Texas Contacts

Texas Center for Local Food 

Contact: FMSupport@texaslocalfood.org

Texas Network of Farmers Markets


Sustainable Food Center, Austin

Grow North Texas, Dallas

Urban Harvest, Houston 

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Lone Star

Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)


Christine Molina
Lone Star Business Services
Office of Social Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(512) 206-5102


Texas Ag Department

Texas Department of Agriculture 

Lindsay Baerwald



Farmers Market Nutrition Programs

Jaclyn Cantu, Section Director

Phone: (512) 475-0069

Toll Free: 1-800-942-3678

FAX: (888) 237-4958

Email: CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov


John Kyere, S/FMNP Specialist


FMC Contact

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USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

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Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Emma Hansen July 9, 2018

In celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week, Texas Farmers’ Market and Austin Resource Recovery, are proud to present a screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste at Austin Film Society. Following the screening on August 7th, there will be a panel discussion with Joe Diffie of Joe’s Organics, Tim Welch of Emmer & Rye, Jessica Brown of TFM’s composting program and Gena McKinley of Austin… Read More

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Texas Produce Availability Chart

Alex Canepa March 24, 2017

Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, so your choices are always endless. More than 60 commercial fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Lone Star State — from apples to zucchini and everything in between. Experience fresh fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle of your neighborhood grocery… Read More

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How to Start a Farmers Market

Alex Canepa March 30, 2017

This easy-to-use guide created by the Texas Department of Agriculture goes through the basics of starting a new farmers market. Read More

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TEXAS FARMERS MARKET: How to Shop the Farmers’ Market During COVID-19

Diana Broadaway May 29, 2020

The team at Texas Farmers’ Market is working diligently to keep our markets open and safe for our customers, vendors, and operations crew. While we love that our markets are built on a central core of conversation, gathering and community, it is critical that our markets be a food access point right now and not a space… Read More