Welcome to Conway Locally Grown, an online farmers’ market that began serving Conway and the surrounding areas in the Spring of 2008. We coordinate with local farmers to provide Conway with the freshest and highest quality fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, and dairy. All of the producers farm using strict standards that ensure clean, safe, humanely produced foods. The majority of the products sold through this market are synthetic fertilizer and pesticide free. However there are a few farmers who do use select chemicals on select products. We are committed to transparency and insist that the farmers and artisans provide our members with the information they need to make an educated decision about the products they purchase. If you do have any questions about a farmer or product, we encourage you to contact the farmers directly, or Sandra at email@example.com. This is one the most beautiful things about Conway Locally Grown. Your farmers are just an email or phone call away. All products sold at Conway Locally Grown are produced in Arkansas or within 150 miles.
How It Works
Conway Locally Grown Core Values And Beliefs
Conway Locally Grown Farmer Commitments and Procedures
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want.
Ordering is weekly from Sunday evening at 6pm through Tuesday at 9pm. You will receive an email notifying you that ordering is open. Please visit our Market page and place your orders before 9pm on Tuesday. You may pick up your order on Friday between 330PM and 6pm at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
The market is looking for local growers. Please contact Sandra for more information at 206-890-7460 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Fees and Community Building
To help us provide farm tours, community building programs, and to help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $25 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before officially becoming members.
Starting in the summer of 2009 we started donating $5 of every membership fee to the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry. The food pantry uses the donations to purchase from local farmers. This has proven to be a wonderful community relationship that is getting local, nutritious foods into the kitchens of those who couldn’t typically afford it.