I'm paying more attention now and I love that Arkansas is providing just that sort of education to its people.
I was invited back to P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain home for a day of learning about Arkansas Grown & Arkansas Made-programs to introduce Arkansans to the produce that is grown here in our state and the products and services made by its artisans. It was a lovely day.
It was a joy to listen to a farmers round table discussion about the industry and its relationship to the community. Their passion for the work they do was evident and what I got from their talk:
Farming equals relationships; with food, and with people.
We also got to sample Arkansas Made products. Let me just say-we have some awesome makers in this state.
I was happy to meet the maker of one of my favorite lotions- Tammy Sue's Critters. I even picked up a little something for you. Yes, you!
Giveaway! To celebrate the fabulous-ness that is Arkansas Made, I'd love to send you some of my fave lotions and a little bit of P. Allen swag. To enter, just leave a comment below and I'll choose a winner on Thursday.
Support local, my friends. Whether you're in Arkansas or beyond. Get to know your neighbors. Get to know your food.
*Disclosure* This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any compensation. Thoughts and opinions are all my own, folks. Also, the giveaway is not sponsored. I bought these gems to share with you (except the P.Allen swag...that was given to me in a goodie bag!