Welcome to Foodshed Farms

We use locally sourced food to employ and empower Arkansas communities

Our mission is to provide consistent, dependable, and valuable markets for smallscale Arkansas farmers while improving access to fresh, local foods in Arkansas communities. We offer a multi-farm community-supported agriculture (CSA) subscription in the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. In addition to the CSA program, we provide our farmers technical assistance in sustainable agriculture and business practices.

Incubated by Heifer International’s USA program, Foodshed Farms hopes to expand the local food market in Arkansas and keep our food dollars in Arkansas’ economy, bettering the lives of small-scale farmers and consumers alike.


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Our CSA Shares

Spring and Summer Fresh Produce Share

$440 for 16 week season

Deliveries: Weekly

Each share contains 6-10 pounds of fresh produce per week from our team of small-scale, sustainable farmers around the state. We suggest one share to supplement the diets of 2-3 vegetable eaters or an individual who wants to share with friends and family.

Meat Share: The Whole Farm

$100 for each 12 lb share delivered throughout the season

Deliveries: Monthly

This box contains 12 pounds of grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, and forested pork. Meat shares from Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative are designed to reflect the portions of an animal and support whole-animal eating, a critical component to sustainable agriculture.

Meat Share: The Cackle Pack (Chicken)

$90 for each 12 lb share delivered throughout the season

Deliveries: Monthly

This box contains 12 pounds of pasture-raised chicken free of hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs. Meat shares from Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative are designed to reflect the portions of an animal and support whole-animal eating, a critical component to sustainable-agriculture.

Half Season Share: Spring

$240 for 8 week season

Deliveries: Weekly

An option for those who are not ready to commit to the full 16-week season or who prefer leafy greens and other spring vegetables.

Half Season Share: Summer

$240 for 8 week season

Deliveries: Weekly

An option for those who missed spring sign-ups, are not ready to commit to the full 16-week season, or who prefer late summer vegetables.

Fall Produce Share

$220 for 8 week season

Deliveries: Weekly

2016 Fall Share sign-ups should open in July or August. Check back then or email csa@heifer.org to join our mailing list. Each share contains 6-10 pounds of fresh produce per week from our team of small-scale, sustainable farmers around the state. We suggest one share to supplement the diets of 2-3 vegetable eaters or an individual who wants to share with friends and family.

A-La-Carte Web Store

$ Price varies for items ordered throughout the season

Deliveries: Weekly

Throughout the season we will feature add-on items to be ordered weekly. To order Web Store items without signing up for a CSA share, choose the Store Access option during sign-up.

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Our Farms

Growing quality food for your table

5 Acre Farms

5 Acre Farms

Farmer: Brandon + Kat Gordon

Location: Pleasant Plains, AR

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Based in the beautiful Pleasant Plains, AR, Brandon is an extremely knowledgeable grower who enjoys living off the land. Brandon is also one of our team’s technical assistants, providing training on sustainable production practices to new and transitioning farmers. Strengthening bonds between farmers is one of his favorite aspects of working with the cooperative. When he’s not working on his Certified Naturally Grown farm, Brandon stays busy raising two adorable twin boys.
Joe's Local Farm Fresh Produce

Joe's Local Farm Fresh Produce

Farmer: Joe Carr + Family

Location: Booneville, AR

After raising cattle in his early years in farming, Joe developed an interest in gardening and went on to later co-found the Fort Smith Farmers' Market. Operating out of Booneville, Joe and his wife, Vilma, and two sons, Cordell and Jordan are living proof that it takes a supportive family to be successful in small-scale agriculture. The Carrs are actively pursuing transitioning to organic with the help of the CSA technical assistants.
Rattle's Garden

Rattle's Garden

Farmer: Tara Stainton + Family

Location: Vilonia, AR

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At her farm outside of Vilonia, AR, Tara and her family grow an assortment of certified organic vegetables and flowers. Tara is as passionate as they come and loves growing healthy, high quality produce to share with her community. She thinks everyone should know where their food comes from and how it was grown. Her passion is evident in everything she grows, from delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers to her two adorable boys!
Laughing Stock Farm

Laughing Stock Farm

Farmer: Josh Hardin

Location: Sheridan, AR

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With a background in farming that goes several generations back, Josh is continuing his family tradition in agriculture. His farm is USDA certified organic and is located in Sheridan, AR. Even with a lifetime of experience, Josh values humility and continues to learn a new skill everyday when he's out in his fields. In being a part of the local food system, Josh enjoys the personal connections that come in supplying his community with delicious produce.
Dettelbach Farms Inc.

