Our Mission

The mission of GROW North Texas is to connect North Texans to food, farms, and community to create a sustainable, secure regional food system that enriches the land, encourages economic opportunity through food and agriculture, and provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious food for all residents. We believe that everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious, culturally appropriate food.

Why we do it?

GROW North Texas believes that everyone has the right to access food that facilitates healthy living. We also believe that sustainable systems make us more resilient to the challenges of our changing world. This is especially true in food systems. Healthy soil and diverse ecosystems not only withstand our North Texas weather challenges, but they also produce nutritious fruits, vegetables, and proteins.

Our current food system does not provide us with a sustainable system that allows everyone the access they deserve. We give thanks for previous generations of people who built their own systems of distribution, knew how to work with the natural cycles of nature, and shared abundance with their neighbors. We benefit from that existing knowledge and seek to redevelop the local and regional food systems that once existed. 

How do we do it?

  • Supporting increased food production - Owenwood Farm, Giving Grove Community Orchards, and Farm Success all work to increase the amount of food grown in the North Texas region. 
  • Supporting increased access - Fresh Stop Farm Stands, Owenwood Farm, Market Provisions, Giving Grove Community Orchards, and support of SNAP acceptance at farmers markets all help improve access to locally produced foods. 
  • Advocating for better policy at the local, state, and federal levels helps make it easier for food producers and consumers to access safe, nutritious, sustainably grown food. 

What Is A local Food System? 

A local food system provides all the parts of the food system within a reasonable distance from residents within the system boundaries. A local food system can be a neighborhood, a city, a county, or a region. The diagram below represents the system and all of its parts. 

Image is thanks to Texas Center for Local Food

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

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