Certified Organic Operations in Arkansas

The following information was graciously supplied by the agents who certify in Arkansas. All certified operations were contacted for verification of the information. Only operations that were certified prior to June 1, 2005 and provided their approval for inclusion are listed in this resource manual.

Operations are listed in alphabetical order by name of the operation. No attempt was made to sort by certifying agent, location, or by size of the operation. Numbers assigned to operations correspond to numbering on the Arkansas map.

  1. Carlisle Seed Processor
    Carl Garrich
    P.O. Box 416
    Carlisle, AR 72024-0416
    870-552-3217
    Soybean seed cleaning and processing exclusively for Lone Pine Enterprises.
    Organic Crop Improvement Association, certifying agent

  2. Cormier Rice Milling Co.
    Jim Byers
    P.O. Box 416
    Carlisle, AR 72024-0416
    870-946-3561
    Rice milling exclusively for Lone Pine Enterprises.
    Organic Crop Improvement Association, certifying agent

  3. Dripping Springs Garden
    Mark Cain and Michael Crane
    1558 County Road 548
    Huntsville, AR 72740
    870-787-6702
    Specialty vegetables, cut flowers, blueberries
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Organic Program, certifying agent

  4. Foothold Farm
    David Malm
    HCR 70, Box 592
    Jasper, AR 72641
    870-861-5552
    footholdfarm@eritter.net
    1.5 acres of mixed vegetables and fruits
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  5. Gerber Products Company
    P.O. Box 10010
    Fort Smith, AR 72904
    479-784-5255
    Baby Food
    Oregon Tilth, certifying agent

  6. Heifer Ranch
    Chuck Crimmins
    55 Heifer Rd.
    Perryville, AR 72126
    501-889-5124
    ranch@heifer.org
    7.5 acres of mixed vegetables, herbs, and flowers
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  7. Lightner Farm
    Robert Lightner
    577 Co. Rd. 3020
    Hartman, AR 72840
    479-497-2011
    2 acres mixed vegetables
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  8. Little Buffalo Blueberry Farm
    Jack and Barbara Vasluski
    HCR 72, Box 93
    Parthenon, AR 72666
    870-446-5621
    1.75 acres High Bush blueberries
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  9. Lone Pine Enterprises, LLLP
    Carl Garrich, Jason Smith
    P.O. Box 416
    Carlisle, AR 72024-0416
    870-552-3217
    6,300 acres white and brown rice, soybeans, wheat
    Organic Crop Improvement Association, certifying agent

  10. Producers Rice Mill, Inc./ Monsanto
    Keith Glover
    901 N. Park Ave,
    P.O. Box 1248
    Stuttgart, AR 72160
    870-673-4444
    Soybean cleaning
    Organic Crop Improvement Association, certifying agent

  11. Professional Creations, LLC
    Paul Roth
    P.O. Box 1971
    Fayetteville, AR 72702
    profcr@sbcglobal.net
    479-521-6371
    Coffee importers
    Quality Certification Services, certifying agent

  12. Rivendell Gardens
    Gordon Watkins
    HCR 72, Box 34
    Parthenon, AR 72666
    870-446-5783
    gwatkins@ritternet.com
    4 acres High Bush Blueberries
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  13. Rosark Hills Coffee
    Roasterie
    Chick Curtis
    P.O. Box 180
    Rose Bud, AR 72137
    501-556-5808
    rozarkhills@alltel.net
    Roasted coffee
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  14. Self-Reliance Farms
    P.O. Box 7
    Buckner, AR 71827
    870-533-4352
    870-565-2146(f)
    slo@ipa.net
    65.5 acres Mixed fruits and vegetables
    Oregon Tilth, certifying agent

  15. Shirley CDC
    Tom Kimmons
    366 Brown Rd.
    Shirley, AR 72153
    501-723-4443
    shirlcdc@artelco.com
    25,000 logs of fresh, dehydrated, and packaged shiitake mushrooms
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  16. Southern Brown Rice
    Tom Hogue
    P.O. Box 185
    8553 Raybourn Rd.
    Weiner, AR 72479
    870-684-2354
    Brown rice, soybeans
    Organic Crop Improvement Association, certifying agent

  17. Sweden Creek Farm
    11540 Madison 3605
    Madison, AR 72742
    479-665-2146 (phone and FAX)
    10 acres shiitake mushrooms
    Oregon Tilth, certifying agent

  18. Taylor Farms, LLC.
    Joe and Jackie Taylor
    2016 S. Benton St.
    Searcy, AR 72143
    501-268-3952
    501-268-2685
    800 acres soybeans
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

  19. York Pecan Company
    Natalie Fields
    2919 Highway 32 West
    Foreman, AR 71836
    870-542-6196
    870-542-6197 FAX
    yorkpecan@walnutar.com
    (Natalie Fields)
    yorkfarms@watnutar.com
    (Dan York, President)
    www.yorkpecan.com
    Handler/processor of pecans
    Indiana Certified Organic, certifying agent

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