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East Texas Partnerships bring local Watermelon and Sweet Potatoes to Texas students

Greg Green Farms plays a major role in producing delicious Texas watermelons and sweet potatoes to East Texas school districts.

Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas: Crops for Kids

Crops for Kids promotes local agriculture and teaches children about the origins of food by reaching out and developing relationships with nearby farmers.

Tarrant Area Food Bank: Improving Access to Fresh Food

Each week, the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) provides more than 460,000 nutritious meals to Texans

Austin ISD Students Enjoy Local Foods

In October 2016, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Farm Fresh Team joined Rachel Spencer from USDA’s Southwest Regional Office and two representatives from the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) in Austin for Farm to School events at two Austin Independent School District (AISD) campuses.

Farmers and School Nutrition Directors Connect to Amplify their Communities

Food has this incredible way of connecting people. These food service staff know the students they serve in a really special way.

Mudslingers Show Off Pleasant Hill Elementary Garden

After joining Commissioner Miller for Pleasant Hill Elementary's School Breakfast Week kickoff event, Assistant Commissioner for Food and Nutrition Angela Olige enjoyed a VIP tour of the school's garden.

Texas Schools recognized with the Perfect Peach Award

TDA is recognizing 65 National School Lunch Program participants for responding to the Local Products Challenge and serving local ingredients from three or more meal components during October! Read the full story for a list of recognized schools.

Early Success of the Texas Farm Fresh Network

TDA’s Texas Farm Fresh Network launched in October 2015 as a way to directly connect organizations interested in purchasing more local food with the farmers, ranchers and food companies that produce and distribute it.

Little Sheep Learning Center in Bastrop Partners with Local Farmers' Market

Sourcing foods from local producers teaches children about healthy eating.

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