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A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR MEADOWCREEK Former commune becomes rural business incubator

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stood with Peter Brave in his produce room, just adjacent to the kitchen at Brave New Restaurant. Before me were boxes of huge organic tomatoes: red-pink German Johnsons, red and yellow Striped Germans and Berkeley Tie Dye. It was late August, and Peter knew it had been over two weeks since I had picked any of my Goldies or Carbons. Yet Sue and Rusty Nuffer at Armstead Mountain Farm (about an hour north of Morrilton) were still producing beautiful heirlooms in the hellishly hot and humid Arkansas August. The Nuffers and their farm along the southern edge of the Ozark National Forest are among the best known and respected small farmers when it comes to great organic produce. A couple of years ago, they were included in the Arkansas Times list of Arkansas Visionaries for having seen the approach of the local food movement long before most. I was curious how they were extending their season, and when I caught them on the phone, they were about to head back into the field to pick more tomatoes. “Well, we don’t try to be the earliest,” Rusty said when asked how they approached tomato production. “And part of it is that we are in the mountains. The climate is more temperate here.” A lot of factors play into their success, but perhaps the one that stands out is their use of plastic covered high tunnels and low tunnels that help them control moisture and exposure to rain. “It really seems to matter,” said Sue. “They don’t like a lot of water. At times we even cut back on irrigation.” High and low tunnels are simply PVC or metal framed structures that have plastic stretched over them. The Nuffers plant heirloom tomatoes in low tunnels held up by 20-foot arched PVC pipe which is fixed into the ground, then covered by 10-foot wide rolls of plastic. This leaves the sides open about five feet high. Sometimes they will drop 30-percent shade cloth down to the ground on the west side to prevent sunscald. Apparently, the ability to keep all the rain and much of the dew off of the leaves helps their organically grown plants avoid the leaf fungus that ultimately kills my plants in early August. So as summer turns and winter approaches, I’ll be thinking how I can adapt my strawberry high tunnels for tomatoes—and I plan to build some low tunnels as an experiment for next season. I’ll bring you up to date in our first March edition next year.

Alan Leveritt Publisher, Arkansas Food & Farm Arkansas Times Publishing The use of high tunnels by Rusty and Sue Nuffer of Armstead Mountain Farm allows them to grow luscious heirloom tomatoes later in the season than regular field-grown fruit.

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A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR MEADOWCREEK Former commune becomes rural business incubator by Lisa Herndon Armstrong

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ocated in a secluded valley in north-central Arkansas, the Meadowcreek Project has hosted farms and retreats for educational and environmental groups across the United States since the 1970s, when brothers David and Wilson Orr founded the project. Its wonderful, pristine setting features a bed and breakfast, crystal clear springs and swimming holes surrounded by a 1,200-acre nature preserve. A series of ups and downs since the 1990s has seen the property change owners several times, but the announcement of a new initiative has given new life to the area. In May, the nonprofit expanded its mission into promoting and supporting agricultural entrepreneurs, changing its name to Meadowcreek Rural Enterprise Incubator (MREI). “I see Meadowcreek as an incubator that will provide enough income to allow residents to live in this beautiful, remote location,” says board chair Gary Valen. The organization’s new mission is represented by several new business startups, including Little Fox Foods Co-op. Little Fox founders Patrick Collins and Kenny Grand met while Collins was working as a community organizer in Detroit. The two men soon realized that they had many shared interests, including building a cooperative agricultural business. Getting startup money through a Kiva Zip loan, the men bought seeds and equipment to start what they hope will be a self12

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sustaining farm venture, including value-added products like boxed holy basil tea. Little Fox Foods uses a managed co-op approach, where workers comprise the governing board and are required to put in 75 hours “sweat equity” before getting to vote in the business. The goal is to train these worker-owners so that they might become managers themselves. Once they get their first holy basil crop processed, Little Fox wants to present seminars and workshops with others. There are plans for a mobile unit that will enable them to process crops in or near the fields. Collins and Grand are also helping the MREI initiative by recruiting new farmers. They recently visited eastern Kentucky, where they talked to workers who are seeking a replacement for income lost from the decline of onceprofitable tobacco and coal-mining industries. They are studying how to develop cash crops such as holy basil and other herbs. Meadowcreek wasn’t always focused on helping farming entrepreneurs start. At its founding in 1979, the project’s mission centered on creating a community focused on environmental preservation. “Back then, there was a lot of money in environmental grants,” says board member Beverly Montgomery Dunaway. For almost 30 years, the Meadowcreek Project showcased educational and innovative programs. During those years, they

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also built an 18,000-square-foot conference center, two dormitories, seven houses and a woodworking shop. However, during the end of the 1990s, “things went awry and the money began to dry up,” Beverly says. Board chair Gary Valen stayed with Meadowcreek, and worked with the Kerr Center in Oklahoma to keep the doors open. Later, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) visited the Ozark facility during a retreat, taking over the property and debt from the Kerr Center. As a result of its agreement with HSUS, the 1,200-acre area that Meadowcreek holds in a land trust with HSUS is a designated wildlife refuge. “The front 400 acres was given to Meadowcreek and Gary Valen,” says Bob Gee, MREI’s executive director. Partners started showing up, too. Charles Rosenbaum, and his wife, Shirley, bought property and now have a horse rescue mission. Another partner, the Linville family, leases 300 acres for a large cattle operation. “Our goal is for this place to evolve into a focus on farmland business. By 2020, we will be able to provide training on various levels of agriculture and marketing,” Bob says. Current arrangements call for partner-entrepreneurs to pay a nominal fee the first year to lease a house and to use leased acreage to practice their skills. “Tenants are typically housed for only 2-3 years before relocating to their own land.” The general public is invited to tour and stay at Meadowcreek. MREI is jumping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon by opening up a bed and breakfast. The Lodge at Meadowcreek is run by resident Amy Smith, and can sleep up to 11 people in four bedrooms with private baths, and can provide both breakfast and other meals. And the newly renovated bunkhouse, which sleeps 26, is offered for cor porate retreats, family reunions, educational seminars and other purposes, Gee says. Plans are also afoot with the Arkansas Innovation Hub in Argenta and its new Food Innovation Center Hub. “That arrangement will train local farmers in a rural environment,” say Beverly. “It’s going to take a lot of people to change the idea of access to local food. It’s scary to change the status quo, but in areas you can find more people who are passionate about local food. If there is a food hub where a large amount of local food is brought in from various parts of the state, it will have a beneficial effect on access to that food,” she says. For more information about the MREI, visit meadowcreekincubator.org.


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uthie Pepler isn’t trying to create agritourism on her farm in Harriet. She’s attempting to create a farm for agritourism. The Peplers—Ruthie, husband Thomas and their two daughters—came to Arkansas from New Jersey in 2007 when Thomas took a job at a girls’ residential therapeutic facility. “We wound up here sort of by accident,” Ruth says. “We had incorporated in New Hampshire because we really thought that was where we were going to be.” They ended up making the Natural State their home, purchasing the land that would become Dogwood Hills in 2008. Back in New Jersey, the Peplers had started with a couple of Boer show goats and about 150 free range chickens. They brought the best of the stock with them when they came to Arkansas, along with an ancient goat called Mr. Nibbles. When they got here, a horse named Jodie was waiting on them, and they took on a border collie. They added more goats after they purchased the property in Harriet, fenced it in and began to grow. Along the way, more cows and chickens were brought on, along with ducks and horses. From the beginning, the Peplers wanted to create a retreat for pastors and their families. It came along sooner than they expected. “Our idea was to have one family at a time here, with the idea that pastors need time away with their families away from public eyes, just to wind down a little bit,” Ruth says. “After we bought this place, we noticed no one was ever at 16

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the house just up the road. We found out the couple who owned it lived half the year here and half the year in Florida. I contacted the owner and we worked out a financing plan really quickly. So, we moved here in May [of 2008] and in October we bought that house. And it wasn’t long before others started asking if they could stay with us.” Ruth soon discovered she had an opportunity. “One morning I was milking the cow on the side of the hill, and some of our guests came up and wanted to help milk that cow. And I said no, because there are so many safety issues to consider. I found that more people wanted to be with the animals when they came to stay at the cottage. They wanted the interaction. So I put farm stays on our internet site.” The Peplers began building a barn with a massive upstairs recreation room, which will soon be a combination kitchen and teaching space, where Ruth will be able to provide cooking demonstrations and farm-to-table dinners. Her dream is to be able to utilize only produce, meat and dairy from Searcy County in those meals to showcase what the area has to offer. The dinners could be the culmination of a full day that would include five to eight farm visits and experiences by tour groups, culminating in a Searcy County farm dinner at Dogwood Hills. To that end, Ruth Pepler has been hard at work, researching agritourism here and across the nation. She’s in the process of creating a statewide organization, aimed at helping other

