Copyright GROW North Texas 2016

GROW North Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 7103, Dallas, TX 75209-0103

Upcoming events

    • Wed, April 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a free webinar!

    Goal Setting for Your Farm

    April 25th, 2018
    6:30-8pm

    Location: Your device from wherever you are

                                                               (It's a webinar!)


    Click here to register
    We all know we need to do a better job with record keeping and being organized. But in the heat of the summer at the end of the long day it is mighty hard to spend the time updating the numbers and filling in spreadsheets. In that moment, you know what to do, but the critical issue is “Why?”  Is keeping records as important as the growing and picking and selling? As always, that question comes down to what your goals are. Your personal goals are instrumental in directing how your farm operates and what records you need to keep.

    This interactive webinar will help you think through your goals for producing food on your farm and how your goals connect to the records you keep, what resources you use, and what programs you sign up for. With guided questions, we will walk through what you want, what you can count on, and that means for your records and business planning.

    Click here to register so you have the info to join in!


    Presenter: Scott Marlow of RAFI-USA in North Carolina. Scott brings his 20+ years of experience helping family farms reach and maintain financial sustainability.



    This webinar supported with funding from









    • Tue, May 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join us for a free webinar!

    Goal Setting for Your Farm

    May 1st, 2018
    2:00-3:30pm

    Location: Your device from wherever you are

                                                               (It's a webinar!)


    Click here to register

    We all know we need to do a better job with record keeping and being organized. But in the heat of the summer at the end of the long day it is mighty hard to spend the time updating the numbers and filling in spreadsheets. In that moment, you know what to do, but the critical issue is “Why?”  Is keeping records as important as the growing and picking and selling? As always, that question comes down to what your goals are. Your personal goals are instrumental in directing how your farm operates and what records you need to keep.

    This interactive webinar will help you think through your goals for producing food on your farm and how your goals connect to the records you keep, what resources you use, and what programs you sign up for. With guided questions, we will walk through what you want, what you can count on, and that means for your records and business planning.

    Click here to register so you have all the info to join in!

    Presenter: Scott Marlow of RAFI-USA in North Carolina. Scott brings his 20+ years of experience helping family farms reach and maintain financial sustainability.


    This webinar supported with funding from
     



    • Wed, May 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 800 Kemp Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76301

    Join us for a day of learning and listening!

    May 2, 2018
    10am - 3pm

    Fox Hill Restaurant and Garden
    800 Kemp Blvd.
    Wichita Falls, TX 76301

    GROW North Texas is partnering with our colleagues over at Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance to offer a workshop and a listening session.

    Join us for two free events! Click here to register!

    10:00 AM - Cottage Foods and Local Food Regulation
    This workshop will cover the Texas Cottage Food Law in detail, for producers who want to make food in their home kitchen (rather than a commercial kitchen). Learn what & where you can sell, as well as get more information about common concerns like advertising, sampling, and insurance. The workshop will also cover state laws on selling eggs, meat, and other products (note that local regulations on these topics may differ). This workshop is offered with support from USDA .


    12:00 PM -  Lunch provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    12:30-2:30 PMFARFA's "Raise Your Voice" town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary. Supported by grants from Farm Aid and CLIF Bar Family Foundation.

    2:30-3 PM - Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    • Thu, May 03, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2324 Old Decatur Road Decatur, TX 76234

    Join us for a day of learning and listening!

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    3pm - 8pm

    Black Creek Farm
    2324 Old Decatur Road
    Decatur, TX 76234

    GROW North Texas is partnering with our colleagues over at Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance to offer a workshop and a listening session.

    Join us for two free events! Click here to register!

    3:00 PM - Legal & Business Issues for Farmers
    This workshop will cover common legal questions that local farmers have, including insurance, forming a corporation or other entity, employees & volunteers, right to farm, & zoning. The information is not a substitute for individual legal advice, but will give you the basics on these topics and suggestions on how to find the right answers for your farm or small food business.
    This workshop is offered with support from USDA .

    5:00 PM -  Refreshments provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    5:30-7:30 PMFARFA's "Raise Your Voice" town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary. Supported by grants from Farm Aid and CLIF Bar Family Foundation.

    7:30-8 PM - Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    • Fri, May 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 112 Lamar Dr. Hillsboro, TX 76645

    Join us for a day of learning and listening!

    May 4, 2018
    10am - 3pm

    Hill County College
    112 Lamar Dr.
    Hillsboro, TX 76645

    GROW North Texas is partnering with our colleagues over at Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance to offer a workshop and a listening session.

    Join us for two free events! Click here to register!

    10:00 AM - Business & Legal Issues for Farmers
    This workshop will cover common legal questions that local farmers have, including insurance, forming a corporation or other entity, employees & volunteers, right to farm, & zoning. The information is not a substitute for individual legal advice, but will give you the basics on these topics and suggestions on how to find the right answers for your farm or small food business.
    This workshop is offered with support from USDA .

    12:00 PM -  Lunch provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    12:30-2:30 PMFARFA's "Raise Your Voice" town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary. Supported by grants from Farm Aid and CLIF Bar Family Foundation.

