Community Development

This is part of a series of posts from participants in the Texas Local Food Anti-Racism training by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Together we are creating an anti-racist food system in Texas. My name is Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton, I’m originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but I’ve called Austin home for the past […]

From our friends at The Counter, this excellent overview of the history of Black farmers and current actions to dismantle racism in our food system. Farmers market managers take note and count on us at the Texas Center for Local Food to support your shift to a more diverse customer base. “… the recent movement […]

We raised nearly $1,000 in the first weekend of our online fundraising campaign and we’re looking forward to more small donations to build the first local food education and food processing center in Texas! We hope you’ll donate today. All donors will have their name on the wall (or you can remain anonymous). Here is […]

The Texas Center for Local Food has been working with Iowa State University since 2018 to develop a training program for local food leadership and community food systems development. We’re interested in learning about similar resources, so as we discover training programs, we’ll keep an updated list in this article. Please add comments to the […]

This article from Urban Food Futures gives a brief overview of the changes happening in our food system. Spoiler alert: high volume buyers make big differences in our food sourcing and eating. We would add the fabulous Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP)! We’re a proud member of the Austin area GFPP team with the City of […]

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