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26Mar 2020

It felt so good to see 100 Texas Farm Veggie Boxes safely make their way home with folks on Wednesday afternoon!  The veggies were harvested Sunday and Monday, the boxes were packed Tuesday in Houston at the fabulous Common Market food hub, and they arrived at Elgin’s Firewild on Main St. on Wednesday morning. Prepaid […]

22Mar 2020

Texas farmers who sell to restaurants, schools, hospitals have seen their orders vanish due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Meanwhile, plenty of fresh vegetables are in the fields and plenty of people need fresh food!  The Texas Center for Local Food is partnering with The Common Market food hub, Elgin Local Food Action Team, and FireWild Catering to […]

19Mar 2020

Farmers and Ranchers: Here are software resources for taking pre-orders online and either delivering or having your customers pickup at the market or another location. Some of this software is pretty good and some is not great at all. Check reviews and be clear about what your farm business needs. Please add comments below to […]

08Feb 2020

Could you take 10-15m for this feedback? The Texas Center for Local Food has been part of a group working on a draft food charter for central Texas and we’ve been asked to gather feedback from folks around the region. This draft charter is intended as a general statement outlining the intentions of the (future) […]

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 […]