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s Arkansans fall deeper in love with all things homegrown, it’s clear that farmers are the new rock stars here in the Natural State. That certainly describes Jay and Valorie Lee, the duo behind JV Farms in Bismarck. The couple recently received a fantastic present for their 20th wedding anniversary by being named Hot Spring County’s 2016 Farm Family of the Year by Arkansas Farm Bureau. This well-earned recognition comes after years of researching and developing the best possible sustainable practices and products from their hilltop oasis in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. “Because we spent summers with our grandparents, we learned the ways of farming early,” Valorie explained on a Friday afternoon over chilled juiced watermelon with a touch of lemon zest—invigorating and refreshing on a hot day. Friday afternoons are a great time to visit JV Farms, especially the milk barn, where folks can sign up for the farm’s monthly meat share and receive discounts on eggs, produce, berries or special order cuts of pork, chicken or beef. Getting to know your local farmer is the first step toward culinary enlightenment, and JV Farms is all about sharing the love. “What makes us unique is the way we have a hand in the process from beginning to end,” Valorie observes. “Our livestock are raised from birth here on the pasture, 18

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we mix and make our own feed, and the corn for our livestock is grown by the same family we worked for [before we launched JV Farms]. In addition, our animals don’t have to travel far to be processed.” Hogs at JV Farms live a fine life, nourished by springwatered mash from nearby Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs, where JV Farms bratwurst is on the menu. Their artisanal meats can also be sampled at DeLuca’s Pizzeria Napolitano and Itz Gud Fud of Hot Springs as well as Caddo Valley’s Little Penguin Tacos. The Lees travel weekly during the growing season, selling their tasty wares at the Hot Springs Farmers Market and the Bernice Garden Farmers Market in Little Rock. It’s all part of their mission to spread the gospel of good food. “We wanted to eat the way our grandparents ate,” Valorie said of the healthy food she and Jay produce. But it wasn’t always so: Before launching the farm, Jay was working in insurance sales and saw his weight climb to 400 pounds. Valorie’s own health was also in jeopardy. “I was up to 300 pounds—I ’ve lost 110 and counting,” Valorie says. Their new way of life brought newfound vitality while subtracting unneeded weight. The two met as young FFA students, showing cattle, sheep and pigs at area county fairs. They married while Valorie was a student at the University of Arkansas

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“WE WANTED TO EAT THE WAY OUR GRANDPARENTS ATE.” —VALORIE LEE

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at Fayetteville, and went on to manage cattle ranches in Texas and Arkansas. The Lees came home to Hot Spring County with the goal of working for themselves by jumpstarting Jay’s family farm, a historic homestead dormant since Jay’s grandparents ceased their longtime dairy operation. After years of experimenting with various crops and livestock, from goats to cattle and everything in between, the farm’s remarkable rebirth is an inspiring tale. Today, there’s a healthy balance of goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens and produce, with a greenhouse for seed-starting, a no-till garden patch (“Our favorite,” Jay says) and oodles of blackberries. “We found that blackberries use less water and are hardier than blueberries,” Valorie says. The farm’s 1960s-era milk barn, built by Jay’s grandparents, has been restored to a processing area with the goal of housing classes in food preparation. This on-site test kitchen is also the epicenter of annual Thanksgiving potlucks that display a bounty guaranteed to restore one’s faith in the Natural State’s capacity for deliciousness. “There’s support in the community for classes,” Valorie says, “from raw foods to juicing to lard rendering. Lard rendering provides a healthy alternative to hydrogenated oils—it’s like the difference between real butter and margarine.” Valorie’s Facebook archive, “Dirty Farm Girl,” displays her feisty wit along with a wealth of information about the benefits of raw and whole foods, farm living and the “quest for health.” Despite droughts, storms and heatwaves, JV Farms is flourishing thanks to the vision of two young people who traveled back to the farming future to create a fine, full life.

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THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL Getting Primed for the Arkansas State Fair

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ach October, thousands come out to the Arkansas State Fairground for the largest gathering in the state–the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. While many come just for the rides, food and concerts, the Fair itself was built on friendly competition—and an effort to showcase the best of Arkansas. In fact, the Fair began not as a way to entertain the public, but to showcase the agricultural world. After a survey conducted by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service found that livestock would likely be successful as an Arkansas agricultural venture, a group of individuals created an exposition to showcase the state’s stock. The first Arkansas Livestock Show was held in November 1938 in North Little Rock. Though it lost money, the idea had been planted. The next year the event was moved to mid-October for better weather, and famed cowboy crooner Roy Rogers was brought in for entertainment. Thus the Arkansas State Fair was established. It was moved to its permanent site along Roosevelt Road in 1945 and remains there to this day. Since then, such attractions as the latest popular amusement rides, concerts featuring popular musical 22

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acts (from Gene Autry and Johnny Cash to this year’s headliners, Bret Michaels and Rick Springfield) and outrageous food have spread throughout the fairgrounds over the ten day course of events. But at the heart of the Fair lies the same commitment to supporting agricultural interests, livestock and friendly competition as in its early days. The Arkansas Livestock Show includes shows for cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits. The shows fall in two categories—a junior show for competitors ages 9-19 through 4-H limited to Arkansas residents, and an open competition open to everyone. Tanya Stark, who works with livestock competitions at the Fair, says the competitors form a community that’s at the fairgrounds the duration of the State Fair. “The people who show in our fair receive a pass to get in to show their animals,” Tanya offers. “We have a lot of people who stay all week. A lot of kids will show sheep the first weekend, goats on Monday, rabbits…a lot of the kids show multiple animals.” There are camper hookups available for a fee, and male and female dorms on site where overnight guests can pay to stay and receive meals, too. The Arkansas State Fair

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also has a contract with a hotel in town for competitors to stay on a special rate. Parents, agri-class teachers and parents can also get in on the housing options. Stark says the number of participants is on the increase. “We’ve got about 100 entries in our junior market show,” she says. “It’s growing and we are thankful.” New to the Fair this year? Miniature cattle and donkey shows. “A miniature donkey association approached us, and we’re including their show in the fair this year. There’s been a real interest in these animals. They have to be hip high–so 48 inches or less,” Stark relates. Competition doesn’t end at the barn. For those interested in arts, crafts and cooking competitions, the Creative Arts Building is the place to visit. “A lot of people don’t know that you can enter the fair all the way up to October 8,” says Deb Crow, the director of the Arkansas Livestock Show Association archive collection and the coordinator for creative arts at the fair. “You can enter online through September 13–but after that, you can send in your paperwork by fax or in person through September 30, or bring it with you when you bring your entries to drop off.” There are a host of possibilities for entering, from traditional categories such as quilting, sewing, and other textile arts to photography, drawing, painting, pottery, jams and jellies and other food preparations—dozens of categories in all.

“We have four categories–adults, senior youth, junior youth and youth,” Deb shares. “There are three categories for the kids because an eight-year old’s entry shouldn’t be up an entry from a much older child.” Creative arts competitions are open to everyone. During the fair, there are several special cooking competitions, including the Arkansas Honey Cooking Competition, Petit Jean Meats Cooking Competition, Arkansas State Fair Pie Competition, the First Lady’s Pie Contest, Arkansas Farm Bureau Rice Competition and the Great American Spam Competition. There’s also a floral arrangement competition hosted by Floral Express. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, but entries are accepted the day of the contest as well. There’s also the Baby Contest, Little Mister and Little Miss Arkansas State Fair and two competitions–the Missus (age 40-60) and Senior Missus (age 61 and up) contests. Even for attendees who aren’t competing, there are opportunities to view the arts, crafts and livestock at the state fair. You can even feed and touch some of the animals. “The FFA sponsors an Ag in Action Barn,” Stark says. “The FFA superintendent collects animals and offers a petting zoo and livestock agricultural displays and seminars, just to educate people about livestock and agriculture.” If you’re interested in competing at the Arkansas State Fair or would like more information on this year’s events, check out arkansasstatefair.com.

