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Farmer: Mary and Ricky Bone
Food Produced: Broccoli, cabbage, purple hull peas, eggplant, and tomatoes

After 40 years of wanting to take on a life in agriculture, Mary and Ricky Bone are now bringing their dreams to fruition on a farm in Fargo, Arkansas. Mary was raised by her grandfather who lived off the land. She and her family work as a team to build viable farm. Though in their beginning phase, the Bones are a passionate bunch excited to be supplying a CSA that builds a healthy community.

Farmer: Tara Stainton + Family
Food Produced: Assorted vegetables and fresh cut flowers

At her farm outside of Vilonia, AR, Tara and her family grow an assortment of certified organic vegetables and flowers. Tara is as passionate as they come and loves growing healthy, high quality produce to share with her community. She thinks everyone should know where their food comes from and how it was grown. Her passion is evident in everything she grows, from delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers to her two adorable boys!

Farmer: Jill and Keith Forrester
Food Produced: Lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, carrots, green beans

Keith, a fourth generation farmer, and wife Jill started as teachers living on family farm land in Tyronza, AR. However, they quickly realized their knack and passion for growing vegetables and flowers, and haven’t been able to stop since! In addition to growing delicious food and participating in local farmers markets, they also operate two farm to table restaurants in Memphis and Tyronza.

Farmer: Tom Green + Kami Marsh
Food Produced:Apples, peaches, sweet potatoes, okra, and more

With 30 years of growing experience, Tom is a jack-of-all-trades to agriculture. On his Certified Organic farm, you’ll find produce, chickens, bees, pigs, catfish, orchards, a compost station, and much more. Located in Atkins, AR, Green Acres Farm is nestled in several acres of pine trees. Tom loves working with the land and participating in Arkansas’s local economy.

Farmer: Josh Hardin
Food Produced:Beets, eggplant, and more

With a background in farming that goes several generations back, Josh is continuing his family tradition in agriculture. His farm is USDA certified organic and is located in Sheridan, AR. Even with a lifetime of experience, Josh values humility and continues to learn a new skill everyday when he’s out in his fields. In being a part of the local food system, Josh enjoys the personal connections that come in supplying his community with delicious produce.

Farmer: Eddie Stuckey and daughter-in-law Stormy
Food Produced:Beans, broccoli, cauliflower, greens, peppers, and tomatoes

Located just a 20 minute drive from Little Rock, this farm is as local as they come! You can find Eddie working his fields in Jacksonville, AR. Eddie came into farming by chance back in 2009, but after enjoying growing vegetables, he quickly developed a passion for sustainable agriculture and the local food movement. On the farm, Eddie enjoys teaching his 4 year old granddaughter, Emma, about the joys of cultivating tasty veggies.

Farmer: Joe Carr + Family
Food Produced: Cabbage, kale, okra, summer squash, peppers, and onions

After raising cattle in his early years in farming, Joe developed an interest in gardening and went on to later co-found the Fort Smith Farmers’ Market. Operating out of Booneville, Joe and his wife, Vilma, and two sons, Cordell and Jordan are living proof that it takes a supportive family to be successful in small-scale agriculture. The Carrs are actively pursuing transitioning to organic with the help of the CSA technical assistants.

Farmer: A combination of livestock farmers from across Arkansas
Food Produced: non-GMO meats

Made up of a 12 diverse, small-scale farmers, Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative works to mentor and train beginning farmers interested in the protein side of things. They are true stewards of the land, committing to raising non-GMO, pasture raised animals.

Farmer: Brandon + Kat Gordon
Food Produced: Onions, peppers, tomatoes, turnips and more

Based in the beautiful Pleasant Plains, AR, Brandon is an extremely knowledgeable grower who enjoys living off the land. Brandon is also one of our team’s technical assistants, providing training on sustainable production practices to new and transitioning farmers. Strengthening bonds between farmers is one of his favorite aspects of working with the cooperative. When he’s not working on his Certified Naturally Grown farm, Brandon stays busy raising two adorable twin boys.

Farmer: Ryan Neal and garden volunteers
Food Produced: Strawberries, arugula, carrots, and more

The Heifer Ranch Learning Center has been educating the public on world hunger and poverty for decades. In its gardens, educator Ryan Neal teaches sustainable agriculture practices to young volunteers and program participants. Many volunteers have gone on to pursue small-scale farming as a career. Ryan also provides essential training to the CSA producers spread across the state.