April 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Foodshed Investors and the Texas Center for Local Food today announced the first ever statewide event calendar for local and sustainable food events in Texas. This exciting new calendar gives Texans quick and easy access to all local, sustainable food events in the state.
The Texas Local Food Calendar is a boon to families and all Texans interested in supporting Texas sustainable and organic farms and ranches. “We expect a significant increase in attendance at farm and ranch events and that’s great for Texas family farms.”, said Sue Beckwith, Director of the Texas Center for Local Food. “Farm events, farmers markets, and local food festivals are the touch points where folks learn where their food comes from. This calendar will help people know their farmer – and know more about their food.”
The Texas Local Food Calendar helps Texas family farmers and ranchers connect with training and business resources. “We include events on business management, farming and ranching techniques, and opportunities for the public to connect with their food.”, said Curt Nelson, partner at Austin Foodshed Investors. “Our investments support sustainable agriculture businesses in Texas. This calendar ensures wide access to learning opportunities that are essential for all of us to grow our own Texas local food system.”
The calendar focuses on Texas sustainable and organic agriculture and events that support Texas family farmers and ranchers. Events that meet the criteria may be submitted by anyone and will be reviewed and posted within a few days of submission.
Austin Foodshed Investors (AFI) and Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF) worked closely with the online calendar company Time.ly to develop the Texas Local Food Calendar using Time.ly’s Community Hub product. Any organization or farm may request a custom code from AFI or TCLF to add the calendar to their own website.
The Texas Local Food Calendar was funded, in part, by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development program.
Visit the calendar at:
https://www.austinfoodshedinvestors.com/texas-local-food-events.html or https://texaslocalfood.org/events/
Austin Foodshed Investors is committed to increasing the supply of good, clean, and fair food and the supply of individual impact investor opportunities by sourcing, creating and investing in local sustainable food companies. For more information, visit www.AustinFoodshedInvestors.com
The Texas Center for Local Food, based in Elgin, Texas, was created in 2016 to strengthen the economic viability of Texas rural communities and family farms through local food economic development. For more information, visit TexasLocalFood.org or contact Sue Beckwith sueb@TexasLocalFood.org or 512-496-1244.
Time.ly first launched its All-in-One Event Calendar™ service in 2012 and since then it has been installed (and is currently active) on over 160,000 websites, sharing millions of events per month in 12 languages and 150 countries.
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