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!!
We need to expand!!! We have outgrown our current building and would like to build another pavilion to accommodate more vendors. We also want to build permanent restrooms, a storage/office for market supplies, and a commercial kitchen allowing us to conduct cooking classes, canning classes and more.
As you know, this comes with a price, but you can help us! Our 2 fundraisers in October were a huge success. We are planning more fundraisers in the future! Watch for them on this site and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/asuregionalfarmersmarket If you have any questions about fundraisers, your business would like to sponsor fundraising events, or you would like to make a donation, please contact Kimberly at email@example.com or 870-450-2351.