Arkansas Fresh Food and You-Pick Farms
When was the last time you picked peaches at a U-Pick peach orchard? Or hauled in a basket full of blackberries with the kids at one of Arkansas's blackberry farms? Or purchased some naturally-raised, grass-fed beef products that contain no hormones, antibiotics or steriods? How about some handmade cheeses?
There are places where the soil is rich, the air is crisp, and you can pick nature’s latest fruits and vegetables right off the vine, and they make for great Arkansas foodie vacations. There is guaranteed freshness along with a sense of accomplishment in selecting your own produce. All across Arkansas you’ll find you-pick farms offering a variety of crops and products, Arkansas blackberry farms to apple orchards and even a U-Pick peach orchard or two. From peaches and pecans to berries and pumpkins, there’s an opportunity for you to get back to nature in the truest sense.
A relatively new addition to the fresh food market is locally grown meats, handmade cheeses and other products that contain no additives or preservatives. It's easier than ever to know what's in -- and not in -- the foods you eat.
Don’t want to pick it yourself? Check out one of the many certified farmers markets