Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Local Food Guide.
Created with you – the local food consumer – in mind, this guide will help you discover where you can find the freshest food grown right here in our Northwest Arkansas region: Washington, Benton, Madison, Carroll and Newton counties.
Included in this year’s Guide you will find listings for the Northwest Arkansas’ farms and businesses that grow, sell, purchase, prepare or otherwise directly support locally grown products.
Each year the Guide continues to expand as we uncover the wealth and depth of our local food economy. THAT’S GREAT NEWS! Yet because of this we also know that this listing is incomplete and ever-evolving. Help us “Grow the Guide” even more!
Why is local food important? Growing and buying local food supports our region in a multitude of ways. The freshest and healthiest food we will find is grown right here in our own backyard. Local creates jobs and boosts our regional economy. Local food production also helps to protect the natural beauty and culture of the Ozarks by preserving our farm land and rich heritage. Financially, environmentally, aesthetically and health-wise, local is a great idea.