We believe Texans want to eat food grown in Texas. The Texas Center for Local Food reconnects Texas family agriculture with community economies.
What is the Texas Center for Local Food?
The Texas Center for
Local Food provides education and technical assistance to support rural economic vitality based on Texas agriculture.
The Center supports creating and retaining quality jobs in processing, production, distribution and marketing of Texas sustainably grown crops. We collaborate to "connect the dots” of the many exciting projects and substantial resources focused on local food in Texas.Most food we eat in Texas originates outside our state, yet we have some of the nation's best farm and ranch land. Our small towns are losing quality jobs to the cities, yet it is rural Texas that can feed the people in our burgeoning cities.
The Texas Center for Local Food is a non-profit organization created to strengthen the ties between Texas family agriculture and community economic vitality with an emphasis on rural and semi-rural Texas.We are member supported and membership is open to everyone. Won't you join us today?
Become a member
Learn how you can be involved with local food. Get news about food businesses and farms/ranches in your inbox every month.
your business or organization listed in the Texas Local Food Zone
resource directory. Sell more stuff! (coming in 2017)
Find collaboration partners and resources for your projects.
Who We Are
We are moms, dads, food artisans, teachers, students, processors, distributors, researchers, copackers, civic leaders, chefs, caterers, restauranteurs, business leaders, farmers, ranchers, and suppliers.
We are here because we believe that by working together, we can revive the farming middle class in Texas. Won't you join us today?
What We Do
We provide technical assistance and resources for market development to support family farm and ranch prosperity and enhance the vitality of our rural economy while improving healthy food access for all Texans.
We are starting up in 2016 and we hope you'll join us.
We value hard work, integrity, creativity, inclusiveness and grit... and we like to have fun!
We hope you'll join us to create a vibrant Texas-grown food economy.