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Meet a Local Organization: Cobblestone Farms

Guest post by Abby Jones, Outreach Manager at Cobblestone Farms

About Cobblestone Farms

Cobblestone Farms was created back in 2009 by a group of people who saw a need for hunger relief in Northwest Arkansas and wanted to use sustainable agriculture to combat this hunger. Since then, Cobblestone Farms has donated thousands of pounds of produce to local food banks, distributing that food to people experiencing hunger and food insecurity. We were able to donate over 20,000 pounds of fresh produce in 2023. With the generous support of our donors and sponsors, we can expand our efforts annually, growing more food to supply local food banks and pantries across Northwest Arkansas. We exist to cultivate a community free from hunger through sustainable agriculture.

Ways to Get Involved

We could not have done this without the help of hundreds of volunteers. We have two different volunteer opportunities at the farm. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, individual volunteers visit the farm for two hours. An individual volunteer is anybody who is not volunteering with a group. We then have group volunteers on Fridays, and this is for businesses, churches, etc., to come and volunteer as a group. Our volunteers do everything from harvesting and planting produce to weeding and mulching.

Arkansas leads the country in food insecurity, which means we have the largest percentage of people who experience economic hardship when purchasing adequate food. Fresh food leads to better life and health outcomes, and it also leads to a greater likelihood of high school graduation. What we do at Cobblestone Farms is about more than calories; it’s about dignity. We believe that every person deserves access to fresh produce.

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