Pictured above, left to right: State Representatives John E. Davis
(District 129, Harris County), Chris Turner (District 101, Tarrant County),
David Simpson (District 7, Gregg, Upshur Counties),
Angie Chen Button (District 112, Dallas County) and
caucus chairman Eddie Rodriguez (District 51, Travis County
The first of its kind in the nation, the Texas House Farmto- Table Caucus is a 28-member, bipartisan group dedicated to educating the state’s House of Representatives on issues which support family farms and sustainable farming, and connect more Texans to nutritious local foods. The caucus held a regional gathering in June at the Dallas Farmers Market, where North Texas growers and food advocates enjoyed a locally sourced meal prepared by noteworthy chefs Graham Dodds, Sharon Hage, Adam West and Mark Wootton. Caucus members also sponsored a listening session, giving farmers, ranchers and food artisans a forum to express their hopes for legislative change.
Edible Dallas & Fort Worth is a quarterly local foods magazine that promotes the abundance of local foods in Dallas, Fort Worth and 34 North Texas counties. We celebrate the family farmers, wine makers, food artisans, chefs and other food-related businesses for their dedication to using the highest quality, fresh, seasonal foods and ingredients.