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22Aug 2019

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 […]

16Aug 2019

We did it!  We produced a terrific report showing key metrics demonstrating the positive impact of farmers markets in the Austin area.  Here are some highlights from the media coverage. If you know of more media coverage, please add them in the comments below. Hays Free Press, Local area farmers markets help generate $3.3M in sales Spectrum […]

14Aug 2019

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 […]

14Aug 2019

— from the Rural Health Information Hub A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination – No one organization can do this work alone. This roadmap for collaboration among rural serving organizations helps health care providers and other community-based organizations work together to address the social determinants of health… including food insecurity and diet. Annie’s […]

15May 2019

This guide was written for farmers up north in Minnesota and Wisconsin and has ideas you can use here in Texas. Hey Texas farmers and ranchers, add your comments below to share your ideas. Are you a farmer interested in diversifying into on-farm food service and serve meals on your farm?  As local food fans […]

09May 2019

This article in the Austin Chronicle (March 8, 2019) highlights the latest players in the burgeoning Austin consumer packaged goods (CPG) world. We want the best of these companies to locate in Elgin where we have land, farms and a strong labor force. At the Texas Center for Local Food, we’re raising funds now to […]

25Apr 2019

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 […]