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18Sep 2018

GRANT PROCESS Grant applications will be available beginning September 13, 2018 through October 12, 2018. All applications must be digitally received by October 12, 2018 (by midnight). Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Grant applications will be reviewed and considered by the AFWA 2018 Grant Selection Committee, a panel composed of community […]

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 […]

28Aug 2018

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA) is a statewide non-profit organization supporting farmers, ranchers, and gardeners who produce organic and sustainable food and fiber in Texas. With a focus on education and community, TOFGA promotes the many benefits of organic agriculture and encourages its use throughout Texas. Position Summary: The role of the Operations & […]

21Aug 2018

In Gary, Indiana, a reimagined building, now serving as a work space is shaking up the way that local businesses grow, meet, work, and collaborate. Arthouse: A Social Kitchen, Inc.  provides access to a commercial kitchen for local residents and emerging businesses. It also proudly offers a culinary business incubation program (CBI), rental space for […]

10Aug 2018

IN HONOR OF LARRY BUTLER & HIS LEGACY: The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Announces  the Larry Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund for Beginning Farmers Now Accepting Donations in Larry’s Honor   Larry Butler, farmer and a long-time leader in the local food community of Texas, died of liver cancer at the age of 70 on June […]

01Aug 2018

Texas State University’s Department of Agriculture will host the 2nd Annual Small Producers Conference August 13 – 15, 2018 Conference Registration is open, register here. Small Equipment Demonstration to be held on August 15th The conference will be held in the Department of Agriculture’s building on Texas State University’s campus from August 13th-14th and followed by […]

31Jul 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play […]

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, […]

26Jul 2018

Elgin has been designated as an Opportunity Zone by the governor.  This could encourage significant private investment in our local food projects.  How can our community take advantage of this designation and how can we work together to decide which projects and which investors? Here is a short overview from the brilliant folks at CAPCOG. […]