Economic Development

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) has released the new report Campus Dining 201: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Farm to College in New England. The report summarizes the results of FINE’s 2018 survey of New England colleges and universities with dining services. Results show that 93 percent of responding colleges reported purchasing local food for their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]