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Locals from the Lone Star State can enjoy the best of Texas agriculture at restaurants through Sunday as part of GO TEXAN Restaurant Roundup sponsored by Farm Credit Bank of Texas. Through July 29, participating restaurants have committed to serve ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and producers, from shrimp and vegetables to wine and artisan cheeses. Read More
Many farmers and ranchers have benefited from the trend in local foods, finding ways to sell direct-to-retail and capture a higher profit margin. Young, beginning and small farmers in particular have been able to enter into farming at the smaller scale of direct-to-consumer sales in the local foods marketplace, like farmers’ markets, roadside stands and through community supported agriculture (CSAs). Read More
The urban farming movement is growing rapidly and will continue to do so as more people become aware of the benefits of growing and eating local foods (Source: National Young Farmers Coalition). In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. Read More