There’s plenty of information online about growing herbs and their uses, but be sure to cross reference information, especially when it comes to using herbs for medicinal purposes. For more ideas, Tripp urged conference attendees to attend seminars, network and learn from others. She also recommended Anne Kennedy’s book, “Herbal Medicine,” and Lucinda Hutson’s book, “The Herb Garden Cookbook.”...Read more


A Quiet Craft

As the popularity of locally produced food increases, so too does the demand for processing facilities to ready the food for consumers. Between local food co-ops like Grass Roots and  ...Read more


There’s a long held custom in the South of picking the last green tomatoes of autumn just prior to the first killing frost to preserve them for coming seasons in the form of chow-chow.  ...Read more


Rare Fungi

There are a lot of unexpected things awaiting the visitor at Wye Mountain Mushroom Farm, nestled in the shadow of Pinnacle Mountain.. ...Read more

A Taste of Summer

I spent a good deal of my formative years on my grandparents’ farm, where Mamma had an Elberta peach tree in her yard. The sensation of eating unpeeled fruit right from the tree was like taking a little bite of heaven. ...Read more


Every Dish Tells A Story

Unfussy but delicious, Oven & Tap has its own farm-to-table tale to tell. To a growing group of Arkansas foodies, the downtown Bentonville eatery is a culinary must-read. Luke Wetzel, owner, designed his restaurant with modern, clean lines, ..Read more

A New Take On An Old Staple
Geek Eats

Ann West sampled several flavor offerings, including the Carrot Curry, at Geek Eats’ booth, but after a moment of thoughtful consideration, she purchased her favorite, the Black Bean Hummus. ... Read more

Paris' Hidden Treasure

Prestonrose Farm and Brewery—or, as it’s called by those who know it, “The beer farm”—is easy enough to find. Take the Pottsville bypass off Interstate 40 coming from Little Rock and travel through Dardanelle before turning... Read more