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New Virtual Farm Food Coop Opens in Northwest Arkansas

Kelton Hays
Kelton Hays, posing with son Hank, is a founding member of Farm Fresh Coop.

As local farmers markets in Northwest Arkansas make alternative plans to open for spring under coronavirus pandemic restrictions, a new virtual farm-to-table market, called Farm Fresh Coop, opened its portal in January. There's demand for locally grown food nationwide as more shoppers seek to avoid crowded grocery stores and restaurant take-out lines.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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