dream to co-brand with farmers to produce high quality sausages, hams and other valueadded protein products. The school will soon have full USDA certification, making retail sales possible. In only its first year, the school is already a bustling center of activity. Students and corporate groups were buzzing about the facility, many attending chef and instructor Paulina Rojas’ culinary nutrition classes. “Community outreach is important,” Paulina says. The chef will be hosting a conference called “The Healing Power of Food” at the school from August 17-19 in order to do just that. As we exited the Brightwater grounds, Glenn pointed to plots of fresh-sprouted blueberries and newly planted Arkansas Black Apple trees. Across the parking lot from this tasty greenery, two new plots were being cleared and worked—the future site of the school’s greenhouse and raised-bed garden. “We hope to have our first harvest by the end of the summer,” Glenn says. Given the drive and passion exhibited by everyone we met at the school, there’s no doubt they will.

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• • Dennard • Desha Shirley • • Cedarville • Newport • Clinton CENTRAL ARK ANSASRudy Heber Springs • • Mulberry Alma • • • Clarksville • Bee Branch • Ozark Lamar Jerusalem Bradford Cleveland • • • Altus Bald Knob • Fort Smith Center Ridge • • • Lavaca Dover • • • Judsonia London • • Augusta • Hattieville • Guy • Romance Searcy Charleston• • • McCrory Paris Springfield Russellville • • • • • • • Booneville Dardanelle • Atkins • MorriltonConway Vilonia • McRae • El Paso Beebe Huntington • • • • Perry • • Belleville Perryville Houston Ward • Cotton Plant • MayflowerCabot • • Rover • • •Bigelow • Des•Arc • • Jacksonville Waldron • Fargo • DeVall’s • Roland Sherwood Lonoke • Bluff • Central Arkansas Little Rock • Parks • •North Scott Little Rock • • Southeast Arkan Jessieville CENTRAL • Mabelvale Hot Springs Village•• ARKANSAS• Mena Woodson • Benton • Mount Ida Bauxite • Hensley Hot Springs • • • U-Pick Farms, Wholesale and • Stuttgart • Royal On-Farm Sales, Farmers Markets, Malvern Poyen Bismarck • CSAs & Artisan Foods • • Altheimer • De Witt Prattsville •• Sheridan • • Grannis Hall • Donaldson • White Pine Bluff • Dierks • • Arkadelphia • Grady • De Queen • Rison • Nashville • Dumas • Prescott • Foreman McGehee pesticides, herbicides, hormones, GMOs Hope Monticello • • Ashdown •Sevenfold Farm or anything used in growing or• Warren toxic • Southwest Arkansas 6423 Bailey Cutoff, 501-249-2663 packaging. Wholesale Farm. • Camden • Hampton • Dermott Offers vegetables, honey, free-range eggs • Texarkanaand hormone- and antibiotic-free pork. BRYANT Lake Village • Sales. • • FoukeFarmers Market, On-FarmLouann Arkansas Fresh Bakery • Magnolia • Hamburg Ten Mile Farm and Market 1506 N. Prickett Rd., 501-847-6638 Crossett 1221 Ira Williams Rd., 501-317-0210 arkansasfresh.com El Dorado Eudora • • A wholesale bakery•that provides bread Bradley tenmilefarmandmarket.com to • CityArkansas restaurants and sells on Pasture-raised lamb, chicken eggs and • Junction central fresh garden produce. CSA, Saturdays at the Argenta Farmers Market Northwest Arkansas

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AUSTIN Magness Creek Farm 910 Williams Rd., 501-259-1280 Small farmers located in northern Lonoke County. Wholesale Farm. BENTON Benton Farmers Market Courthouse at Market St., 501-847-0566 Seasonal farmers market. Tues., Thurs. and Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. May through August. Farmers Market. Colbe’s Crops 6017 Peacefield Cove, 501-410-4774 facebook.com/colbescrops Garden project started in 2014 to raise money for nonprofit organizations. Farmers Market, On-Farm Sales. Feast For All Catering 2321 Silica Heights, 501-322-0939 Offers local honey. Wholesale Farm. Unique Craft and Green House 307 E. Sevier St., 501-776-0297 Sells a variety of house plants and bedding plants. Part of the Stride House Community Support Program, a division of the Counseling Clinic, Inc. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Wholesale Farm.

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Vanna’s Hive-0-1 Honey 1800 Rock Creek Dr., 501-993-1881 Local unfiltered, raw honey. On-Farm Sales. BEEBE

and Hillcrest Farmers Market. Operates a café and deli in Bryant. Artisan Foods. CABOT Abbott Acres 1818 Stuckey Rd., 501-988-1320 Offers local produce. Wholesale Farm.

Bobby Weatherford and Skip Downing 1351 Hwy. 64 W., 501-882-2802 Sells hay for cattle, both Bermuda and mixed grass. On-Farm Sales.

Cabot Farmers Market 1122 S. 2nd St., 501-920-2122 Local, seasonal produce. 7 a.m.-noon, Sat. Farmers Market.

SW Certified Beef 488 Hwy. 64 W., 501-882-6182 Raises USDA-certified beef. Wholesale Farm.

The Cabot Patch 500 Mt. Carmel Rd., 501-605-1313 cabotpatch.3m.com Pick yourself or find pre-picked strawberries, peaches, okra, plums, purple hull peas, tomatoes, cantaloupe and watermelons. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days, AprilAug. On-Farm Sales, U-Pick.

BIGELOW Arkansas’ Killer Bee and Tomato Farm 38 Fox Ln., 501-912-5819 arkillerbee.com Offers bees, beeswax, honey creams and lotions, chickens and seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. Food for Thought Farm 522 Breezewood Rd., 501-213-5561 facebook.com/foodforthoughtfarm Sustainable farm with gardens, orchards, pigs, goats, chickens and rabbits. No

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Caney Creek Berry Farm   2568 Little Creek Dr., 501-548-0475  U-pick berry farm. Call for availability. U-Pick. The Dragon’s 85 Liberty Ln., Apt. A Makes local products including soap, body butter, lip balm, ointment, candles and knitted goods. Wholesale Farm.


Early Bird Farm 1213 W. Cleland Rd., 501-773-9401 Small family farm that practices organic farming. Farm camp held June 15-19. On-Farm Sales. Ethan’s Heirloom Gardens 304 Akel Rd., 501-944-7813 Offers heirloom plants from non-GMO seeds. Wholesale Farm. Holland Bottom Farms Produce Stand 1255 Hwy. 321, 501-259-9986 hollandbottomfarm.com Pre-picked berries, produce, local honey and homemade jams. On-Farm Sales. Honeyton Farms 75 Huntington Ln., 501-351-1838 honeytonfarms.com Offers raw honey and beeswax products. On-Farm Sales. India Blue Farm 12407 Davis Ranch Rd., 501-580-4212 Small family farm growing heirloom tomatoes and cut flowers. Also raises livestock. Wholesale Farm. Just Picked Vegetables 4007 W. Cleland Rd., 501-988-1003  U-pick seasonal produce including broccoli, bok choy, collard greens, kale and sugar snap peas. U-Pick. JC’s Bees 910 Besancon Rd., 501-993-1540 Honey and products made from honey. On-Farm Sales, Wholesale Farm. Mountain High Produce  1000 E. Justice Rd., 501-983-8881  U-pick strawberries during season. Call for availability. U-Pick. North Pulaski Farms  13018 Ellen Cove, 501-240-4233  Certified organic vegetable farm located in the northernmost part of Pulaski County. CSA, Wholesale Farm. Whole Harvest Farm 4007 Joshua Rd., 501-988-0492 Three-acre family farm raising hogs, blackberries and blueberries. Also produces a line of soaps. Wholesale Farm. WildWood Honeybees 7604 Kerr Station Rd., 501-920-7068 wildwoodhoneybees.com Offers raw honey, pure beeswax and pollination services. Wholesale Farm. CONWAY Arkansas Portable Pumpkin Patch 1356 Wiley’s Cove, 501-703-8147 Offers pumpkins, Christmas trees and local honey. Call for appointment. On-Farm Sales, U-Pick.

Bearfoot Hollow Farms 43 Winding Branch Ln., 501-908-9842 bearfoothollowfarms.weebly.com Sells free-range chicken eggs and grows seasonal organic produce that includes yellow, butternut, acorn, spaghetti and zucchini squash as well as cucumbers, okra, sweet corn and sweet onions. Check website for availability. On-Farm Sales. Bell Urban Farm 2001 Tyler St., 501-317-9505 bellurbanfarm.com Produces vegetables, fruit, flowers and eggs. Homegrown by Heroes, On-Farm Sales. Cadron Creek Apiary 1048 Cadron Settlement Ln., 501-336-4961 Locally harvested raw honey, lightly filtered and never heated. Hives are only treated with approved organic products. On-Farm Sales. Conway Farmers Market 150 Amity Rd., 501-329-8344 Local produce and prepared goods. 6:30 a.m.-noon, Tues. and Sat. May to November. Farmers Market. Conway Locally Grown 925 Mitchell St., 501-339-1039 conway.locallygrown.net Year-round online farmers market where customers order the items they want. Farmers Market. Cultured Gardens 50 Crest View Rd., 501-940-7940 Offers probiotic foods including cultured vegetables, kefir and fermented drinks. Artisan Foods. David Wilson 2568 Little Creek Dr., 501-548-0475 Small u-pick and pre-picked berry sales to individuals or restaurants. Call ahead for availability. U-Pick, Wholesale Farm. Debbie Bland 41 Arnoldsburg Rd. South, 501-499-1501 Local, seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. Farmers Market at Back Acres 3725 College Ave., 501-940-2729 Farmers market selling Arkansas produce purchased from farmers. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Farmers Market. Jeffries’ Creekside Farm 3285 Tyler St., 501-336-7398 Baked goods, jams, jellies and preserves. On-Farm Sales.

Messner Mini Farm 245 Scenic Hill Rd., 501-470-0484 centralarkansas.locallygrown.net Baked goods, crafts and jams. Artisan Foods. My Cookie Crumbs 245 Scenic Hill Rd., 501-470-0484 mycookiecrumbs.etsy.com Arkansas made, baked and decorated cookies, cookie cakes, brownies and small cakes. Artisan Foods. Park Hill Home 1011 Oak St., 501-358-3537 facebook.com/parkhillhome The retail home of Park Hill Collection, which sells farm-inspired decorative and practical items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales. Wylde Abandon Farm 2 Ponderosa, 501-831-7769 Offers local produce at the Conway Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. DAMASCUS Maria Barbarotto 86 Batesville Mountain Rd., 501-472-1523 Makers of specialized, chemical-free canned products. Ingredients purchased from farmers within the county when possible. Artisan Foods. GREENBRIER Bar S&T Cattle 78 Union Rd., 501-679-3606 Grass- and grain-fed beef. Wholesale Farm. Daley Farm 435 Hwy. 225 E., 502-581-1957 Produces grass-fed beef, fresh eggs and seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. The New Cheesecake Co. 287 S. Broadview St., 605-857-0243 Artisan cheesecakes. Artisan Foods. Triple S Livestock 9 E. Moore Ln., 501-269-4743 Family operated livestock operation raising purebred Boer market goats and beef cattle. Wholesale Farm. Wooster Farmers and Crafters Market 19 Patton Rd., 501-733-9903 Offers local produce, crafts and educational workshops. Farmers Market.

Los Tibiriches Farm 437 Acklin Gap Rd., 501-952-9445 Naturally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and chickens. On-Farm Sales.

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GUY Arkansas Farm to Table at Pops Market 603 Hwy. 25 N., 870-283-9065 Offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and other prepared foods. CSA, Farmers Market. Cadron Crest Orchard   86 Mode Rd., 501-679-3243  battlesorchard.com  Offers u-pick strawberries, peaches, apples, watermelons, cantaloupe and tomatoes throughout the season. Call in advance for availability, May-Sept. U-Pick. HENSLEY Pruett Farms 9057 E. Fairview Rd., 501-602-5382 Seasonal produce and fruit. Wholesale Farm. Reeder’s Christmas Tree Farm 5610 E. Sardis Rd., 501-888-1216 Pick your own Christmas tree from a selection of Virginia pine, white pine, Leyland cypress, eastern red cedar or burkii cedar. On-Farm Sales. Vaughn and Vaden Goff 22728 N. Springlake Rd., 501-563-5924 Small garden with seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. HOT SPRINGS Bennett’s Farm Fresh Eggs 211 Forest Heights Tr., 501-463-8284 Sells all-natural, farm-fresh eggs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days. On-Farm Sales. Farnsworth Foods 108 Farnsworth St., 501-802-4041 farnsworthfoods.com Artisan products including genuine English toffee, relishes and a signature English cream sauce for meats, seafood and vegetables. Artisan Foods. Hickory Crest Farm 169 Timber Wolf Ln., 501-622-9398 Offers fruit, vegetables and beef. Wholesale Farm. Historic Downtown Farmers Market 121 Orange St., 501-262-8049 hotspringsfarmersmarket.com Offers fresh produce, locally prepared foods, crafts, demonstrations and entertainment. 7 a.m.-noon Sat., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tues., May-Oct.; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sat. Nov.-Apr. Farmers Market. Natural Born Tillers 291 Kight Tr., 501-520-5836 Seasonal produce including tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, peppers, beets, lettuce, melons and herbs. Wholesale Farm.

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Spa City Co-Op 341A Whittington Ave., 501-760-3131 spacity.locallygrown.net Online farmers market featuring natural foods and products produced or grown within 100 miles of Hot Springs. Two market periods per month. Farmers Market. HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Green Market of Hot Springs Village 1105 DeSoto Blvd., 501-922-4231 facebook.com/GreenMarketHSV Offers locally grown vegetables, fruits, Arkansas meats, eggs, homemade baked good and handcrafted items. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Thurs. Farmers Market. HOUSTON Fosters Four Seasons Farm 1211 Hwy 300, 501-563-4645 U-pick vegetables and flowers along with prepared products, hayrides and pony rides. U-Pick, On-Farm Sales. Hill Greenhouse Nursery 362 Copperas Gap Rd., 501-889-5260 Nursery offering trees, shrubs, plants, perennials, annuals, fruit trees and vegetable plants. On-Farm Sales. Weal and Woe Farm 835 Stony Point Rd., 501-425-0602 facebook.com/wealandwoefarm Produces a diverse mix of fresh, seasonal vegetables and cut flowers using ecological practices. Wholesale Farm. JACKSONVILLE

Val Sviridov 5003 W. Republican Rd., 501-416-0730 Grows seasonal produce including apples and peaches. Wholesale Farm. JESSIEVILLE Jennifer Harper 200 Walter Adams Tr., 501-984-5095 Small family owned garden that produces organic seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. LITTLE ROCK 8 Acres Farm 10305 Johnson Rd., 501-749-1977 8acresfarm.com Grows seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. Arkaponics 1906 Brownwood Rd., 501-231-9157 arkaponics.com A new kind of urban farm that uses aquaponics (aquaculture and hydroponics) to grow fish and produce with a recirculating system that uses 95-percent less water and grows plants faster than traditional farming. Wholesale Farm. Arkansas Local Food Network 509 Scott St., 501-291-2769  littlerock.locallygrown.net  Year-round online farmers market. Products include grass-fed meats, organic and naturally grown fruits and vegetables, gourmet cheeses, artisan breads, mushrooms, honey, nuts, garden supplies, jams, jellies, pickled products, and locally produced bath & beauty products. Farmers Market.

Jacksonville Farmers Market 9 Municipal Dr., 501-982-0818 cityofjacksonville.net Farmers market for the city of Jacksonville. 6 a.m.-noon. Wed and Sat. May through October. Farmers Market.

Arkansas Sustainability Network   509 Scott St., 501-291-2769  littlerock.locallygrown.net  An online farmers market operated by the Arkansas Sustainability Network.  Farmers Market. 

Jane Elaine’s Plants and Produce 4011 Hwy. 294, 501-765-3202 Grows seasonal produce including blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, figs, peaches, plums, peas, green beans, squash, onions, potatoes, okra, corn, eggplant and tomatoes. Wholesale Farm.

Arkansas Urban Gardening Educational Resource 1800 S. Chester St., 501-529-8520.   Sells produce and fresh flowers.  Farmers Market.

Kellogg Valley Farms 11009 Sayles Rd., 501-773-3905 Certified naturally grown farm. On-Farm Sales. Kitchen Witch 14 Woodbriar Dr., 501-414-4372 Gluten-free baked goods made with local produce, free-range eggs and homegrown herbs. Artisan Foods.

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Bemis Honey Bee Farm 13206 Asher Rd., 501-897-4931 bemishoneybeefarm.com Offers on-farm sales of local honey. On-Farm Sales. Bemis Tree Farm 13206 Asher Rd., 501-897-4931 bemistreefarm.com. Grows, sells, and transplants shade trees and landscaping. Also provides stump removal. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. On-Farm Sales.


