Sue Beckwith represented the Texas Center for Local Food at the Grow Local South Texas Producers’ Conference on Feb. 2. The day long conference organized by past TOFGA Board member, Aislynn Campbell and the Grow South Texas team, was packed with excellent speakers and panel dicussions.
The focus was on wholesale buying and panels included HEB, Natural Grocer, and the Corpus Christi school district. The idea for the wholesale focus was to begin educating south Texas growers about the opportunities and challenges of the wholesale market channel. Check out the annotated agenda and links to South Texas resources here. Sue made lots of good connections and will follow up with folks interested in the work we’re doing with USDA Food LINC and value-added processing,