2018 Farmshare

Since the summer 2018 Farmshare has begun, any baskets purchased from here on out will be prorated according to the number of weeks left for the summer.  Currently (6/3/18), there are 6 weeks left and the online purchase price has been adjusted accordingly.  If you have any questions about how many weeks are left or whether the price is correct, please email (rattlesgarden@yahoo.com) or text (501-941-0331) me before signing up.  Thank you!

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What is Farmshare?
Our Farmshare is the foundation of how we sell vegetables from our farm. It is a subscription agreement in which a family buys a share of what our farm produces during the heart of our growing season. Twice a year we open this up to families wishing to join our farm community and enjoy really delicious organic food.

Why a Farmshare?

For us, it truly is about community. While we are grateful to be part of a large local food movement through the Little Rock markets we also want to share our vegetables and flowers with our rural neighbors. The commitment our Farmshare customers make by forming this membership allows us to do this.
For you, we hope it is because you too want to be part of our community. We hope that it is because you want to know where your food is coming from, who is growing it and how it is being grown. We know that it is because you want the freshest, healthiest, tastiest vegetables available to you.

What is our Agreement?

By becoming a member you agree to take the time to stop by our farm or the Little Rock pick-up point at the designated times for ten weeks to receive a basket of organic vegetables we have grown and harvested at the peak of maturity to be enjoyed by your family. In return, we agree to work our tails off growing you a variety of organic, fresh vegetables that have been selected based simply on
how fantastic they taste.

What scrumptious vegetables are being grown at Rattle’s Garden?

For the past nine years we have grown a variety of vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, swiss chard, spinach, snap peas, green beans, lettuce, carrots, beets, kale, garlic, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, purple hull peas, eggplant, sweet peppers, and okra.  We also grow a few blueberries and occasionally have luck with strawberries.  Last year we grew potatoes and cauliflower for the first time and this year we hope to add sweet corn and celery to the Farmshare baskets.  We’ve had such luck with squash over the years that at this point I feel like I need to add a disclaimer…everyone gets a lot of squash!  While not all of these vegetables will be available at the same time, most of them will be available over the 10-week subscription period. Inevitably, every year we have a crop failure or three. Despite weather and war with bugs or deer, we always manage to grow a lot of food and we want to share our harvest with you. We hope to fill baskets with at least 5-7 different types of vegetables each week. We want every $25 basket to be equal to or greater than the market value of the individual items in it.  

When will this subscription begin?

As with all farming, we are dependent on Mother Nature. We hope to start the fall Farmshare the first week in May and run for 10 consecutive weeks. If our early spring weather is mild, we may start a week early. If the weather is too cold and rainy, we may start a week or two later. We will send out weekly newsletters via email beginning in April to let you know how the farm is progressing for the fall and when you should expect to pick-up your first basket.

What are the pick-up days/times?

There will be three pick-up options for this summer's Farmshare.  You choose one option to be your pickup location and you will pick up there every week.

Farm pick-up - These baskets can be picked up either between 9 am and noon or 4 pm and 6 pm on Thursdays from the farm, located east of Vilonia on Highway 64.

Hillcrest pick-up -  These baskets can be picked up from the Hillcrest Farmers market in Little Rock on Saturday mornings between 7 am and 11 am.

Tuesday LR pick-up - These baskets can be picked up from the home of Julie Majors at 1600 Tarrytown, Little Rock on Tuesday mornings between 9 am and 11 am.

What if your family needs to miss a pick-up?

We know that there may be a day your family can’t make the pick-up. We are going to have one make-up week at the end of the season to help ensure that everyone receives all ten baskets. If you are going to miss a week, we need you to notify us by 7 am the day before your pick-up via text or email to keep us from harvesting your food. If you cannot give us advance notice or need to miss more than one week, you are welcome to send someone to pick up your share in your place or your share will be donated to a needy family in the area.

Do you get to pick what you want in your basket?
Not exactly…we’ll divide each week’s produce up evenly between the baskets to make sure everyone gets variety and the full value of their basket. As members you will also be given the first opportunity to purchase large amounts of successful crops outside of the Farmshare season at wholesale prices for you to freeze or preserve by canning. If freezing or canning is new to you, we can help!

What about all of those chickens in our front yard??

To get a dozen of our beautiful, pastured eggs added to your basket every week you can simply add the Eggshare option ($50) to your total on the membership agreement.  If you are only interested in an Eggshare and not vegetables, please choose whether you will pick up your eggs from the farm on Thursdays or from one of the Little Rock pick-up locations.       

One key to success is always communication! We will post farm updates on our blog (www.rattlesgarden.com), on our Facebook page (Rattle’s Garden) and in a short weekly newsletter sent to your email address letting you know what you can expect in your next basket. And we also want to hear from you…keep us posted on which veggies you love and let us know if something isn’t working for you. We can be reached by phone at 501-941-0331.  We will start sending weekly newsletters to you the first week in September so keep an eye out for updates.

How do I become a Member?

So, you are ready for the yumminess.

Simply fill out and sign the membership agreement and mail it to us with your full payment of $250 for farm members or $275 for Little Rock members.

Thanks for your support!  We look forward to working with you this summer!

*The 2017 Farmshare will be limited to 75 families picking up from the farm and 30 families picking up from each Little Rock location.  The Eggshare will be limited to 40 shares.

If after April 1, please call (501-941-0331) or email (rattlesgarden@yahoo.com) to check on availability and then mail this completed membership form and your full payment to


  1. This is so exciting! It's time to get our 2017 Farmshare reserved. Last year was our first experience with Rattles Gardens. My sister and I eagerly anticipated our weekly drive to the farm where our bags were filled with fresh, colorful, mouth-watering inspiration while our hearts were filled with the charm of this little farm and the menagerie of animals and children. We loved the hundreds of butterflies hovering over rows and rows of flowers. We loved chatting about the successes and challenges of gardening as we have a little home garden of our own and can really appreciate all the hard work that goes into growing delicious, organic produce. May seems far away, but it will be upon us so quickly. Thanks, Tara and Crew for serving us and the community with your passion!