ARKANSAS SOYBEAN GROWER PARTNERS WITH EDUCATIONAL FOOD PROGRAM
Marianna grower and restaurateur shows Arkansan’s direct impact of soybean industry on state
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.
J Town’s Grill Celebrates Arkansas Soybean Month by Participating in Statewide Agriculture Food Campaign
Little Rock, Ark., November 1, 2017 – The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour, an educational food program launched by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (ASPB), has partnered with J Town’s Grill to celebrate Arkansas Soybean Month in November.
Governor Hutchinson proclaimed November as Arkansas Soybean Month to acknowledge Arkansas’s soybean producers and the economic impact they have on our state. In the 2016 growing season, Arkansas producers harvested 3.1 million acres of soybeans, valued at more than $1.4 billion. Soybeans are grown in 41 counties of Arkansas’s 75 counties and rank as the state’s largest row crop, accounting for more acres than rice, corn, sorghum and wheat combined.
In honor of Arkansas Soybean Month, J Town’s Grill and other restaurants across the state will feature a menu item in November. The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour was developed to encourage Arkansans to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken. J Town’s Grill is serving a feature dish to support their Arkansas soybean producers. To raise awareness this month, the ASPB is encouraging diners to take a photo of the feature dish at partner restaurants and use the official Kitchen|Fields Table Tour hashtag, #ARSoySupper, when sharing on social media channels.
The partner restaurants for Arkansas Soybean Month include:
- Café @ Heifer, Little Rock
- Trio’s Restaurant, Little Rock
- The Southern Gourmasian, Little Rock
- Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co., Little Rock
- Taylor’s Steakhouse, Dumas
- Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock
- The Hive, Bentonville
- Postmasters Grill, Camden
- The Butcher Shop, Little Rock
For more information about the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour restaurant partners, soy food, recipes and the many products made with soybeans, visit TheMiracleBean.com.