Eureka Springs-Eat Like a Local
It is an idyllic setting with rolling hills of variegated green and clear blue streams that bubble and tumble over limestone boulders. It is here, nestled in the Ozark Mountain Region, where a community of farmers are dedicated to raising food organically and sustainably. They are sharing their passion, their produce and their knowledge to build a strong, healthy community in Eureka Springs. These farmers are part of a local small-farm network that supplies the residents and tourists of the Eureka Springs region with “fresh food, inspiration and education”
Foundation Farm is a small scale farm founded on education. Patrice Gros, owner of Foundation Farm, believes that the
Patrice's large turnip goes home with a very happy turnip eater.
Karen Gros studied at Lenotre Ecole de Cuisine and Francoise Meunier Cours de Cuisine in Paris, France.
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Oak Hill's Garden
Shady Grove Farm is committed to “sustainable” farming. They don’t just sell their food locally but are committed to buying breeding stock and feed locally as well. Their understanding that the animals they care for are in turn “sustaining” their community, Drew and Katie are committed to interactive farming and care for each and every one of their animals. Shady Grove Farm lovingly produces chickens, turkeys, duck, pork, eggs, goat’s milk, and honey. Follow Shady Grove on Facebook
or their blog
and see photos of Shady Grove Farm
There are so many more great people growing food for the community. Here is an incomplete list of other area growers. I hope to write more about our farming community at a later date.
- Blue Heaven
Picture perfect produce at the Fall Farmers Market. Visit Eureka Springs Farmers Market to take some home.
- Fiddlehead Farm
- Homestead Farms
- Linda’s Kitchen
- Monastery Farm
- Mountain Bird Coffee
- RP Beef
- RiverPure Soap Company
- Roaring River Bread Company
Do you wish you could eat like the locals but you are just visiting? Locally grown produce and locally made products are available at the area farmer’s markets including Eureka Springs, Berryville, and Holiday Island. Find out when the next farmer’s market is on the Calendar of Events. Even if you can’t make it to one of the area markets, many of the restaurants buy produce from Carroll County Fresh. It is just another way that Eureka Springs Restaurants remain Extraordinary.
If you happen to be visiting August 10, 2011… consider attending the first Farm to Table culinary event in Eureka Springs.
Farm to Table event August 10th.