Bemis Pumpkin Patch   13206 Asher Rd., 501-897-4931  bemispumpkinpatch.com  U-pick pumpkin patch that offers hayrides, games and other family fun. Facilities available for birthday parties, weddings and educational programs. Call for hours and availability. U-Pick. Bernice Garden Farmers Market   1401 S. Main St., 501-617-2511  thebernicegarden.org  A Sunday market that only includes Arkansas growers and producers. 10 a.m.2 p.m. Sun. May-Oct. Farmers Market.  Bhealthy Farmers Market  9601 Baptist Health Dr.  Farmers market hosted by Baptist Health featuring fresh produce and health information. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues.  Farmers Market. Depriest Enterprises 7500 Earl Ln., 501-490-1973 Tomatoes, okra and peas available June through August. On-Farm Sales. Diva Bees 7325 Raines Tr., 501-455-2262 Hobby beekeeper offering raw honey. On-Farm Sales. Dunbar Garden Project 1800 S. Chester St., 501-529-8520 dunbargarden.org One of Arkansas’ first teaching gardens. Serves Gibbs International Magnet Elementary School and Dunbar Magnet Middle School. Also hosts field trips and other visitors. Sells at farmers markets and to restaurants. Items available include eggs, vegetables, fruit, flowers, nuts and worm castings. On-Farm Sales, Wholesale Farm. Erin Gildner 2600 West Markham St., 501-296-1810 arkansasschoolfortheblind.org/Parent_ Teacher_Association.html Offers an annual Christmas tree sale with all proceeds going to benefit the Arkansas School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired. Wholesale Farm. Geislers Holiday Forest Christmas Tree Farm 2406 Clapboard Hill Rd., 501-224-3797 Christmas tree farm featuring eastern white pine, Virginia pine, Leyland cypress, Carolina sapphire and native eastern red cedar. Cut your own, saws provided. On-Farm Sales, U-Pick. Grand Gardens 4509 Grand Ave., 501-666-4330 Grows plants and trees for both indoor and outdoor planting. Wholesale Farm. Hastings Bransford 32 Tallyho Ln., 501-225-8083

Grows tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, okra, peppers and wild flowers. Sells at Little Rock Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. Hillcrest Farmers Market 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-661-1129 Little Rock-area year-round market offering locally grown produce. Also offers jams, jellies, pastries, cut flowers and food trucks. Farmers Market. Holiday Forest 2406 Clapboard Hill Rd., 501-224-3797 Christmas trees available, including Virginia pine, eastern red cedar and Leyland cypress. Provides saws. On-Farm Sales, U-Pick. Katie Connally Confections 405 Brookpark Dr., 501-773-2762 katieconnallyconfections.blogspot.com Specializes in desserts with just a dash of spirits, including bourbon brownies, amaretto brownies, butter rum cakes and chocolate whiskey cakes. Also has a line of specialty breads and cornbread. Artisan Foods. Kent Walker Artisan Cheese 323 S. Cross St., 501-301-4963 kentwalkercheese.com Artisan cheese maker with a revolving list of handmade cheeses. Operates a tasting room in downtown Little Rock. Artisan Foods. Le Pops 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Ste. J, 501-313-9558 lepops.com Gourmet ice lollies made using locally grown or produced products whenever possible. Noon-6 p.m. Sun. and Mon., noon-8 p.m. Tues.- Thurs., noon-9 p.m. Fri., Sat. Artisan Foods. Little Rock Farmers Market  400 President Clinton Ave., 501-375-2552  rivermarket.info  Open-air farmers market beneath the River Market Pavilions in Little Rock. Wide selection of produce, prepared food and crafts from around the state. Farmers Market. Loblolly Creamery 1423 Main St., 501-396-9609 loblollycreamery.com Small batch artisan ice cream and sweet treats company. Everything is made from scratch using local, fair-trade and organic ingredients. Operates a soda fountain inside The Green Corner Store in Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood. Artisan Foods. Market at Green Tree 9305 Rodney Parham Rd., 501-225-6303 Showcases fresh, locally grown produce and grocery items during the Arkansas growing season. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Farmers Market.

CELEBRATE FOOD From watermelons to strawberries to spinach, the Natural State has a plethora of food festivals and educational opportunities that are full of local fruits, vegetables—and fun! Here are some don’t-miss festivals and events that are sure to please your palate:

28TH ANNUAL PURPLE HULL PEA FESTIVAL JUNE 24, 2017 212 GRAYSON ST., EMERSON PURPLEHULL.COM Start off by paying homage to the purple hull pea, a staple food of many an Arkansas household (and the cause of not a few stained fingers from shelling the aubergine pods). The folks of Emerson also hold their World Championship Rotary Tiller Race during the festival, so soup up your plowing device and get racing!

URBAN GOATTENDING WORKSHOP JULY 1 SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY 118 W. JOHNSON AVE., SPRINGDALE SHILOHMUSEUM.ORG Learn all you need to know about keeping goats in the city, including information on breeds, anatomy, health, hygiene, breeding, milking—as well as “goat psychology.” You’ll be a goat whisperer in no time.

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Melissa Mencer 12300 Case Rd. Produces honey, beeswax and beeswax candles. Wholesale Farm. Moss Mountain farm 1722 S. Broadway, 501-376-1894 pallensmith.com Offers eggs, seasonal produce, fruit and ground lamb. Wholesale Farm. Rock Town Distillery 1216 E. Sixth St., 501-907-5244 arkansaslightning.com Local distiller of whiskey, gin and rum that utilizes Arkansas grains whenever possible in its line-up of spirits. Distillery. Rusty Tractor Vineyards 10 Rusty Tractor Ln., 501-425-1843 Produces jams, jellies, preserves and wine from four varieties of muscadines and two varieties of grapes, Cynthiana and Vignole. Artisan Foods. Shuffield Family Farm 10124 Garrison Rd., 501-285-5017 Offering organic salad greens, herbs, sprouts, tomatoes, squash, melons, beans, peas, wheat grass, cabbage and peppers. Wholesale Farm. St. Ambrose Apiary 7 Pinnacle Pt., 501-603-9650 Little Rock-area beekeeper with honey products available. Wholesale Farm. The Green Corner Store 1423 Main St., 501-374-1111 thegreencornerstore.com General store and gift shop focusing on Arkansas made and produced products. Houses a soda fountain serving locally made ice cream and beverages produced by Loblolly Creamery. Artisan Foods. True Beef 325 Valley Club Cr., 501-960-5299 Family ranch that raises mini-Hereford Cattle. Wholesale Farm. Walnut Valley Honey 16 Breeds Hill Ct., 479-200-3873 Fresh local honey. On-Farm Sales. WaterVeg 4608 Colvert Rd., 501-786-2126 waterveg.com WaterVeg aquaponics is leading a new method for urban farming. Offers locally grown vegetables and herbs for commercial sale. Wholesale Farm.

Wicked Mixes 2321 Cantrell Rd., 501-374-2244 wickedmixes.com A gourmet snack mix of almonds, cashews, pecans and other tasty morsels seasoned with seven savory spices. Artisan Foods. LONOKE Ariel Farm 584 Lily Rd., 501-473-1161 Offers hydroponic-grown greens and other vegetables. Also makes candied peppers and apple-brined sauerkraut. Artisan Foods, Wholesale Farm.

The Farm at Barefoot Bend 6608 Narrows Rd., 501-251-7436 All-natural livestock operation providing pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, forested pork and pastured turkey. Also operates the Olde Crow General Store two miles from the farm. Olde Crow is located at 17202 Hwy. 5 in Benton. Homegrown by Heroes, On-Farm Sales, Farmers Market. MABELVALE

Arnall Acres 246 Tippitt Rd., 501-676-8882 Local produce and fruits. Homegrown by Heroes, On-Farm Sales.

Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm 9427 Donna Ln., Mabelvale. 501-602-2449 Cut your own tree from a selection of Virginia pines. Saws provided. Wreathes and other Christmas accessories also available. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ThanksgivingChristmas. On-Farm Sales.

Barnhill Orchards 277 Sandhill Rd., 501-676-2305 barnhillorchards.com Offers strawberries, blackberries, peaches, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelons, okra, pumpkins, pecans and sweet potatoes. Farm store available on site. On-Farm Sales, Wholesale Farm.

Little Brick Oven 16001 Vimy Woods Rd., 501-847-3823 Small cottage industry that bakes bread, cookies and desserts. Homegrown herbs and Arkansas wheat are used in some products, and Arkansas pecans and other ingredients are used when available. Available at the Bryant Midtown Farmers Market. Artisan Foods.

Bonnie Plants 290 Vestal Rd., 501-676-0003 bonnieplants.com Offers vegetable and herb plants wholesale. Wholesale Farm.

Pratt Family Food Products 14811 Heinke Rd., 501-416-8547 Specialty dry spice mixes that can be added to fresh or canned tomatoes to produce a very fresh salsa product. No preservatives, gluten free. Available at Little Rock-area farmers markets. Artisan Foods.

Bushel and Peck Hobby Farm 1058 Hwy 31 S., 870-830-1655 Bobwhite and Pharaoh Quail raised for eggs and meat. Wholesale Farm. Dean or Misty White 73 Humke Ln. Produces pecans for pick-up. Call for availability. Noon-sundown daily, Nov. 1-Dec. 1. On-Farm Sales. DM Nuthouse and Orchard 333 Humke Ln., 501-676-2468 Produces pecans. Noon-sundown daily. On-Farm Sales. Hicks Family Farms 184 Lasiter Rd., 501-941-2703 hicksfamilyfarms.com Offers flowers, hay and pumpkins. On-Farm Sales.

Westover Hills Farmers Market  6400 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-420-4132  westoverhills.org  Selection of central Arkansas vendors selling fruits, vegetables and prepared products. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tues.  Farmers Market.

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MAUMELLE Rick Jensen 10920 Maumelle Blvd., 501-517-2834 Fresh produce including berries, peaches, melons, figs and grapes. Wholesale Farm. MAYFLOWER Clark’s Pecan Grove 59 Jones Ln., 501-454-2667  cowsandpecans.com    A 30-acre orchard growing papershell, Stuart, desirable and native pecan trees. Features 140 trees that are 30 to 40 years old. Open to the public in the latter part of October for picking. Customers can come pick pecans and are allowed to keep half of what they pick for free, but have the option to purchase more.  On-Farm Sales, U-Pick. H & R Farm 22 Donaghey Ln., 501-269-7627 Offers a variety of produce including peppers, basil, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers,


flowers, kale, muscadine grapes, okra, peas, perennials, potatoes, watermelon and zucchini. On-Farm Sales. SalScilla Farms 845 Lollie Rd. facebook.com/salscillafarms Fresh produce, including tomatoes and greens. Wholesale Farm. Schaefers Collins Produce Farm 864 Lollie Rd., 501-470-0014 Seasonal produce including sweet corn, cranberry beans, purple hull peas, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers, watermelons and cantaloupe. Fall decorations available including pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks and gourds. Pumpkin patch and hayrides in autumn. On-Farm Sales. MT. IDA Evergreen Acres Farm 272 Evergreen Rd., 501-617-2928 evergreenacresminifarm.com Raises vegetables, chickens for fresh eggs and Nigerian Dwarf goats for fresh raw milk and for goat milk soap. Produces honey for sale and use in beauty products. Wholesale Farm. NORTH LITTLE ROCK Argenta Farmers Market   6th and Main St., 501-831-7881  argentaartsdistrict.org/argenta-farmersmarket  Verified Arkansas farmers and artisans selling products grown or made only in Arkansas. Farmers Market. Bare Farm 3708 Centerbrook Dr., 501-514-4929 Grows produce without pesticides or herbicides. Wholesale Farm. Dogtown Farmers Market 420 Main St. dogtownfarmersmarket.com Local produce and other goods as well as special events throughout the season. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Apr.-Oct. Farmers Market. Faulkner Lake Orchard 503 Morris Rd., 501-961-9988 faulknerlakeorchard.com Offers local produce, honey and prepared products. On-Farm Sales. Little Rock Tomato 3720 E. Broadway, 501-945-0511 littlerocktomato.com Wholesale warehouse supporting local farmers and products for over 30 years. Packs produce to ship all around the state. 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Memorial DayLabor Day. Wholesale Farm.

Me and McGee Produce 10409 Hwy. 70, 501-454-6701 Grows several different types of tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, cucumbers, okra, onions, peaches, strawberries, melons and corn. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales. North Little Rock Community Garden 2400 Lakeview Rd., 501-529-3012 facebook.com/NLRCommunityFarm  Half-acre intensive school farm that raises vegetables and eggs for market in North Little Rock. Sells produce and eggs through a mobile farmers market, weekly farm stand and at local farmers markets. Also functions as an educational tool for the school district and is open to the public for tours, work days and to host events for the community.  Farmers Market. Red Dot Farms 16301 Faulkner Lake Rd., 501-590-0607 Offers local vegetables, fruits and microgreens. Wholesale Farm. Scott Staples 15205 Clinton Rd., 501-851-6014 Small hobby farm raising chickens and guineas. On-Farm Sales. Sow and Sow Gardens 1016 Yarrow Dr., 501-961-1178 sowandsowgardens.com Urban garden growing tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce and beans. Wholesale Farm. Stevi Nelson 211 Steed Rd. Home gardener who sells surpluses at local farmers markets. Wholesale Farm. Stewart’s Apiary 14806 Cedar Heights Rd., 501-851-1746 Pure honey from soybean flowers. OnFarm Sales. Sun Harvest Honey 6208 Tammy Ln., 501-837-7525 sunharvesthoney.com Produces local, raw honey. Homegrown by Heroes, Wholesale Farm. Tammy Sue’s Critters 4 Cheyenne Tr., 501-920-1532 tammysuescritters.com Small family farm that raises goats, bees, chickens and produces goat’s milk and beeswax products, including soap, lotion, body butter, lip balm, solid perfumes and laundry soap. Available at the Green Corner Store and Freckled Frog in Little Rock. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.-Sat. Wholesale Farm.

Tasty Acres 15612 Faulkner Lake Rd., 501-961-1476 facebook.com/TastyAcres Small family farm in the Scott area. Farms on approximately seven acres and seeks to broaden people’s culinary horizons by offering classic favorite vegetables in slightly different colors and shapes than the grocery store norm. On-Farm Sales. V.L. Cox 4210 Glenmere Rd., 501-786-1382 Different varieties of heirloom tomatoes available in season. Wholesale Farm. ONIA Honey Bird Soap 294 Wilson Springs Rd., 501-454-9839 facebook.com/honeybirdsoap Makes and sells cold-process lye soap using recycled cooking oils and lard rendered from feeder pigs raised on the farm. Soaps are processed with handpicked herbs and natural essential oils. Artisan Foods. PERRYVILLE Cole Farm 31 Bell Branch, 501-333-2204 Farm offering seasonal produce including squash, beans, okra, tomatoes, corn, sweet peppers, hot peppers, bell peppers and cabbage. Wholesale Farm. Crimmins Family Farm 11 Lexie Ln., 501-889-2138 Offering vegetables including green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, collards, kale, eggplant, lettuce, melons, spring peas, purple hull peas, okra, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, peanuts, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, Swiss chard, winter squash and turnips. Assorted flowers and herbs available also. Wholesale Farm. Farmer Brown’s Pigs 25 Calfneck Rd., 501-366-2818 Produces Berkshire Cross pigs. On-Farm Sales. Farm Girl Meats 17 Possum Song Trl., 501-215-0419 farmgirlfood.com Produces grass-fed meats, eggs and milk through sustainable, integrated farming techniques on 18 acres. Sells to Boulevard Bread and South on Main. Provides products to conway.locallygrown.net and littlerock.locallygrown.net. Wholesale Farm. Gudahl Gardens 1616 Scenic Dr., 501-889-5369 Local farm offering blackberries, blueberries, corn, flowers, okra, squash, strawberries, tomatoes and other vegetables. Wholesale Farm.


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Perry County Conservation District 209 Williams Complex Dr., 501-391-2586 A developing urban farm in Perry County. CSA, On-Farm Sales. PLUMERVILLE Sunny Valley 149 Caney Valley Dr., 501-831-5514 sunnyvalleyacres.com Raises bees, chickens, goats and seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. ROLAND D and J Hall Farms 18025 Junebug Ln., 501-920-7422 Bermuda grass hay and vegetables. On-Farm Sales. Goatroper Farms 9722 N. Point Rd., 501-868-6475 facebook.com/goatroperfarms Small family farm in central Arkansas which both rescues and breeds dairy goats, chickens and soon emus. Also offers seasonal produce and prepared food products. On-Farm Sales. Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries 20309 Hwy. 113, 501-330-1906  wyemountain.net  U-pick blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Also offers flowers in season. U-Pick. SCOTT Bee In My Bonnet Farm 9615 Hwy. 161 S., 501-425-0602 Local vegetables and produce. Wholesale Farm. Kwanisai Produce 13803 Upper Steel Bend Rd., 501-690-3317 Grows onions, blueberries, butternut squash, tomatoes, peas, apples, peaches, jalapeno peppers, yellow squash, green onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, carrots, melons, cucumbers, beets and bell peppers. Sells at the River Market Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm.

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Beef from Farm Girl Meats is always grass-fed, free-range— and delicious.

