After a successful crowd-funding campaign in March that raised more than $150,000, Kim Doughty-McCannon and Zack McCannon of Bell Urban Farm are set to open Conway’s first local foods grocery store. “Over the past couple of years we got the idea to turn an old 1957 farmhouse on our property into ‘The Farmstand,’ an all-local foods grocery store supporting other small farmers across the state,” Kim says.
“The main focus of the store will be grocery items, but we will have a small kitchen and bar with coffee, kombucha, and ice cream. We will have the ability to make grab-and-go meals in our kitchen as well.” The couple started Bell Urban Farm in 2017 and since then have focused on fresh cut flowers, all Certified Naturally Grown. The Farmstand is set to open this fall.
This story was originally published in the October 2020 edition of At Home in Arkansas.