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Our Farms

Growing quality food for your table

Arkansas Sustainable Livestock Cooperative

Arkansas Sustainable Livestock Cooperative

Farmer: A combination of livestock farmers from across Arkansas

Food Produced: non-GMO meats

Made up of a 12 diverse, small-scale farmers from across the state, the Arkansas Sustainable Livestock Cooperative works to mentor and train beginning farmers interested in the protein side of things. They are true stewards of the land, committing to raising non-GMO, pasture raised animals. In their first year as a co-op, this team of farmers plans to raise roughly 20,000 chickens to sell to a wide variety of markets throughout the southeastern region.
 Ariel Farms

Ariel Farms

Farmer: Patrick Thompson, Joaquin Alvorado

Food Produced: Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes

Patrick, a former Arkansas police officer, and Rokene grow micro-greens on five acres in Lonoke. They produce eggs as well.

 New Castle Farms

New Castle Farms

Farmer: Kevin Vandiver, Anita Vandiver

Food Produced: Tomato Varieties

This Forrest City mother-son duo focuses on tomatoes. They also sell Christmas trees, eggs and Anita’s baked goods.

Lawrence Farm

Lawrence Farm

Farmer: Anthony Lawrence

Food Produced: Leaf Lettuce, Beets, Green Beans, Tomato Varieties

New farmer Anthony Lawrence raises chickens and turkeys for our CSA, in addition to vegetable varieties.

Dettlebach Farms Inc.

Dettlebach Farms Inc.

Farmer: Jeff, Steve, and Ashley Dettlebach, and five youngsters

Food Produced: Various vegetables, Grass-fed meat

The Dettlebachs are honing their green thumbs, producing tasty vegetables, potatoes and melons on their Wynne farm.

St. Joseph’s Farm

St. Joseph’s Farm

Farmer: Katie Kilpatrick, Jody Hardin, and several interns

Food Produced: A variety of vegetables

St. Joseph’s is an innovative farm and training center in North Little Rock. It grows a variety of tasty vegetables for our CSA.

Ryland Family Incorporated

Ryland Family Incorporated

Farmer: Willie Ryland and family

Food Produced: Purple Hull Peas, Okra, Peppers and more

The Ryland family operates a three-acre farm in Cotton Plant. These experienced farmers will grow for markets like our CSA for the first time this year.

REDO Rural Empowerment Development Organization

REDO Rural Empowerment Development Organization

Farmer: Willard Ryland, Fenison Dozier, and Augusta school district students

Food Produced: Peas, Melons, Beans, Peppers and More

REDO, located on the campus of Cotton Plant High School, is a non-profit helping students gain agrarian skills and learn about business.

Hess Family

Hess Family

Farmer: Bill and Mark Hess

Food Produced: Green Beans

The Hess Family has a lifetime of experience in subsistence farming, and now they offer green beans through our CSA.

Heifer Ranch

Heifer Ranch

Farmer: Ryan Neal and garden volunteers

Food Produced: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Greens, Carrots, Radishes and more

The Heifer Ranch Learning Center provides food for our CSA and training for many of our Arkansas Delta farmers.

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Our Produce

The healthy, tasty food you’ll find in your CSA box

Pasture Raised, non-GMO Poultry

Pasture Raised, non-GMO Poultry

Season: Spring and Summer
Grown by: Arkansas Sustainable Livestock Cooperative
Good Source of: Protein, phosporous, selenium, niacin, and Vitamins A and B6

Leaf Lettuce

Leaf Lettuce

Season: Spring
Grown by: Ariel Farms, Dettlebach Farms, Lawrence Farm, St. Joseph’s Farm
Good Source of: Vitamins A & C, Potassium

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Season: Spring
Grown by: St. Joseph’s Farm, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Cabbage

Cabbage

Season: Early spring
Grown by: Ariel Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, REDO, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Vitamin E

Onions

Onions

Season: Spring
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms
Good Source of: Phytonutrients

