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Southern Foodways Alliance: Summer Field Trip

On June 14 and 15, the Southern Foodways Alliance hosted a special exploration of Northwest Arkansas’s food and culture. Guests experienced everything Bentonville has to offer, indulging in diverse local cuisine and hearing stories from a slate of local Field Trip presenters. Activities included a tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a morning at the farmers’ market, lunch at Compton Gardens, and dinner at The Hive at 21c.

Garden & Gun is the national media partner of the Southern Foodways Alliance: Summer Field Trip.

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Southern Foodways Alliance

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The weekend begins with breakfast, made from a bounty of fresh, local ingredients.

photo: Sadie Rucker

Okratouille served with Anson Mills sourdough bread and a seasoned, boiled egg.

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From left: Jennifer Wallach, Jeannie Whayne, Jay Jennings, and Patricia Spears Jones prepare for their speaking moments at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art.

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Lunch, courtesy of local Yeyo’s Taco Truck, is served at Compton Gardens, where guests are invited to taste chapulines (also known as grasshoppers).

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Guests explore the gallery at 21c Bentonville before a presentation on Arkansas’s labor migrations, agricultural activism, and food-driven community.

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Split into teams, Field Trip attendees gather at Phillips Park for a friendly game of cricket.

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The immersive weekend concludes with signature drinks at happy hour, followed by a Tontitown dinner.

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Dinner is served at The Hive, within the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

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Prepared by The Hive’s executive chef Matthew McClure, the final meal is an interpretation of the High South, featuring dishes such as fried chicken and spaghetti with red gravy.

photo: Sadie Rucker