Being the Farmer is Tough (The Farm Weekly Update)

It probably doesn’t come to any great surprise that the weather continues to be the biggest challenge at The Farm; however, we are continuing to manage through it as best as possible.  This was a busy week at The Farm and we had the opportunity to accomplish a couple very important milestones. The Farm Weekly Update Weather Update The weather conditions are affecting small farmers all over Northwest Arkansas, and we had the opportunity to share a little of the impact on The Farm with 40/29 News. 40/29 TV Report: Rain Doesn’t Help Farmers University of Arkansas Division of...

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Feast or Famine…Flooding or Droughts

We asked Mark Bray, our adviser from University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, to give us a little perspective on this seasons weather. From Mark… Fayetteville weather data tells an interesting “feast or famine” story of vegetable production. April average temperatures were slightly higher than normal while April rainfall total was 15.28″; which is 10.95″ more than normal for the month (you may recall the flood on the 24th-25th when we got 7 of those inches). May average temperatures were lower than normal while May...

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40/29 TV Report: Rain Doesn’t Help Farmers

40/29 TV had an opportunity to talk with Gary at The Farm about how the weather is affecting local farms & their crops. 40/29 TV Report: Rain Doesn’t Help Farmers

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No rain but much joy (The Farm Weekly Update)

We are now closing in six weeks without any significant rainfall, and it’s taking it’s toll on the crops.  We are irrigating around the clock, but we just don’t have the infrastructure in place to keep up with the demand of the plants. Harvest & Hunger Relief This past week we harvested almost 687 pounds of the food to include: 79 pounds of cabbage, 468 pounds of potatoes, 42 pounds of tomatoes, 3 pounds of peppers, 68 pounds of squash, 28 pounds of okra & harvested 180 eggs. Hunger Relief donations this week went to Samaritan Community Center. Season to date we...

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Drum Roll Please! (new announcement!)

3 Bags in 2 Days is proud to announce a “back to school” opportunity that has come up for us!   We will be partnering with First United Methodist Church and Samaritan’s Feet to help provide kids in the Bentonville School District with school supplies, shoes and hygiene items! They will be supplying 350 students with these items on August 6th!   Our role in this is to provide the 350 hygiene packs for the students. We are going to create “goody bag” type packs! They will not be complete bags, just partial hygiene bags. Our goal is to finish them by...

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