|The house’s design is based on early
American style with modern conveniences.
It was my first visit to P. Allen Smith’s beautiful experiment in the agrarian lifestyle inspired by Thomas Jefferson. If you haven’t been to Moss Mountain, put it on your bucket list.
|This 300-year-old tree sold Allen on the property.|
|They are experimenting with
early varieties of roses here.
|Sometimes, vegetables and flowers share space.|
|From the screened-in sleeping porch
at the back of the house, you can see
the mighty Arkansas River.
|Who can resist a gate?|
|Flowers, flowers, everywhere flowers|
|Allen is a gracious host. He welcomes all.|
Visiting with the vendors was my favorite part of the day. In many instances, they were multi-generational operations. As I talked with each group, I felt their love for what they do and respect for God’s earth and creatures.
|Loblolly Creamery of Little Rock
offered us cool treats.
|Pam & Bart|
These two friendly fellows from Hot Springs shared the Lee’s tent. They were offering samples of sausage and flowers. (Wish I had gotten their names.)
|I enjoyed talking with the Burrows family
of Wylde Abandon Farm, Conway.
Isn’t that a great name for a farm?
|Terry Cokes of Farnsworth Foods of Hot Springs
offers a variety of artisan foods
made with recipes from four generations.
- Bryan Brandon, Sr. of Ozark Natural Bread, Fayetteville
- Shelley Green, The Green Corner Store , Little Rock
- Shawn Peebles of Peebles Organic Farm, Augusta and Searcy
- Tara Stainton of Rattle’s Garden, Vilonia.
Their passion for practicing and promoting sustainable lifestyles, offering natural products, and their desire to pass along that love with the fruits of their labor was both refreshing and exciting.
|In the true farming spirit,
they fed us a hearty, delicious lunch.
- Bob Barnhill of Barnhill Orchards is the patriarch of a three-generation conventional farming operation in Lonoke.
- Damon Helton of The Farm at Barefoot Bend near Lonsdale also runs Olde Crow General Store near Hot Springs Village. Damon is an Army Ranger and part of the Arkansas Homegrown by Heroes program.
- Cody Hopkins of Falling Sky Farm is a founding member of Grass Roots Cooperative.
- Ben Maddox represented Foodshed Farms, a farmer-owned coop that offers a community-supported agriculture (CSA) subscription for local produce spring through fall.
- Jordan Archote, Red Road Woodworks, Leslie
- Chris Bacchus, Arkansas FFA Assn., Hot Springs
- Rick Boosey, Kyya Chocolate, Elm Springs
- Bobby and Karen Bradford, BoBrook Farms, LLC, Roland
- Dr. Sarah Brown, Maison Terre Natural Products, North Little Rock
- Geri Chancellor, Geri’s Jams & Jellies, Hot Springs
- Randy and Katie Crumby, Mount Olive Pepper Company LLC,Sage
- Kate Finefield, Goatroper Farms, Roland
- Will and Waltina Hanna, Hanna Family Ranch,Bentonville
- Jay Honeycutt, Eve’s Treat, Fayetteville
- Jacinda Jones, Aretha’s Beverages, Little Rock
- Tessa McCormick, White River Creamery, Elkins
- Dennis McGarrah, McGarrah Farms, Garfield
- Barry & Amber Moore, Ozark Herbal Creations,Fayetteville
- Ruth, Thomas & Grace Pepler, Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, Harriet
- Liz Preston, Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co., Paris
- Amanda Stevens, Homayd Natural Care Products, Maumelle
- Cat & John Swenson, Great Ferments, Winslow
- Richard Tanner, Tanner Farm, Rison
- Michal Voss, Fresh Right Now Farms, Rogers
- Bob Wayne, Wayne Plantation, Scott
- Clare Thomas Williams, Maryclare Macaroons, Hot Springs
- Karen Withers, Katie Connally Confections, Little Rock
- Wes Ward, Arkansas Agriculture Department Secretary
- Cynthia Edwards, Arkansas Agriculture Department Deputy Secretary
- Elizabeth Baker, Arkansas Grown Director
- Amy Lyman, AgHeritiage Farm Credit Services
- P. Allen Smith Garden Home and his fabulous staff
- Stephanie Buckley, Debbie Arnold and all you great gals of Arkansas Women Bloggers who worked on Farm2Table
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