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by Jules Assata This is part of a series of posts from participants in the Texas Local Food Anti-Racism training by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Together we are creating an anti-racist food system in Texas. How long has it taken me to write my blog piece? Longer than I intended, that’s […]

by Adam Orman This is part of a series of posts from participants in the Texas Local Food Anti-Racism training by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Together we are creating an anti-racist food system in Texas. This post is by Adam Orman, General Manager and Owner of L’Oca d’Oro restaurant in Austin, […]

by Carolina Mueller The Texas Center for Local Food invited Carolina Mueller to share her impressions of the training in support of our collective work to create anti-racist food systems in Texas. We are grateful for her willingness to share. Carolina is a food systems practitioner, part-time farmer and full-time graduate student at the LBJ […]

by Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton This is part of a series of posts from participants in the Texas Local Food Anti-Racism training by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Together we are creating an anti-racist food system in Texas. My name is Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton, I’m originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but I’ve called Austin […]

From our friends at The Counter, this excellent overview of the history of Black farmers and current actions to dismantle racism in our food system. Farmers market managers take note and count on us at the Texas Center for Local Food to support your shift to a more diverse customer base. “… the recent movement […]

Farmer Market Managers Highlights (full report is here) In 2019, Farmers Market Managers operated 8,140 farmers markets. The largest number of markets operated during June through September. The month of July was the highest month of operation, followed closely by August, with 71.9 percent and 71.8 percent, respectively. Twenty-one percent of the markets operated year […]

I was honored to represent Texas on the advisory team for the National Good Food conference this year. The conference was in New Orleans March 10-13.. yes in 2020. Those early days of the COVID-19 pandemic hampered us a bit — no hugging 🙁 — but the sessions and keynote panels were so engaging, it […]