Buying and eating local foods is not only better for the environment and your wallet, but it is better for your taste buds as well. Locally grown foods are picked at their peak and sold within a couple of days. This ensures you are getting not only the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals, but maximum taste as well. Not only can you buy locally grown produce, but many local farmer's also sell foods such as meats, cheeses, breads, and honey.
Select a topic below to find out more about when and where to buy locally produced foods. You may also want to visit the following sites to find a producer near you.
Find Local Arkansas Producers
This website was developed by the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) to help potential buyers locate Arkansas producers.
- Arkansas Local Food Network
Locally-produced items offered through the site created by small cottage industries offer alternatives to purchasing these items from non-local sources.
Connecting willing markets and quality sources of food from farm and fisheries to fork in Arkansas.
- Check out our own Local Foods page to find out how you can get involved in the local food movement!
Arkansas Foods Highlights
- Whole Grains for Health
- Locally Grown Produce Harvest Calendar
- Beans and Peas
- Sweet Potatoes
- Arkansas Food Blog
- Arkansas Food Freedom Act (formerly known as Cottage Food Law)
- Experience Arkansas Agriculture
- How to Start a Food Business in Arkansas