Lonnie Clark + Family
Although they’ve always enjoyed growing produce in their home garden, Batesville natives Lonnie and Stacey are relatively new to commercial farming. Together with their four children, the Clarks work as a family to make their small farm successful. As part of the cooperative, they especially enjoy working with and learning from other Arkansas farmers.
Brandon + Cat Gordon
Although their farm is only five acres, Brandon and Cat Gordon use responsible farming practices and technology to make the most of their space. In addition to growing all sorts of beautiful produce, Brandon provides technical assistance to our other farmers, checking in with them every couple of weeks to share his vast knowledge of sustainable growing practices.
Bryson + Jill Van Cleve
Bryson and Jill Van Cleve farm at their home in Mansfield, Arkansas, with the help of their son Jedi and their parents Garry and Mary. They love to grow eggplant and okra. When they aren’t farming, this talented couple sings as Troubaduo. They are Certified Naturally Grown, and Bryson serves on the New South Board of Directors.
Joe Carr + Family
After raising cattle in his early years in farming, Joe developed an interest in produce and helped co-found the Fort Smith Farmers’ Market in 2003, Together, Joe and his wife Vilma are now teaching their two sons, Cordell and Jordan, about the joys and hard work involved in sustainable farming. Together, they are living proof that it takes a supportive family to be successful in small-scale agriculture.
Jill + Keith Forrester
Jill and her husband Keith, a fourth generation farmer, 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 they 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.
Ray + Ashley Tyler
Terry Wisniewski + Troy Coleman
David Biewer + Family
Sheryl Killough + Family
Cha Xiong + Family
Ernie + Venicia Price