Heifer International Announces Return of Field Feast Honoring Arkansas Farmers


Food for the eighth edition of the farm-to-table gastronomic event will be provided by local farmers

SMALL ROCK, Ark., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After a two-year hiatus, global development organization, Heifer International, today announced the return of its Feast in the Field Gala. June 10, 2022from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDT at its award-winning campus, located at 1 World Avenue, small stoneArkansas.

Feast in the Field will celebrate Heifer International’s 50+ year connection with small stone and community support that allows the organization to reach more than one million families worldwide each year. The event will recognize the resilience of small-scale farmers around the world who continue to provide their communities with healthy and nutritious food, despite the disruption of the global pandemic and market volatility.

“The Arkansas The community has been the backbone of Heifer International’s mission to eradicate hunger and poverty for families around the world for decades. We are delighted to welcome our friends back to small stone campus to celebrate the people who power healthy food systems,” mentioned Peter FerrariPresident and CEO of Heifer International.

“We look forward to celebrating the hard-working local farmers who are revitalizing our food system and creating better access to fresh, healthy food for their communities,” said Perry Jonesheifer director UNITED STATES.

Jones explained, “Heifer UNITED STATES works with socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers across the country, investing in infrastructure to bring premium products to market, providing training in regenerative farming methods to protect and restore the land, and connecting farmers to new markets to increase their income thanks to Arkansas Grassroots farmers’ cooperative.

As one of 33 Savory Institute-accredited hubs around the world, Heifer the United States 1,200 acre Heifer Ranch located in Perryville, Arkansas is a living classroom for regenerative agriculture best practices. The ranch offers in-person and virtual training, helping farmers protect farmland, produce healthy food and increase smallholder farm profits, showing the importance Heifer International places on education and development. share capital.

Reflecting the healthy and sustainable products promoted in Heifer International’s programs, Feast in the Field will offer a farm-to-table dining experience with quality foods produced by local farmers. As the state’s largest zero-waste event, Feast in the Field represents Heifer International’s commitment to ending global hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. The event will compost all food and liquids, including waste; provide only reused, recycled or recyclable materials; and be powered by solar panels.

The party on the grounds will begin with an outdoor farmers market and cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner in the Heifer Pavilion and a silent auction and will be hosted by KARK anchor Laura Monteverdi, as well as well-known personalities small stone auctioneer Gaylen McGeewith comments from Perry JonesHeifer UNITED STATES Director. The event will be co-chaired by Elaine Eubank, Alfred Williams and Jill and Bob Bloom.

For more information, contact [email protected].

About Heifer International
For 77 years, Heifer International has worked with more than 39 million people around the world to eradicate hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Working with rural communities in 21 countries in Africa, Asiaand the Americas, including United States, Heifer International helps local farmers and food producers strengthen local economies and create secure livelihoods that provide vital income. For more information, visit https://www.heifer.org

SOURCE Heifer International


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