Arkansas Soybean Grower Partners With Educational Food Program Marianna grower and restaurateur shows Arkansans direct impact of soybean industry on state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 1, 2018) – J Town’s Grill, a rising local favorite in Jonesboro owned by a Lee County soybean producer, kicks off their fourth year as a Kitchen | Fields Table Tour featured restaurant. Created by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour is an educational food program feeding Arkansas’s hunger to know where their food originates.

Since the creation of the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour, Marianna soybean grower Jeffrey Higgins and his restaurant, J Town’s Grill, have been a partner, educating Arkansans about the soybean industry’s strong presence in Northeast Arkansas and its impact on the food industry.

A creation of executive chef Lisa Godsey, May’s featured dish is a Greek-marinated chicken with a chipotle feta spread: Kalamata olives, marinated artichokes, tomato, lettuce, drizzled with Tzatziki sauce and served on toasted Lavash bread.

Overlooking Centennial Bank Stadium on Arkansas State University’s campus, J Town’s Grill brings Higgins’ vision and Godsey’s culinary experience together to offer Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas a restaurant all their own.

Educating Arkansans through food, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour partners exclusively with Arkansas-owned restaurants, using the power of food to feed Arkansas’s hunger for knowledge and teaching about the impact consumers have on the state’s $2 billion soybean industry. Since launching in 2015, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour kicks off in January and runs through June, featuring a partner restaurant’s uniquely mouth-watering take on soybeans from cheesecake to beef noodle soup.

The partner restaurants for the 2018 Kitchen | Fields Table Tour include:
• The Butcher Shop, Little Rock | January
• The Hive, Bentonville | February
• Postmasters Grill, Camden | March
• Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co., Little Rock | April
J Town’s Grill, Jonesboro | May

As the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour travels the state, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board encourages all who walk through partner restaurants’ doors to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken. Foodies of all backgrounds can find more information on the program, including facts about our soybean industry, by visiting TheMiracleBean.com.

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About the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board: The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers appointed by the governor and nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.