Living Local, Buying Local Family Saturday at Heifer Village

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept 1, 2011) – Have you ever wondered where to buy fresh local produce? Or where you can purchase locally made products? Heifer International invites you to find the answers at the free family day at Heifer Village from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in downtown Little Rock. Bring your family to explore not only Heifer Village but also activities that reveal why buying locally is fun and important to our community.

The Family Day will include a mini-market featuring local farmers and vendors providing demonstrations and perhaps some samples. The Root Café will be on hand to demonstrate food preservation. The Green Corner store will display an array of offerings from local artisans and suppliers. North Pulaski Farms will be here talking about their organic produce, and, of course, Heifer Ranch will be highlighting their community supported agriculture program and how people can take action and get involved. Of course a family day wouldn't be complete without a visit from our Ranch animal ambassadors and the many hands-on activities such as creating your own "What's in Season" wheel or traversing our "Life of a Tomato" obstacle course.

Big kids and little kids alike will enjoy a Saturday filled with fun and exploration at Heifer Village. "Living Local, Buying Local" is a free event and reservations are not required. The event takes place at Heifer Village at 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Ark. 72202.

For more information, visit or call (501) 907-8800.

Heifer Village is Heifer International's interactive museum that provides educational programming to teach participants about the root causes of poverty and hunger, Heifer's work to help the poor achieve self-reliance and what they can do to help. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit or call (800) 696-1918.