2009 Local/Sustainable Agriculture News

July 24, 2009

Market to menu

State agriculture program links farms, farmers markets and restaurants. Read full Austin Business Journal article here.

July 11, 2009

Well of Controversy: Water Hogs Threaten Farm

Local organic grower Tecolote Farm may be forced out of business if the current climate – political and meteorological – doesn’t change soon. The farm needs water, and when it doesn’t come from the hot skies, it must be pumped from the ground. Unfortunately, the state’s lack of water management is making that option nearly impossible. Read full Austin Chronicle story here.

June 27, 2009

Cultivating much more than edible harvest at Austin’s Urban Roots

On a recent outing to Austin’s Farmer’s Market, Several tasty meals later, I returned to buy more and learn about the hands that grew and harvested those incredible fruits and vegetables. They weren’t the typical farmers who set up there. Rather, it’s a group of Austin teenagers who are working a 1.5-acre patch of organic crops close to downtown. Read full Statesman.com article here.

June 23, 2009

Farm-egg sales in Austin take a hit

AUSTIN – At her Farm to Market Grocery , Peg McCoy gets most of her products directly from local growers. But the four-year owner of the business is selling a new batch of eggs lately after a City of Austin health inspector recently said she sold the wrong kind. Read full KXAN story here.