Involvement in Farm to School
Community members play a vital role in successful farm to school projects. Whether you are interested in seeing an increased amount of local products served in school meals or incorporating classroom or garden-based educational efforts that teach students about local food and food systems.
Go here to connect with more resources that provide a starting ground for how to get involved.
Farm Fresh Fridays: Parent involvement
This resource will help parents and family members interested in getting involved in local Farm Fresh Fridays activities. The tips on this one-page resource will help bring farm fresh to your child’s school.
Resource is available in English and Spanish.
Farm Fresh Fridays: Participación de los padres
Tres cosas que los padres pueden hacer para que Texas Farm Fresh venga a sus escuelas locales.
NEW! Farm to School Planning — The Ready. Set. Go! Approach
This guide provides a blueprint for parents interested in supporting the creation of a robust farm to school program in their child’s K-12 setting. Parents also will find connections to resources offering ideas, inspiration and funding for farm to school projects.
USDA Farm to Preschool Fact Sheet
This USDA-developed fact sheet provides an overview of farm to child care and how it can be incorporated at a facility operating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
National Farm to School Network Farm to Preschool Fact Sheet
This fact sheet offers steps for incorporating farm to child care and outlines the differences between school districts and early child care settings.
Certified Farmers Market
TDA certifies Texas farmers markets and helps Texans connect with a local market.
Find a farmers market near you.
GO TEXAN Program
TDA’s membership-based marketing program is designed to promote and certify Texas products, restaurants and communities. Show your Texas pride when shopping by purchasing products with the GO TEXAN mark.
GO TEXAN Mobile App
The GO TEXAN mobile app for smartphones helps Texans stay connected to information and discover local restaurants, wineries, farmers markets, pick-your-own farms, florists, nurseries, retailers and other businesses offering Texas products and services. You will also get access to Texas recipes, events, coupons and more!
Learn more about the available apps here.
Recipes Featuring Local Ingredients
TDA’s list of recipes can provide inspiration on new ways to incorporate Texas Farm Fresh into your family’s meals and snacks.
Read through the GO TEXAN cookbook here.
Use this interactive tool to identify when Texas-grown fruits and vegetables are in season and where in the state the item is grown.
Explore the new tool today!
Texas Home Vegetable Gardening Guide
Home gardening is gaining in popularity in Texas. With careful planning and this helpful guide, developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, anyone can be a successful gardener and grow delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs year round!
This tool can help you plan a garden, choose a good location and prevent beginner mistakes.