The Dirty Farmers Community Market is not your traditional farmers market. We are not a farmers market that is there to help farmers sell their produce but rather we buy produce grown by local farmers and give it to others in our community. That’s right, we support local farmers by spending the contributions given to our non-profit organization to buy their locally grown produce. We then give directly to seniors in our community. It’s that simple, and we call it our “Seed to Senior” program. We have several approved local farmers in our area that we buy produce and value-added products from. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to the program. Currently we are providing homemade bread and value-added products to thirty eight seniors in our community and we’d like it to grow. Just like the seeds in the ground that need water, sunshine and nurturing, our program needs supporters who care enough to give. Our mission is to not only give nutritionally but when we do we meet an even greater need by showing seniors that we care. Isn’t putting a smile on a seniors face, giving them the joy of knowing that someone cares worth a few minutes of your time? No donation is too small and giving is easy. You can send a check to The Dirty Farmers Community market and mail it to: 1024 Midget road, Dennard, AR 72629, or go to our Facebook page and use PayPal to make your donation. Produce will be ready soon and our football fundraiser isn’t till September so please consider making a donation today.

Giving matters and is happening every day at the Greater Good Retreat. The recent donation of fruit trees, grapes and berry bushes will help contribute to our “Seed to Senior” program. The raised beds, fruit trees and the garden in Clinton will also be used. This weekend we had our grandchildren, ranging in age from 17-7, working hard in the garden, learning not just the joy of gardening but the joy you can receive knowing that the fruits of your labor will be given to others. Giving of our abundance can be fun and as simple as helping to pull weeds in the garden or watering a fruit tree.

We celebrate Earth day every day and would love to share our abundance with you. Our retreat is open year round for day and overnight visitors. For more information on booking a stay or a visit we are on TripAdvisor and Airbnb or call, we’d love for you to come visit.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away,” Pablo Picasso.

If you have a heart warming story about giving to tell please share it with me so that others can read about it in this column. Call, 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.