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One ‘Pig’ Happy Family: Swine/Crop Partnership is Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

With a name like Cobb, it was perhaps destiny that a Craighead County family of farmers would grow corn. But that’s just a kernel of what the Cobb/Lyerly/Owens Partnership — named as Arkansas Farm Family of the Year last December — does on its 4,250-acre operation in Lake City. For more than 50 years, they’ve

Perryville’s quirky festival is the GOAT

A goat lingerie show? No “kidding!” That’s one of the events at the one-of-a-kind Arkansas Goat Festival, which returns to Perryville on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. after a two-year pandemic break. This year’s festival, held at Perryville City Park, includes a full lineup of fun, goat-themed activities. Perryville Mayor and First

Enter our Arkansas Living photo contest!

First, the sad news: Due to unprecedented paper and productions increases, we won’t be printing an Arkansas Living wall calendar for 2023. But, here’s the good news: We’ll still be printing your beautiful, breathtaking photos … in the magazine! We’ll devote our January 2023 cover and issue to reader photos. We seek original photos that

Recipes: Farmers market marvels

Make the most of late-summer produce with salads and bruschetta! Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Basil Honey Dressing Makes 5 servings. Salad: 2 cups watermelon, diced 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced and quartered 1/3 cup red onion, diced Dash salt Dressing: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 1/2tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon sugar

Web Exclusive Recipe: Hibachi-Style Zucchini

Hibachi-Style Zucchini Makes 2-3 servings. 2 small zucchini 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Salt and pepper Vertically slice zucchini into quarters; slice each quarter into 5 pieces. Heat butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When butter starts to melt, add

Certified Pies is a certified hit

The expansion of restaurant takeout and delivery business is a result of the pandemic. Certified Pies of Little Rock has thrived during the pandemic and continues to roll out its praiseworthy pizza lineup. Owners Kreg and Samantha Stewart discovered that Kreg’s longtime friend, Harlem Wilson, was a pizza expert. Wilson, who always loved to cook,

The Cooperative Difference: Farms, families and values

Every month, I try to highlight what makes our Electric Cooperatives great and unique; we refer to that as “The Cooperative Difference.” This month’s magazine focuses on farm families, and I can’t think of anything that truly sets cooperatives apart from other business models than our focus on family. The Electric Cooperatives’ mission is simple,

Ornamental grasses add interest to­­ fall garden

When many gardeners hear the word grass, they think of lawn grasses that are mowed weekly. But there is a wide array of ornamental grasses that add almost year-round interest in the home landscape, and most are beginning to shine right now. Ornamental grasses come in a very diverse mix of sizes, and the name

Historic Lakeport Plantation celebrates milestone anniversary

Lakeport Plantation is a grand survivor, rising above Chicot County cotton fields near the Mississippi River. Completed in 1859, the mansion stands intact and restored 163 years later. It ranks as Arkansas' most impressive antebellum residence. The handsomely refurbished 17-room home, now marking its 15th anniversary as a visitor attraction, speaks to more than architectural

From Our Readers: Rice Recipes

Arkansas is the No. 1 producer of rice in the United States, and September is National Rice Month. We thought it’d be “rice” to celebrate with some of our readers’ great grain dishes. Different Green Rice 1 large onion, chopped (plus butter/oil to sauté) 4 cups cooked rice 36-48 ounces frozen chopped broccoli 2 (10.5-ounce)

Editor’s Welcome: Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen stands out at airport

Even if she hadn’t been wearing a sparkly sash identifying her as “Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen,” the lovely girl in front of me in the TSA line at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in August would have caught my attention. Put-together and the picture of poise, KaMya Tackett of Sherwood just stands out. The

Emerson opens $35 million facility, creates jobs in Ash Flat

Joined by Arkansas state, local and cooperative officials, Emerson recently celebrated the opening of its 277,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Ash Flat, in the service territory of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. Emerson has made a $35 million investment to transform an existing underutilized industrial structure into a modern manufacturing plant for its professional tools business, with

‘Braising’ the bar: Bentonville’s chefs, hospitality nominated for James Beard Awards

There are Oscars for movie stars, Grammys for musicians and Pulitzers for journalists. And then there are the James Beard Foundation Awards, the highest marks for chefs in America. Nominations are highly selective, and winners rare. This year, three Arkansas entities earned nominations (alas, not awards, which were announced in June). Chef Rafael Rios of