Kale

Kale

Season: Spring
Grown by: Ariel Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Calcium, Iron, Lutein, Manganese, Vitamin K

Basil

Basil

Season: Summer
Grown by: Ariel Farms
Good Source of: Vitamins A, C and K

Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, REDO, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Vitamins A and C, Beta-Carotene and Potassium

Eggplant

Eggplant

Season: Summer
Grown by: St. Joseph’s Farm, REDO
Good Source of: Vitamins B and C, Potassium and Fiber

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Ariel Farms, Lawrence Farm, New Castle Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Ryland Family Inc., REDO, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Potassium, Lycopene

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Ariel Farms, Lawrence Farm, New Castle Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Ryland Family Inc., REDO, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Potassium, Lycopene

Red Slicer Tomatoes

Red Slicer Tomatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Ariel Farms, Lawrence Farm, New Castle Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Ryland Family Inc., REDO, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Vitamins A and B6, Niacin and Folate

Potatoes

Potatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms, Heifer Ranch
Good Source of: Vitamin B6, Fiber and Potassium

Okra

Okra

Season: Summer
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Ryland Family Inc.
Good Source of: Vitamins A, C and K, Potassium, Fiber and Magnesium

Summer Squash

Summer Squash

Season: Summer
Grown by: St. Joseph’s Farm
Good Source of: Iron, Folate

Green Beans

Green Beans

Season: Summer
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms, Lawrence Farm, St. Joseph’s Farm, REDO, Hess Family
Good Source of: Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamins A, C and K

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Season: Summer
Grown by: Dettlebach Farms, St. Joseph’s Farm, Ryland Family Inc., REDO
Good Source of: Vitamins B6, C, E, Phosphorous and Magnesium

Parsley

Parsley

Season: Summer
Grown by: Ariel Farms
Good Source of: Beta-carotene

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Our Table

Use produce to create delicious, healthy meals

Travis McConnell

Travis McConnell

On the Table: Charcuterie Meats

Travis crafts charcuterie meats such as sausage and prosciutto, and serves as the chef for our farm-to-table dinners.

Our CSA Shares

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Good food on the table, on schedule.

Fall Harvest CSA Share

$150 for 6 Weeks season

Deliveries: Weekly

The Fall Harvest Share will offer a variety of autumn produce items including leafy greens, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, butternut squash, and other favorites of the season. Shares are recommended for a family of 2-3 people and average in between 6 and 10 pounds of produce per week.

Spring and Summer Fresh Produce Share

$450 for 18 week season

Deliveries: Weekly

Our produce share contains produce grown in the spring and summer. You will receive between 6-10 pounds of vegetables and fruit per week. We aim to include 7 or so items in your weekly share for variety, but the weekly contents depend on Mother Nature. All produce is grown by our 10 Arkansas Delta farmers, as well as Heifer Ranch and St. Joseph’s Farm. We suggest one share for a family of 2-3 people.

Poultry CSA Share

$94.50 for 3 month season

Deliveries: Monthly

Our poultry CSA share includes two full chickens weighing approximately four pounds each. Birds will be delivered frozen. All chickens are pasture raised, and we pride ourselves on using non-GMO feed. The birds are sourced from farmers of the Arkansas Sustainable Livestock Cooperative.

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We use locally sourced food to employ and empower Arkansas communities

Why We Exist

Created by Heifer International’s Seeds of Change Initiative™ and Farm and Food Innovation Center at St. Joseph’s Farm/ Our CSA trains farmers in sustainable agriculture, creates infrastructure, and designs innovative local food markets. We’re sparking a renaissance of local food and keeping our local food dollars in Arkansas economies, bettering the lives of farmers and consumers alike.

The farmers in our CSA are transitioning to USDA organic practices in 2014 and 2015. Because we are in our pilot year, many are not yet certified USDA organic, but we are moving toward that goal. As we do, we embrace the following standards:

  • Use of organic seed
  • Use of organic soil amendments and fertilizers
  • Use of organic pest and weed control, with no synthetic chemicals

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