Lake in the Willows Apiary 11801 Willow Ln., 501-920-1381 Honey and bee sales on-site, at farmers markets and at special events. Also offers beeswax candles and beauty products. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Wholesale Farm. Scott Heritage Farm 15301 Alexander Rd., 501-831-7881  A 30-acre family farm and participant in the Arkansas Grown Farm to Table program. CSA. Stone Cold Produce 322 Cypress Creek Rd., 501-266-1894 Grows fine local produce. Wholesale Farm. Sue’s Garden 744 Walkers Corner Rd., 501-590-4904 Local producer of vegetables and fruit sold in Little Rock-area Kroger stores, on the farm and at local farmers markets. On-Farm Sales, Wholesale Farm. Sweet Scott Melons 12741 Craig Rd., 501-551-4002 Offers local watermelons. Wholesale Farm. Wayne Plantation 9217 Hwy. 161 S., 501-412-8102 Offers bottled sunflower and canola oils. Artisan Foods. SHERWOOD Harvey’s Honey 48 Shoshoni Dr., 501-835-3428 Apiary that produces honey, beeswax and pollen. Wholesale Farm. K-Bee Honey 12 Houston Dr., 501-833-0649 Apiary with honey for sale to the public. Wholesale Farm. Sherwood Farmers Market  2303 E. Lee, 501-835-4699  keepsherwoodbeautiful.net  Arkansas-grown products from all around central Arkansas. Farmers Market. ST. JOE

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Mud Hollow Greenhouse 325 Mud Hollow Ln., 870-439-2531 Grows heirloom variety bedding plants and herbs all naturally. Wholesale Farm. St. Joe Farmers and Artisans Market Hwy 65, 870-439-2058 Locally grown produce and prepared goods. Farmers Market. VILONIA Eden Valley Farms 141 Southfork Rd., 501-796-3611 Wholesale nursery growing a wide variety of bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, perennials and succulents. Delivery and on-site pick-up available. On-Farm Sales. Meurer Grass Fed Beef 37 Bayou Rd., 501-733-2855 Grass- and hay-fed beef with no hormones, steroids or antibiotics. Wholesale Farm. Vilonia Handmade & Homegrown Market 1113 Main. St., 501-796-2505 vilonia.locallygrown.net Market offering local produce and prepared goods. 7 a.m.-noon, Thurs. and Sat. Farmers Market. WARD Swiminn Farm 211 Foxwood Ln., 501-605-9328 Sells pasture-raised Duroc and Hampshire hogs, corn-fed from wean to harvest. Call ahead for appointment. Wholesale Farm. WOODSON McMurray Farms 24123 Hwy. 65 S., 501-397-2606 All vegetables available except for fruit tree products. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales.


In 2016, more than 2 million pounds of gleaned produce went to Arkansas food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens.

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Can you grow a little extra this year?

1 in 4 Arkansas children go to bed hungry

The Arkansas Beef Project provides food insecure Arkansas kids, seniors, and families with a sustainable source of protein at no cost. The beef purchased with your tax-deductible donations will go to food banks and pantries on the front lines of hunger relief in Arkansas.

Gleaning is the age-old practice of gathering produce left in the fields after harvest to feed the poor. Growers of all sizes are needed in the Arkansas Gleaning Project. Call 501-399-9999 to learn how your farm can give back to your neighbors in need.

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SAVE THE DATE! 76TH ANNUAL JOHNSON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL JULY 20-22 215 W. MAIN ST., CLARKSVILLE Test your mettle in this festival’s peach pie eating contest— then be sure to take home some homemade peach jam, jelly or cobbler. Sense a theme here? It’s all peachy and no pits.

TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL AUGUST 1-5 154 E. HENRI DE TONTI BLVD., TONTITOWN TONTITOWNGRAPEFESTIVAL.COM Celebrate the grape at one of Arkansas’ oldest festivals—and be sure to check out the legendary spaghetti dinner, too. Arkansas’ own Italian enclave knows how to do it right.

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ALMA Alma Farmers Market 533 Fayetteville Ave., 479-632-4127 Alma-area produce and prepared foods. Farmers Market. Crabtree Farms and Produce 1434 Alma Dr., 479-632-6069 Cantaloupe and watermelon available in summer, approximately 100 pumpkins in the fall. On-Farm Sales. Fatheads Natural Beef 400 Gregory Chapel Rd., 479-883-0824 fatheadsnaturalbeef.com All-natural beef grown with no steroids, hormones or antibiotics. Wholesale Farm. Jerry Gill Farm 2004 Newtown Rd., 479-651-4733 Large round and small square bales of hay available. On-Farm Sales. ALTUS P.C.H. Farms 3243 S. Roseville St., 479-468-0070 Sells 1,100-pound round bales of hay. Wholesale Farm. ATKINS Arkansas River Valley Farms, L.P. 497 McLaren Lp., 479-857-3790 Grows and mills eco-friendly, non-GMO, conventional and aromatic varieties of rice. Wholesale Farm.

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Foshee Pecans 105 N. Main St. (Bentonville Square) • Prescott 479-254-0254 13 Foshee Ln., 501-354-3791 Foreman • M rivervalleypecans.com downtownbentonville.org/events/ Monticello Ashdown • Hope • Warren • Fresh quality•Arkansas pecansSouthwest since farmers-market Arkansas Hampton • Camden •market 1984. On-Farm Sales. A producer-only that sells local • Texarkana foods, produce, meats, along with arts • Louann Jerry Markham • Fouke and crafts. Lake • With special programming 3434 Bells Chapel Rd. E., 479-264-0197 such as chef demonstrations and live • Magnolia • Hamburg Sells blackberries and blueberries music, too. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Crossett El Dorado in June, muscadines in September, Farmers Market. E • • seasonal vegetables and grass-fed beef • Bradley Junction City and free-range eggs year-round through Daily Harvest•Farms the locallygrown.net network. 4004 N.E. Kensington Ave., 479-381-5771 On-Farm Sales. Offers herbs for sale. Wholesale Farm. Ralston Family Farms 497 McLaren Lp., 479-857-3790 ralstonfamilyfarms.com Grows and mills non-GMO rice. Wholesale Farm. BELLA VISTA Bella Vista Farmers Market 1 Mercy Way, 479-876-1255 bellavistaar.gov/farmers-market Outdoor market featuring products grown or made by local farmers and artisans. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Farmers Market. Six Eight, LLC 2 Regent Ln., 217-314-0042 Handmade, nutrient-dense energy bars. Artisan Foods.

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Doorganics 703 SW 2nd St., 479-802-1624 doorganics.com Online meal kit delivery service that supplies some ingredients from an urban farm. Also sources from local farms and farmers markets. CSA. FarmRoots Online 2003 SW Hazeltine Ln., 479-657-0145 farmrootsonline.com Online farmers market. Farmers Market. Hanna Family Ranch 8583 Reuben Rd., 479-586-8010 hannafamilyranch.com Offers pork, sheep and lamb. Homegrown by Heroes, Wholesale Farm.


Matkins Flowers and Greenhouse 205 S.W. Third St., 479-273-7511 Retail and wholesale greenhouse growing seasonal vegetables and flowers. Wholesale Farm. Ramo d’Olivo 217 S. Main St., 479-715-6053 ramodolivo.biz Shop offering olive oils and vinegars. Artisan Foods. Sarah Jane’s Farm 13024 W. Hwy. 12, 479-899-7833 sarahjanesfarm.com Offers non-GMO pastured poultry and eggs. CSA, On-Farm Sales. BERRYVILLE Berryville Farmers Market 601 Dr. Spurlin Cr., 870-654-5589 facebook.com/pages/Berryville-Farmersmarket Locally grown seasonal produce, flowers, eggs and baked goods. From Apr. 27-Oct. 31. 7:30 a.m.-noon Sat. Farmers Market. Fiddlehead Farm 993 CR 601, 870-423-4681 Farm that produces seasonal vegetables and cut flowers. Wholesale Farm. Piney Creek Garden 10817 Hwy. 21 S., 870-505-6756 facebook.com/Piney-Creek-Garden Offers naturally grown specialty produce and nuts. Wholesale Farm. Razorback Koi 838 Hwy. 21 S., 501-772-2296 razorbackkoi.com Koi and other goldfish species for garden ponds. Wholesale Farm. Waterfall Hollow Farm 5854 Hwy. 21 S., 870-423-2773 waterfallbeef.com Premium grass-finished beef from a homegrown herd. Steaks, roasts and other cuts available. Appointment only. Wholesale Farm. BOONEVILLE Red Rooster Farms 293 Merry Ln., 479-561-3915 Fresh quality produce available at area farmers markets. Wholesale Farm. BRUNO Schot’s Slopes Farm 134 Keystone Ln., 870-449-4294 All-natural free-range chickens, turkeys, raw milk and eggs. Wholesale Farm.

CANE HILL R Family Farm 17329 Archer Rd., 479-841-8277 facebook.com/PasturedRFamilyfarm Sells 100-percent grass-fed beef, raw milk, and pastured chicken, lamb, pork and eggs. Animals fed with non-GMO feed. Organic vegetables available seasonally. On-Farm Sales. CAVE SPRINGS Ewe Bet Farm 1020 Wallis Rd., 479-903-5556 Small diversified grass-pasture-based farm. On-Farm Sales. CEDARVILLE Cedar Creek Farm and Hobbtown Grassfed 8800 Prater Ln., 479-650-1104 100-percent grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured poultry, pastured goats and free-range eggs. All antibiotic/ hormone/steroid free. Available at the Fort Smith Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. CENTER RIDGE Big D Beef 173 Miller Ln., 501-208-6120 bigdranch.net Produces grass-fed, grain-finished beef. Wholesale Farm. CENTERTON

CHARLESTON Charleston Farmers Market 607 E. Main St., 479-965-2605 Local produce and prepared products. Farmers Market. Pine Grove Christmas Tree Farm No. 1 2919 Yocum St., 479-965-2130 Pick your own Christmas tree from several types available. On-Farm Sales. CLEVELAND Cedar Rock Acres 1171 Claude Schoolhouse Rd., 501-592-3367 Offers blackberries in June, blueberries and grapes in July, and fresh vegetables May through September. Sells at the Little Rock Farmers Market, Hillcrest Farmers Market and allows orders directly from the farm. On-Farm Sales. Pawpaws Pecans 60 Crescent Rd., 501-514-5020 Offers pecans, grapes and muscadines. Homegrown by Heroes, Wholesale Farm. CLINTON Chew Hollar Farms 2031 Baker Lake Rd., 501-745-2321 Offers seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. Clinton Farmers Market Hwy 65 S., 870-501-1034 Local produce and prepared goods. Farmers Market.

A Twisted Bloom 112 Hailey Dr., 479-366-4420 instagram.com/atwistedbloom Arkansas-grown plants, fresh flowers and herbs in antique and eclectic containers finished with Arkansas driftwood and planted in 100-year-old Ozark barn wood. Wholesale Farm.

Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative 314 Highway 65B, 479-310-0037 grassrootscoop.com Farmer-owned and farmer-operated co-op. All members are raising livestock in Arkansas and are committed to the highest standards of agricultural sustainability. CSA.

The Country Pumpkin 1325 Main St., 479-795-2563 Offers several varieties of pumpkins, decorative gourds and squash. Sells crafts in a small country store. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun. On-Farm Sales.

The Dirty Farmers Community Market 364 Main St., 501-253-4716 Farmers market features locally grown produce and the Greater Good Cafe, where you “eat what you need and pay what you can.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Farmers Market.

Señor Cracker 1100 Lariat Dr., 479-903-0090 Offers quality, unique canned items, generally on the spicy side. Will be working with the University of Arkansas Food Innovation Center to expand products into salsas and sauces. Artisan Foods.

DARDANELLE Mike Baldwin Rt. 2, Box 1446, 501-229-4510 Hay available in square or round bales. Wholesale Farm. Our Super Simple Life 24614 N. Hwy. 27, 479-747-3693 Seasonal produce and prepared goods. On-Farm Sales.

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DECATUR Mai’s Home Grown Vegetables 8659 Mount Zion St., 479-752-8424 Family owned and operated farm growing seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. Sabras Garden 9672 Mount Zion Rd., 479-233-0582 Small garden project offering vegetables and flowers. Wholesale Farm. DEER Bean Mountain Farms HC 62, Box 665, 479-225-8179 facebook.com/pages/Bean-Mtn-Farms Specializes in naturally grown heirloom and open-pollinated plants. On-site sales by appointment only. Wholesale Farm.

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Patrick and Judy Odle 607 Peyton Creek Rd., 501-745-6891 onceuponatimefarm.com Farm offering chickens and milk. Wholesale Farm. DOVER Bates Hay Farm 2621 Old 7 Hwy., 501-331-3576 Bermuda grass hay available in round or square bales. On-Farm Sales. Drewry Farm and Orchards 267 Vaughn Cr., 479-331-2987 Features homemade fresh fudge and baked goods, seasonal vegetables, commercial greenhouse shrubs, plants, fruit trees, berry plants and bedding plants. Sells honey from bees raised on site. On-Farm Sales. ELKINS H.C. Parker’s 17815 Brannon Mountain Rd., 479-601-6898 hcparkers.com Offers local beef. Wholesale Farm. Shumate Farm 20442 Shumate Rd., 479-387-7628 Offers grass-fed beef. Wholesale Farm. Tad Reed 21743 Mount Olive Rd., 479-643-3895 Family farm located just outside of Elkins that offers a variety of seasonal vegetables, flowers and herbs. On-Farm Sales. White River Creamery 11701 S. Hwy. 16, 479-310-0355 whiterivercreamery.com Dairy offering artisan cheeses from hormone- and antibiotic-free goat and

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mostly organic, all locally produced fruits, vegetables, beans, bread and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market.

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Acre and a Dream Farm 105 N. Elm Springs Rd., 479-595-4350 New farm striving to develop a more sustainable, organic, healthier way of life. On-Farm Sales.

Fairchild Farms 4394 Berkley Dr., 870-754-9377 fairchild-farm.com Offers beef, chicken, pork, turkey, honey and baked goods. On-Farm Sales.

Kyya Chocolate 337 N. Elm St., 479-268-1245 kyyachocolate.com Single origin bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer that produces a variety of bars, cocoa powder and single origin chocolate syrups. Artisan Foods.

Nature’s Green Grass Farms 2503 Joe Holt Rd., 870-688-6634 Grass-fed beef and lamb. CSA, Wholesale Farm.

MelonJ Gardens 126 Water Ave., 479-601-3099 Offers a variety of gardening services, from simple tilling and soil preparation to full garden installation and maintenance throughout the growing season. Also offers an on-site and u-pick market. U-Pick. EUREKA SPRINGS Ashley’s Blueberries 245 CR 329, 501-253-8344 Sells organic high-bush blueberries. U-Pick. Blossom Nursery 216 CR 326, 501-253-7895 Regionally adapted, container-grown fruit and nut plants. On-Farm Sales. Eureka Springs Farmers Market 2075 E. Van Buren St., 507-413-2573 facebook.com/ESFarmersMarket Produce, eggs, beef, pork, honey, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, ornamental plants and baked goods. Free coffee. 7 a.m.-noon, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. (April-Nov.), 9 a.m.-noon Thurs. (Nov.-April). Farmers Market. Foundation Farm 10 Woolridge, 479-253-7461 foundationfarm.com Farm and school offering fresh local produce and free classes on how to farm. CSA. Sycamore Bend Farm 875 CR 3025, 479-981-3128 facebook.com/oakhillfarming Year-round production of certified organic fruits and vegetables. Also uses aquaponics growing techniques and raises Katahdin sheep. Wholesale Farm. White Street Saturday Market 26 White St., 479-981-3128 facebook.com/SaturdayFarmersMarket Neighborhood farmers market offering

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FALLSVILLE Marwood Inc. Hwys. 21 and 16, 870-428-5445 Family-owned company grows, harvests and sells wood products. Wholesale Farm. FARMINGTON Arise and Shine Farm 774 Rheas Mill Rd., 479-521-3024 ariseandshinefarm.com Offers meat from Katahdin lambs. On-Farm Sales. Green Fork Farm 12848 Little Elm Rd. greenforkfarm.com Raises livestock outdoors on-pasture and certified organic grains. Products include eggs, beef, chicken, pork, duck, vegetables, herbs, micro greens and salsa. Wholesale Farm. MedNatural Labs 256 Briarhill Dr., 479-305-2100 Produces and formulates natural medicines. Wholesale Farm. FAYETTEVILLE Ames Orchard 18292 Wildlife Rd., 501-443-0282 Grows a wide variety of apples and pears for the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. Aretha’s Beverages 2650 N. Young Ave., 501-838-5421 Ready-to-drink beverages including Aretha’s Sweet Mint Tea, Spiced Jar Punch and Sweet Basil Strawberry Lemonade. Artisan Foods. Bee Well Gardens 14515 Leela Ln., 479-313-5344 Offers certified naturally grown potted plants including perennials, herbs, medicinal plants and Arkansas native species. Also offers fresh-cut herbs and flowers. Wholesale Farm.


Chaddan Farms 17132 Fletcher Rd., 479-283-5823 Works with the University of Arkansas Food Innovation Center to make piccalilli, a green tomato relish. Artisan Foods.

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Cobblestone Project P.O. Box 1242 Farm project established to help impoverished and food insecure people. CSA. Eve’s Treat 2650 N. Young Ave., 912-996-6296 Produces fresh museli with apples, strawberries and organic oats, walnuts, lemon juice and agave syrup. Artisan Foods. Fayetteville Farmers Market 101 W. Mountain St. (Fayetteville Square), 479-236-2910 612 S. College Ave. (Jefferson Center) fayettevillefarmersmarket.org Arkansas’ largest farmers market, featuring certified local produce, meats, and prepared foods. Two locations: Fayetteville Square, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues., Thurs.; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market. Feed Fayetteville 221 S. Locust Ave., 479-387-5855 feedfayetteville.org Operates the “Seed to Soup” project, which aims to support local farmers by purchasing produce from the Fayetteville Farmers Market, then processing it into Farmers’ Veggie Chili at the University of Arkansas Food Innovation Center. This product is sold to fund hunger relief projects, with a portion of the chili going directly to clients. Artisan Foods. Green Fork Farmers Market 205 W. Dickson St., 479-225-5075 greenforkfarmersmarket.locallygrown.net Year-round farmers market sells vegetables, herbs, fruit, honey, eggs, mushrooms, chicken, duck, lamb, pork, beef, salsa, lacto-fermented kraut, baked goods, plants, herbal soaps, bath and beauty products. Indoor market, open rain or shine. Pre-order system available online to reserve products for pickup at the market. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wed. Farmers Market.

