Texas Farm Fresh
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! 

If You're a Feeding Program:

School districts, day care homes, day care centers, summer meal programs and adult day care home can all take part in TDA’s Farm Fresh Initiative. Click Getting Started Button below:

Getting Started
If You're a Producer:

When Texas schools and childcare centers buy locally sourced food, it’s good for Texas Agriculture and it’s good for Texas children. Learn more about connecting to Texas kids today:

Getting Started

Get Involved as 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.
Click the photo below to get started:

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For additional information or assistance with any Texas Farm Fresh project, please contact TDA.

Emilee Case
Coordinator for Special Programs
Direct: (512) 463-2276
Email: FarmFresh@TexasAgriculture.gov
Toll Free: (877) TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325)

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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