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LOCAVORE’S DELIGHT

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f you’ve been to Ciao Baci lately, chances are at least part of what you ate or drank was grown right on the premises in the small (but vibrant) on-site garden chef Jeff Owen and his team have cultivated for the past two years behind the Mediterranean-inspired fixture of Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood. If you walk around the building, you’ll see two beds bordering a parking area in the back, a planter of herbs decorating a ledge of the cooler, and scattered individual containers that Owen swears “just seem to keep popping up.” These are what, largely, supply each evening’s fare. Owen and his wife have been gardening at home for the better part of a decade, and the natural progression was to incorporate it into what they do at Ciao Baci. The venture “started just as a way to make our parking lot a little greener,” says Jeff. “We’ve got neighbors, people all around us. We don’t want them to look at just a bunch of dumpsters, a bunch of concrete.” What started as a beautification project soon became an honest-togoodness urban farm, with produce showing up more and more often on the seasonal menu. Late summer crops have informed dishes like the wedge salad, which 26

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features house-grown cherry tomatoes. In addition, Jeff tells us that “all the okra we’re getting goes into a chicken sausage gumbo on this menu.” This year saw squash, radishes, green beans and a healthy crop of romaine, but all you’ll find out back right now are a few Anaheim and cayenne peppers alongside a last bastion of eggplants as the Ciao Baci team transitions to fall crops. Soon the garden will bloom again with hearty collard, mustard and turnip greens and root vegetables. Jeff’s governing culinary principles are seasonality and creativity, and having a garden on the premises has allowed him to reach new heights in both. What he grows onsite he supplements with “kind of whatever people bring to us,” meaning on any given day he might be serving lettuces and herbs from Arkansas Natural Produce near Malvern, veggies from other local favorites like Tanner Farm and Dunbar Garden—or whatever looked pretty at the farmers market that morning. This sense of adaptation and dedication is what the Ciao Baci garden is all about: to the city, to the seasons—and to a new kind of cooking that’s as local as it gets.

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Clockwise from top left: Planters adorn the local garden at Little Rock’s Ciao Baci, while chef Jeff Owen uses fresh fruits and veggies like house-grown eggplant and cantaloupe to plan his seasonal menus. The garden started as a beautification project, but has grown into a vital food supply for Ciao Baci.


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LOCAL FOOD ACCESS

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he Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a community organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make, design and build products and businesses in the state, is developing a new center focused on bringing local food closer to homes, schools and workplaces. Dubbed the Regional Food Innovation Center (RFIC), the new initiative hopes to gather, process and distribute local food to schools, hospitals and other institutions in the central Arkansas area. In 2014, the Regional Innovation Hub and a team of community organizers got assistance through a federal initiative called Local Foods, Local Places. Warwick Sabin, executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, hopes this money will allow the organization to help farmers and other producers create businesses focused on bringing local food to the people of Arkansas. “We continue to encounter entrepreneurs who want to get agricultural products to market, but resources haven’t been available,” says Warwick. Food processing and distribution centers make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores and others to buy food locally, says Amanda Philyaw-Perez, a community food development specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service who helped develop the Regional Food Innovation Center. Ten years 28

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ago, while working on an obesity project at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences campus, Amanda helped enact changes to cafeteria meals and school vending machines offerings. “But getting individuals to eat all the fruits and vegetables they need every day is a tough challenge,” she says. As a result, she decided that she wanted to help create systems that changed the access to foods in local communities. The time for such a program has never been better, according to Amanda. “Young people were suddenly interested in farming and sustainability,” she says. “The demand for locally grown food from restaurant owners and their customers increased. And many schools are interested in buying local foods—but can’t figure out the logistics, or how to connect with a local producer.” The Food Innovation Center sees itself as a way to bridge those gaps and bring people the local food they crave. One RFIC partner is the newly launched Local First Arkansas program. Modeled on Local First Arizona, Local First Arkansas is a chamber of commerce for local businesses. An aspect of Local First Arkansas that dovetails with the Food Innovation Center is an “eat local” campaign, which encourages individuals to purchase fresh and prepared food in nearby communities. Warwick Sabin sees it as a potential game-changer. “If we’re able

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In order to build and maintain a local food system, there are several key pieces that have to be in place: • People who want to grow and sell fresh food or products made from fresh local food. • A way to process and distribute the food. • Direct marketing between farmers and consumers, including schools, hospitals and other institutions. • Technical assistance for farmers and other producers. to come together to create a more efficient food system in central Arkansas, it could be a model for the rest of the state,” he says. The challenge at this point is getting a building large enough to do everything the RFIC wants to do. Although at first organizers thought that they could use the Regional Innovation Hub, they soon realized that this wasn’t a workable plan. “We’re continuing to look for a space, and we hope that it can be close to the Innovation Hub,” Warwick says. “The food innovation center will be a separate facility with things like a certified industrial kitchen space, gardens, greenhouses and places for food processing, labeling and packaging.” Even before the RFIC is open in early 2018, organizers say that they want to present classes in fall 2016 on growing methods, cooking classes and children’s programming. It’s a great start to what will hopefully be a new way for farmers, consumers and artisans to connect and create like never before. For more information, visit arhub.org.

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NOVEMBER 5: Folkies Music Awards 6: Sunday Court Square Music Concert Series 10-12: Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival 24: Thanksgiving Day Buffet & Gospel Concert 26: Last Day of the Season for Craft Village, Gift Shop, General Store and Skillet Restaurant

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“I always wanted to be a farm girl.” —Katie Short

Katie walks the grounds of her 132-acre farm with daughters Honey and Maggie. Farm Girl Meats has instituted a 20-year sustainability plan which includes rehabilitating pasture land into a forest full of fruit and nut-bearing trees (left). Katie always dreamed of owning and working on a farm, despite the difficulties inherent in the lifestyle (right).

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implementing a 20-year permaculture plan to make the farm completely self-sustaining. “Our beef is already 100-percent grass-fed, but we want to improve forage quality,” says Katie. “Pasture-raised pigs still get a food ration, and even though we are able to currently source all our feed locally, we want to do more to support the natural inclination of our animals.” What exactly does that mean? It means rehabilitating a large pasture area into a new forest full of food-bearing trees like persimmon, hickory, native pecan, hazelnuts, chestnuts and oaks—all things that keep pigs well-fed and produce delicious, high-quality meat when the animals are harvested. “We want to focus on native trees,” says Katie. A second phase entails selective cutting in wild forested land on the farm, allowing existing trees room to proliferate while cutting down on invasive species that don’t serve the farm’s purposes. Farmers often must serve as their own electricians, mechanics and accountants, but

this is a case where a farmer must become a self-taught forestry expert. “There are lots of great Facebook groups, and we have an extensive library of textbooks and books about the regenerative agriculture movement,” says Katie of her learning process. Farm Girl’s goal is to feed its community to the best of its abilities, and developing better, more sustainable practices to raise meat is a large part of that goal. But Katie admits they can’t do it alone. “We’ll be announcing a Kickstarter program in October,” she says. The farm will be seeking community support in purchasing and planting the nut and fruit trees that will form the backbone of its sustainable farm program—and one taste of the meat produced by Farm Girl should be enough to convince anyone to support this enterprise. For more information about Farm Girl’s upcoming Kickstarter announcement, its CSA program and meat pre-ordering, visit farmgirlmeats.com.

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BAUXITE EG’s Funky Yard Bird BBQ Sauce 490 Wisteria, 501-326-1176 Arkansas-made barbecue sauce. Artisan Foods. BEEBE Bobby Weatherford and Skip Downing 1351 Hwy. 64 W., 501-882-2802 Sells hay for cattle, both Bermuda and mixed grass. On-Farm Sales. SW Certified Beef 488 Hwy. 64 W., 501-882-6182 Raises USDA-certified beef. Wholesale Farm. BENTON 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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lotions, chickens, a small orchard, kale, spinach, turnips, collards, garlic, sugar snap peas, herbs, green beans, purple hull peas, crowder peas, lady cream “zipper” peas, okra, yellow and white potatoes, red and yellow onions, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, spaghetti squash and sugar baby watermelons. 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 pesticides, herbicides, hormones, GMOs or anything toxic used in growing or packaging. Wholesale Farm. BRYANT

Arkansas Fresh Bakery 1506 N. Prickett Rd., 501-847-6638 arkansasfreshbakery.com A wholesale bakery that provides bread to central Arkansas restaurants and sells on Saturdays at the Argenta Farmers Market and Hillcrest Farmers Market. Operates a café and deli in Bryant. Artisan Foods.

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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.

