The South’s native nut is a favorite any time of the year By Gregg Patterson I dare you. Place out a bowl of salted maple-glazed pecans (see recipe below) when hosting guests, and see how long it takes before it’s empty. The pecan is by far the most popular of America’s commercially grown, edible native […]
National Peach Cobbler day is April 13, so what better way to celebrate peach cobbler day than have a peach farmer make a peach cobbler?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs are one way for you to support the farmers in your community by buying seasonal produce directly from the farmer. Often it’s more affordable for the consumer and more profitable for the farmer because you’re cutting out expenses such as store costs and packaging. CSA is basically a […]
Six generations of the Post family have been making juice and wine in Arkansas for more than 100 years. Earlier this month, Post patriarch Mathew turned 94 years old, so we thought we’d share this special video about the family’s business, their beliefs and their unique corner of the Arkansas agriculture industry.
Knowing where your food comes from means getting to know the farmers how grow or raise it. That’s why we like to regularly turn the spotlight on some of the Arkansas farmers and ranchers who are working hard to put food on tables around the country and the world. This week, we introduce you to […]
February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, and we wanted to recognize the fact that Arkansas is one of the country’s top producers of these healthy, delicious vegetables. Records from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture show that farmers in eight counties grew sweet potatoes on 5,000 acres in 2017, a crop valued at […]
It’s been a wet winter in Arkansas, and that can be a challenge for a business that relies on dry wood. The Highland Pellets plant in Pine Bluff, which opened in 2016, needs trees to produce the tiny wood pellets it makes and ships to the United Kingdom for use by British power company, Drax. […]
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Makes 4 dozen cookies By Gregg Patterson Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. Arkansas peanut farmers planted about 26,000 acres of peanuts in 2018. Little Rock is home to a Skippy peanut butter production plant. It produces 3.5 million pounds of peanut butter weekly, and about 540 peanuts are needed to […]
By Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau staff Jan. 23 is National Pie Day. It might as well be Mother’s Day too. For me, nothing says mom better than a homemade pie, apple pie in particular. This version always has been a favorite of mine. Filling 2½ pounds apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced ¼-inch thick […]
Last week, Farm Bureau members were in New Orleans for the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, so we thought we’d share an an iconic New Orleans dessert recipe from the world-famous Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Some 35,000 pounds of bananas are flamed annually at Brennan’s in preparing this dessert. Be careful if […]