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Mexican roots, crops in Arkansas: Family farm grows alliances with local eateries

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Photographs by Spencer Tirey

Rafael Rios picks blackberries as his sister, Christina Alvarado, digs carrots on their family farm in Rogers. The farm supplies produce to several Bentonville restaurants.

Rafael Rios didn't know anything about Northwest Arkansas when he made a brief stop in Bella Vista during a cross-country trip more than 10 years ago.

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Isaac Alvarado and his grandfather, Hector Rios, pick the ingredients used in a spicy green salad on the menu at The Preacher... + Enlarge

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Christina Alvarado digs carrots on her family farm in Rogers. The Preacher’s Son chef Matt Cooper said the quality of the pro... + Enlarge

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Rafael Rios picks blackberries with his nephew, Isaac Alvarado, at their family farm in Rogers. + Enlarge

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BEARTRAP919 says...

Mexicans are known for being Hard working People, I admire them greatly, Hard Work, Good Management, and a Little Luck will carry you a long way towards being successful, There are many People in America, arkansas and other places that could improve their lives Greatly by simply following in these Hard working Peoples footsteps.

Posted 13 August 2017, 5:32 p.m. Suggest removal

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