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Texas Farm Fresh

Texas Farm Fresh Statewide Initiative

The Texas Farm Fresh Initiative, started by Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, engages young minds to make strong, sustainable connections to local foods, farmers and ranchers. The goal is to plant the seeds for student achievement while supporting Texas Farmers and Ranchers. Check out three ways to get involved now! 

You are a feeding program:
A feeding program consists of a school, school district, day care home, day care center, summer meal program or adult day care home. The objective is to connect children in early child care settings — preschools, Head Start, center-based programs, programs in K-12 schools and family child care programs — to local food and agriculture, by serving local products in meals and snacks, garden-based learning and agriculture and nutrition education and activities. Click on any of the subjects to the left to get started. 

You are a producer
You are a farmer, rancher or a distributor that is currently selling to schools, child care centers and summer meal programs or is interested in selling to these programs. Take a few minutes to check out our resources. When Texas schools and childcare centers buy locally sourced food it’s good for Texas Agriculture and it’s good for Texas children. 

You are a community member:
Parents, family members, and other visitors to this website can get involved in the Farm Fresh Initiative too! Check out FarmFreshFriday.org to find out how.




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Mail:
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