Dan and Nadia Spatz began farming in 2012 when they purchased a greenhouse operation in Eagleville, TN, focusing on culinary herbs. Dan’s family has a legacy farm in central Arkansas which is being transitioned to community oriented, regenerative farming practices. The Spatzes experience includes growing a small ag enterprise six fold over 10 years; partnering for and administering a USDA Farm to School grant; executive leadership experience in Mars, a global food manufacturing and marketing company; and non-profit work for Catholic Relief Services. Healthy Flavors has grown from 5 employees in 2012 to 30 employees today. HF is a certified woman owned enterprise.
Dan Spatz, co-owner of Health Flavors Farm out of Conway, Arkansas, will share his experience of converting their commodity farm into a purple hull pea operation, how a USDA Farm to School implementation grant supported their farm operation’s needs, working with Arkansas school districts, incorporating educational and culinary experiences for children and college students, as well as making a living by providing locally grown food to schools. Come with us a we take the journey with the purple hull pea from local farm to school cafeteria fork.
Join us for April 13th’s Virtual Meet-uP at 12 Noon
with Dan Spatz from Healthy Flavors, Arkansas
Learn more about how Healthy Flavors is involved in Arkansas Farm to School Programs: