Growing up on a farm in the Arkansas delta in the small town of Grady, I have witnessed a slow and depressing decline in the local economy. As a fifth generation of Hardins who have all been farmers on the same land since the 1890's, my perspective is uniquely contiguous, with many stories of the good ole days from my ancestors who grew up in our community. Grady is a microcosm of this decline that has faced rural communities all over Arkansas, especially in the delta. But, I know there is something big waiting around the corner.
Arkavore: a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food from the state of Arkansas.