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JR’s Kombucha 1422 N. College Ave., 479-283-2030 jrkombucha.com Handcrafted fermented tea. Artisan Foods.

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Mason Creek Farm 15620 Black Oak Quarry Rd., 479-422-6000 Subscription farm offering delivery services of pastured poultry, eggs, organic herbs and heirloom vegetables. CSA, Wholesale Farm. Northwest Arkansas Local Harvest P.O. Box 2968, 479-251-1882 Community supported agriculture operator in northwest Arkansas. Offers four 8-week seasons. CSA. Off the Rail Jalapeño Jellies 408 N. Wilmoth Rd., 479-445-8182 facebook.com/offtherailsbbq Produces small-batch pepper jelly. Artisan Foods. Osage Creek Farms 88 W. Forsythia Dr., 870-654-2704 facebook.com/osagecreekfarms Offers grass-fed beef. Wholesale Farm. Ozark Herbal Creations 523 E. Prospect St., 479-422-0289 ozarkherbalcreations.weebly.com Offers a line of handcrafted bath, beauty and home products. Uses only certified organic and naturally grown products. Wholesale Farm. Ozark Natural Breads 12056 Hazel Valley Rd., 479-643-3324 ozarknaturalbreads.com Homemade sprouted-grain breads, sourdough breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls and scones. Artisan Foods. Reagan Berry Farm 241 E. 13th St., 479-601-2268 Family farm offering u-pick strawberries. U-Pick. Riverbend Gardens 5149 S. Shaeffer Rd., 479-283-5614 Cut flowers, vegetables and small fruits. Flowers include daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, dahlias, gladioli, tuberoses, bee balm, phlox and more in season. Wholesale Farm. Round Mountain Farm 18235 Wildlife Rd., 479-444-6075 Offers premium USDA-inspected lambs by the cut. Sheep are all pasture-raised. Sells at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. Rutherford Farm 3009 Whippoorwill Ln., 479-582-1967 Sells plants and vegetables, including strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, onions, cucumbers and some flowers. Wholesale Farm. Sta-N-Step Farm 3104 Wildcat Creek Blvd., 479-361-2789 sta-n-step.blogspot.com Pick your own blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Sat. U-Pick.

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Summer Kitchen Farm 3702 Wilson Hollow Rd., 479-263-9965 Partners with CSA and local markets to provide raw milk, eggs, pork, chicken and vegetables. Customers can buy directly from farm. CSA, Wholesale Farm. Sweet Freedom Creamery University of Arkansas Food Innovation Center, 479-466-6694 sweetfreedomcreamery.com Produces artisan aged raw milk cheeses in small batches with milk sourced from local dairies in northwest Arkansas. Wholesale Farm. Tri Cycle Farms 1705 N. Garland Ave., 479-236-6816 tricyclefarms.org Nonprofit community farm located in the center of Fayetteville. Teaches sustainable, chemical-free growing in an urban setting. Tri Cycle also operates the Crossroads Farmers’ Market with other local, chemical-free growers to offer our neighbors and community more options for healthy, locally grown foods. Wholesale Farm. Urteaga Farms 16181 S. Whitehouse Rd., 479-595-4652 Offers chickens, guineas, ducks, cats and dogs. On-Farm Sales. Washington Elementary 429 N. Highland Ave., 479-582-1445 School-based garden with a mission of engaging and educating K-4 students in food production, nutrition and healthy cooking. School Farm. Wren Thicket Market 1041 S. School Ave. wrenthicketmarket.com Year-round, online pre-order farmers market with pick-up at Firefighters Association Building; also some produce available to those who didn’t order. SNAP/ EBT, SFMNP coupons accepted. 9 a.m.noon Sat. Farmers Market. FLIPPIN Dan and Donna Schmidt 207 W. South St., 870-404-8456 Specializes in baked goods, both savory and sweet. Wholesale Farm. FORT SMITH Downtown Fort Smith Farmers Market 201 Garrison Ave., 479-784-1001 GoDowntownFS.com/farmersmarket.aspx Farmers market with verified growers and artisans. Fresh produce, crafts and prepared foods available, along with regular live music. 7 a.m.-noon Sat. Farmers Market.

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GARFIELD McGarrah Farms 16329 N. Old Wire Rd., 479-451-8164 facebook.com/mcgarrahfarm U-pick strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and pumpkins. U-Pick, OnFarm Sales. GENTRY Gentry Farmers Market 500 E. Main St., 479-871-1052 facebook.com/TheChickenCoop. GentryAR Located under the pavilion at the Chicken Coop. Offers fresh food, quality arts and good music. Will accept EBT/debit cards. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Farmers Market. Hamilton Farms 11309 N. Main St., 479-366-8155 Seasonal produce available. On-Farm Sales. Shubat Farms, LLC 16000 Peterson Rd., 479-283-7724 shubatfarms.com Offers pasture-raise, USDA processed beef, pork, lamb and goat. Eggs and square hay bales also available. On-Farm Sales. Stephen Robins 12146 S. Robin Rd., 479-228-1121 Homegrown Black Angus sired beef for sale. Quarters, halves and whole available. Wholesale Farm. V & Y Market 304 W. Holland Ave., 479-212-0286 Family farm producing mostly contain vegetables such as kale, lettuce, cabbage, green beans and more. Wholesale Farm. GRAVETTE Allen Bros. Produce 23908 Busse Rd., 479-228-0058 Makes fresh, Arkansas grown products available to as many channels as possible. Wholesale Farm. Fishback Apiaries 10750 Fishback Rd., 479-795-2021 Offers Arkansas honey. Call in advance for details. On-Farm Sales. Keller’s Candies 121 Main St. SE, 479-586-1491 kellerscandies.com Old-fashioned, handmade candies. Artisan Foods. Gravette Farmers Market 110 Park Dr., 479-787-5368 cityofgravette-ar.gov/ gravettefarmersmarket.html Market features fresh and locally grown produce, live folk music on market days. WIC and Senior Nutrition vouchers accepted. Farmers Market.


GREEN FOREST A&A Orchards 2731 CR 645, 870-438-6749 aandaorchard.com Orchard that offers on-farm sales of apples, nectarines and peaches. OnFarm Sales. Green Forest Farmers Market Green Forest Public Square, 870-480-6071 Local farmers market trying to make fresh produce available to the public within the most economical means possible. 7 a.m.-noon Wed. March-Oct. Farmers Market. HARRIET Dogwood Hills Guest Farm 544 Cozahome Rd., 870-448-4870 thefarmer.com A homestead guest farm that sells eggs, milk and herbs. On-Farm Sales. HARRISON Black Farms 7089 Buck Ln., 870-280-9195 Offers seasonal vegetables, baked goods and prepared food products. Wholesale Farm. The Caramel Diva 324 S. Cherry St., 870-577-1485 facebook.com/thecarameldiva Sells French sea salt and other specialty caramels. Artisan Foods. Central Ozarks Farmers and Artisans Market Court Park Sq. Farmers market offering produce, crafts and flowers. 7 a.m.-noon Tues., Sat. June-Oct. Farmers Market.

Harrison Farmers Market 1425 N. Main St., 870-365-7925 Features produce grown by farmers from Boone, Newton, Carroll, Marion and Searcy counties. 7 a.m.-noon Tues., Sat.; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thurs. Farmers Market. Hopewell Jellies 5158 Hopewell Rd., 870-365-7925 facebook.com/hopewelljellies Homemade jams and jellies from locally sourced produced. Also offers baked goods, desserts, candies and other confections. Artisan Foods. J and A Farms 6602 Newton Line Rd., 870-365-8504 Offers seasonal produce, chickens, eggs, pork, goats and prepared food products. On-Farm Sales. Jack and Mary Ayers 2822 Old Capps Rd., 870-688-3030 Offers seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. Mahler Farms 5158 Hopewell Rd., 870-365-7925 facebook.com/mahlerfarms Offers locally grown produce with limited pesticide use as well as a line of jams and jellies. On-Farm Sales.

HATTIEVILLE Kaufman Farms 122 Kaufman Ln., 501-354-1902 Several varieties of hay available in square or round bales. Wholesale Farm. HINDSVILLE 5 Turkeys Farm 197 Madison 8376, 479-325-0733 Specializes in heritage-breed turkeys. Sells eggs for hatching and eating, poults and adult breeding stock. Wholesale Farm. HOLIDAY ISLAND Holiday Island Farmers Market 2 Holiday Island Dr. Heirloom vegetables, herbs, eggs and crafts. 8 a.m.-noon Fri. Farmers Market. Oak Hill Farm 327 CR 244, 479-253-5092 Certified organic, no-till vegetable production primarily for farmers markets. Available at Bentonville and Eureka Springs farmers markets. Wholesale Farm.

Two Trees Farm 6474 Orinda Way, 870-416-8408 Offers fresh, local honey. Wholesale Farm.

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Cline Berry Farm 224 S. Spruce St., 870-741-7121 clineberryfarm.com Offers several varieties of blueberries during season. U-Pick. Fentons Farm Market 6715 Hwy. 7 S., 870-741-6871 facebook.com/fentonsfarmmarket Offers handcrafted jams and jellies. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., April-Oct. Call for expanded holiday hours in Nov.-Dec. Artisan Foods, On-Farm Sales. Friend Orchards 4536 McKinley Ln., 870-715-7258 Offers peaches. Wholesale Farm. Garner Hill Farm 631 W. College Ave., 870-204-6495 Sells natural, pasture-raised pork, beef and lamb. USDA inspected. Limited delivery available. Wholesale Farm.

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HUNTSVILLE Dripping Springs Garden 1558 CR 548, 870-545-3658 drippingspringsgarden.com One of Arkansas’ oldest organic farms, offering seasonal produce, cut flowers and educational outreach. CSA, Wholesale Farm. Hickory Hills Farms 515 Madison 5320, 479-263-5284 Currently offers blackberries, with plans to expand into raspberries, apples, peaches and blueberries. Wholesale Farm. Homestyle Heritage 516 Madison 7715, 479-738-1032 Makes Anna Mary’s Gourmet Nut Cakes and Anna Mary’s Green Tomato Relish. Artisan Foods. Marty Sokol 905 Madison 2349 Certified naturally grown farm located between Huntsville and Kingston. Most crops are seasonal and grown outside and include beans, beets, cucumbers, herbs, leeks, okra, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, turnips and zucchini. Wholesale Farm. Wildfire Farm 4059 CR 516, 870-545-3120 locallygrown.net Online farmers market serving Carroll County as well as shares in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA, Wholesale Farm. JASPER Good Kind Food Cart HC 72 Box 403, 870-446-5841 Mobile farm-to-kitchen taco cart, dishing out fresh veggie gourmet tacos out of a 1968 retro-fitted trailer. Available for catering and events. At Jasper square 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Artisan Foods. Newton County Farmers Market 504 W. Court St., 870-446-2240 Produce and crafts from Newton County. WIC participant. 7 a.m.-noon Wed., 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Fri. May-November. Farmers Market. Ozark Wildflower Co. HC 70 Box 169, 870-446-5629 Nursery offering more than 200 native and ornamental perennials. Wholesale Farm. JERUSALEM Armstead Mountain Farm 14733 White Oak Mountain Rd., 501-745-5465 Sells melons, lettuce, onions, broccoli, peppers, cabbage, green beans, greens, squash, corn, tomatoes, celery, soybeans,

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cucumbers, turnips, radishes, beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes and cauliflower. Wholesale Farm. KINGSTON Wild Ozark 562 Madison 3270, 479-665-2463 wildozark.com Certified ginseng nursery. Wholesale Farm. LAMAR Johnson County Farmers Market 400 Cabin Creek Rd., 479-885-6575 Market offering produce from Lamararea growers. Noon-4:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Farmers Market. Peach Pickin’ Paradise 1901 McGuire Rd., 479-754-2006 Mark Morgan’s farm grows peaches and nectarines. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June-Aug. U-Pick. LESLIE Falling Sky Farm 4154 Hwy. 254 E. Raises chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle and grass. Cattle are 100-percent grass fed, and the poultry and pigs are supplemented with a custom-mixed GMO-free grain ration. Antibiotic-, steroid- and hormone-free meat. Wholesale Farm. Ozark Mountain Market Corner of Oak and Main St., 870-504-1034 A bimonthly produce and crafts market. Second and fourth Sat. April-Oct. Farmers Market. LINCOLN Dos Locos Farms 12003 Oriole Rd., 479-871-4140 doslocosfarms.com Offers grass-fed, non-GMO chicken, goats and sheep. Wholesale Farm. Rockweed Ranch 11944 Nicewarner Rd., 479-824-4129 Offers seasonal vegetables, pickles and relishes. On-Farm Sales. LONDON ABC—Awesome! Botanicals of a Celestial Nature 509 CR 1750, 479-885-6575 Locally owned greenhouse growing oyster mushrooms and herbs. Wholesale Farm. Pine Ridge Gardens 832 Sycamore Rd., 479-293-4359 Offers a wide variety of Arkansas native trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and wildflowers. Wholesale Farm.

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Renee’s Berry Garden 1265 Will Baker Rd., 479-293-3229 sites.google.com/site/reneesberrygarden Pre-picked and u-pick blueberries. Call ahead for picking conditions. U-Pick. LOWELL Eliza Wood 15124 E. Hwy. 264, 501-756-5688 Farm offering seasonal vegetables and fresh flowers. Wholesale Farm. Mudtown Farms 206 N. Old Wire Rd., 210-487-8650 facebook.com/mudtownfarms Offers produce to the public and restaurants. CSA, Wholesale Farm. MARSHALL Miles Away Farm 2139 Campbell Rd., 870-447-6108 milesaway.farm Raises Katadhin sheep for meat. USDAinspected cuts. Wholesale Farm. MOUNTAINBURG Treat Family Farm 1828 Hollow Branch Ln., 479-301-9156 Cage-free, organic eggs. On-Farm Sales. MORRILTON Barnyard Friends 110 Jones Ln., 501-208-7287 Offers 4x5 round bales of mixed-grass hay and square bales of mixed grass and wheat straw. On-Farm Sales. Conway County Farmers Market 117 S. Moose St., 501-354-2393 Locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. Farmers Market. Lewis Miller 195 Arrowhead Dr., 501-215-0808 Round bales of wrapped hay, 800-900 pounds. Wholesale Farm. MULBERRY Bluebird Song Farm 5260 Chastain Rd., 479-997-1996 Conventionally grown muscadine grapes and blueberries. U-pick fruit and blueberry bushes for sale. U-Pick, Wholesale Farm. Eda-zen 532 Industrial Park Rd., 479-431-6018 edazen.com First manufacturer in the United States that is dedicated to producing edamame (green soybeans). Artisan Foods.


OMAHA Roberson Orchards Farm Market Hwy. 14 E., 870-426-3400 facebook.com/robersonorchards Peaches and vegetables in summer, apples in fall. Store carries a selection of dried fruits, nuts, honey, sorghum, jams, jellies, relishes and candies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Aug.-Feb. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily JuneSept. Farmers Market. OZARK Fay Vineyards 11347 Honeysuckle Rd., 479-209-2184 faymuscadinevineyards.com Grows high quality Carlos and Noble muscadines in the Ozark foothills. Available in winemaker quantities. Wholesale Farm. Franklin County Farmers Market 300 W. Commercial St., 479-667-2525 Local produce and crafts from area growers. 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Sat. Farmers Market. PARIS ENC Farm 2448 E. Brown, 479-847-5964 Offers fresh eggs for sale. Wholesale Farm.

Locally grown mushrooms, available at the Mill Street Market in Springdale. Wholesale Farm. PETTIGREW Lisa Judd 410 Madison 3175, 479-677-2382 Small farm grows seasonal vegetables, sells honey and potted plants. Available at the Huntsville Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. Mulberry Creek Organic Produce 2734 CR 5099, 870-619-2220 Grows chemical-free fruit and produce. Also offers handmade baked good and other prepared food products. On-Farm Sales. PRAIRIE GROVE Fly Creek Valley Farm 15996 Greasy Valley Rd., 479-848-0137 Breeder of Dorper and Dorper-cross feeder lambs and commercial breeding stock. On-Farm Sales. Loch Arbor Farm 13255 S. Hwy. 265, 479-595-1147 Breeder of pure bred of Toggenburg dairy goats. Offers both milk and breeding stock. Call for appoinment. On-Farm Sales.

Paris Farmers Market 25 W. Walnut, 707-502-5544 facebook.com/parisarkansasfarmersmkt Farmers Market on the courthouse square in Paris. Vendors are all required to be strictly Arkansas growers, producers, craftsmen and artisans. Farmers Market.

Maple Gorge Farm 12601 Greasy Valley Rd., 479-846-4485 Sells registered Alpine and Saanen dairy goats, hardy-wool sheep, eggs, pork, fleeces, lambs and raw goat milk. On-Farm Sales.

