The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.
The Houston Food Policy Workgroup is a voluntary group open to the public, but generally populated with leaders from many diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.
Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.
The next rural meeting will be Friday, November 11, 2011 in Wharton, Texas from12- 4pm at the Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N. Fulton, Wharton, TX 77488. $15 registration will pay for your bbq lunch.
Please sign up for our email mailing list if you are interested in our mission. We usually send one or two emails a month.
Overview of North American Food Policy Councils (September 2009) .pdf
Recently around the nation, the importance of the food supply issue has become more apparent. Houston Tomorrow’s Tomorrow Magazine addressed this issue in 2007, before the recent food safety scares. Last September, Houston Tomorrow successfully hosted a food conference. This conference, which discussed the importance of a sustainable food system, resulted in the original Workgroup.