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CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring Glass Jars for Recycling.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Tuesday Reminder


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order.

Best,
Gabe Levin

Opening Bell


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

It feels like spring again this weekend! I hope that last cold front was spring’s final cold front, but I’ve been saying that for the last two or three frosts. Some of our farmers are bravely planting tomatoes and other warm weather crops; others are holding out a little longer for fear of another freeze. Between the destructive tornadoes and the record low temperatures all across the state this past week, many Arkansas farmers big and small took a hit.

At Falling Sky Farm the grass is growing, cows are moving daily, chickens are pecking their way across the pasture, and pigs are grunting and grubbing. If you want to come see these critters in their element, get tickets for the May 11 Farm Tour which encompasses Falling Sky, Ratchford, and Armstead Mountain Farms. Bring a camera – these farms are some of the prettiest in the Ozarks. Tickets can be found under the events page on the market.

The market is now open! Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button once you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email.

Have a great week.
Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring Glass Jars for Recycling.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Tuesday Reminder


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order.

Best,
Gabe Levin

Opening Bell


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

There is still time to get your tickets for the May 11 Farm Tour. This is your best opportunity of the year to see where your food comes from and how it is produced – don’t miss out on this fun and educational trip. The tour is $20 and if you bring a friend who’s not a member of the market, they come for free. The tour will include transportation, pastries and coffee from Serenity Farm Bread, and a potluck at Falling Sky Farm. Reserve a spot for you and a friend now at the Conway Locally Grown Market Page under CLG Events. If May 11 doesn’t work for you, remember Barnhill Orchards in hosting a field day and fish fry April 21st.

The market is now open! Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button once you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email.

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather this week!
Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY. Glass Jar Recycling too!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Tuesday Reminder


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order. Crimmins Family Farm has beautiful and sweet carrots that they tended all winter just for you – these are the only carrots on the market right now – get them while they last!

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

Opening Bell and CLG Farm Tours


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Conway Locally Grown Farm Tour and Membership Drive
Conway Locally Grown is doing a membership drive this spring and instead of buying a billboard, we’ve decided to take people to the farm! We think our farmers are the market’s best advocates. So bring a friend who’s not a member of the market and come join us on Saturday, May 11 for a Conway Locally Grown Farm Tour of three of the Ozark Mountains’ most innovative and beautiful farms: Ratchford Farms, Falling Sky Farm, and Armstead Farm. The tour is $20 and if you bring a friend who’s not a member of the market, they come for free. The tour will include transportation, pastries and coffee from Serenity Farm Bread, and a potluck at Falling Sky Farm. Reserve a spot for you and a friend now at the Conway Locally Grown Market Page under CLG Events.

  • The first stop will be at Ratchford Farms where the buffalo and cattle roam the wooded hills, graze in the open meadows, and drink the pure spring water. Originally, the ranch was founded to raise cattle and grow strawberries by the Ratchford family in the 1950’s. Currently, the second generation, L.C. Ratchford and family have utilized the 500 acre farm to raise cattle, buffalo. fruits, and vegetables.
  • The second stop will be at Falling Sky Farm with Andrea and Cody, two first generation farmers who have been farming sustainably in the Ozarks since 2007. Falling Sky Farm raises chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, cattle, and lots of beautiful green grass. The cattle are 100% grass fed, and the poultry are raised on pasture and the pigs range freely in the forests. Neither their animals nor the pasture that sustains them ever consumes maintenance antibiotics, growth hormones, or synthetic pesticides or herbicides. At Falling Sky Farm chickens scratch, pigs root, and cattle graze.
  • Our last stop of the day will be at Armstead Farm for a visit with Sue and Rusty Nuffer who have been farming fruits and veggies Organically in the Ozarks since 1972. Armstead Farm consists of 80 acres totally surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. Sue and Rusty enrich and build their soil with compost, cover crops, mulch, rock dust, and other natural fertilizers and minerals. They have approximately 4-5 acres in cultivation and 5600 sq. ft. of unheated greenhouse space. They are truly one of the pioneers of sustainable food production in Arkansas.

For more info on the tour click here

Don’t forget also Barnhill Orchards in hosting a field day and fish fry April 21st. Here’s the signup link

The market is now open! Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button once you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email. Have a wonderful week and take advantage of the farm tour opportunities.

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director