Prestonrose Farm 201 St. Louis Valley Rd., 479-938-0199 facebook.com/PrestonroseFarm Small, organic (certification in progress) farm producing heirloom vegetables and fruit, including herbs, beans, peanuts, potatoes, cotton, flowers, melons and squash. Wholesale Farm.

The Blueberry Barn 650 Lippert Dr., 479-636-9640 U-pick blueberries. Call for picking conditions. U-Pick.

The Farmstead 2162 Short Mountain Rd., 479-963-9999 Offers lamb in late spring, goat kids in January and mid-summer, fresh eggs and goat milk. Grows some seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. PARTHENON Rivendell Gardens HCR 72 Box 34, 870-446-5783 Certified organic fruits and vegetables, USDA-inspected meats. Wholesale Farm. PEA RIDGE Mother’s Mushrooms 102 Oakley St., 907-268-7097

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The Blueberry Patch 1201 Longview Dr., 479-631-2483. Offers pre-picked and u-pick blueberries. Buckets and bags furnished. 7:30 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. U-Pick. D&L Apiaries 1110 S. 3rd St., 479-276-0593 Local honey. Wholesale Farm. Downtown Rogers Farmers Market 101 E. Cherry St., 479-936-5487 mainstreetrogers.com Farmers market in downtown Rogers operated out of a newly renovated, city owned indoor/outdoor location. 7 a.m.noon Sat., April 30-Oct. 29; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., May 19-Aug 18. Farmers Market. Fresh Right Now Farms 1607 W. Acorn Rd., 479-925-5729 freshrightnowfarms.com Grow-to-order fruits and vegetables,

starter plants and clones. Wholesale Farm. Joe LaRoche 1202 E. Walnut St., 479-925-0018 Honey for pick-up or local delivery in the Rogers area. On-Farm Sales. My Father’s Garden 1919 S. 13th St., 479-715-1237 myfathers-garden.com Sells lime jalapeño pepper jelly made at the University of Arkansas Pilot Plant. Currently grows peppers in summer with plans for a four-season garden. Call for ordering. Artisan Foods, On-Farm Sales, Wholesale Farm. Neal Family Farm 1246 W. Laurel Ave., 479-659-1750 facebook.com/Nealfamilyfarm U-pick blueberries in season. U-Pick. Renegade Hens 1421 Feast Pl., 479-640-0936 Offers free-range eggs. Wholesale Farm. Rogers Farmers Market 100 N. Dixieland Rd., 479-246-8383 rogersfarmersmarket.org Farm fresh produce and local crafts. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wed., Sat. April 27-Nov. Farmers Market. Souls Harbor NWA 1206 N. 2nd St., 479-631-7878 SoulsHarborNWA.org A transitional living facility for men that has launched a sustainable food program that includes a commercial kitchen and greenhouse. Products available on-site and at area farmers markets. Wholesale Farm. Sweet Joe’s Honey 1202 E. Walnut St., 479-925-0018 Locally produced and harvested honey. On-Farm Sales. War Eagle Mill 11045 War Eagle Rd., 479-789-5343 wareaglemill.com Producer of stone-ground flour from organic, non-GMO crops. Has operated since 1832. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Jan. 1-Feb. 29. Artisan Foods. Windy Oak Hill 1300 Quail Rd., 501-242-1929 Offers free range eggs. Call for availability. On-Farm Sales. ROVER McCool Farms 10946 Hunts Cemetery Rd., 479-264-9182. Producer of seasonal vegetables, including summer crops and a fall pumpkin patch. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. On-Farm Sales.

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RUDY Rudy Rebels Ranch 5020 N. Rudy Rd., 479-459-3380 Produces grass-fed beef products, eggs and sheep. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-noon Sat. On-Farm Sales. RUSSELLVILLE Dowell Farms 103 Marina Rd., 501-680-8811 Sells mixed grass hay in 400-pound bales. On-Farm Sales. Pope County Farmers Market 2200 W. Main St., 479-747-5429 Arkansas produce sold directly by the grower. Farmers Market. Russellville Community Market 501 S. Phoenix Ave. russellville.locallygrown.net Online market sells products farmed within 150 miles of Russellville yearround. Farmers Market. Tri Peaks Community Market West C St., 479-264-3682 facebook.com/ tripeakscommunitymarket Downtown market featuring local farmers, crafters, artists, musicians and food vendors. 8 a.m. to noon Sat. Farmers Market. SILOAM SPRINGS Siloam Springs Farmers Market Corner of University and Mt. Olive, 479-524-4556 siloamsprings.locallygrown.net Producer-only market offering fresh produce, garden and landscaping plants, fresh-cut flowers, seasonal vegetables, local raw honey, baked goods and crafts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues. and Sat. Apr. 20-Oct. 26 Farmers Market. SOLGOHACHIA Voss Farm 70 Fryer Bridge Rd., 501-354-2021 Bermuda grass hay available in square or round bales. Wholesale Farm. SPRINGDALE The Cake Occasion 227 McCollough Dr., 479-957-4853 thecakeoccasion.com Home-run, bake-to-order business from a Northwest Arkansas Community College pastry arts student. Artisan Foods. Dickey Farms 14306 Wildcat Rd., 479-422-4427 facebook.com/dickeyfarmsar Offers tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,

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lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, squash, winter squash and pumpkins. 4 p.m.7:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sun. On-Farm Sales.

Songbird Gardens 301 Michael St., 479-966-3255 Urban farm selling CSA-style garden boxes. CSA.

Downtown Springdale Farmers Market 110 W. Emma, 479-301-5934 downtownspringdale.org Fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, nuts, farm fresh eggs, frozen meat, flowers, plants, jams, jellies and baked goods. Farmers Market.

Tiffany Selvey 301 Michael St., 479-200-0588 Small urban garden in the heart of Springdale offering direct produce sales. On-Farm Sales.

Farmland Adventures 5355 Parsons Rd., 479-799-5033 farmlandadventures.com A u-pick pumpkin patch that features a corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, a play area for kids, campfires, wagon rides and pig races. On-Farm Sales. Giraffe Gardens 2692 Powell St., 479-750-4141 Farm offering seasonal produce including onions, leeks, garlic, beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, celery, bamboo shoots, beets, carrots, potatoes, flowers, herbs and raspberries. Wholesale Farm. Local Sprouts 403 Zachary, 479-619-8324 facebook.com/LocalSproutsMarket Offers local produce at the Mill Street Market. Wholesale Farm. McGuire Farms 2325 Reed Ave., 479-751-3352 Sells beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupe, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, figs, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, okra, peaches, peanuts, peas, peppers, persimmons, poke salat and potatoes. Wholesale Farm. Mill Street Market Mill St., 479-966-3255 Located between Johnson Avenue and Huntsville Avenue in Springdale, The Mill Street Market offers Arkansas made and Arkansas grown products. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tues. Farmers Market. Pozza’s Pasta 1772 W. Sunset, 479-841-3215 Sells handmade, artisan dried pasta to retailers and restaurants in and around Arkansas. Artisan Foods. Ranalli Farms 2122 W. Henri De Tonti Blvd., 479-361-1313 ranallifarms.com Seasonal vegetables, grapes and blueberries. On-Farm Sales.

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Vet Veggies 7959 W. Gibbs Rd., 479-236-7478 Vegetables grown in a repurposed freight container. Wholesale Farm. SPRINGFIELD Heifer Creek Highlands 288 Heifer Creek Rd. heifercreek.com Free-range, all-natural Scots Highland lean beef by the side or half-side. No hormones, antibiotics or steroids. USDA-butchered, custom cut and custom wrapped, then dry aged. Advance notice from 1 to 4 weeks for shipping. Wholesale Farm. ST. JOE St. Joe Farmers and Artisans Market Hwy 65, 870-439-2058 Farmers market organized for the purpose of assisting north Arkansas farmers, growers, producers and artists in the direct marketing of their products. 8 a.m.-noon Sat., June-Oct. Farmers Market. Taylor Farms 1870 Silver Hill Rd. Raises Santa Gertrudis, Angus and crossbreed Star 5 cattle for sale at local sale barns. Wholesale Farm. ST. PAUL Ozark Native Plants 800 Madison 5153, 479-677-2235 ozarknativeplants.com Native plants nursery offering wildflowers, medicinal and edible plants, shrubs and trees native to the Ozarks. Wholesale Farm. SUBIACO Subiaco Abbey 405 N. Subiaco Ave., 479-934-1190 countrymonks.org Produces flaming-hot “Monk Sauce” from locally grown peppers. Artisan Foods.


VAN BUREN Haddock Family Apiary 2106 Woodwind Way, 479-221-0814 Sells small-batch honey. On-Farm Sales. Smitty’s Bees 704 Skyline Dr., 479-462-6315 Sells raw, organic local honey, organic lip balm and homemade lye soap. Also offers bee hive and swarm removal services. Wholesale Farm. Van Buren Farmers Market 1409 Main St., 479-218-2316 An up and coming market providing a wide range of locally sourced fresh produce and handcrafted jellies, jams, candies and soaps. 7 a.m.-noon Wed. Farmers Market. WALDRON Lupine Farm 7024 US 71 N., 479-227-1703 Naturally raised pork. CSA, On-Farm Sales. Red Gate Hobby Farm 779 E. Crump Town Rd., 479-207-1040 Offers seasonal produce as well as eggs, meat, duck, lamb and pastured pork. On-Farm Sales. Scott County Farmers Market 100 W. First St. (Scott County Courthouse), 479-207-1040 Tomatoes, potatoes, melons, peppers, fruits, berries and other produce. First Sat. of every month. Farmers Market. WEST FORK David J. Dajani 12238 Sheehan Rd. Family farm producing okra, peppers and tomatoes. Wholesale Farm. Great Fermentations 15451 Jones Branch Rd., 479-200-1908 greatferments.com Produces lacto-fermented pickled vegetables at the UARK Arkansas Food Innovation Center. Available at local farmers markets and grocers. Products contain active cultures and probiotics. Artisan Foods. Muddy Feathers Farm 14300 Mineral Springs Rd., 479-409-2607 muddyfeathersfarm.com Small hobby hatchery offering chicks, pullets and hatching eggs from rare and not-so-rare breeds. On-Farm Sales. Roots in Bloom 14148 Sugar Mountain Rd., 479-502-2491 rootsinbloom.weebly.com Wellness farm working to establish sustainability by using upcycled materials when possible and naturally grown

standards. Offers produce, herbs, CSA packages, plant starts and plant start kits. Also makes all-natural wellness and personal care products. CSA, On-Farm Sales. Terrell Spencer 320 Bullard Rd., 479-601-5390 Pasture-raised chickens for eggs and meat. Processed in a USDA-inspected facility. Wholesale Farm. West Fork Farmers Market Corner of Hwy. 170 and Campbell Lp., 479-225-1611 Market offers USDA meats, organic vegetables and artwork. The growers are expanding to year-round production and working to implement a “Farm to School” program with the West Fork Schools. 7:30 a.m.-noon Sat., 3 p.m.-dusk Wed. Farmers Market. WESLEY 4-J Farms Pumpkin and Fall Products 1833 Madison 6290, 479-644-8223 Offers pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Also available Indian corn, corn stalks, square baled straw and a variety of winter squash. On-Farm Sales. WINSLOW Black Sheep Ranch 15451 Jones Branch Rd., 530-587-2912 blacksheepranch.net Specializes in antibiotic-, hormone-, pesticide- and herbicide-free grass-fed lamb as well as probiotic-rich fermented (pickled) vegetables. On-Farm Sales. Debbie Brown 21199 Summer Hill Rd., 479-459-1340 Seasonal produce, herbs and native plants. Wholesale Farm. Greg Trimble 22431 U.S. Hwy. 71 N., 479-220-2514 Produces free-range, grass-fed beef and free-range pork. Wholesale Farm.

Windberry Farm 301 N. Railroad St., 479-521-4619 Has a mission to provide healthy food for the community without using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. On-Farm Sales. Winslow Farmers Market Winslow Blvd. Features the on-site Winslow Garden that benefits Winslow Community Meals Inc. Garden is run by volunteers and the local 4-H Club. 9 a.m.-noon Sat. beginning in April. Farmers Market. WITTS SPRINGS Justine Griffis 189 Jackpot Rd., 870-496-2804 Produces composted horse manure that is heat treated to kill weed seed and pathogens, then sifted, weighed and bagged. Contains no wood products or rocks. Chemical and pesticide free. On-Farm Sales. YELLVILLE Sadhana Lane Gardens 47 Sadhana Ln., 870-736-1758 Organically grown vegetables and herbs including tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, garlic, kale, collards, mustards and various greens. Pesto and pesto-baked products also for sale. Wholesale Farm. Yellville Farmers Market 105 N. Berry St., 501-650-2356 www.facebook.com/ YellvilleFarmersMarket Growers-only open air market in conjunction with “Music on the Square.” Offers locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, bedding and garden plants, baked goods, jams and jellies, worm castings and Ozark crafts. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat. Second week in April through second week in Sept. Farmers Market.

Ozark All Seasons 16809 Tyson Hog Farm Rd., 479-200-9376 ozarkallseasons.com Grows lettuce and salad greens yearround using hydroponic systems. Wholesale Farm. Ozark Plant Farm 21199 Summers Hill Rd., 479-459-1340 Seasonal produce, including cabbage, celery, green beans, tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard and more. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. On-Farm Sales.

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and several poultry flocks. Wholesale Farm. BATESVILLE Cherokee Farms 955 Oneal Rd., 870-612-0660 cherokeefarms.net Premium Angus and Wagyu beef. USDAinspected, hormone-free beef. Wholesale Farm.

Fleetwood Farms 201 Ashley Dr., 870-793-5088 Operates a small apiary, selling honey by the gallon, quart, pint or smaller amounts. Pollen sold by weight. Wholesale Farm.

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BRADFORD CWC Farm 3480 Union Hill Rd., 870-307-4023 Grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free lamb and goats. Delivery available to area processors. On-Farm Sales. Five Acre Farms 630 Scoggins Rd., 501-412-0817 Sustainable farm located outside of Pleasant Plains. Grows a wide variety of vegetables in permanent, no-till beds. Uses no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. On-Farm Sales.

Garden Girl Farm Fresh Produce & More 1355 College Ave., 870-613-4588 Offers fresh, chemical-free vegetables throughout the year. Farmers Market.

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1054 Cypress Ln., 870-834-5315 broodfarm.com Small market farm whose mission is to take care of the land and work and to eat well from its harvest. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Wholesale Farm. Carter Farms 671 CR 336, 870-283-5081 pumpkinhollow.com Sells red and yellow meat watermelons, along with cantaloupes. On-Farm Sales. CHEROKEE VILLAGE

Spring River Farmers Market Cherokee Village Town Center, 870-847-7286 Selling fresh produce and locally made crafts. 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market.


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Johnson Farm 581 CR 333, 870-588-4832 Sells seasonal sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, green beans, peas, blackberries, cucumbers and squash. On-Farm Sales.

Piney Fork Berry Farm 163 Blueberry Ln., 870-368-5001 Highbush blueberries available during season. Call ahead for availability. U-Pick.

ASU Regional Farmers Market N.E. corner of Stadium Ave. and Aggie Rd., 870-892-2087 asuregionalfarmersmarket.org Offers local produce from Jonesboro-area growers. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Sat. Farmers Market.

Karen Lester 1911 Bay Village Rd., 870-588-4643 Farm raises beans, broccoli, cabbage, okra, peppers and tomatoes. On-Farm Sales. Riley’s Orchard 3964 Hwy. 364, 870-588-4335 Offering peaches and grapes. Grapes are u-pick. Peaches sold at Jonesboro Farmers Market. Call ahead for availability and picking conditions. U-Pick, Wholesale Farm. COLT Phyllis Fleming 4171 Hwy. 306 E., 870-633-3582 On-farm sales of seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. CORNING Bowers Plants 3450 Hwy. 135, 870-259-3437 Bedding plants, potted flowers and hanging baskets. Wholesale Farm. COTTER Isom and Sons White River Berry Farm 184 Hazel St., 901-299-4599 Offers blackberries for sale. Wholesale Farm. DES ARC Saul Fish Farm 8343 Hwy. 11 N., 866-728-5228 saulfishfarm.com Wholesale shiners, fathead minnows and other fish bait. Wholesale Farm. DEVALL’S BLUFF Harry Saul Minnow Farm 7689 Hwy. 70 E., 870-998-2585 Raises minnows for wholesale bait distribution. Minnows are certified by the Arkansas State Plant Board to be free of disease and aquatic nuisance species. Wholesale Farm. EL PASO Armstrong Beefalo Farm 684 Ridge Rd., 501-351-4551 Raises all natural, grass-based beefalo (a breed of beef incorporating bison genes) since 1994. On-Farm Sales. Tom and Judy Riley 1943 Hwy. 64 W., 501-796-2298 Hormone- and antibiotic-free grain- and grass-fed beef. On-Farm Sales.

