Arkansas Farm2Home 2016

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July 23, 2016 by Buffy

I was honored to be invited to attend the Farm2Home 2016 event hosted by P. Allen Smith.  The Arkansas Agricultural  Department event took place at P. Allen Smith’s beautiful Moss Mountain Farm.

Arkansas Grown Farmers Market

Arkansas Grown Farmers Market

The event is to promote what’s happening in Arkansas agriculture.  It featured an incredible farmer’s market loaded with Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made products.  We tasted bacon, ice cream,  chocolate cheese, and fresh berries just to name a few.  We drank coffee, coffeeale, and several varieties of wine all before 10 a.m.  It was absolutely delicious.  We also got to meet the farmers and hear their stories.  It was so very inspiring.  America was built on someone having an idea to fill a need and making a product to fill a need then selling that product to people.  These farmers are doing this!  I love hearing their stories of success.

Mount Olive Pepper Company

Mount Olive Pepper Company

I met a lovely retired couple, Randy & Katie Crumby that own Mount Olive Pepper Company.  They make hickory smoked peppers!  They slow smoke dried peppers in hickory smoke and grind them into a powder.  This was my favorite product of the day.  I have sprinkled this little bit of smoky goodness on everything from fish tacos to baked beans.  It makes oven baked barbecue chicken tasted like you grilled for hours.  I love this!  I’ll be needing another bottle soon.

River Bottom Winery

River Bottom Winery

I met another couple that have a delightful winery less than 20 minutes from my home.  Bobby & Karen Bradford own Bobrook Farms in Roland, Arkansas.  They grow lots of different fruits, asparagus, mushrooms and pumpkins.   They use their fruits to make preserves and awesome wines for River Bottom Winery.  I had never heard of them before, but their muscadine wine was yummy.  I plan to make some time to go visit them!

Wayne Plantation

Wayne Plantation

I enjoyed seeing Bo Wayne with Wayne Plantation sunflower oil. This was a favorite product that I discovered here at last year’s Farm2Home event.  This sunflower oil has a wonderful nutty taste.  I like to use it in salad dressings.  Bob Wayne is growing beautiful fields full of sunflowers.  He cold presses his sunflower oil himself and sells the left over sunflower parts for cow feed.  He has expanded his business this year to include a new bath and body oil product, Rejuvenate.  It’s nice to see a local farmer growing his business.

We need to support our local farmers by buying local.  To find a farmers market or Arkansas grown/made products checkout out Arkansas Grown Website.  You will be glad you did.

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One thought on “Arkansas Farm2Home 2016

  1. Looks like a great day!! I love supporting local farmers at our farmers markets here. I too love sunflower oil. We use it for all of our homemade body scrubs, moisturizer, and lip balm. I would love to buy it from someone who makes their own rather than the healthfood store where I purchase it now.

    What a great community event!! Tina

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