There are many organizations that are helping create the interest and paving the way to bridge the gap between producer and consumer. The rise of interest in eating local, organic, and wholesome food has created the need for more farmers and producers. Feed Texas First is an organization that is leading the way in creating more farmers and producers.
Feed Texas First, founded in 2009, focuses on creating more food production by teaching classes in cultivation, season extension, urban farming, and gardening. “Our main goal is for everyone to grow something they can eat. We want to see more food production for this region and to see the food that is produced used locally rather than shipped elsewhere,” stated Trish Percy, director of Feed Texas First. Providing the local economy with more producers of locally grown food will help to expand the markets for farmers through networking and celebrating the distinctions between different farms.
The North Texas food culture and farming community is growing exponentially, this is a great time to become a grower. The message Feed Texas First wants to send out to their audience is whether your interest is to grow for yourself, your family, or on a larger scale this is the time to step in and become a local farmer and or producer. The age diversity of upcoming farmers and producers is from the 20’s to the 50’s and most everyone is coming together with one common goal, to change the food system in which we live. What better way to celebrate local food and stimulate our local economy than having your own backyard garden or digging your shovel in your local community garden?
Feed Texas First is participating in the strawberry growing workshop on November 7th, 2011 at Eden’s Organic Farm in Balch Springs. Find Feed Texas First on FaceBook or check out www.feedtexasfirst.org for more information and upcoming workshop information.
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