FORREST CITY Kevin Vandiver 7596 Hwy. 284, 870-630-0607 Offers Christmas trees and seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. Seven Harvest 393 SFC 320, 501-454-2252 7harvest.org Nonprofit grows affordable vegetables, and offers classes in soil building and composting, hoop house construction, greenhouse management, food safety, farm and business planning, farm management and community farm training. Wholesale Farm. GASSVILLE Gassville Farmers Market 204 S. School St., 870-435-6439 Market offering produce from the Gassville area. Looking for vendors; call for information. Located next to the Gassville Branch Library. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market. Ike and Sandy Yates 1101 Hwy. 126 N., 870-405-6038 Worms for fishing and worm castings for fertilizer. On-Farm Sales. HEBER SPRINGS Karen Ott Mayer 3199 Wilburn Rd., 501-362-3253 Pasture-based hog and cattle farm. Practices sustainable and conservation practices and farms without chemicals, antibiotics, hormones or confinement. Wholesale Farm. Lambrecht Gourmet 2026 Hwy. 25B N., 501-362-7514 lambrechtgourmet.com Produces five varieties of artisanal toffee with assorted nuts and chocolates. Also offers sweet and spicy glazed pecans. Artisan Foods. Valley Farms 3924 Libby Rd., 501-362-6093 Grows strawberries, sweet corn, okra, squash, cucumbers, snap beans, tomatoes and pumpkins. Wholesale Farm.

Crooked Creek Apiaries 4595 CR 745, 870-897-0314 crookedcreekapiaries.com Raw, unfiltered honey from flowers that grow along Arkansas’ creeks, rivers and sloughs. Wholesale Farm. Goobertown Farms 139 CR 795. 870-897-8645 Raises vegetables, berries and fruit. Operates a state-approved commercial kitchen. On-Farm Sales. Herb & Root Apothecary 297 CR 726, 770-403-0882 Sells herbs and prepared herbal products. Artisan Foods. Mid-South Nursery and Greenhouses 3321 Dan Ave., 870-932-2036 Grows and sells all types of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, vegetables, herbs. Largest wholesale and retail nursery and greenhouses in Jonesboro. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Wholesale Farm. JUDSONIA George Friedrich 291 Moccasin Bend Rd., 501-278-7177 Farm of several thousand acres with 200 acres devoted to specialty edible crops. Wholesale Farm. Gillam Farms 251 Hwy. 258, 501-729-0042 Grower of muscadines, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, okra, peas, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Latta and Josie’s Place store on farm operates year-round. Pumpkin festival in October. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. April-Nov. On-Farm Sales. Wholly Cow Farms 615 Graham Rd., 501-593-2666 whollycowfarms.com All-natural grass-fed beef. No antibiotics or hormones, finished on grass. Wholesale Farm. KNOBEL Bambi Perez 220 Pine St., 870-259-3512 Crops include seasonal vegetables, herbs, flowers, potted plants and mushrooms. Wholesale Farm.

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A fresh bounty awaits visitors to the Downtown Newport Farmers Market—including these delicious pickled green tomatoes. Carter-Cox Seeds 3162 Hwy. 90, 870-259-3231 Seed producer offering soybeans, rice, wheat, corn and milo seed. Wholesale Farm. LAFE Donna Reinhart 35 Main St., 870-586-0685 Sells tomatoes and peppers. On-Farm Sales. LAKE CITY Willow Oak Farm 511 CR 954, 870-897-1316 Raises herbs and hydroponic lettuce. Wholesale Farm. Wrights Country Market 655 CR 984 Offers fresh produce and canned products for sale. Farmers Market. LEACHVILLE Hawkins Farms 5168 CR W196, 870-931-2737 Commodity crop farm making the transition into specialty crop farming. Wholesale Farm. LEAD HILL Mary Makes Things 16679 Hwy. 7 N., 870-436-2828 Offers an assortment of breads and other baked goods as well as jams, jellies and preserves. Artisan Foods.

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LEXA Family Farming 105 Martin Luther King Dr., 870-995-6201 Seasonal u-pick vegetables. U-Pick. LUXORA Hanna Farm 801 Hanna Rd., 870-623-2406 Heirloom vegetable farming operation with a concentration on ancient and heritage grains. Also owns and operates a stone mill that produces flours and grits. Wholesale Farm. MARION Palm Source 4069 N. Airport Rd., 901-672-3541 Offers perennials, palms and other landscaping plants. Wholesale Farm. MAYNARD Falling Star Farms 4068 Hwy. 166 N., 870-202-9595 facebook.com/FallingStarFarms Produces a line of jellies, preserves and fruit butters. Also sells farm-fresh eggs and seasonal fruits and vegetables. 9 a.m.7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Artisan Foods. MCCRORY Charles Vondran 2733 Hwy. 17 N., 870-731-5653 Variety of vegetables and fruits, including muscadine grapes. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales.

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Corner Market Corner of Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 775, 501-281-0893 Local farm offering seasonal produce including cucumbers, green beans, green onions, okra, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash and tomatoes. On-Farm Sales. MELBOURNE Cooper Farm 800 Dixon St., 870-368-4555 Bermuda and mixed grass hay. On-Farm Sales. Tate Brothers’ Farm HC 89 Box 240, 870-368-7489 Wholesale farmer specializing in peas and cantaloupe. Wholesale Farm. MOUNT PLEASANT Earth Art and Foods HC 89 Box 205, 479-715-8377 Shiitake mushrooms, soaps and woodworks. Visitors by reservation only. On-Farm Sales. MOUNT VERNON Davis’ Fresh Veggies & More 104 Beverly Rd., 501-206-7177 Offers fresh, seasonal vegetables along with eggs, rabbits and chickens. On-Farm Sales.


MOUNTAIN HOME Barren Creek Farm 1105 CR 618, 870-425-6359 Offers lumber gleaned from the forest and fields of a rehabilitated family farm, including eastern red cedar, white and red oak, hickory and walnut. Also offers ducks, duck eggs, fish, ornamentals and pork. By appointment only. On-Farm Sales. Bright House Farms 1205 CR 16, 870-481-5355 brighthousefarms.com Focuses on fresh vegetables grown using organic methods. Also sells eggs, vegetable plants and flowers. On-Farm Sales. Mountain Home Berry Farm 693 CR 57, 870-425-7028 Offers asparagus, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and sweet onions. Holds a fall festival with pumpkins, gourds, hayrides and a corn maze. On-Farm Sales. Mountain Home Farmers Market 3296 Hwy. 201 S., 870-492-2303 Fresh local produce from area producers. 6 a.m.-noon Wed. and Sat. May-Sept. Farmers Market. Ozark Locally Grown U.S. Hwy. 62 W., 870-421-2203 ozark.locallygrown.net/welcome Online farmers market covering northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Farmers Market. MOUNTAIN VIEW Common Threads 17467 Hwy. 66, 870-269-6808 jenonthefarm.com Small family farm that raises Jacob sheep, angora goats and dairy goats. On-Farm Sales. Kennon Livestock 6271 Hwy. 9, 870-219-9177 facebook.com/pages/Kennon-livestock Sells pasture-raised lambs to co-ops and individuals. Wholesale Farm. NEWPORT Bottomland Naturals 420 Beech St., 870-523-5611 Produces edible birdseed houses and other birdseed products. 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Wholesale Farm. Downtown Newport Farmers Market Newport Lake, 870-664-0542 Farmers market selling local produce and crafts from the Newport area. Wed., Sat. June-Oct. Farmers Market.

Farmers Elevator and Warehouse 124 Beech St., 870-523-3195 Seed processor and chemical sales. Wholesale Farm. Shoffner Farm Research 6355 Hwy. 17 S., 870-744-8237 Rice, soybean and wheat seed in several varieties. Wholesale Farm. PARAGOULD Paragould Farmers Market 300 W. Court St., 870-236-7684 Locally grown produce, eggs and meats, along with handmade crafts and baked goods. 8 a.m.noon Sat., May-Aug. Farmers Market. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tis So Sweet Home Bakery 1410 Greene 712, 870-476-7326 facebook.com/tissosweethomebakery Home bakery producing sweet and savory baked goods. Artisan Foods. PIGGOTT Al Williams and Son Nursery 1167 E. Main St., 870-598-3357 alwilliamsnursery.com Tree grower specializing in flowering and shade trees. Offers conifer and flowering shrubs for landscaping. 8 a.m.-noon Mon.Fri. Wholesale Farm. Pumpkin Hollow 671 CR 336, 870-598-3568 Pumpkins and gourds. Features a gourd trellis, farm animals, hay slides, pony, train and hay rides; cornfield mazes, pig scrambles and other special events. On-Farm Sales. Simple and Natural/Sundance Farms 1171 W. Sundance Dr., 573-344-1883 simplenaturalpc.etsy.com Handmade holistic and alternative care items. Also produces essential oil products from all-natural, fair-trade ingredients. Also grows seasonal vegetables. Artisan Foods, Wholesale Farm. PLEASANT PLAINS Garden Girl Farm Fresh Produce & More 6990 Batesville Blvd., 870-613-4588 Offers fresh, chemical-free vegetables throughout the year. Farmers Market. POCAHONTAS Earth Sprung Grain 907 Amy Rd., 870-892-3249 Produces specialty grains, offering quality eco-grown aromatic rice. On-Farm Sales.

POUGHKEEPSIE Stewart Produce 120 W. Prosperity Rd., 870-283-6209 Small chemical-free family farm. Wholesale Farm. POWHATAN Powhatan Farms 3537 Hwy. 117, 501-626-3730 powhatanfarms.com Family farm that produces pastured meats, including chicken, turkey and beef. Wholesale Farm. PROCTOR Peace Bee Farm 37 Peace Farm Rd., 870-514-0105 Produces locally grown honey from cotton, soybean and other floral sources. Uses beeswax in the production of candles. On-Farm Sales. Veraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Farm 105 Hinkley Rd., 571-228-4202 High-quality, naturally grown vegetables and fruits for consumers at affordable prices and easy accessibility. U-Pick. QUITMAN Pumpkin Rose Farm 11 Mortar Creek Rd., 501-339-6911 pumpkinrosefarm.blogspot.com Grows produce, herbs and flowers. Jellies, jams and preserves also available. Wholesale Farm. SAGE M M Landscape and Lawn 259 McAnally Dr., 870-368-5522 Landscaping and ornamental shrub retail. On-Farm Sales. Mount Olive Pepper Company 755 AR 69B, 870-368-3091 mountolivesmokedpepper.com Grows peppers as well as purchasing peppers from local growers to produce whole dried peppers and ground pepper products. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Artisan Foods. SALEM Warren Newman 2645 Greasy Creek Rd., 870-458-2523 Small family farm that grows seasonal produce for sale at Salem-area farmers markets. Wholesale Farm.

Harmony Acres Farm 243 Harmony Rd., 870-378-5151 Garden fresh vegetables available for purchase. Wholesale Farm.

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Bailey Cattle Co. 3 Ridgewood Ln. Heritage-breed turkeys, free-range chicken eggs and a wide array of vegetables. Raises heritage and rare breed stock upon request. Hormone- and antibiotic-free. On-Farm Sales.

Taylor Stuckey Inc. 10415 Stuckey Ln., 870-483-7625 Sells agricultural seeds, chemicals and fertilizers, specializing in cotton and grain. Wholesale Farm.

Willowbrook Farm 211 Ki Ke Acres Rd., 501-827-9989 Offers lamb, wool, winter popcorn, baked goods and limited goat meat, goose, ducks and turkeys. Wholesale Farm, Homegrown by Heroes

Select Cuts 9085 Elizabeth Rd., 870-458-2291 Grass-fed USDA-inspected cuts of beef. All animals are born and raised on the ranch. By appointment only. Wholesale Farm.

Windsor Cattle Company 1515 Letona Rd., 501-281-0061 Registered Black Angus and seed stock. On-Farm Sales. SMITHVILLE Praiseworthy Foods 60 Lawrence 2692, 870-528-0347 Raises pork for meat. Wholesale Farm.

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WALNUT RIDGE Beary Farms 486 U.S. Hwy. 412, 870-886-5515 Pumpkins and gourds. Call for availability. On-Farm Sales. John and Mel Fender 1070 Lawrence 612 Rd., 870-759-2920 Longtime vegetable growers. On-Farm Sales.

SWIFTON Green Acres Hay Farm 151 Jackson Co. 632, 870-219-6237 Hybrid Bermuda hay. On-Farm Sales.

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SAVE THE DATE! 41ST ANNUAL WYNNE FARM FEST JUNE 8-10, 11 A.M. 410 E. MERRIMAN AVENUE, WYNNE Barbecue, music and a celebration of Delta farm life. For more information, visit facebook.com/wynnefarmfest.


WYNNE April Muhammad 403 Church St. N., 870-636-0990 Offers three different pre-washed, preseasoned ready-to-cook rice mixes. Artisan Foods. Bassham Orchard 3422 Hwy. 284 E., 870-238-2153 Growing peaches, apples and nectarines. On-Farm Sales. Betty, Howard and Jeremy Walker 2648 Hwy. 163 On-farm sales of corn, peas and tomatoes. On-Farm Sales. Caubble Orchards 296 U.S. Hwy. 64 B, 870-238-8627 Various varieties of fruit including 30 varieties of peaches, five varieties of nectarines, eight varieties of apples and two varieties of plums. On-Farm Sales. Cross County Farmers Market 705 E. Union Ave., 870-238-5745 Fresh fruit, vegetables and handmade crafts. 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Farmers Market.

Killough Farms 661 Highway 64B, 870-238-7038 Pick your own blueberries on-site. Daylight hours during season. U-Pick. Linda or Mike Stegall 729 Hwy 350, 870-238-2817 Farm offering varieties of beans and peas for sale. On-Farm Sales. Matthews Ridgeview Farms 2400 Bartlett Rd., 870-238-8828 arsweetpotatoes.com Commercial sweet potato farm with year-round availability. Call for an appointment. Wholesale Farm. Matthews Sweet Potato Farm 18 CR 377, 870-238-0244 wearpotatoes.com Arkansas-grown sweet potatoes available for pick-up by appointment. Call for availability. On-Farm Sales.

SAVE THE DATE! COLT SMOKE AND FIRE JULY 4 300 OLD MILITARY ROAD EAST, COLT Colt firefighters will be on-hand selling their famous smoked ribs for Independence Day! For more information, call 870-633-9170.

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ARKADELPHIA Clark County Farmers Market U.S. Hwy. 67/10th St., 870-246-1050 facebook.com/clarkcountyfarmersmarket Produce-only market featuring Clark County growers. 7 a.m.-noon Tues., Sat. Farmers Market. Desiree Barnes 1411 Evans St., 870-210-9700 A start-up company growing organic herb plants and table vegetables. Wholesale Farm. McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm 197 Christmas Tree Ln., 501-865-3731 Sells Virginia pine Christmas trees from Thanksgiving through Christmas. On-Farm Sales. Take A Load Off 618 Clinton St., 870-313-1385 takealoadoffar.com Offers baked goods, desserts, honey, jams and preserves made in Arkansas. Artisan Foods. ASHDOWN Grannie’s Bloomers 107 E. 7th St., 870-898-8515 Garden center and nursery. Some plants can be grown to order. Wholesale Farm. Happy Frog Farm 1101 Little River 35, 870-898-3679 facebook.com/happy-frog-farm Start-up farm raising Barred Rock chickens and produce. Sells eggs, jams, preserves, sauces, pre-mixed spice blends and crafts. Artisan Foods, On-Farm Sales. Joe Crews 217 Little River 142, 870-542-7220 Seasonal produce that you pick yourself. Call for availability. U-Pick.

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Little River County Farmers Market 180 E. Whitaker St., 870-898-2758 littlerivercounty.org Farmers market offering local produce, arts and crafts from the Ashdown area. Open from 7 a.m. until sold out. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Farmers Market. BISMARCK Ausley Family Premium Beef 9896 Hwy. 84, 501-282-2997 Raises Angus and Angus-cross cattle with plans to supply Wagyu-cross beef within 18 months. Wholesale Farm. JV Farms 5754 Sycamore Dr., 501-732-9093 facebook.com/jvfarms Homestead farm raising pork, chickens, eggs, berries and seasonal vegetables. CSA, On-Farm Sales. Point Cedar Grocery 107 Hwy. 347, 501-865-6238 Small community grocer located west of Bismarck. Also raises hormone- and antibiotic-free Angus beef. Farmers Market. BODCAW Miracle Farms Market 659 Nevada 15, 870-703-7266 Offers produce, meat and prepared products. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market. DONALDSON Bunn Farm 4892 Lucky Pine Rd., 501-580-5331 Pure sorghum syrup produced in the New DeRoche community of Hot Spring County. On-Farm Sales.

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Ouachita River Valley Farm 4399 Midway Rd., 479-216-1991 Chemical-free vegetables, fruits and herbs, available at the Hot Springs Farmers and Artisans Market, the Green Market of Hot Springs Village and Clark County Farmers Market in Arkadelphia. Wholesale Farm. EL DORADO Richland Creek Farm 1101 N.W. Ave., 870-875-1078 facebook.com/farmfreshfoods Sustainable-practice farm sells a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers to El Dorado and surrounding community. 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Fri. Wholesale Farm. FOREMAN York Pecans Co. 2919 Hwy. 32 W., 870-542-6196 Pecan farm, also has commercial pecan-shelling plant with a 10-millionpound capacity available for bulk pecan processing. Wholesale Farm. FOUKE Gladden Farms 390 MC 459, 903-824-0140 Seasonal produce including banana peppers, basil, snap beans, pole beans, green beans, beets, cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, flowers, green beans, green onions, herbs, okra, parsley, potatoes, radishes, lettuce, squash, turnip greens, watermelon, yellow squash and zucchini. Wholesale Farm.


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Hearnsberger’sDumas Gourd Farm 436 Sixth St., 870-798-3610 Grows gourds, watermelons and McGehee cantaloupe. Monticello On-Farm Sales.

