Texas Contacts

Texas Farmers Market Association 

Cal Brints, Executive Director


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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Texas News/Case Studies

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

New Farm Crisis Fund Created to Help Struggling North Texas Farmers

Emma Hansen June 8, 2018

The Farm Tour for the Farm Crisis Fund will take guests on a six-hour, three-course dinner, touring farms no farther than 30 minutes away from McKinney. The goal is not just to eat, drink and explore area farms but to raise money for this new fund, which falls under the Seed Project Foundation, a nonprofit… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

The Dallas Farmers Market: Cultivating Life

Allie Vrtachnik February 15, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from The Dallas Farmers Market! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram this week to share with you a look into our market. The market is loved by our community, and for good reason!  As a new “visitor”, there are a few things you ought to know to fully appreciate the market that surrounds… Read More

Why farmers markets and federal programs that support them are vital to our ranch

Honesta Romberger February 13, 2018

by Amy Greer, owner and operator of Winters Family Beef and Farmer Fly-In Project participant In 2008 my dad gave his children a choice: take up the family ranching business or risk losing the Winters-Wall Ranch, located outside of Brady, Texas. Our family has been ranching the land since 1875, a year before McCulloch County was… Read More

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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More

 TOFGA’s Disaster Relief Fund

Alex Canepa September 21, 2017

Outside of Houston and along the Gulf Coast, hundreds of organic and sustainable farmers and ranchers need your help. You can help by contributing to TOFGA’s Disaster Relief Fund. The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardener’s Association (TOFGA) is a statewide volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping organic and sustainable producers.The Disaster Relief Fund was established during the 2011… Read More

Disaster Recovery for Market Communities

Alex Canepa August 28, 2017

by. Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher, New Orleans LA Everyone is aware of the horror that has been unfolding in South Texas over the weekend and will continue and spread to SW Louisiana over the next few days. Here at Farmers Market Coalition, we are reaching out to our market partners in the area to… Read More

FMC Testifies Before U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

Honesta Romberger August 2, 2017

Hundreds of ranchers and farmers from across Texas and the Southwest gathered on the campus of Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas yesterday for the first of three Farm Bill listening sessions scheduled during Congress’ August recess. These listening sessions allow members of the the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture to hear directly from… Read More

Wichita Falls Farmers Market: The Talk of The Town.

Allie Vrtachnik July 24, 2017

Wichita Falls is a North Texas town sitting at just over 100,000. Host of the Hotter’n Hell Hundred, one of the oldest and largest cycling events in the nation, it is also home to Sheppard Air Force Base and a large liberal arts university. “The SAFB conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program… Read More

**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More

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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More