Dettelbach Farms Inc.

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

Location: Wynne, AR

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

Light House Produce

Light House Produce

Farmer: Mary and Ricky Bone

Location: Fargo, AR

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After 40 years of wanting to take on a life in agriculture, Mary and Ricky Bone are now bringing their dreams to fruition on a farm in Fargo, Arkansas. Mary was raised by her grandfather who lived off the land. She and her family work as a team to build viable farm. Though in their beginning phase, the Bones are a passionate bunch excited to be supplying a CSA that builds a healthy community.
Kellogg Valley Farms

Kellogg Valley Farms

Farmer: Eddie Stuckey and daughter-in-law Stormy

Location: Jacksonville, AR

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Located just a 20 minute drive from Little Rock, this farm is as local as they come! You can find Eddie working his fields in Jacksonville, AR. Eddie came into farming by chance back in 2009, but after enjoying growing vegetables, he quickly developed a passion for sustainable agriculture and the local food movement. On the farm, Eddie enjoys teaching his 4 year old granddaughter, Emma, about the joys of cultivating tasty veggies.
Green Acres Farm

Green Acres Farm

Farmer: Tom Green + Kami Marsh

Location: Atkins, AR

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With 30 years of growing experience, Tom is a jack-of-all-trades to agriculture. On his Certified Organic farm, you'll find produce, chickens, bees, pigs, catfish, orchards, a compost station, and much more. Located in Atkins, AR, Green Acres Farm is nestled in several acres of pine trees. Tom loves working with the land and participating in Arkansas's local economy.
Whitton Farms

Whitton Farms

Farmer: Jill and Keith Forrester

Location: Tyronza, AR

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Keith, a fourth generation farmer, and wife Jill started as teachers living on family farm land in Tyronza, AR. However, they quickly realized their knack and passion for growing vegetables and flowers, and haven't been able to stop since! In addition to growing delicious food and participating in local farmers markets, they also operate two farm to table restaurants in Memphis and Tyronza.
Cha Xiong

Cha Xiong

Farmer: Cha Xiong

Location: Paris, AR

After moving to the United States from Laos in 1992, Cha spent 30 years farming in Minnesota before relocating to his current farm near Paris, AR. He loves learning from other Arkansas farmers and experimenting with new crops, especially fruit. In addition, he values the community aspect of participating in the cooperative because it reminds him of community farms in Laos.
Clark Farms

Clark Farms

Farmer: Lonnie Clark + Family

Location: Batesville, AR

Although they’ve always enjoyed growing produce in their home garden, Batesville natives Lonnie and Stacey are relatively new to commercial farming. Together with their four children, the Clarks work as a family to make their small farm successful. As part of the cooperative, they especially enjoy working with and learning from other Arkansas farmers.
Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative

Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative

Farmer: Livestock farmers across Arkansas

Location: Arkansas

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Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative is farmer-owned and farmer-operated. All members raise livestock in Arkansas and are committed to the highest standards of agricultural sustainability. Working together as a cooperative allows small farms are able to share resources and responsibilities, which makes processing, marketing, and distribution more efficient and cost effective.

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Our Produce

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

Apples

Apples

Season: Late Summer and Fall
Grown by: Green Acres
Good Source of: Phytonutrients, fiber

Arugula

Arugula

Season: Spring, Fall
Grown by: Kellogg Valley Farms, Green Acres
Good Source of: Phytochemicals, folic acid, vitamins A. B, C, and K

Basil

Basil

Season: Summer
Grown by: Green Acres, Whitton Farms
Good Source of: Vitamins A, C and K

Beets

Beets

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Laughing Stock, Lighthouse Produce, Dettelbach Farms
Good Source of: Beta Carotene, Potassium, Magnesium

Broccoli

Broccoli

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Dettelbach Farms, Lighthouse Produce, Joe's Local, Kellogg Valley, 5 Acre Farms
Good Source of: Phytonutrients, Fiber

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Season: Fall
Grown by: Kellogg Valley
Good Source of: Vitamins A and C

Cabbage

Cabbage

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Rattle's Garden, Joe's Local, Lighthouse Produce, Dettelbach Farms, 5 Acre Farm
Good Source of: Vitamin E