HOPE • Dermott Country Girl Lake Health Village • Club 209 S. Main St., 870-703-5990 USDA-certified • Hamburg organic farm that grows various crops such as butternut squash, Crossett Eudora • •yellow squash, cantaloupe, butter beans,

Amy’s 527 Mcbee St., 501-467-3278 Full-service florist offering Arkansasgrown flowers and plants plus a variety of gifts. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Wholesale Farm. Arkansas Natural Produce 20627 Hwy. 84, 501-865-1331 Grows fresh vegetables and herbs yearround in greenhouses. Pesticide-free herbs and lettuce. Wholesale Farm. MENA Farming Innovations 226 Polk Rd. 69, 479-437-3409 farminginnovations.com Chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables. On-Farm Sales.

Hope Farmers Market Third and Elm St., 870-703-8788 Home to some of the world’s largest watermelons. Features farm-fresh produce straight from the back of the trucks. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Tues., Sat. May-Sept. Farmers Market.

Holly Springs Homestead, LLC 217 Polk 184, 479-243-6525 Family farming operation recognized as a Century Farm. The Alston family have been farming since 1897 and today the farm is operated by 5th generation Luke Alston and his wife, Deedee, and their two sons. Carries a variety of Arkansas grown and made products. Century Farm, On-Farm Sales.

Quad K Farms 1042 Hempstead 7, 870-826-2749 Offers vegetables and honey. CSA, Wholesale Farm.

Irons Fork Cattle Company, LLC 217 Polk 184, 479-234-1376 Offers Angus cattle for sale and breeding as well as custom hay baling. On-Farm Sales.

purple hull peas, kale, greens and turnips. On-Farm Sales.

JUNCTION CITY Donald Ellison 614 E. State Line Rd., 870-924-4007 Produces peas, corn and tomatoes for sale. Wholesale Farm. MAGNOLIA Double D Farms 920 Columbia 61, 870-234-6210 Fresh vegetables, including okra, squash and tomatoes. Wholesale Farm. Lake Sue Nursery and Farm Supply 1410 Columbia 36, 870-234-4477 Retail nursery and garden center. Also sells feed and farm supplies. Bedding and vegetable plants grown on-site. 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun., Sept.-June. On-Farm Sales. Pittman Nursery 700 Columbia 61, 870-234-1111 Container-grown nursery stock, ornamental and bedding plants, perennials, hardwoods, berries and fruit trees. Catalog available. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Wholesale Farm.

Old Dallas Ranch 3279 Polk 44, 479-234-0016 Specializes in grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free beef, Texas Longhorn or Longhorn-crossed breeds. Call ahead for availability and delivery options. Wholesale Farm. Polk County Farmers Market 524 Sherwood, 479-394-6018 Local crops, fruits, honey, homemade breads, goat milk cheeses, local crafts, jams and relishes. 7 a.m. until sold out (about 10 a.m.) Tues., Thurs., Sat. MayOct. Farmers Market. NASHVILLE Blue Bayou Orchard 601 W. Hempstead St., 870-845-2333 Peaches available, either pick yourself or buy by the pound. Call ahead for availability. U-Pick. Howard County Farmers Market 110 S. Washington St., 870-557-2352 Produce grown within 50 miles of Nashville for sale by growers. Farmers Market.

Jamison Orchard 195 Orchard Rd., 870-845-4827 Third-generation peach farm, also grows plums and blackberries. Sold u-pick at the orchard, at farmers markets and wholesale to vendors and restaurants. U-Pick. Nashville Farmers Market 110 S. Washington St., 870-557-2352 A local-growers-only market in an open-air pavilion built by local volunteers with a certified kitchen, small demonstration organic garden, gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations. Farmers Market. PRESCOTT Black Bean Farm 940 Nevada 48 S., 870-602-0239 Grows and sells squash, purple hull peas, okra and cabbage. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales. ROYAL Like Yo Mama’s Handmade Pies 126 Caladium Lp., 501-844-7149 Handmade fried pies made from as much fresh product as possible. Includes Arkansas apple, peach, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry in homemade crust and fried in an iron skillet. Also makes several types of breads, including gluten-free pumpkin and banana nut. Artisan Foods. Sunshine Store 3719 Sunshine Rd., 501-767-4614 Offering local vegetables, homemade salsa and other products on Saturdays. Farmers Market. SHERIDAN Laughing Stock Farm 7621 Hwy. 46 N., 870-866-3753 Certified organic fruit, vegetable and transplant operation. Offers potatoes, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, herbs, garlic, flowers, beets, onions, lemongrass and other crops. Wholesale Farm. TEXARKANA Farmers Market of Texarkana 3004 Linden Ave., 870-772-4558 Farm with seasonal produce including corn, fruits, honey and other vegetables. Wholesale Farm. Gateway Farmers Market 3019 E. 9th St. 870-774-9171 Locally grown produce (within 75 miles) sold by the grower. Farmers Market. Jerry Peary 4801 Union Rd., 870-773-9955 Seasonal vegetables. Wholesale Farm.

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ALTHEIMER Steph’s Farm 6711 Walker Rd., 870-273-4192 Seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. CROSSETT Ashley County Farmers Market U.S. Hwy. 82 Area produce from Ashley County growers. Informal market; no set times. Farmers Market. Townley Tomato Farm 298 Ashley 13, 870-304-7495 Family owned and operated tomato farm. On-Farm Sales. DERMOTT Branch Family Produce 586 Hwy. 35 N., 870-538-3775 Offers okra, peas, watermelons and pumpkins. On-Farm Sales. DEWITT Flowers Haven Nursery 84 Dillion Ln., 870-946-2946 Nursery that grows vegetables, bedding plants and hanging plants. Also grows a spring and fall crop. On-Farm Sales. DUMAS Esau Farms, LLC 603 State Police Rd., 870-814-8205 Offers sweet corn, blackberries, blueberries and muscadines. On-Farm Sales.

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EL DORADO Hurley Organic Produce 124 Wildwood Cr., 870-818-9206 Offers organic produce as well as nutrition education. CSA, Wholesale Farm. EUDORA Atkins Farms 253 Atkins Ln., 870-355-2211 Offers u-pick blueberries and blackberries during season. Also offers squash, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, corn, string beans, butter beans, pinkeyed peas, zucchini and okra. U-Pick. Selman’s Nursery 151 Gin Rd., 870-355-2370 Grows and sells flowers, tomatoes, eggplants, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelons, zucchini and lettuce plants in 3-inch cups. Seed available all year. Garden accessories, fertilizer and soil available. 8 a.m-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Wholesale Farm. FARGO Lighthouse Produce Farms 484 Floyd Brown Dr., 501-944-1093 Offers a variety of seasonal vegetables. Wholesale Farm. FORDYCE Stanfields Farm 16740 Calhoun 76, 870-313-2685 Cabbage, squash, peppers, cantaloupe and watermelons during season. Wholesale Farm.

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GRADY Hardin Farms 1 Disaster Ridge Rd., 870-866-3753 Sells squash, melons, peppers, peas, beans, blackberries, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, pecans and wheat. Also raises goats. Wholesale Farm. HAMBURG Old Milo Tree Farms and Pumpkin Patch 604 Ashley, 485, 870-853-2379 oldmilotreefarms.com Fall pumpkin patch and Christmas trees in December. By appointment only. On-Farm Sales. Triple M Farms of Ashley County 2383 Hwy. 189 N., 870-853-9285 Sells wholesale and retail u-pick tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, pumpkins and cantaloupe. U-Pick. HERMITAGE Del Monte Fresh Produce 517 S. Main St., 214-428-3600 Works with Harrod and Hensley Tomato Co to grow and market slicer, Roma, heirloom, grape and small tomatoes to retailers across the country. Wholesale Farm. Pattsville Farms 2060 Bradley 33, 870-460-2815 Offers watermelons, tomatoes, cantaloupes, strawberries and squash. On-Farm Sales.


LAKE VILLAGE Mel’s Farmers Market W. Main St., 870-265-5325 Farmers market offering fresh produce, nuts and eggs. Farmers Market. Sunrise Fisheries 2447 N. Lakeshore Dr., 870-265-1205 Lake Village fishery. On-Farm Sales. MCGEHEE Triple D Farms 516 Holly St., 870-501-1199 Offering peas, okra and greens seasonally; beef and pork all year. On-Farm Sales. MONTICELLO Jim A. Hall 251 U.S. Hwy. 425 N., 870-723-3724 Fifth-generation farm growing heirloom watermelons. On-Farm Sales. NEW EDINBURG New Edinburg Farmers Market 6350 Hwy. 8, 501-687-3242 Local farmers market offering seasonal produce, prepared foods, crafts and jewelry. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri., May-Aug. Farmers Market. PINE BLUFF Christopher Doolittle 2205 N. University Dr., 870-413-0406 Offers purple hull peas in season. Wholesale Farm. D&S Produce 2205 N. University Dr., 870-413-0060 Offers broccoli, collard greens, kale, okra, peas, pecans, squash, turnip greens, turnips, watermelons and yellow squash. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. On-Farm Sales. Meridith Bee Farm 171 Grant 147, 870-942-2929 Sells raw, local honey. Wholesale Farm. Pine Bluff Farmers Market Saracen Landing, Martha Mitchell Expy. Produce and crafts from Jefferson County. WIC participant. 6 a.m-1 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Farmers Market. Quality Worm Farm 1109 W. 6th St., 870-329-2518 qualitywormfarm.com Quality red worms for fishing as well as worm castings for compost. Wholesale Farm. POYEN Ken Landreth 706 W. 6th St., 501-844-6510 Seasonal produce available for wholesale or u-pick. U-Pick.

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A&B Berry Farm 2929 Hwy. 190 S., 870-699-4792 Pick your own blueberries during season. U-Pick.

Chase Cox 122 Bradley 370, 903-330-2547 Family owned farm offering watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, squash and cantaloupe. On-Farm Sales.

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Joe Willis 10920 Hwy. 63, 870-357-2302 Offers tomatoes, peaches, squash, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelon. Farmers Market.

Deepwoods Farm 155 Bradley Rd. 26, 870-820-0702 deepwoodsfarm.org Family owned farm with a 70-year history of growing Bradley County’s famous tomatoes. Offers several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, plus the Amelia hybrid tomato. Tomatoes are never picked green, gassed or dipped in chlorine. USDA GAP Certified and Food Safety Insured. On-Farm Sales.

Richard Tanner 3820 Hwy. 63 S., 501-773-3891 Specializes in fruits, vegetables, eggs, and cut flowers. On-Farm Sales.

Green Family Tomato Farms 188 Bradly 274, 870-226-6673 Vine-ripened tomatoes available for picking. U-Pick.

Triple R Farms 1370 Hwy. 35 N., 870-325-6689 Raises and breeds Black Angus cattle. Offers breeding services and cattle for sale. Wholesale Farm.

Jim Parker 23210 U.S. 63 N., 870-357-2748 Sells u-pick tomatoes, blackberries and cantaloupe. U-Pick.

Dollar Bill Farm 50 White Oak Bluff Rd., 870-325-6567 Offers seasonal produce including cabbage. Wholesale Farm.

SCOTLAND Addie’s Veggies 10866 Lo Gap Rd., 501-592-3703 Family farm offering fresh seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. SHERIDAN Grant County Farmers Market 101 W. Center St., 870-942-2231 Seasonal, open-air market offering produce from local farmers. Farmers Market. STUTTGART Arkansas County Farmers Market S. Main St., 870-946-3231 Offers Arkansas County produce, eggs and more. WIC accepted. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Farmers Market. Harvey Edwards 55 D & J Rd., 870-830-6567 arbiofuel.com Soybean oil-based soaps made to order. Wholesale Farm.

King Farms 612 E. Cedar St., 870-226-5657 Seasonal vegetables and prepared jams, jellies and preserves. Wholesale Farm. WASHINGTON Old Washington Farmers Market 106 W. Carrol St., 870-703-4154 oldwashingtonfarmersmarket.com Farmers market in historic Washington offering seasonal produce and artisan prepared foods. Farmers Market. WHITE HALL Arkansas Culinary Herbs 1413 Stowe Rd., 870-247-1205 Specializes in culinary herbs including dill, basil, cilantro, rosemary, thyme and chives. Wholesale Farm. Stowe Market Garden and Nursery 1305 Stowe Rd., 870-247-1205 Organic farm growing vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. On-Farm Sales.

TILLAR Butch’s Cajun Seasoning 309 Hwy. 159 E., 870-377-0404 Cajun spice company and winner of the 1990 World Championship Steak Cook-off in Magnolia. Artisan Foods.

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ARK ANSAS FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANTS

Farm to Table

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BENTONVILLE Eleven 600 Museum Way, 479-418-5700 crystalbridges.org/eleven Although located in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this is not your typical museum restaurant. Farmers and producers like Wheatgrass Express in Springdale, Sweden Creek Farm in Kingston and Briar Rose Bakery in Farmington are just a few of the Arkansas grown and made products available at Eleven. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun., Mon., Wed.Sat.; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Fri.

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Sweet Tea Chicken from Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

The Hive 200 N.E. A St., 479-286-6575  thehivebentonville.com Multiple James Beard Award nominations for chef Matt McClure have made this Bentonville restaurant a regional name in great dining. The Hive is leading the “Ozark High South” cuisine trend sweeping northwest Arkansas, focusing on simple, bold flavors and local ingredients. Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-11:30 Sat.-Sun.; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; dinner 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bar hours: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

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Oven & Tap 215 S. Main St., Ste. 3, 479-268-5884 ovenandtap.com Wood-fired lasagna topped with local greens? Salads festooned with Neal Family Farm blueberries? Luke Wetzel’s Oven & Tap does all that and more. Check out the seasonal offerings—they’re good any time of year. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Sat.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Pressroom 100 NW 2nd St., Ste. 100, 479-657-2905 eatatpressroom.com Relationships with local farms like Rios Family Farm in Little Flock and Hanna Farms in Luxora are part of what makes this restaurant such a fantastic option in Bentonville. The great coffee and cocktails are worth a look, too. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.


Table Mesa 108 E. Central Ave., 479-715-6706 tablemesabistro.com Local, cage-free chicken is a selling point for this modern Latin restaurant, but it’s the skill with which the food is prepared that keeps the crowds coming back for more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat. Tusk & Trotter 110 S.E. A St.  tuskandtrotter.com This brasserie has made a mission of sourcing local ingredients and meats for its stellar lineup of charcuterie and other protein-heavy dishes. Don’t miss the Crispy Pig Ear Nachos. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. EUREKA SPRINGS Fresh 179 N. Main St., 479-253-9300 freshanddeliciousofeurekasprings.com This farm to table restaurant and market serves homemade breads and pastries, cured meats, gourmet cheeses, homemade pasta and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. FAYETTEVILLE Arsaga’s 200 W. Center St., 479-301-2795 548 W. Dickson St., 479-443-9900 401 W. Mountain St., 479-521-1993 1045 W. Maple St., 479-527-0015 3215 N. Northills Blvd., 479-463-1105 As it has expanded over the years, Arsaga’s has become synonymous with sustainably sourced, locally roasted coffee. And when it comes to fresh, local ingredients, there’s a reason why the locals head to Arsaga’s for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Farmer’s Table Café 1079 S. School Ave., 479-966-4125  thefarmerstablecafe.com There’s nothing at Farmer’s Table that isn’t local—just check out the list of farmers proudly displayed in the dining room. Now serving dinner! 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Greenhouse Grille 481 S. School Ave., 479-444-8909 greenhousegrille.com Greenhouse Grille has a passion for local ingredients, sourcing from area growers whenever possible. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.2 p.m. Sun. Mockingbird Kitchen 1466 N. College Ave., 479-435-6333 mockingbirdkitchen.com Mockingbird Kitchen strives to bring together the best local ingredients from local farmers throughout the Ozarks. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ozark Natural Foods Café 1554 N. College Ave., 479-521-7558  onf.coop Fayetteville’s original natural foods store’s café offers locally roasted coffee, vegan dishes, breakfast pastries, craft beers and hand-mixed cocktails. And after you eat, take some great local food home with you! Hot bar 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. JASPER Boardwalk Café 215 E. Court St., 870-446-5900  arkansashouse.net/menu-wide.html This classic eatery specializes in organic food made from locally grown and raised ingredients. Grab pancakes for breakfast or a burger at lunch—you’re in for a treat either way! 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Sun.

