Texas Farm Fresh Network
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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.
Join the Texas Farm Fresh Network!

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.

Farm Fresh Network Member Spotlight

Greener Pastures Chicken is a Central Texas poultry farm that specializes in high-quality, locally-produced chicken products.

Alpha Foods works to introduce locally sourced, whole grain pizza from Texas to increase student participation in school lunches.

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.

Find Local Partners

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.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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