Local Food Resources


All our choices make a difference.

Buying locally & organically grown food within season empowers positive change by reducing fuel & emissions costs of transport, supporting farmers & sustaining farmland in our community & providing optimal nutrition.
LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORIES:

Local Harvest: www.localharvest.org Excellent nationwide directory of local foods:  small farms, CSA’s, markets, stores, etc; search by zip-code


LOCAL FARMER’S MARKETS:
Brownsville Farmer’s Market ~Saturday 9-12, New Linear Park
Harlingen Farmer’s Market ~ Saturday 3-6. “A” Street between Monroe and Jackson
McAllen Farmer’s Market ~ Saturday 11-2, 17th and Fresno, Alhambra Patio
SPI Farmer’s Market ~ Sunday 11-2, SPI Blvd
LOCAL FARMS:
Acacia Farms ~Bayview, Texas 956.758.9770
Yahweh’s All Natural Farm and Garden ~Harlingen, Texas www.yahwehsallnaturalfarm.com
Rivers End Nursery, Orchard and Farm ~Los Fresnos, Texas www.riversendnursery.com
Bayview Veggies ~Brownsville, Texas 956.466.9308
Gracia Farms ~San Benito, Texas 956.264.0669
Buckeye Farms ~San Benito, Texas www.buckeyefarmstexas.com
Tierra Viva Farm ~Harlingen, Texas www.tierravivafarm.com
RECOMMENDED BOOKS ABOUT LOCAL FOOD:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food  and Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming & Food by Wendell Berry
Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean & Fair by Carlo Petrini
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods by Gary Paul Nabhan
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan Dye Gussow
It’s a Long Road to a Tomato:Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life by Keith Steward
Brightest wishes for an abundant green season, full of fresh, vibrant, locally-grown food