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This International Women's Day, we honor Jill Forrester at Whitton Farms. She generates much more than your traditional flower power as the New South Board Chair, mother, and business owner X2. Jill lives the flower power mantra every day. Over the last 16 years, their farm has grown from a sprinkling of zinnia seeds to a solid agri-business that beautifies and feeds...

New South is proud to partner with the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) to bring Double Up Food Bucks our CSA shareholders in 2019. Double Up Food Bucks is an incentive program the matches the value of SNAP benefits when spent on locally grown fresh fruits and veggies. The Fair Food Network calls the program as a “win/win/win”: “Low-income...

Growing without harmful herbicides and pesticides is not an easy feat, but Debra Lockard and her family see it as tradition at Lockard's Produce farm. For 100 years, Lockard's Produce in Glimp, Tennesse, has supplied the Memphis area with southern delicacies from purple hull peas to Ripley tomatoes using natural growing methods like companion planting. (Watch the video below for an example of...

[caption id="attachment_3337" align="alignright" width="300"] Daikon radishes can be white or purple. Some measure up to 16 inches long.[/caption] This season, local chefs are head-over-heels with our farmers' purple Daikon, and we can't blame them. From its crisp texture to its beautiful purple color, its a people pleaser. Packed with Vitamin C and fiber, we love this peppery, crunchy brassica root sliced raw. This recipe, inspired...

New South Produce Cooperative is gearing up for a weekend of workshopping at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas. Join us for a free on-the-farm workshop hosted by Heifer USA horticulture expert, Sean Pessarra, January 18, 2019, to learn more about keeping your farm's production growing through the winter season. Topics covered will include overwintering crops, storage crops, protected culture growing techniques,...

Friends & Fellow Local Food Advocates – New South Produce Cooperative is, has been, and will always be, a farmer-focused enterprise. We exist to improve the lives of small family farmers by growing the local food system. This means we collaborate with folks like you to move food to bellies that wouldn't normally have access to fresh, local food. In living this mission, we...

Butternut Squash Soup & Green Pepper Salad By Lizzy Sharp -- CSA shareholder, mom, wife, and Nutritional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner student Happy Fall, ya’ll! It’s finally autumn in Arkansas, and that means cooler weather, less humidity, and butternut squash! This simple recipe is for butternut squash soup, and it is best enjoyed at dinner time by the fire. It pairs well with...

A twist on a traditional vegetable salad that can be enjoyed in place of a potato salad or coleslaw. Ingredients 1 medium head of cauliflower 1 bunch broccoli ½ cup chopped onion (green or red) 1 (8oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained Dressing Mix: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup vegetable oil 3/8 cup sugar 1/3 cup white or apple cider vinegar Break broccoli and cauliflower into bite-size pieces. Combine with onions...

FLAVORS OF FALL IN ARKANSAS The New South family is aching for leaves to turn colors and the autumn harvest to begin...

Our farmers grow a lot of veggies that yearn to mixed into a beautiful, crisp salad. Over the years, we've become dressing connoisseurs of sorts, and this honey lemon herb dressing is a favorite. We love it with Rosemary, others love it with Thyme. You can even substitute the lemon for other citrus fruits. Let thy palette be thy guide!  INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of...

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