The Dragon’s 85 Liberty Ln., Apt. A Makes local products including soap, body butter, lip balm, ointment, candles and knitted goods. Wholesale Farm. Holland Bottom Farms Produce Stand 1255 Hwy. 321, 501-843-7152 hollandbottomfarm.com Pre-picked strawberries, squash, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, okra, purple hull peas, sweet corn, Vidalia-type onions, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelons (including seedless), cantaloupe, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, peppers, pumpkins, turnip greens, local honey and homemade jams. 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 arkansasportablepumpkinpatch.com 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. 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. Caney Creek Berry Farm 2568 Little Creek Dr., 501-548-0475 U-pick berry farm. Call for availability. U-Pick. 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.

Wooster Farmers and Crafters Market 19 Patton Rd., 501-733-9903 Market offering local produce and crafts along with educational workshops. Farmers Market. GUY

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.

Arkansas Farm to Table at Pops Market 603 Hwy. 25 N., 870-283-9065 arkansasfarmtotable.com Offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and other prepared foods. CSA, Farmers Market.

Flying C Ranch 725 Rocky Point Rd., 501-454-2667 cowsandpecans.com Cattle ranch that uses a portion of its herd to produce grass-fed, grain-finished cattle. Hay and straw also available to the public. Wholesale Farm.

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.

Jeffries’ Creekside Farm 3285 Tyler St., 501-336-7398 Offers baked goods, jellies, jams and preserves. Artisan Foods. Messner Mini Farm 245 Scenic Hill Rd., 501-470-0484 centralarkansas.locallygrown.net Seasonal produce and baked goods available online or at local markets. Wholesale Farm. 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. 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 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 newcheesecakeco.com Artisan cheesecakes. Artisan Foods.

HENSLEY 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 facebook.com/bennettsfarmfresheggs 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., 501-545-0534 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.-noon Sat. Nov.-Apr. Farmers Market. Natural Born Tillers 291 Kight Tr., 501-520-5836 Seasonal produce including tomatoes,

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beans, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, peppers, beets, lettuce, melons and herbs. Wholesale Farm. Spa City Co-Op 103 Georgian St., 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., 501-992-5556 facebook.com/GreenMarketHSV Offers locally grown vegetables, fruits, Arkansas meats, eggs, homemade baked good and handcrafted items. 9 a.m.-noon Thurs. Farmers Market. HOUSTON Farm Girl Meats 16 Short Farm Ln., 501-215-0419 farmgirlfood.com Produces grass-fed meats, eggs and milk through sustainable, integrated farming techniques on 18 acres. Sells to Hillcrest Artisan Meats, Boulevard Bread and South on Main. Provides products to conway.locallygrown.net and littlerock. locallygrown.net. Wholesale Farm. 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

JESSIEVILLE Jennifer Harper 200 Walter Adams Tr., 501-984-5095 Small family owned garden that produces organic seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. LITTLE ROCK 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/ gardening. 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. Arkansas Sustainability Network   509 Scott St., 501-291-2769  littlerock.locallygrown.net  An online farmers market operated by the Arkansas Sustainability Network.  Farmers Market.  Arkansas Urban Gardening Educational Resource  1800 S. Chester St., 501-529-8520.   Sells produce and fresh flowers.  Farmers Market. Bemis Honey Bee Farm 13206 Asher Rd., 501-897-4931 bemishoneybeefarm.com Offers on-farm sales of local honey. On-Farm Sales.

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.

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.

Kitchen Witch 14 Woodbriar Dr., 501-414-4372 Gluten-free baked goods made with local produce, free-range eggs and homegrown herbs. Artisan Foods.

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.

Val Sviridov 5003 W. Republican Rd., 501-416-0730 Grows seasonal produce including apples and peaches. Wholesale Farm

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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 W. 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. Garden Press 700 E. 9th St., 501-467-0466 gardenpressar.com Juicer that uses organic, locally grown produce. Artisan Foods. 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. 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 Artisan Meats 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. Ste. B, 501-671-6328 facebook.com/HillcrestArtisanMeats A fancy charcuterie and butcher shop that’s the first of its kind in Little Rock, offering cured and fresh meats from a veteran chef. Limited seating is available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Artisan Foods.

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.

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.

Market at Green Tree 9305 Rodney Parham Rd., 501-225-6303 visitgreentree.com Showcases fresh, locally grown produce and grocery items during the Arkansas growing season. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 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.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.

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. 6th St., 501-907-5244 arkansaslightning.com Local distiller of whiskey, gin and rum that uses Arkansas grains whenever possible in its lineup 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.

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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. 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. 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. Arnall Acres 246 Tippitt Rd., 501-676-8882 Small family farming established in 2015. Offers fruits and vegetables for sale. Wholesale Farm. 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. Bonnie Plants 290 Vestal Rd., 501-676-0003 bonnieplants.com Offers vegetable and herb plants wholesale. Wholesale Farm.

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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. LONSDALE 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 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. Little Brick Oven 16001 Vimy Woods Rd., 501-847-3823 Small cottage industry that bakes bread, cookies and desserts. Weather permitting, goods are baked in an outdoor brick oven using wood-fired heat, with sustainable firewood coming from land owned by the bakery. 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. 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.

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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.

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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 Seasonal produce grown without herbicides or pesticides. Wholesale Farm. Dogtown Farmers Market 420 Main St. dogtownfarmersmarket.com New market in North Little Rock. Offers 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., 501-416-4351 faulknerlakeorchard.com Family farm located near downtown Little Rock. Offers fresh produce and honey grown using proven sustainability practices. 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., 925-303-6344  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. Scott Staples 15205 Clinton Rd., 501-851-6014 Small hobby farm raising chickens and guineas. On-Farm Sales.

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Sow and Sow Gardens 1016 Yarrow Dr., 501-961-1178 sowandsowgardens.com Urban garden growing tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce and beans. Wholesale Farm. St. Joseph Farm  6800 Camp Robinson Rd.  stjosephfarm.com  A diversified sustainable agriculture enterprise that provides education, community outreach and hunger relief. Runs a community supported agriculture cooperative with farmers in the Arkansas Delta, maintains a food forest, community garden, and hosts farm-to-table dinners. On-site farm stand open during the week. CSA, Farmers Market.

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.

Stevi Nelson 211 Steed Rd. Home gardener who sells surpluses at local farmers markets. 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.

Stewart’s Apiary 14806 Cedar Heights Rd., 501-851-1746 Pure honey from soybean flowers. On-Farm Sales.

Farmer Brown’s Pigs 25 Calfneck Rd., 501-366-2818 Produces Berkshire Cross pigs. On-Farm Sales.

Sun Harvest Honey 6208 Tammy Ln., 501-837-7525 sunharvesthoney.com Produces and sells raw honey. 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.

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

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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 that 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.


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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.

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 pickup available. On-Farm Sales.

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  scottheritagefarm.org  A 30-acre family farm and participant in the Arkansas Grown Farm to Table program. CSA. Scott Melons & Produce 8114 Titanic Cir., 501-920-2901 Grows tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, okra, onion and cucumbers on an acre of land. Also operates more than 35 acres of watermelon and cantaloupe. Wholesale Farm.

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Meurer Grass Fed Beef 37 Bayou Rd., 501-733-2855 Grass- and hay-fed beef with no hormones, steroids or antibiotics. Wholesale Farm. 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.

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. 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.

HOMEGROWN BY HEROES Interested in learning more about the Homegrown by Heroes program? Join the Arkansas Agriculture Department and farmer Damon Helton for an informative and fun event on October 22. For more information and an invite, email Rachael Tucker at rachael.tucker@aad.ar.gov. FALL HARVEST 2016 | ARKANSASFOODANDFARM.COM

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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. 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 arkansasrivervalleyfarm.com

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7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market. hot peppers, eggplant, green beans, Prescott tomatoes and purple hull peas. Custom • Foreman • M Doorganics pea-shelling available. On-Farm Sales. • Monticello • Ashdown • Hope Southwest Arkansas703 S.W. 2nd St., 479-802-1624 Warren • doorganics.com Foshee Pecans • Camden • Hampton • Online meal kit delivery service that 13 Foshee Ln., 501-354-3791 Texarkana • supplies rivervalleypecans.com Louann •some ingredients from an Lake • Foukepecans since urban farm. Also sources from local Fresh quality Arkansas farms and farmers markets. CSA. 1984. On-Farm Sales. • Magnolia • Hamburg

Jerry Markham • Bradley 3434 Bells Chapel Rd. E., 479-264-0197 Sells blackberries and blueberries in June, muscadines in September, seasonal vegetables, grass-fed beef and free-range eggs year-round through the locallygrown.net network. On-Farm Sales. BELLA VISTA Six Eight, LLC 2 Regent Ln., 217-314-0042 Handmade, nutrient-dense energy bars. Artisan Foods. BENTONVILLE Anglin Beef 5985 S.W. Anglin Rd., 479-795-2147 anglinbeef.com Black Angus beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free, grass- and grain-fed. Delivery options available. On-Farm Sales.

