A few reasons to buy local food!
Food grown locally is fresher, more nutritious and tastes better.
- Most produce travels an average of 1500 miles before it lands on your plate.
- Local vegetables and fruit are bred for flavor, not for their ability to hold up in transit.
- Buying local food is better for community. When you purchase local food you are keeping your money circulating in your community and also maintaining green space & rural character by sustaining family farms.
- Small and mid-size farms generally use sustainable agricultural practices safeguarding the quality of our water and soil. Consider how much fuel it takes to truck produce and goods from another country to Arkansas as well as the pollution emitted in the process!
- When you buy locally you're providing small farmers with a stable market and fair price for their products.
- Buying from local food sources provides personal security in having access to food you trust and security for your community in helping it become more sustainable.
Support your local farmers.
Join our new children's program at the market. NIFTY (Nutritional Information & Fitness for Today's Youth) kids will learn about the farmers' market, gardening,
good nutrition, and staying active.
Our children's program will have activities one Saturday each month and
every Saturday morning in July.
Activities may include:
Story time, arts & crafts, relay races, scavenger hunts, gardening classes, tasting parties, music,
farm animal visits, and so much more!!
Each activity will introduce good nutrition, ways to stay active, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our NIFTY kids will also enjoy our Watermelon Festival in August and Fall Festival in October.
There is no age requirements, and it is completely free!
Come join us and be a NIFTY kid!!
Special Events & Fundraisers
If you have any questions, please contact us anytime.
Bob Young 870-926-0250
Upcoming Fundraisers & Events
Thursday, July 24
Farm to Table Banquet (above)
National Farmers' Market Week
Daily Give-a-ways on Facebook with Farm trivia
Tuesday: Ice Cream Social fundraiser ($0.50/cup homemade ice cream)
Saturday: Watermelon Festival
Fun activities for all ages!
Evening with Vendors Fundraiser
at Nine Oaks Farm in Brookland
Hayride, campfire, live music, Cowboy fajitas, Bobbing for apples, & more!
Tickets: $30/each (13 & under free)
5K Run or Walk - $20 online; $25 after deadline (t-shirt)
Kids Fun Run - $5/each (medal)
Free Face paint, & Hayride to Petting Zoo
Photo Booth $5.00/each
Don't miss our favorite fundraiser:
Farm to Table Banquet
Thursday night, July 24
at the Silos
1743 CR 380, Bono
Join us for a fun filled night with the best the market has to offer. You will enjoy a 5 course meal using market ingredients, prepared by local chefs, and paired with a local wine. You will appreciate Sky City Band's performance & take a spin on the dance floor. Shop at our silent auction & art sale featuring local artist and market crafters. It will be a night to remember. Tickets are available at the market manager's booth & corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
$80/each; $150/couple; $550/table of 8