Join the Farm Fresh Network!
Connecting Texas Producers with Statewide Nutrition Programs
We’re making it simple for Texas producers to connect with local schools, child and adult care centers, and summer meal programs. Farm Fresh Network members provide a wide variety of seasonally available Texas-grown food products, including cucumbers during the summer months, broccoli during the winter months, Texas-raised beef, Texas olive oil, and more. Getting local Texas products into local cafeterias helps boost the economy and ensures that children are served nutritious, quality products from right here at home! Together, we are building a Homegrown & Healthy Texas.
As a Farm Fresh Network member, you enjoy the following benefits:
- Inclusion in our state-wide database used by nutrition staff to source local products
- Access to special events and networking opportunities with nutrition staff
- Year-round technical assistance and marketing support from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Farm Fresh team
Still not convinced? Here’s what some Farm Fresh Network members have to say about being part of the network.
Find a Producer or Distributor in Your Area
Our searchable online map makes it easy to find Texas farmers, ranchers, and distributors in your area that are interested in selling to schools, child and adult care centers, and summer meal programs. Sourcing from local producers ensures you get the freshest products guaranteed to enhance meal appeal in your cafeteria.
It’s quick. It’s easy. And it has huge benefits! Texas farmers, ranchers, distributors, and food producers are all invited to join the Network that is used by nutrition program staff across the state who want to include more Texas products in their menus.
Already Part of the Farm Fresh Network?
Check out our Farm to School - Tools for Producers for helpful resources to get you started selling directly to schools, child and adult care centers, and summer meal programs!
Please contact FarmFresh@texasagriculture.gov for more information. For specific questions regarding compliance with USDA nutrition standards, please email Nutrition@texasagriculture.gov. TDA nutrition experts can provide guidance for determining if your products are a good fit for the needs of schools, summer meal programs, child care and adult care centers.