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FarmRoots Online 2003 SW Hazeltine Ln.,City 479-657-0145 • Junction farmrootsonline.com Online retail outlet which enables producers to reach consumers in the community. Farmers Market. Hanna Family Ranch 8583 Reuben Rd., 479-586-8010 hannafamilyranch.com Offers pasture-raised pork and lamb to restaurants and the food service industry. Wholesale Farm.

Matkins Flowers and Greenhouse 205 S.W. 3rd 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.

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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-Farmers-market 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. BRUNO Schot’s Slopes Farm 134 Keystone Ln., 870-449-4294 schotsslopesfarm.com 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 hobbtowngrassfed.com

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 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. 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. 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. CHARLESTON Charleston Farmers Market 607 E. Main St., 479-965-2605 Farmers market offering local produce and prepared products in Franklin County. 8 a.m.-noon Sat. 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. CLARKSVILLE Bishop Hamilton’s 1601 W. Main St., 479-774-3058 Offers native flower bulbs, seeds, herbs, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, cut flowers, strawberries, blueberries, pecans, tree seedlings, saplings and meat goats. Wholesale Farm. Cox Berry Farm 1081 Hwy. 818, 479-754-3707 Offers strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, peaches, apples, pumpkins and nursery plants. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. U-Pick.

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. CLINTON 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 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. DARDANELLE Mike Baldwin Rt. 2, Box 1446, 501-229-4510 Hay available in square or round bales. Wholesale Farm. DECATUR Mai’s Home Grown Vegetables 8659 Mount Zion St., 479-752-8424 Family farm offering fresh-grown 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. DENNARD Patrick and Judy Odle 607 Peyton Creek Rd., 501-745-6891 onceuponatimefarm.com Farm offering chickens and milk. Wholesale Farm.

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Bates Hay Farm 2621 Old 7 Hwy., 501-331-3576 Bermuda grass hay available in round or square bales. On-Farm Sales.

Ashley’s Blueberries 245 CR 329, 501-253-8344 Sells organic high-bush blueberries. U-Pick.

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.

Blossom Nursery 216 CR 326, 501-253-7895 Regionally adapted, container-grown fruit and nut plants. On-Farm Sales.

ELKINS H.C. Parker’s 17815 Brannon Mountain Rd., 479-601-6898 hcparkers.com Has raised pastured beef in the Ozark Mountains for over 50 years. 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 cow’s milk. Cheeses include chevre, feta, fromage blanc and neufchatel. Available at the Green Fork Farmers Market (Fayetteville), Eureka Springs Farmers Market, Hillcrest Farmers Market (Little Rock), Post Winery (Altus), Hillcrest Artisan Meats (Little Rock), Eureka Market (Eureka Springs), Boulevard Bread (Little Rock) and Wellspring (Siloam Springs). Artisan Foods. ELM SPRINGS Acre and a Dream Farm 105 N. Elm Springs Rd., 479-595-4350 acreandadreamfarm.com New farm striving to develop a more sustainable, organic, healthier way of life. 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. 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.

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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 aquaponic 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 mostly organic, all locally produced fruits, vegetables, beans, bread and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market. EVERTON Fairchild Farms 4394 Berkley Dr., 870-754-9377 fairchild-farm.com Offers beef, chicken, pork, turkey, honey and baked goods. On-Farm Sales. Nature’s Green Grass Farms 2503 Joe Holt Rd., 870-688-6634 Offers grass-fed beef and lamb. CSA, Wholesale Farm. 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.

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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. 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 evestreat.com 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.; Jefferson Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Farmers Market. Feed Fayetteville 221 S. Locust Ave., 479-387-5855 feedfayetteville.org


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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 pick-up at the market. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wed. Farmers Market. JR’s Kombucha 1422 N. College Ave., 479-283-2030 jrkombucha.com Handcrafted fermented tea. Artisan Foods. 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 Family farm offering grass-fed beef. All products are antibiotic- and hormonefree. Wholesale Farm.

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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.

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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 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. 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 urteagafarms.com 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

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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. GARFIELD McGarrah Farms 16329 N. Old Wire Rd., 479-451-8164 facebook.com/mcgarrahfarm U-pick strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and pumpkins. U-Pick, On-Farm 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

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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. S.E., 479-586-1491 facebook.com/kellerscandies Old-fashioned, handmade candies. Artisan Foods. Gravette Farmers Market 110 Park Dr., 479-787-5368 cityofgravette-ar.gov/ gravettefarmersmarket.html Market features locally grown produce, WIC and Senior Nutrition vouchers accepted. Farmers Market. GREEN FOREST A&A Orchards Various, 870-438-6749 aandaorchard.com Orchard that offers wholesale apples, nectarines and peaches at local farmers markets. Wholesale Farm. Green Forest Farmers Market Green Forest Public Square, 870-480-6071 Local farmers market trying to make fresh produce available to the public. 7 a.m.-noon Wed. March-Oct. Farmers Market. HARRIET Dogwood Hills Guest Farm 544 Cozahome Rd., 870-448-4870 dogwoodhillsbb.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


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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, with plans to expand into a new certified kitchen in 2016. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., April-Oct. Call for expanded holiday hours in Nov.-Dec. Artisan Foods, On-Farm Sales. Garner Hill Farm 631 W. College Ave., 870-204-6495 garnerhillfarm.com Sells natural, pasture-raised pork, beef and lamb. USDA inspected. Limited delivery available. Wholesale Farm. 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.

We offer first quality one-year-old lamb raised on our farm in North Pulaski County. Our meat is free of steroids or any other chemicals. The only time we use antibiotics is if the animal has been injured which is extremely rare. All meat is USDA inspected. You can pick up your meat at our farm off Hwy 107 in North Pulaski County (about 25 miles north of downtown Little Rock) or we can meet you in downtown Little Rock weekdays. All meat is aged and then frozen.

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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.

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Jack and Mary Ayers 2822 Old Capps Rd., 870-688-3030 Offers seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm.

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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.

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TANNED SHEEPSKINS,

$100-$150

(Our sheepskins are tanned in a Quaker Town, Pa. tannery that has specialized in sheepskins for generations.)

BONELESS LOIN $8 lb TENDERLOIN $20 lb LAMB BRATWURST LINK SAUSAGE 

(one-lb package) $10 lb

NECKBONES

(for stew or soup) $5 lb

India Blue F a r m

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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 oakhillfarming.com Certified organic, no-till vegetable production primarily for farmers markets. Available at Bentonville and Eureka Springs farmers markets. Wholesale Farm. 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.

ABC—Awesome! Botanicals of a Celestial Nature 509 CR 1750, 479-885-6575 Locally owned greenhouse growing oyster mushrooms and herbs. Wholesale Farm.

Ozark Wildflower Co. HC 70 Box 169, 870-446-5629 Nursery offering more than 200 native and ornamental perennials. 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.

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, cucumbers, turnips, radishes, beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes and cauliflower. 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. fallingskyfarm.com 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.

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.

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.

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Dos Locos Farms 12003 Oriole Rd., 479-871-4140 doslocosfarms.com Offers grass-fed, non-GMO chicken, goats and sheep. Wholesale Farm.

Good Kind Food Cart HC 72 Box 403, 870-446-5841 facebook.com/goodkindfoodcart 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. Noon-2 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Artisan Foods.

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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.

LINCOLN

Rockweed Ranch 11944 Nicewarner Rd., 479-824-4129 Offers seasonal vegetables, pickles and relishes. On-Farm Sales.

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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. 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. MOUNTAINBURG Treat Family Farm 1828 Hollow Branch Ln., 479-301-9156 Cage-free, organic eggs. On-Farm Sales. 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., 877-504-9050 facebook.com/robersonorchards Peaches, 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 June-Sept. Farmers Market. OZARK

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 facebook.com/mothersmushrooms 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.

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.

Mulberry Creek Organic Produce 2734 CR 5099, 870-619-2220 Grows chemical-free fruit and produce. Also offers handmade baked goods and other prepared food products. On-Farm Sales.

