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Summer’s Bounty


“Farm to table.” We’re sure you’re seeing a lot of posts about that these days. Is it just trendy? If it is we’ve been trendy for more than 20 years! Of course there are times when we rely on produce from California, Florida, Mexico, and other warm places – fresh fruit salad in December? Sometimes we need it! But, nothing beats an Arkansas grown strawberry, watermelon, peach, or cantaloupe–not to mention okra, squashes, & purple hull peas!

Here are some of the hard-working Arkansas farmers who are filling our produce bins this week:

Hall Family Farm, Roland
Tanner Family Farm, Rison     http://tannerfarm.com/index.html
Barnhill Orchards, Lonoke       http://www.barnhillorchards.com/
Arkansas Natural Produce, Malvern     http://www.arkansasnaturalproduce.com/
Cadron Crest Orchard, Guy      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadron-Crest-Orchard/185848674881827

 

 

Alan Leveritt, Vilonia
BJ’s Produce, North Little Rock     http://bjsplantsandproduce.blogspot.in/
Carpenter Family Farm, Grady       http://www.tastearkansas.com/carpenters-farm-a-family-affair/
Arkansas Grass Roots Farmers’ Coop      https://grassrootscoop.com/

Click on the links above to visit websites. And, you can find many of these farmers at the Rivermarket Farmer’s Market or Hillcrest Farmer’s Market.

This is what “farm to table” looks like:

Purple Hull Peas with Granny Verna’s Relish, Corn on the Cob, Fried Okra, Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad, Sauteed Squashes