Arkansas Soybean Producers Add Jonesboro Restaurant to Agriculture Food Campaign
Arkansas soybean producers educate Arkansans about the soybean industry through local restaurant partnerships
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 1, 2017 – The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board has partnered with Jonesboro favorite J Town’s Grill for its educational food program, the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour. Locally owned by a Lee County soybean farmer, J Town’s Grill is serving a feature dish during February to promote the Arkansas soybean industry. The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour encourages Arkansans to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken.
Executive Chef, Lisa Godsey, created a soybean-inspired dish for the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour – the Triple P Burger, which is a pork patty with sautéed onions and bacon inside, topped with smoked gouda, house-smoked ham, cheddar cheese, slices of bacon, house-made BBQ sauce and a fried egg.
“J Town’s Grill owner, Jeffrey Higgins, is a farmer in Marianna, so he was very excited to have the restaurant participate in the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour. Through our featured dish, we have the ability to show off what we can do with local ingredients while teaching our neighbors about where soybeans come from and how they are used in food,” said Lisa Godsey, executive chef and general manager at J Town’s Grill.
The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour includes partnerships with six Arkansas restaurants. During each restaurants’ monthly feature, a unique dish centered on soybeans is served up with a side of facts about the state’s soybean industry. Through the table tour, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board continues to educate and make Arkansans aware of the impact they have Arkansas agriculture.
The partner restaurants and feature schedule for the 2017 Kitchen|Fields Table Tour includes:
● Trio’s Restaurant, Little Rock: January
● J Town’s Grill, Jonesboro: February
● Le Petite Cajun Bistro, Stuttgart: March
● Taylor’s Steakhouse, Dumas: April
● Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, Bentonville: May
● Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock: June
Foodies around Arkansas can find more information on the program, including facts on 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.