Heifer Village and Urban Farm sign and building in Little Rock

Heifer Village and Urban Farm. Photo courtesy of Heifer

Celebrate local cuisine at Local Food Legends, a cooking competition hosted by New South Produce Cooperative and Heifer USA.
Join Heifer and New South from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday at Heifer Village and Urban Farm, located at 1 World Avenue in downtown Little Rock. Snack on samples from Little Rock favorites At the Corner, Brave New Restaurant, South on Main, Southern Table, Trio’s, The Root Café, Café at Heifer and The Clean Eatery. Don’t miss the chance to grab a sample of Southern comfort food from Cathead’s Diner, Donnie Ferneau and Kelli Marks’ newest venture.
You’ll also get to try food from the wider Central Arkansas area – Conway’s Streetside Creperie and WunderHaus will be providing a taste of their cooking.
Attendees can vote for their favorite dish and have a chance to win 16 weeks of local produce from New South Produce Cooperative. New South is the produce sponsor for the event, and has provided each restaurant with $200 of produce for their samples.
In addition to food, you can enjoy live entertainment and kids’ activities.
A few judges will also be at the event, including AY’s Online Editor Maggie McNeary, food writer and historian Kat Robinson and Steve Shuler of Rock City Eats and the Little Rock Foodcast. Eaters will vote for the People’s Choice award winner, while judges will select the Judge’s Choice winner.
Peyton Olsen, a Heifer administrative specialist and AY contributor, said Heifer’s goal with Local Food Legends is to “get folks excited about local food and show them ways they can support it with New South’s restaurant partners and our CSA program.” The CSA program, Olsen explained, is a partnership through which consumers can receive a weekly box of fresh produce from New South.
Admission to the event is free. RSVP here or email tyler.pearson@heifer.org to learn more.
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