“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden,” Thomas Jefferson.

There’s so much joy is watching a garden grow, but even more so in giving it away. Recipients of garden fresh produce not only benefit from the physical properties of eating it but from the emotional benefit of having someone care enough to share it with them. We have received many requests to sell the produce that we are growing for seniors but unfortunately for those seeking fresh locally grown produce we just don’t have enough to sell and to give away. Our program receives weekly requests to offer produce and bread to more seniors in our community. In order to grow we need the community to support our efforts. We appreciate any support that you can offer and if you are looking for fresh produce the city of Clinton is encouraging local farmers and gardeners to share of their abundance at Morgan park on Saturday mornings.

Ways you can help:Make a donation online, we have a Facebook page with a donate now button, mail your donation to, 1024 Midget road, Dennard, AR 72629 or make a donation at First Security Bank in Clinton to The Dirty Farmers Community Market.Become a sponsor of a football player, cheerleader or a participant at our upcoming annual fundraiser, “The Dirty Bowl.” Registration forms can be picked up at First Security Bank, Main Street Florist and Lula Belle Boutique in Clinton. Pick up locations for Fairfield Bay are, The Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the Fairfield Bay Community Club.Plan on attending “The Dirty Bowl” on Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m. at the Clinton High School football field. Entry fee is $5.Grow your own produce and donate it to us for distribution.Share our mission with others.

Recently I was able to witness a variety of community leaders come together in an effort to move our community forward. Time and time again we have pulled together to make things happen. We come together to support an event, raise money for a worthy cause, help those who are in need through our thoughts, words and deeds. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal,” Albert Pine.

If you have a heart warming story to share, would like to visit the retreat, need a hug, want to book a stay, or volunteer to help call, 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.