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The Elgin school district (Elgin ISD) is one of only a dozen districts to receive recognition for ground-breaking programs in a special edition of Texas School Business magazine.  This article highlights this outstanding recognition of Elgin ISD’s Farm-to-School program by the Texas Association of School Administrators.   Partnership with the City of Elgin is key to this […]

DONATE!  The Texas Center for Local Food is leading a partnership of Texas organizations to provide emergency relief to sustainable and organic family famers as they deal with this horrid situation. We are partnering with Barnraiser on this national campaign.  Please donate today. We aim to raise $40,000 in 30 days to grant $500 each to 80 Texas sustainable […]

We are working with partners across the state to establish a Disaster Relief Fund for Texas sustainable and organic family farmers.  We know many of you need help and please stay tuned as we post updates.  We are also working with partners who are developing a single page resource guide for recovery assistance.  The MAIN […]

3rd graders holdings carrots and he is dressed in orange and has red hair!

Our first produce delivery under Elgin’s USDA Farm-to-School grant was completed on May 9th by Bekki Calloway of Skinny Lane Farm.  Clearing the paperwork hurdle to become an official vendor for the Elgin ISD kitchen taken care of – she provided 60 lbs of carrots and onions making sure to include her funniest-looking ones!  The […]

Sue Beckwith represented the Texas Center for Local Food at the Grow Local South Texas Producers’ Conference on Feb. 2.  The day long conference organized by past TOFGA Board member, Aislynn Campbell and the Grow South Texas team, was packed with excellent speakers and panel dicussions. The focus was on wholesale buying and panels included HEB, Natural […]

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