    2:30-3 PM - Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    • Tue, May 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Winnsboro Train Depot Broadway between Main & Walnut Streets Winnsboro, TX 75494

    Register for this event

    Local food producers in the Winnsboro area are invited to join Grow North Texas and Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance in a day of learning. You may register for all or any part of the day's events:

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. Grow North Texas Workshop* -- FSMA Exemptions: Most small, direct-marketing farmers and food producers will be exempt from the major new FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act – but “exempt” doesn’t mean you can ignore them! Record-keeping, signage, and dealing with institutional buyers all mean you need to understand the specifics of the FSMA exemptions. This workshop will explain the scope of the exemptions as well as issues to consider as you grow or diversify your business. 

    12-12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    12:30-2:30 p.m. FARFA's "Raise Your Voice"* town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary.

    2:30-3 p.m. Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    *The Grow North Texas Workshop is supported by a grant from USDA; FARFA's Raise Your Voice program is support by grants from Farm Aid and Clif Bar Family Foundation.

    • Wed, May 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Foundry Coffee Shop 202 S. Broadway Tyler, TX 75702

    Register for this event

    Local food producers in the Tyler area are invited to join Grow North Texas and Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance in a day of learning. You may register for all or any part of the day's events:

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. Grow North Texas Workshop* -- Cottage Foods and Local Food Regulation. This workshop will cover the Texas Cottage Food Law in detail, for producers who want to make food in their home kitchen (rather than a commercial kitchen). Learn what & where you can sell, as well as get more information about common concerns like advertising, sampling, and insurance. The workshop will also cover state laws on selling eggs, meat, and other products (note that local regulations on these topics may differ).

    12-12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    12:30-2:30 p.m. FARFA's "Raise Your Voice"* town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary.

    2:30-3 p.m. Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    *The Grow North Texas Workshop is supported by a grant from USDA; FARFA's Raise Your Voice program is support by grants from Farm Aid and Clif Bar Family Foundation.


    • Thu, May 17, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • City Hall - Council Chambers 202 E. Pilar St. Nacogdoches, TX 75961

    Register for this event

    Local food producers in the Nacogdoches area are invited to join Grow North Texas and Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance in a day of learning. You may register for all or any part of the day's events:

    3 p.m.-5 p.m. Grow North Texas Workshop* -- FSMA Exemptions: Most small, direct-marketing farmers and food producers will be exempt from the major new FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act – but “exempt” doesn’t mean you can ignore them! Record-keeping, signage, and dealing with institutional buyers all mean you need to understand the specifics of the FSMA exemptions. This workshop will explain the scope of the exemptions as well as issues to consider as you grow or diversify your business. 

    5-5:30 p.m. Light meal provided by FARFA & Grow North Texas

    5:30-7:30 p.m. FARFA's "Raise Your Voice"* town hall/listening session for small farmers and local food producers, led by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary.

    7:30-8 p.m. Advocacy training session providing you with tools for effective communications with elected officials and for inspiring change.

    *The Grow North Texas Workshop is supported by a grant from USDA; FARFA's Raise Your Voice program is support by grants from Farm Aid and Clif Bar Family Foundation.


Past events

Sat, April 14, 2018 Seed Sorting #3!
Wed, March 28, 2018 Market Ready! Marketing Your Farm for Increased Sales
Sun, February 25, 2018 Dinner with Chef Gino Nikolini
Thu, February 08, 2018 Cultivating Community: Growing your Community Garden
Tue, December 05, 2017 Taking the Next Step: Reaching Your Farm Dreams
Sat, November 11, 2017 Seeding Dallas: Good Food for the City
Fri, September 15, 2017 6th Annual Dallas Hunger Summit
Thu, September 14, 2017 Give & GROW: After Hours at the Market
Tue, September 12, 2017 GROW Pint Night: Connecting Farm to Lunchbox
Mon, September 11, 2017 Ferguson Road Initiative Community Connection Town Hall Meeting
Sat, July 22, 2017 Tarrant Area Food Bank's Dig Deep 2017: A Conference for Growers
Sat, June 24, 2017 Composting Workshop
Sat, June 03, 2017 GROW North Texas at Voly in the Park
Tue, May 16, 2017 Craft and Growler Pint Night for GROW North Texas
Sat, February 11, 2017 Seeding Dallas:
Tue, February 07, 2017 Craft and Growler Pint Night for GROW North Texas
Thu, January 12, 2017 2017 TOFGA Organics Conference
Sat, November 05, 2016 Oak Cliff Coop Snoop
Thu, September 22, 2016 North Texas Giving Day
Fri, September 16, 2016 PARK(ing) Day
Thu, February 25, 2016 Farmers Market Vendor Training
Sat, January 16, 2016 Urban Agriculture Success Training Series #2
Sat, January 09, 2016 Advocacy Training - Urban Ag Series
Sat, December 12, 2015 Nuts and Bolts of Urban Ag Projects - Urban Ag Series
Thu, December 03, 2015 POSTPONED - Funding and Fundraising - Urban Ag Series
Thu, December 03, 2015 Semi-Regular Come-Togetherness with Farmer & Author Forrest Pritchard
Sat, November 21, 2015 Building Community - Urban Ag series
Fri, November 13, 2015 Urban Agriculture Success Training Series #1
Thu, November 05, 2015 Accessing Land in the City - Urban Ag series
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