Franklin County Farmers Market 300 W. Commercial St., 479-667-2525 ozarkareacoc.org Local produce and crafts from area growers. 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Sat. Farmers Market.

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.

PARIS ENC Farm 2448 E. Brown, 479-847-5964 Offers fresh eggs for sale. Wholesale Farm. 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. Prestonrose Farm 201 St. Louis Valley Rd., 479-847-5174 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 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.

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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. Maple Gorge Farm 12601 Greasy Valley Rd., 479-846-4485 Sells registered Alpine and Saanen dairy goats, hardy-wool sheep, eggs, pork, fleeces, lambs, goats and raw goat milk. On-Farm Sales. ROGERS The Blueberry Barn 650 Lippert Dr., 479-636-9640 U-pick blueberries. Call for picking conditions. U-Pick. 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. 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. 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 Corner of 1st and Walnut, 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., 615-927-2511 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.

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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. RUDY Rudy Rebels Ranch 5020 N. Rudy Rd., 479-459-3380 Produces grass-fed beef products, eggs and sheep. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 8 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., 913-636-8193 russellville.locallygrown.net Online market sells products farmed within 150 miles of Russellville yearround. Farmers Market. Tri Peaks Community Market W. C St., 479-264-3682 facebook.com/tripeakscommunitymarket Downtown market featuring local farmers, crafters, artists, musicians and food vendors. 8 a.m.-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. 20Oct. 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.

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Dickey Farms 14306 Wildcat Rd., 501-354-2021 or 479-361-9975 facebook.com/pages/dickey-farms Offers tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, 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. 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. Available at the Springdale Farmers Market. Wholesale Farm. Mill Street Market Mill St., 479-966-3255 millstmarket.com Located between Johnson Avenue and Huntsville Avenue in Springdale, the Mill Street Market offers Arkansas made and 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., 479-361-4313 ranallifarms.com Seasonal vegetables, grapes and blueberries. On-Farm Sales. Songbird Gardens 301 Michael St., 479-966-3255 songbird-gardens.com Urban farm selling CSA-style garden boxes. CSA.

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Springdale Farmers Market Corner of Hwy. 265 and E. Emma 479-751-3352 or 479-530-0806 springdalefarmersmarket.org Fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, nuts, farm-fresh eggs, frozen meat, flowers, plants and prepared goods along with local crafts, furniture and soaps. Accepts SNAP/EBT and WIC; also participates in the Double Your Dollars program. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat.; May-Oct. 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. 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 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 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. 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 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. 1st 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 greatfermentations.net 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. In 2016 will also have 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 grassfed 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. Ozark All Seasons 16809 Tyson Hog Farm Rd., 479-200-9375 ozarkallseasons.com Grows lettuce and salad greens yearround using hydroponic systems. Wholesale Farm.

or pesticides. Grows a variety of seasonal produce and animals that includes barley, chickens, muscadines, mustard greens, parsley, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, lettuce, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip greens, watermelons, yellow squash and zucchini. On-Farm Sales. Winslow Farmers Market Winslow Blvd. winslowar.com/index_files/Page993.htm 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 facebook.com/Yellville Farmers Market 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 Plant Farm 21199 Summers Hill Rd., 479-459-1340 ozarkplantfarm.com Seasonal produce, including cabbage, celery, green beans, tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard and more. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. On-Farm Sales. Windberry Farm 301 N. Railroad St., 479-521-4619 Has a mission to provide healthy food for the community without using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides FALL HARVEST 2016 | ARKANSASFOODANDFARM.COM

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Are GMOs

YES. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and

SAFE Over

900 20+

Medicine 2016 report reaffirms

studies and publications were examined

scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts

over a 2 year period

reviewed animal studies, allergenicity testing, North American and European health data, and more

SAFE. Based on

20+

No substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health between current commercially available genetically engineered [GMO] crops and conventionally bred crops.

years of data since GMO crops were introduced Full report available at http://nas-sites.org/ge-crops/

Source: GMO Answers

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MYTH: GMOs have pesticides injected into them. FACT: Some GMO crops are genetically engineered to fight off pests. Some crops, like corn and cotton, have been genetically engineered to resist pests, reducing damage to these crops and the need for as many pesticide applications. These seeds contain a protein from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a common soil bacterium, allowing them to resist very specific pests. The Bt protein is only toxic to certain types of insects that feed on the plants. Bt is not toxic to humans, other mammals or other insects. In fact, Bt has been used for more than 100 years in organic farming as a pesticide spray. Source: GMO Answers

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Lowell Cave Springs

Solgohachia

Peebles Farms Hwy. 64, 870-919-6162 peeblesfarm.com Wholesale and retail sales of watermelons, cantaloupe, sweet corn and purple hull peas. Offers a fall 20-acre corn maze, U-pick pumpkin patch and other gourds and squash. Wholesale Farm. AUSTIN Magness Creek Farm 910 Williams Rd., 501-259-1280 Family farm with a large vegetable garden and several poultry flocks. Wholesale Farm. BATESVILLE Cherokee Farms 955 Oneal Rd., 870-793-7888 cherokeefarms.net Premium Angus and Wagyu beef. USDAinspected, hormone-free beef. Wholesale Farm.

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Williams Berry Farm 350 Harmontown Rd., 870-793-2074 Grape crush July-Aug. Call ahead to make a reservation. On-Farm Sales. BLYTHEVILLE Spider’s Web Daylily Garden 2926 Hwy. 150, 877-257-4063 spiders-web.org Grows over 1,000 varieties of daylilies. Garden tours offered during season. Call for reservation. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15-July 1. Wholesale Farm. 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

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CASH Cache River Valley Seed Hwy. 226 E., 870-477-5427 Producer and processor of registered and certified seed including rice, soybeans, wheat, milo, corn and cotton. Wholesale Farm. CAVE CITY Brood Farm 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 facebook.com/pages/Spring-RiverFarmers-Market Selling fresh produce and locally made crafts. 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat. Farmers Market.

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.

CHERRY VALLEY

EVENING SHADE

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.

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

FORREST CITY Kevin Vandiver 7596 Hwy. 284, 870-630-0607 Offers Christmas trees and seasonal produce. On-Farm Sales. Seven Harvest 393 SFC 320, 870-630-6161 7harvest.org Nonprofit grows affordable vegetables, including kale, chard and lettuce, 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

COTTER

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.

Isom and Sons White River Berry Farm 184 Hazel St., 901-299-4599 Offers blackberries for sale. Wholesale Farm.

Ike and Sandy Yates 1101 Hwy. 126 N., 870-405-6038 Worms for fishing and worm castings for fertilizer. On-Farm Sales.

Bowers Plants 3450 Hwy. 135, 870-259-3437 Bedding plants, potted flowers and hanging baskets. 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.

HEBER SPRINGS Karen Ott Mayer 3199 Wilburn Rd., 501-362-3253 heritagefarmworks.com 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. JONESBORO 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. 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 gillamfarms.com 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.

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Bambi Perez 220 Pine St., 870-259-3512 Crops include seasonal vegetables, herbs, flowers, potted plants and mushrooms. Wholesale Farm.

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.

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. LEXA Family Farming 105 Martin Luther King Dr., 870-995-6201 Seasonal u-pick vegetables. U-Pick.

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. 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.

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MOUNTAIN HOME

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.

Barren Creek Farm 1105 CR 618, 870-425-6359 barrencreekfarm.com 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.

MARION Palm Source 4069 N. Airport Rd., 901-672-3541 midsouthpalms.com Offers perennials, palms and other landscaping plants. Wholesale Farm.

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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.

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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 commonthreadsfiberarts.com Small family farm that raises Jacob sheep, angora goats and dairy goats. On-Farm Sales. Kennon Livestock 6271 Hwy. 9, 870-591-6345 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 bottomlandnaturals.net 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 shoffneragresearch.com 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. ‘Tis So Sweet Home Bakery 1410 Greene 712, 870-476-7326 facebook.com/tissosweethomebakery Home bakery producing sweet and savory baked goods. Artisan Foods.


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QUITMAN

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.

Earth Sprung Grain 907 Amy Rd., 870-892-3249 Produces specialty grains, offering quality eco-grown aromatic rice. On-Farm Sales.

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.

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.

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

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.

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SEARCY Bailey Cattle Co. 3 Ridgewood Ln. baileycattle.com 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. Little Rock Tomato 3720 E. Broadway, 501-945-0511 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 Day-Labor Day. Wholesale Farm.

