Economic Development

25Oct 2018

Episode 2.2: “Access to Local Food Systems as a Rural Economic Driver” The Texas Center for Local Food is featured in the latest episode of Access, the Federal Reserve’s podcast on community development topics. Each episode asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about programs that help provide access to opportunity for underserved individuals […]

20Sep 2018

What is the approach taken by the Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF) in Texas?  On July 26, 2018, Sue Beckwith of TCLF joined others to present an introduction to value chain coordination at a webinar conducted by the Wallace Center.  Here’s a link to the webinar recording.  Sue’s part begins at 41:45.  There is […]

04Sep 2018

Have a great idea for a small food business, but don’t know where to start? Interested in Cottage Food Law and how to sell foods made in your home to the public? Then join the Texas Center for Local Food for an evening of lively discussion with Chris Johnson of Stellar Gourmet Foods, as he helps us navigate […]

24Aug 2018

On May 21st through 23rd, farmers, food system workers, government officials, and nonprofit leadership met in Elgin, Texas to participate in Local Food Leadership and Community Food System trainings lead by a team from Iowa State. The event was sponsored by Iowa State University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Southern University, Texas Center for Local Food, […]

30Jul 2018

  It’s always such a pleasure to run into farmer friends (and former Texans). Sue and Farmer Katie Tritsch were able to catch up recently and talk strategy for the Texas Center for Local Food. Big things to come, so make sure to stay tuned! Farmer Katie currently works at Singing Frog Farms in Sebastopol, […]