Organically grown and garden-fresh
For over twenty years, the gardeners at Dripping Springs have been producing organic vegetables, culinary herbs, blueberries, and specialty cut flowers for the popular Fayetteville Farmers Market. Located 50 miles east of Fayetteville, Arkansas, in a tiny valley along Dry Fork Creek, the 5 acre terraced garden is a kaleidoscope of color, smell, and taste during the busy summer months. On most days you’ll find resident gardeners Mark Cain and Michael Crane, with the help of several student apprentices, busy at the work of seeding, weeding, harvesting and marketing of over 30 types of vegetables, 60 species of cut flowers, shiitake mushrooms, and blueberries.
Only environmentally-sound growing techniques are used at Dripping Springs. You can always rest assured that our garden produce and flowers are safe and wholesome, with a freshness that guarantees good nutrition (and best vase life for our bouquets). We use no chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides, and the products we do use are all approved for organic production. We are currently certified as ‘USDA Organic’by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division. Your purchases help to promote the spread of organic agricultural practices that protect our Ozark environment.
Fayetteville Farmers Market
The Market on the historic downtown Square is at the heart of what’s most attractive about Fayetteville. The Market is open from the first Saturday in April through mid-November, and each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., you’ll find the fresh offerings of our Ozark growers. The Market is for producers only, so everything offered for sale has been grown by the vendor, right here in the Ozarks. Walk a ound the artfully landscaped Square Gardens and check out the many offerings of the growers and craft vendors—garden veggies, fruits, herb plants, pottery, cut flowers, wood carvings, and much more. The Market is the community place to be on Saturday mornings, when street musicians arrive to pick and fiddle, and shoppers make the rounds to see what’s just been picked from the surrounding countryside. For a complete schedule of Market-related events, see www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.com.
Freshness is that magic quality of ‘aliveness’ we experience in the bite of a real summer tomato or a cool and crunchy spring salad. Our garden produce and flowers are harvested the day before market, and refrigerated until time of delivery to market. We sell only directly to consumers, by-passing many layers of storage and handling, where freshness is lost. To get fresher than this, you’d have to pick it yourself!
We have a deep love of flowers for their inspirational beauty, fragrance, and color. We produce field-grown specialty cut flowers, not the typical blooms of the mass floral trade. From April through mid-November we bring an ever-changing palette of color and fragrance to the Market, from brilliant spring anemones, daffodils, and tulips, to masses of stately summer gladiolus, fragrant oriental lilies, and riotous zinnias. With over 60 species in production, you’re sure to find your special food for the soul. If you need a table bouquet for a dinner with friends, a big bunch for grandma’s 80th birthday, a nosegay for your sweetie, flowers for an informal wedding, or maybe just something special for yourself, we can help you. See us at the Market, or email us if you have a special event you’d like flowers for.