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Local food hubs: HFPW Traveling Mtg in Brenham

Friday, August 22

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Food hubs and producer cooperatives: facilitating a growing local food system

Houston Food Policy Workgroup Quarterly Traveling Meeting

Brenham, Texas
Friday, August 22, 11:30 - 2 pm
optional tours following the meeting


The August HFPW meeting is our quarterly traveling meeting, in which we meet at different locations around the region to expose members to the agricultural and food assets of the region, as well as make it occasionally easier for members around the region to attend. We’ll be meeting at the Washington County Fairgrounds VIP room and lunch will be catered by the Funky Art Cafe, using as much local ingredients as possible. We will discuss food hubs and how we can work together to provide more aggregation of local produce to support farmers and access to healthy produce.

Our Distinguished Panel:
Tony Grasso, Moontower Community Agriculture Co-op - Austin
Brad Stufflebeam, Home Sweet Farm and Market - Brenham
Rick Carrera, Texas Rural Cooperative Center - UT-Pan American - Edinburg
Dr. John Park, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M - College Station
Robert Maggiani, NCAT, Texas - San Antonio


11:00 Sign In, Networking, and Seating
11:30 Welcome and Overview of Houston Food Policy Workgroup
What’s for Lunch? – Overview of what is served by the Funky Art Cafe

Lunch is served
12:00 Aggregating local produce in the Houston region: Panel Discussion
1:00   Panel Q&A
1:30   Legislative priorities update
1:45   Other issues / announcements
2:00   Adjourn
2:30   TOUR: Home Sweet Farm Market
3:30   Happy hour and TOUR: Brazos Valley Brewery

Vegetarian and Omnivore lunch will be as local as possible. Brenham is a 1 hour and 12 minute drive from Revival Market in the Heights. We will try to arrange carpools among the people who register.

$20 Registration - Register today

The Houston Food Policy Workgroup, hosted by Houston Tomorrow, is dedicated to nurturing 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.

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