Price Study of Commonly Grown Texas Vegetables

Box of VegetablesThis first of 8 studies is finished and we will release the results in February, 2018! 

Watch here for that to be posted!


Welcome to the information page for our (groundbreaking) local food price study! This study began on 8/23/2017.

This study is open to all farmers anywhere in central Texas and to institutional buyers in the 5-county area (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson).

This study is being conducted with Texas State University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in partnership with the Texas Center for Local Food. We are grateful to St. David's Foundation for funding this important research.

This study includes only these vegetables: Summer squash (zucchini, yellow straight and crookneck, etc.), okra, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers (green), tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce (mixed greens WASHED) 1 lb bag, cabbage, broccoli (whole crowns), potatoes (red), sweet potatoes.

We hope you will participate!  If you are interested in participating, here are the steps to follow.

  1. Read the Information letter.
  2. Read the Informed Consent form and be sure you understand protection of your privacy.
  3. Take a little time (15-30min) to review the sample surveys:
  4. Contact us to let us to schedule your interview.  Call Sue Beckwith at 512-496-1244 or email
  5. Questions?  Let us know at the phone or email above.

In the future, we plan to study other vegetables, beef, poultry, dairy, grains, and lots more.  Do let us know if you're interested in those surveys and we'll contact you know when we start those surveys.

Thank you for your interest.  Remember this survey is private and anonymous.  We will not share your individual information.

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