Tomato Farmer Talks Success, Struggles & the Future

James Meeks is a fifth-generation farmer who has become known across Arkansas and the mid-south for his tomato, watermelon and “u-pick” produce operation near Hamburg in Ashley County. He and his business partner have overcome regulatory and workforce challenges and built their Triple M Farms into a key tomato provider for Walmart, Subway restaurants and a number of roadside vendors. He spoke to us about his love of growing tomatoes, industry challenges and the uncertain future of the business.