Carrots

Carrots

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Rattle's Garden, 5 Acres, Whitton Farms
Good Source of: Vitamin A

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Kellog Valley, Dettelbach Farms
Good Source of: Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Whitton Farms, Lighthouse Produce, Cha Xiong, Rattle's Garden
Good Source of: Lycopene, Vitamin C

Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Lighthouse Produce, Dettelbach Farms
Good Source of: Phytonutriends, folic acid, calcium, Vitamins C, A, K, and B

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Season: Summer
Grown by: 5 Acre Farms, Cha Xiong, Whitton Farms
Good Source of: Vitamin C, Phytonutrients

Eggplant

Eggplant

Season: Summer
Grown by: Laughing Stock, Whitton Farms, Lighthouse Produce, Tong Her
Good Source of: Vitamins B and C, Potassium and Fiber

Fennel

Fennel

Season: Fall, Spring
Grown by:
Good Source of: Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Potassium

Galangal Root

Galangal Root

Season: Late Summer, Fall
Grown by: Laughing Stock
Good Source of: Vitamins A and C, Phytochemicals

Ginger

Ginger

Season: Late Summer
Grown by: Laughing Stock
Good Source of: Antioxidants, Minerals

Green Beans

Green Beans

Season: Summer
Grown by: Joe's Local, Kellogg Valley, Whitton Farms
Good Source of: Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamins A, C and K

Kale

Kale

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Joe's Local, 5 Acre Farms, Tong Her, Rattle's Garden
Good Source of: Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin K

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: 5 Acre Farms
Good Source of: Fiber, Potassium, Iron, Manganese

Lettuce

Lettuce

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Kellogg Valley, Whitton Farm, 5 Acre Farms, Dettelbach, Rattle's Garden, North Pulaski Farms
Good Source of: Vitamins A & C, Potassium

Okra

Okra

Season: Summer
Grown by: Lighthouse Produce, Green Acres, Joe's Local
Good Source of: Vitamins A, C and K, Potassium, Fiber and Magnesium

Onions

Onions

Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Grown by: 5 Acre Farms, Joe's Local, Dettelbach Farms, Green Acres
Good Source of: Phytonutrients

Parsley

Parsley

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

Pasture-Raised, non-GMO Poultry

Pasture-Raised, non-GMO Poultry

Season: All Year!
Grown by: Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative
Good Source of: Protein, phosporous, selenium, niacin, and Vitamins A and B6

Peaches

Peaches

Season: Summer
Grown by: Green Acres
Good Source of: Vitamins A, C, E, K, and B

Peppers (Sweet)

Peppers (Sweet)

Season: Summer
Grown by: 5 Acre Farm, Kellogg Valley, Joe's Local, Dettelbach Farm, Rattle's Garden
Good Source of: Vitamins B, C, E, Phosphorous and Magnesium

Potatoes

Potatoes

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

Purple Hull Peas

Purple Hull Peas

Season: Summer
Grown by: Lighthouse Produce, Kellogg Valley, Whitton Farm, Green Acres
Good Source of: Fiber, Folic Acid

Radishes

Radishes

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Kellogg Valley, Whitton Farms, Joe's Local, Tong Her
Good Source of: Vitamin C

Spinach

Spinach

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Rattle's Garden, 5 Acre Farm, Kellog Valley
Good Source of: Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin C

Summer Squash

Summer Squash

Season: Summer
Grown by: 5 Acre Farm, Joe's Local, Dettelbach Farm, Rattle's Garden, Tong Her
Good Source of: Iron, Folate

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Season: Fall
Grown by: 5 Acre Farms
Good Source of: Beta Carotene, Vitamins A and C

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Season: Spring and Fall
Grown by: Rattle's Garden, 5 Acre Farm, Kellogg Valley, Whitton Farms, Dettelbach Farm
Good Source of: Antioxidants, Folic Acid

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Season: Summer
Grown by: Lighthouse Produce, Rattle's Garden, 5 Acre Farms
Good Source of: Potassium, Lycopene

Turnips

Turnips

Season: Spring, Fall
Grown by: Joe's Local, Lighthouse Produce, 5 Acre Farms, Kellogg Valley
Good Source of: Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium

Zucchini

Zucchini

Season: Summer
Grown by: Joe's Local, Rattles Garden
Good Source of: Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, Vitamin A

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