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Betty, Howard and Jeremy Walker 2648 Hwy. 163 On-farm sales of corn, peas and tomatoes. On-Farm Sales.

Windsor Cattle Company 1515 Letona Rd., 501-281-0061 Registered Black Angus and seed stock. 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.

Praiseworthy Foods 60 Lawrence 2692, 870-528-0347 Raises pork for meat. Wholesale Farm. SWIFTON Green Acres Hay Farm 151 Jackson Co. 632, 870-219-6237 Hybrid Bermuda hay. On-Farm Sales. TRUMANN

VIOLA 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.

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Bassham Orchard 3422 Hwy. 284 E., 870-238-2153 Growing peaches, apples and nectarines. 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.

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

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WALNUT RIDGE

1500 S. Main St. 15th & Main Downtown 501.414.0423 therootcafe.com

Beary Farms 486 U.S. Hwy. 412, 870-886-5515 Pumpkins and gourds. Call for availability. On-Farm Sales.

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April Muhammad 403 Church St. N., 870-636-0990 Offers three different pre-washed, preseasoned ready-to-cook rice mixes. Artisan Foods.

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

SMITHVILLE

building

WYNNE

John and Mel Fender 1070 Lawrence 612 Rd., 870-759-2920 Longtime vegetable growers. On-Farm Sales.

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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 yearround 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.


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• Camden • Hampton

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• Magnolia • Bradley

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.

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. ASHDOWN Grannie’s Bloomers 107 E. 7th St., 870-898-8515 Garden center and nursery. Some plants can be grown to order. Wholesale Farm.

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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.

HAMPTON Hearnsberger’s Gourd Farm 436 Sixth St., 870-798-3610 hearnsbergersgourdfarm.com Grows gourds, watermelons and cantaloupe. On-Farm Sales. HOPE Country Girl Health Club 209 S. Main St., 870-703-5990 USDA-certified organic farm that grows various crops such as butternut squash, yellow squash, cantaloupe, butter beans, purple hull peas, kale, greens and turnips. 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. JUNCTION CITY Donald Ellison 614 E. State Line Rd., 870-924-4007 eecomfoundation.org 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.

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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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Sunshine Store 3719 Sunshine Rd., 501-767-4614 Offering local vegetables, homemade salsa and other products on Saturdays. Farmers Market.

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.

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.

NASHVILLE

SHERIDAN

TEXARKANA

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.

Farmers Market of Texarkana 3004 Linden Ave., 870-772-4558 Farm with seasonal produce including corn, fruits, honey and other vegetables. Wholesale Farm.

Howard County Farmers Market 110 S. Washington St., 870-557-2352 Produce grown within 50 miles of Nashville for sale by growers. Farmers Market.

Gateway Farmers Market 3019 E. 9th St. 870-774-9171 Locally grown produce (within 75 miles) sold by the grower. Farmers Market.

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Jerry Peary 4801 Union Rd., 870-773-9955 Seasonal vegetables. Wholesale Farm.


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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

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.

Esau Farms, LLC 603 State Police Rd., 870-814-8205 Offers sweet corn, blackberries, blueberries and muscadines. On-Farm Sales. 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.

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. 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.

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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.

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

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.

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RISON Dollar Bill Farm 50 White Oak Bluff Rd., 870-325-6567 Offers seasonal produce including cabbage. Wholesale Farm. Joe Willis 10920 Hwy. 63, 870-357-2302 Offers tomatoes, peaches, squash, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelon. Farmers Market. Richard Tanner 3820 Hwy. 63 S., 501-773-3891 Specializes in fruits, vegetables, eggs, and cut flowers. Produce offered includes heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, Swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, okra, cucumbers and squash. On-Farm Sales. 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. SHERIDAN Grant County Farmers Market 101 W. Center St., 870-942-2231 Seasonal, open-air market offering produce from local farmers. Farmers Market.

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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. SCOTLAND Addie’s Veggies 10866 Lo Gap Rd., 501-592-3703 Family farm offering fresh seasonal produce. Wholesale Farm. Harvey Edwards 55 D & J Rd., 870-830-6567 arbiofuel.com Soybean oil-based soaps made to order. Wholesale Farm. 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. WARREN Chase Cox 122 Bradley 370, 903-330-2547 Family owned farm offering watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, squash and cantaloupe. On-Farm Sales. 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. Green Family Tomato Farms 188 Bradly 274, 870-226-6673 Vine-ripened tomatoes available for picking. U-Pick. Jim Parker 23210 U.S. 63 N., 870-357-2748 Sells u-pick tomatoes, blackberries and cantaloupe. U-Pick. 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.

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Stowe Market Garden and Nursery 1305 Stowe Rd., 870-247-1205 Organic farm growing vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. On-Farm Sales.

STAY SAFE!

Arkansas produce is a pleasure that’s hard to resist, but a little cleaning can make a lot of difference. Give your fruits and veggies some TLC before you eat it with these tips:

COOL IT

Getting fresh produce cool helps inhibit bacteria growth. Store fruit at a temperature of 40° F.

SCRUB UP

Clean veggies plus dirty hands equals dirty everything. A 20-second soap-and-water wash will do the trick.

WASH DOWN

Gently wash fruits and vegetables to remove dirt. Soap is not recommended.

PAT DRY

Blotting produce dry with a paper towel can further remove bacteria.

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Heifer International has announced a change in its community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Formerly known as Foodshed Farms, the program is now called New South Produce Cooperative (NSPC), a change associate program officer Liz Wenzel attributes to a shift in business model. “They are focused on farmer development now,” she says. The fresh start for the NSPC also includes a $30,000 loan, received in July. That funding bought trailers to transport produce from member farms, says cooperative manager Ben Maddox. Although part of the new approach focuses on restaurant and wholesale accounts, NSPC is still loyal to the CSA’s base of over 400 customers. Working with two dozen farmers statewide, the cooperative offers a variety of items in each basket, such as lettuce, kale, carrots, beets, radishes, winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples. Traditionally, CSAs are affected by the weather, but NSPC works with farmers in diverse climates, so weather isn’t as much of a factor. “We’re focusing on what we do well, and being more consistent with our accounts,” Liz says. “The value for farmers is that [the addition of wholesale accounts] provides a consistent year-round market.” For more details on the New South Produce Cooperative, visit newsouthcoop.com.

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ARK ANSAS FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANTS

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

BRYANT Arkansas Fresh Bakery Café 304 N. Reynolds Rd., Ste. 5, 501-213-0084 arkansasfresh.com The Arkansas Fresh name has long been a baked goods mainstay on menus across central Arkansas. In 2015, the bakery launched its namesake cafe featuring its fresh-baked breads and pastries, housesmoked meats, salads featuring local, seasonal produce and an all-day breakfast. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. LITTLE ROCK At The Corner 201 E. Markham St., 501-400-8458 thecornerlr.com Fresh beef ground daily on site, hand-cut fries and salads featuring local greens are just the start here. Enjoy buttermilk fried chicken from Crystal Lake Farms in Decatur, strawberries from Barnhill Orchards or farm-fresh eggs served any way you like. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Big Orange 17809 Chenal Pkwy., 501-821-1515.  207 N. University Ave., 501-379-8715  bigorangeburger.com Juicy burgers loaded with toppings from farms and artisans like Cedar Rock Acres and Kent Walker Artisan Cheese are just the beginning. A selection of salads featuring local, seasonal produce are sure to hit the spot—and don’t skip dessert! 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 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 An expansion of the restaurant’s flagship location in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood has seen this local chain achieve new heights in fine dining, from seared duck breast dishes to some of the finest charcuterie in town. Local brands like Arsaga’s and Onyx coffee line the shelves, too.

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Brave New Restaurant 2300 Cottondale Ln., 501-663-2677  bravenewrestaurant.com Before “Farm to Table” was a common phrase, there was Peter Brave and Brave New Restaurant. Chef Brave has been hand-picking peaches, heirloom tomatoes and other local produce from growers like Armstead Farms and India Blue Farm himself for decades now, 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. Cache Restaurant 425 President Clinton Ave., 501-850-0265  cachelittlerock.com With a fancy two-story restaurant in the heart of Little Rock’s River Market, Cache has carved itself a niche in the downtown dining scene. Casual lunches give way to high-end dinners featuring seasonal produce and fruits. 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 This wonderful café is one of downtown Little Rock’s best kept secrets. Fresh, fast and inexpensive is the order of the day, with local producers like Falling Sky Farms and Arkansas Fresh Bakery providing a tasty local flair to a tasty menu. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Capers 14502 Cantrell Rd., 501-868-7600 capersrestaurant.com Since opening in 1997, Capers has become a hot spot in Little Rock for great seafood, great wine and a stellar take-home market which provides gourmet meals to go. 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. 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.

