We’re beginning our off the beaten path series with a trip down the road. Reagan Family Farms has a long history and it’s one they look to continue.
Owner Bill Reagan says, “Strawberries used to be really prevalent in Northwest Arkansas. What’s unique about a strawberry plant is it can grow in rocks and it can grow in really rich soil.” He adds, “They used to be on every hill around here. My father-in-law, years ago, used to wait on a truck in the Spring and they’d come pick up a bunch of kids, and take them, and pick strawberries all day.”
When you go out to the farm in Fayetteville, be prepared to get a little dirty.
Reagan says, “I want them to take a berry right off the plant and put it in their mouth and eat it. We encourage that.” He says, “When I show them how to pick it, I always pick a ripe one and then I eat it and I say, ‘you can do this out here.’ And it really surprises them. They’ get, they get that look on their face and that’s what we want.”