SILOAM SPRINGS 28 Springs 100 E. University, 479-524-2828 28springs.com The seasonal, local offerings from 28 Springs have put Siloam Springs on the culinary map. Go southern with the 28 Springs Chicken Fried Steak or vegetarian with the Falafel Burger—either way, you’re in for a treat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., bar open until last call. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HARRISON Prairie Market’s Tall Grass Deli 418 S. Main St., 870-743-3267 This health food restaurant is located inside a farmers market-style grocer. Check out their new location in Harrison! 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS HOT SPRINGS Café 1217 1217 Malvern Ave., 501-318-1094 cafe1217.net Fresh and local has been the hallmark of Café 1217’s menu since the beginning. Go gluten-free with Dempsey’s Bakery bread on your sandwich, or enjoy one of the salads like Cobb or Greek made with local greens. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

ROGERS Heirloom 113 S. 2nd St., 479-936-8083 heirloomar.com Heirloom bills itself as “high-end culinary training with a laid back attitude,” and delightful dishes like roasted pork loin sandwiches, house made meat loaf and buffalo-style cauliflower prove the point. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Four Corners Kitchen 1214 Garland Ave., 479-301-2801 4cornerskitchen.com White River Creamery cheese, beef from Hereford Beef in West Fork and Crystal Lake Farms chicken are just a few of the local producers you’ll find in the Four Corners repertoire. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

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ARK ANSAS GROCERS

GROCERS

Allen’s Food Market 60 Sugar Creek Ctr., Bella Vista 479-876-6190 facebook.com/allensfoods  Grocery store that specializes in organic, locally and regionally produced items. Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy  903-534-3000 brookshires.com  Full-service grocery in variety of locations in southern Arkansas. Edward’s Food Giant  870-295-2484 edwardsfoodgiant.com  Grocery store with locations in Little Rock, Bryant, Forrest City, Harrisburg and Marianna. Producers, contact Jeff Nosbisch at 501-850-6338 for produce or Bob Childers at 870-2951000 for meat.   Fresh Market 336-272-1338  thefreshmarket.com  Specialty grocer with locations in Little Rock and Rogers. Producers, contact 336-272-1338 for more information.  Good Earth Natural Food  3955 Central Ave., Hot Springs  855-293-2784  goodearthvitamin.com  Offers fresh organic local produce, packaged organic foods, earth-friendly home and personal care products, and a huge variety of supplements.  

Hogg’s Meat Market 4520 Camp Robinson Rd., North Little Rock  501-758-7700  hogsmeatmarket.com  Butcher Shop and catering business in operation since 1961. Processes wild game.   Kroger  kroger.com  National grocery store with some 50 locations in Arkansas. Producers should contact produce managers at individual stores.  Meat Works Butchery  816 De Queen St., Mena  479-394-2900  Grass-fed and finished beef, lamb, goat, pastured pork and chicken as well as eggs, breads, vegetables, fruits, specialty oils, sauces, honey and spices. Also delivers.  Natural Grocers naturalgrocers.com Fresh produce, meat and dairy along with natural supplements and grocery items. Locations in Little Rock and Fayetteville. Natural Things  5407 Hwy. 5 N., Bryant  501-213-0034  Natural foods store that sells mostly grocery items.  

Greg & Jim’s Grocery & Grill 46 Old Military Rd., Colt  870-633-0541  Grocer that also serves breakfast and lunch six days a week and dinner two days. Full line of groceries and produce.  

Olde Crow General Store 17202 Hwy. 5, Benton 501-794-2393 facebook.com/oldecrowgeneralstore Family store providing Arkansas grown and made products, all-natural meats, convenience items and farming supplies.

Harps Foods harpsfoods.com  Regional, employee-owned grocery store with dozens of locations in Arkansas.    

Olde Fashioned Foods  8434 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith  479-649-8200  Offers local and organic foods, herbs, alternative medicine and health products.  

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Ozark Natural Foods 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville  479-521-7558  ozarknaturalfoods.com  Natural foods co-op owned by a community of more than 10,000 investors. Producers, contact produce manager Pauline Thiessen at 479-5217588 or Pauline@onf.coop.   Stratton’s Market  405 E. Third St., Little Rock  501-244-0542  duganspublr.com  Small grocery and liquor store attached to Dugan’s Pub in Little Rock.  Surfas Culinary District  510 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs.   501-624-2665  culinarydistrict.com  Offers kitchen supplies, gourmet ingredients and a large selection of local meats and prepared products.  Terry’s Finer Foods  5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock  501-663-4154  Neighborhood grocery offering fresh, gourmet produce and grocery items. Walmart  Bentonville (corporate office)  800-925-6278  The international discount chain has sold Arkansas produce in its store for 20 years. Local and organic produce available statewide.  Whole Foods  wholefoodsmarket.com  National chain with locations in Little Rock and Fayetteville. See website for information about placing products.

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ARK ANSAS WINERIES

WINERIES

An Ozark sunset catches rows of grape vines in Altus, some of them more than a century old. ALTUS Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery 8045 Champagne Dr., 479-468-4400 chateauauxarc.com This Altus winery cultivates one of the oldest and largest Chardonnay vineyards in the South, and is one of the largest propagators of Cynthiana grapevines in the world. Other grape varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Muller Thurgau, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Primitivo and Petite Sirah. Take a taste of Chateau Aux Arc’s wines in their tasting room, shop in the gift shop or take advantage of their RV park for your own vacation in Arkansas wine country. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Mount Bethel Winery 5008 Mount Bethel Dr., 479-468-2444 mountbethel.com Mount Bethel is one of Arkansas’ oldest wineries, operated by a branch of the celebrated Post family. The winery offers Cynthiana grape vine cuttings for sale, along with wines that include the Domaine Montel Merlot, Harvest Moon Vignoles, Domaine Montel Chardonnay, Niagara, Muscadine and a line of fruit wines like Blueberry, Blackberry, Elderberry, Plum and Strawberry. Offers tours, tastings and on-site sales of wines and gift baskets. 9 a.m-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Post Familie Vineyards 1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd., 479-468-2741 postfamilie.com Post Familie Vineyards is Arkansas’ largest producer of wine in varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Muscadine, Altus Delaware, Niagara and White Zinfandel. Not a fan of alcohol? The Post line of muscadine and grape juices might be just for you. Fresh grapes are available in season, grape juice and wine available year-round on-site and retail statewide. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars 3324 Swiss Family Dr., 479-468-9463 wiederkehrwines.com Widerkehr Wine Cellars survived Prohibition to become one of Arkansas’ most widely distributed wine labels. Tours and a tasting room are available for visitors to the Swiss-themed winery, and fine dining is available at the on-site Weinkeller Restaurant. Tours operate from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. EUREKA SPRINGS Keels Creek Winery 3185 E. Van Buren, 479-253-9463 keelscreek.com The Keels Creek Vineyard grows eight varieties of grapes including Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin Frontenac, Chardonel, Coro Noir, Noiret, Vidal and Vignoles. Cleverly named varieties of wine like Franc ‘N Zin, Red Shirt, Embarrassed and Viva Eureka showcase a playful spirit as well as a skill at blending grape cultivars and aging techniques into delicious wine. The tasting room shares space with the Keels Creek Art Gallery, so enjoy a glass of wine and some fine art. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days, (May-Nov.); Noon-5 p.m. 7 days (Dec.-Apr.). Railway Winery 4937 Hwy. 187, 479-244-7798 railwaywine.com This small winery is just a short drive from historic Eureka Springs, and offers a selection of wines like Chambourcin, Strawberry Train Wreck, Peach Train and Cynthiana. Tasting room available, including a deck overlooking a vineyard where Railway grows 12 varieties of grapes and a selection of other fruits for winemaking. 11a.m.-5p.m. Wed.-Sat., 12p.m.-5p.m. Sun.

LITTLE ITALY An Enchanting Evening Winery 29300 Hwy. 300, 501-330-2182 anenchantingevening.com This private wedding venue, luxury log cabin getaway and winery is located just 20 minutes away from west Little Rock. The small winery grows one acre of grapes and sources other Arkansas grape varieties to create wine varieties like Savant, Riesling, Traminette, Rose Blend, Chambourcin, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Features an on-site tasting room. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. MORRILTON Movie House Winery 112 E. Commerce St., 501-215-4899 moviehousewinery.com This Morrilton winery is located in the renovated Petit Jean Movie Theater and features an interesting line of flavors that includes Peach Chardonnay, Strawberry Riesling, Watermelon, Cranberry Chianti and Lime Blackberry along with more traditional varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Also offers wine- and beer-making supplies, along with classes. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. SPRINGDALE Sassafrass Springs Vineyard 6461 E. Guy Terry Rd., 479-530-0912 ssvwinery.com This Springdale wedding venue began making small-batch wine in the spring of 2015, offering daily tasting flights in their on-site tasting room. Sassafrass Springs prides itself on using grape cultivars from the University of Arkansas’ hybrid grape program. Noon-7 p.m. Sun., Tues.-Wed., Noon-9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.

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BREWERIES

CENTRAL ARKANSAS Blue Canoe Brewing Company 425 E. 3rd St., Little Rock 501-492-9378 bluecanoebrewco.com This nanobrewery is proof that good things come in small packages. The taproom is usually full, but the bar maintains a steady pace that doesn’t keep anyone waiting very long for drinks. Damgoode Brews 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock 501-664-2239 damgoodepies.com Damgoode Pies has been a name in Little Rock dining for some time, but it was when the pizza chain took over the former Boscos Brewing space in Little Rock’s River Market that it became a name in craft brewing, too. Diamond Bear Brewing 600 N. Broadway St., North Little Rock 501-708-2739 diamondbear.com For the longest time, Diamond Bear was the only production brewery anywhere in Arkansas. The rise of competition didn’t catch Russ Melton’s company flat-

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footed, though—the brewery expanded its production facilities with a move to North Little Rock and added a tasty pub grub menu with its Arkansas Ale House taproom. Flyway Brewing Company 314 Maple St., North Little Rock 501-920-9291 flywaybrewing.com Matt Foster started brewing his Flyway beer in an old carriage house, but these days the brewery operates out of a stylish North Little Rock taproom. Lost Forty Brewing 501 Byrd St., Little Rock 501-319-7335 lost40brewing.com There aren’t many bigger names in the central Arkansas dining scene than Yellow Rocket Concepts. The restaurant group has a reputation for trying new things, from gourmet burgers (Big Orange) and pizza (ZAZA) to Mexican-inspired cuisine both high-end (Local Lime) and downhome (Heights Taco and Tamale). The group’s foray into brewing has been a popular one, with an always-packed taproom and a line-up of cans hitting store shelves all over.

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Rebel Kettle Brewing 822 E. 6th St., Little Rock 501-374-2791 rebelkettle.com Rebel Kettle in Little Rock has drawn rave reviews. Stop in for year-round brews like the Working Class Hero blonde or the C-Street IPA—or treat yourself to a rotating line-up of specialty brews and seasonal beers. Stone’s Throw Brewing 402 E. Ninth St., Little Rock 501-244-9154 stonesthrowbeer.com The growth of Stone’s Throw has been steady since its opening. In 2015, the brewery announced extended hours and a new beer garden—and since the taproom is generally full, the added space should come in handy immediately.

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Tap after delicious tap of Ozark Beer Company’s brews stand ready to quench any craft beer thirst.


Vino’s Pizza and Brewpub 923 W. 7th St., Little Rock 501-375-8466 vinosbrewpub.com Little Rock’s oldest brew pub is, for many long-time Arkansas beer lovers, where it all began. Trends come and go, hairstyles change—but Vino’s seems to keep on doing what it does best: serve up pizza and beer with a side of delightfully lowrent rock n’ roll. NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Apple Blossom Brewing Co. 1550 E Zion Rd. #1., Fayetteville 479-287-4344 appleblossombrewing.com This brewery offers elite pub grub, innovative beers and its own line of artisan breads used in-house and sold retail at Ozark Natural Foods and Blackboard Grocery and Eatery. Bar décor imported from Ireland gives the place a very comfortable feel. Bentonville Brewing Company 1000 SE 5th St., Bentonville 479-464-0150 bentonvillebrewing.com Bentonville’s newest brewery has a small (but friendly) taproom and a line-up of basic, tasty brews. Bike Rack Brewing Co. 410 SW A St., Bentonville 479-268-6648 bikerackbrewing.com Benton county’s first brewery rolled out in 2015 with a biking-related theme and some tasty craft beers. There is pizza next door for the hungry and a large patio area for outdoor beer enjoyment. Columbus House Brewery 701 W. North St., Fayetteville 479-935-3752 columbushousebrewery.com This locally-owned brewery in Fayetteville opened in 2015 offering signature brews and tours. Core Brewing & Distilling 2470 Lowell Rd., Springdale 479-879-2469 corebeer.com Core Brewing has become one of Arkansas’ fastest-growing breweries, opening taprooms in Rogers, Fort Smith, Fayetteville and North Little Rock. It’s a past winner of the Fayetteville Foam Fest, and began distilling liquor in the spring of 2014.

Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 1946 N. Birch Ave., Fayetteville 479-445-6050. Fossil Cove took a chance by opening in a part of town known more for industrial space than delicious beer back in 2012. Since then, one excellent brew after another has solidified the brewery’s reputation as one of the best in the state. Ozark Beer Co. 1700 S. First St., Rogers 479-636-2337 ozarkbeercompany.com. Manufacturing brewery located in northwest Arkansas, producing handcrafted beers. Ozark beers have received national attention from the likes of Southern Living, and after tasting them it’s easy to see why. Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd., Springdale 479-419-9969 saddlebock.com A production brewery that makes, among others, a Dirty Blonde, a Pale Ale, a Chocolate Stout, an Amber Lager, a Hefeweizen, an Arkansas Farmhouse and a Fayettechill Farmhouse. Open for tours. Tiny Tim’s Pizza and West Mountain Brewing Company 21 W. Mountain., Fayetteville 479-521-5551 facebook.com/tinytimspizza This brewpub on the historic Fayetteville square has a wide selection of beer and pizza served in a casual, fun environment. This brewery sat dormant for many years, so it’s nice to celebrate its coming to life at last. SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Bubba Brew’s Sports Pub & Grill 8091 Airport Rd., Bonnerdale 870-356-4001 facebook.com/bubbabrews2 Bonnerdale isn’t a name familiar to many outside the Hot Springs area, but this joint has a lot going for it. State of the art brewing equipment and a huge restaurant area make it worth a drive out to the country to get a cold one. Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery 329 Central Avenue., Hot Springs superiorbathhouse.com The first brewery ever opened in a National Park, Superior has taken over one of the historic bathhouses in the Spa City and turned it into a hotspot for food and beer.

FAMILIAR FACE AT BIKE RACK BREWING By Michael Roberts

As part of our Arkansas Food & Farm visit to the Brightwater Culinary Institute in Bentonville, we were encouraged by the school’s director, Dr. Glenn Mack, to head over to the new location of Bike Rack Brewing. Having been to Bike Rack’s first location right after it opened, we jumped at the chance to visit Benton County’s first brewery as it expanded into its new location. The brewing facility is a massive upgrade from the small system we encountered on that first trip—with the brewery having to actually raise the roof of the new location in order to accommodate all the new equipment. But brewing equipment is only as good as the people using it, which made the discovery of the identity of Bike Rack’s on-duty brewmaster a particularly pleasant surprise: former Little Rock brewer-at-large Josiah Moody. For beer lovers in central Arkansas, Josiah’s name is very familiar from his stints working with Vino’s Pizzeria and Brewpub and Damgoode Pies—as well as from his own highly acclaimed label, Moody Brews. Josiah has developed some of Arkansas’ most interesting beers, including starting a farmhouse ale trend that brought funky yeasts and earthy flavors into the Natural State brewing mainstream. Given his past successes here in the Little Rock area, there’s no doubt in our mind that Bentonville has gained a very talented citizen in Josiah. Bike Rack Brewing’s new location in Bentonville’s Eighth Street Market had its opening on May 12, so pay them a visit and see for yourself! For more information, visit bikerackbrewing.com.

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ARK ANSAS NONPROFITS

What’s listed below is just a sampling of the many nonprofits devoted to local food-and-farm-related projects. Know of one we should include? Contact Michael Roberts at michael@arktimes.com. Apple Seeds appleseedsnwa.org Partners with schools and community organizations to establish activities that serve students and their families such as gardening clubs, school garden education, farm field trips, student-run farmers markets and healthy snack classes. Arkansas Garden Corps arkansasgardencorps.com Promotes school and community gardens to provide nutrition education and reduce childhood obesity. AmeriCorps members provide labor. Has more than a dozen service sites. Arkansas Gleaning Project 1400 W. Markham St., Little Rock 501-399-9999 arhungeralliance.org The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s effort to source surplus locally grown food. Delta Garden Study arteengarden.com A $2 million research study, funded by the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service, designed to prevent childhood obesity and improve academic achievement in middle school children in central Arkansas and the Delta. Provides middle schools with a one-acre garden and greenhouse and access to healthy foods. Dunbar Garden 1800 S. Chester St., Little Rock dunbargarden.org A two-acre outdoor classroom adjacent to Dunbar Middle School and Gibbs Elementary in Little Rock. Supplies produce to local schools and restaurants as well as selling at area farmers markets.

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Volunteers from northwest Arkansas nonprofit Feed Fayetteville lovingly prepare a community garden plot.

Feed Communities feedcommunities.org Works with individuals, organizations, schools, universities, government agencies and foundations to create sustainable partnerships for increasing access to healthy foods and improving healthy food choices. Feed Fayetteville is the organization’s pilot project. Food Corps foodcorps.org/where-we-work/Arkansas Promotes sustainable community development, local food and farmer education projects in northwest Arkansas. Heifer USA heifer.org Heifer USA helps build local, farmer-owned enterprises in Arkansas that provide nourishing food to consumers while increasing income and market access for farmers. Initiatives include Foodshed Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. Learn more at heifer.org/usa. NCAT FoodCorps Southeast Regional Office, Fayetteville ncat.org/ncat-south-east-regional-office FoodCorps Arkansas’ sustainable agriculture program ATTRA offers workshops, materials and technical assistance to farmers interested in sustainable or organic arms. Ozark Slow Food ozarkslowfood.org An organization devoted to promoting healthy foods and the relationship between consumers and sustainable farming. The People Tree thepeopletree.us Works with Vestal Urban Farming Project in North Little Rock. Also working to develop the Arkansas Food Resource Co-Op and regional and seasonal food guides for central Arkansas growers.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY FEED FAYETTEVILLE

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