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Cheers in the Heights 2010 N. Van Buren, 501-663-5937  cheersith.com Local tomatoes from the likes of Laughing Stock Farm in Sheridan are just one of the hidden treasures you’ll find on the menu at Cheers. There’s just not a bad bite on the menu. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ciao Baci 605 N. Beechwood St, 501-603-0238  ciaobaci.org Featuring local food like chicken from Crystal Lakes Farm in Decatur and its own creations like Baci bacon and pork belly confit, this is a tapas menu like no other in the city. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat. Clean Eatery 10720 N. Rodney Parham Rd., 501-505-5088 cleaneaterylr.com With a menu featuring gluten-free products from Dempsey’s Bakery in Little Rock, local seasonal produce and a selection of healthy dishes there’s no doubt Clean Eatery is doing its best to promote delicious food and healthy lifestyles. 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 This botanas bar in Little Rock’s Riverdale neighborhood takes local so seriously that it’s growing herbs and peppers on site. Queso fundido, fresh tacos and a delightful selection of cocktails make The Fold an outstanding choice for fresh eating. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.midnight Fri.-Sat.

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Loca Luna 3519 Old Cantrell Rd., 501-663-4666 localuna.com Stop in for fresh pork skins with Loca Luna’s homemade sweet pickles, sample the fresh-baked honey wheat and Bavarian yeast rolls—then stick around for 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. Mylo Coffee Co. 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-747-1880  mylocoffee.com Owner Stephanos Mylonas is adamant that everything he serves at his Hillcrest coffee and pastry shop be either grown or made in Arkansas, and the coffee roasted on site is particularly nice. 7 a.m-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.

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. And don’t miss one of the best selection of Arkansas beers in town. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. SO Restaurant-Bar 3610 Kavanaugh Blvd., 501-663-1464  sorestaurantbar.com In recent months, SO has made a push to support local farms and farmers markets, advertising its use of local produce and partnering with businesses like Hocutt’s Garden Center in Little Rock 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. South on Main 1304 Main St., 501-244-9660 southonmain.com From fried chicken “blue plate” specials at lunch to hoppin’ john and smoked duck, there’s always something delicious and local on the seasonal menu—thanks to partnerships with local farms like Barnhill Orchards and Farm Girl Meats. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Southern Gourmasian 219 W. Capitol Ave., 501-313-5645 thesoutherngourmasian.com What began in a bright yellow food truck has become one of Little Rock’s hottest Asian-fusion brick-and-mortar restaurants, now growing some of their own produce. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. Trio’s 8201 Cantrell Rd., Ste. 100 501-221-3330  triosrestaurant.com For Capi Peck of Trio’s, farm to table cooking is just “cooking.” Trio’s famous strawberry shortcake is only available when the restaurant can source Arkansas berries, while local kale and other seasonal ingredients make an appearance on the menu every year. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-close Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 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.

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

Farm to Table

Founded in 1991

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ARK ANSAS FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANTS

Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill features local ingredients and has been a cornerstone to the revitalization of Little Rock’s Main Street corridor.

Ira’s Park Hill Grill 3812 J.F.K. Blvd., 501-771-6900 irasparkhillgrill Home to an eclectic menu that features everything from gravlax to lamb shanks, Ira’s also incorporates local berries and produce into its menu whenever possible. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Tues.-Sat.; 5 p.m.9 p.m. Tues.-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. 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.  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. The Hive 200 N.E. A St., 479-286-6575  thehivebentonville.com Multiple James Beard Award nominations

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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. 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.

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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. 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. Greenhouse Grill 481 S. School Ave., 479-444-8909  greenhousegrille.com Greenhouse Grill 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.

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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. ROGERS

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

The Green Bean 5208 Village Pkwy., Ste. 11, 479-464-8355 or 479-381-2055  itsagreenbeanworld.com  This organic café offers locally sourced luncheon fare, and they maintain a presence at the Rogers Farmers Market on weekends. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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.

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.

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ARK ANSAS GROCERS

GROCERS

Allen’s Food Market  60 Sugar Creek Ctr., Bella Vista  facebook.com/allensfoods  Grocery store that specializes in organic, locally and regionally produced items. Producers, contact Steve Morrow at steve@allensfoods.arcoxmail.com or 479-876-6190.   Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy  brookshires.com  Full-service grocery in variety of locations in southern Arkansas.     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.  Edwards Food Giant  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  thefreshmarket.com  Specialty grocer with locations in Little Rock and Rogers. Producers, contact Neal Augustine at 501-225-7700.  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.   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.  

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Harps Foods  harpsfoods.com  Regional, employee-owned grocery store with dozens of locations in Arkansas.   Hillcrest Artisan Meats  2807 Kavanaugh Blvd., Ste. B, Little Rock  501-671-6328  facebook.com/HillcrestArtisanMeats  Butcher shop that carries local and regional meats. Also carries local artisan products and a limited selection of produce. Producers, ask for Brandon or Tara Brown.   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. 

Olde Crow General Store 17202 Hwy. 5, Benton 501-794-2393 facebook.com/oldecrowgeneralstore Family store providing Arkansas grown and made products, allnatural meats, convenience items and farming supplies. Olde Fashioned Foods  8434 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith  479-649-8200  Offers local and organic foods, herbs, alternative medicine and health products.   Ozark Natural Foods  1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville  479-521-7558  onf.coop  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. 3rd St., Little Rock  501-244-0542  duganspublr.com  Small grocery and liquor store attached to Dugan’s Pub in Little Rock.   Terry’s Finer Foods  5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock  501-663-4154  Neighborhood grocery offering fresh, gourmet produce and grocery items.

Natural Grocers naturalgrocers.com Fresh produce, meat and dairy along with natural supplements and grocery items. Locations in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

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. 

Natural Things  5407 Hwy. 5 N., Bryant  501-213-0034  Natural foods store that sells mostly grocery items.  

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

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Altus’ Post Familie Vineyards owns some of Arkansas’ oldest and most prolific grapevines. ALTUS Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards 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 its tasting room, shop in the gift shop or take advantage of its 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. daily, (May-Nov.); Noon-5 p.m. daily (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 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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ARK ANSAS BREWERIES

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 flatfooted, 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.blogspot.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. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon9 p.m. Sun.

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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 lineup of cans hitting store shelves all over. Rebel Kettle Brewing 822 E. 6th St., Little Rock 501-374-2791 rebelkettle.com Rebel Kettle recently opened in Little Rock to rave reviews. Stop in for yearround brews like the Working Class Hero blonde or the C-Street IPA—or treat yourself to a rotating lineup of specialty brews and seasonal beers. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., noon11 p.m. Sat. Stone’s Throw Brewing 402 E. 9th 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. Vino’s Pizza and Brewpub 923 W. 7th St., Little Rock 501-375-8466 www.vinosbrewpub.com Little Rock’s oldest brew pub is, for many longtime 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.

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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 facebook.com/columbushousebrewery 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.

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The Rebel Kettle Brewing taproom is part of a renaissance of local businesses in east Little Rock.


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. New Province Brewing Co. 1310 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers, 479-246-0479 newprovincebrewing.com Benton County’s vote to go wet in 2012 gave Arkansas’ ongoing craft beer renaissance fresh territory in which to thrive. Founded by the husband-and-wife team Derek and Megan McEnroe, New Province operates a taproom in Rogers where it pours beers like the Migrant Belgian dubbel and Philosopher IPA. 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thurs.; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Ozark Beer Co. 1700 S. 1st 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.

Little Rock’s dining and craft food and beverage scene is on the rise. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two, sampling our city’s ever-expanding offerings of ales, wines and spirits with our Locally Labeled Passport program, or tasting any of the amazing products our artisan bakers and food producers are making, there’s never been a better time to enjoy great food and drink in Little Rock.

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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 Rebekah Lawrence at rebekah@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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Feed Communities feedcommunities.com 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/USA 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.

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The Dunbar Community Garden Project is an educational urban farm that sells its produce at Little Rockarea farmers markets.

NCAT FoodCorps Southeast Regional Office, Fayetteville ncatt.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.


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