Trick Dilly Tacos

IMG_0421.JPGThe story

“We started TrickDilly as a food truck in the summer of 2014. Our goal was to create a unique casual food experience. Our chef, Troy, makes it his mission to start with delicious, fresh, quality ingredients, and build them into tricked-out taco combinations that will delight the most experienced taco fan.

In 2017, we made the transition from four wheels to four walls. With this location, we are excited at the chance to welcome you into our relaxed, family-friendly space. We still offer catering and have multiple drop-off, pick-up or full-service options available, just without the truck. So hit us up Tricked Out Taco fans for your next event!

Our mission is to create your favorite taco you never expected!”

If you have had Tacos4Life, this is not the same, these are gourmet tacos that send your taste buds into a spiraling whirlwind of excitement and delight, add a Ozark beer co. beer to go with.  You just haven’t had a taco like this yet.  Not to mention if you are gluten free or vegan they have created selections just for you, check out www.trickdilly.com   You will have to take yourself to Bentonville if you wish to indulge.  As of right now they are staying steady and honing their menu with no plans to open new locations, which is great news when you think of all the unsuccessful franchising who’s quality will tank when they open new store or franchise.  I look forward to traveling to NWA more and more these days.

 

The Ralston Family Farms

IMG_0376        Friends, I come out of a blogging hibernation to bring you a post that I have been excited to write about for some time.  I was first introduced to this family during a farm to school conference in Conway, AR.  The sisters Jennifer and Ashley were there to represent their family farm and surround themselves with like minded folks looking to bridge the gap from farm to school.  I was made aware that Arkansas ranks in the bottom 5 of the united states that is the least participative in the federal Farm to School initiative.  After spending some wonderful time speaking to them that day I was astounded to learn that they were living and farming in Atkins, AR (my back yard), this was music to my rice loving ears.  I had to know and see so much more.

Several weeks later we ended up being brought together at a roundtable discussion looking to focus on ways to improve our Russellville and surrounding communities with more localized sustainable support.  I left this meeting grinning ear to ear, just to spend that time with these leaders of our community discussing the very bright future for the Russellville School District, The greater Russelllville and surrounding community farmers market as well as our Food 4 Kids efforts, was the best thing to happen this year.  We have spent so much time as a nation traveling down the wrong road as designed by our ever growing food and grocery industry that somehow we have gotten ourselves to a point where farmers allover the country are struggling to support their very own homes and families. The agricultural industry cannot continue this way, we must see that the problem is not passed the point of no return but in fact very reversible.

To see a family who has realized that sustainability looks very different these days than it used to, is such a relief.  They are a family dedicated to serving those around them and sowing the land around them.  You can find this family’s story on their website www.ralstonfamilyfarms.com and view their wonderful rice.  From what I understand they will have a few of their rice varieties in stores very soon and varieties available with your Blue apron orders.  I applaud you (Ralston family) and will continue to support you in every way possible for the sustainable future 🙂  Keep it up!