Texas Farmers, Ranchers & Food Entrepreneurs

Texas Farmers, Ranchers & Food Entrepreneurs

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TexasRealFood is the most comprehensive business directory and information resource on the local food scene in Texas today. There are around 5,000 businesses listed in our directory that have been individually checked and verified, and we’re adding more every day.

Our Texas-only directory aims to list all local family farms and ranches, farmersmarkets, farm to table restaurants, artisan food producers, craft butchers and traditional bakeries in the Lone Star State. In short, all the small Texas food businesses who are looking to sell directly to customers, rather than large retailers and middlemen that reduce their income. The local, sustainable food movement in Texas is a big tent with many different types of businesses, philosophies and ideas. We are all united by the belief that Texans are better off with a strong local food economy.

Consumers using TexasRealFood every day are Americans from Texas and beyond who are interested in putting local, sustainably produced and wholesome food on the family dinner table. They are also keen to support local food businesses and look for an alternative to the industrial food system.

The city of Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in the early evening, as seen from the Schlossberg (2018)
The city of Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in the early evening, as seen from the Schlossberg (2018)

Here at TexasRealFood, we believe that good food should be accessible to all. Your business is key to making that possible. That’s why we created our directory. Our directory allows consumers to search their city for local restaurants, stores, butchers, farmers, markets, ranchers and more. With a focus on sustainable and organic, fresh and artisanal sources, we aim to bring all-natural options, all together. The service is free for both businesses and consumers.

Sebastian's parents in front of their vegetable garden and orchard next to the family home in Unteralpfen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (ca. 1982)

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Why is it good for my farm, ranch, farmers market and other Texas food business to be included in your directory?

Because our directory is curated, and managed directly by us, it means our readers have access to the most up-to-date and straight-forward information about food businesses that meet with our philosophies. We know that other business directories allow businesses to manage their listing. We have a different approach. Because we alone have editorial control over the contents of our directory, there is a high level of objectivity with regards to the contents of the directory. This results in Texans having a high level of trust in TexasRealFood and the information we present. We want to help people to realise the availability of good-quality, local food and ingredients, and encourage them to cook at home, and when they go out, to support restaurants, bars, and other small businesses that believe in these same values as we do.

As a curated directory, we ensure both you and your business, as well as the consumer, that each of our listings is quality controlled and meets with our editorial standards – so you’re in good company. This verification gives you direct access to an audience that believes in the same core values as us, and sees your business as a key part in that.

Your business will be seen by Texans that have an interest in discovering healthy food for their family, while supporting local economies and increasing food literacy.

BEST OF ALL, IT’S COMPLETELY FREE.

We value the collaboration of all businesses listed here, so, if you should spot an issue with your listing, or would like it changed, please do get in touch by submitting a customer support ticket.

We believe that local economies benefit local communities

It is more important than ever to support our local communities and that’s why none of the businesses in our list are industrial-sized supermarket suppliers. We believe that when consumers buy locally, they support the farmer, rancher, or food-related business directly, leaving their Dollars in their community and keeping the local economy healthy and robust. This, in turn, is for the common good and fosters partnerships, good conversations, and healthier lifestyles.

And while we do fully believe in the local food movement, we know that the reality is that more and more farmers and food artisans are shipping nationwide. We fully support this. But we do believe that Texas is a strong brand, and by emphasizing local roots to Texas – i.e. by branding ourselves and our community as Texan – we believe that we are even more attractive to shoppers, including those outside of our great state.

Sebastian's parents in front of their vegetable garden and orchard next to the family home in Unteralpfen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (ca. 1982)

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What’s in it for me?

As part of our directory, you’ll naturally get free promotion (who doesn’t like that?). It also gives you another platform to engage with potential customers, and form part of your local, Texan community. We believe that the only way to generate change in the way consumers buy and value their food is through education and exposure. Therefore, we aim to promote local businesses to help build stronger community bonds and encourage consumers to learn more about where their food comes from.

Sebastian in the kitchen during a TexasRealFood film shoot in London, United Kingdom (2019)

We also strongly believe in the concept of cutting out the middleman. By farmers and food entrepreneurs selling directly to consumers, we help to make sure that the farmers get their fair pay. This is absolutely essential for our concept and central to our core beliefs. We rely on the collaboration of all farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs to create these visceral connections over the same connections centred around healthy, conscious and environmentally-aware living and consuming.

And as we build a community of farmers, ranchers, artisan food producers and other Texas food businesses committed to the local food movement in Texas, we are also actively building a Texas and nationwide audience of consumers interested in buying from that community.

Sebastian in the kitchen during a TexasRealFood film shoot in London, United Kingdom (2019)
Sebastian in the kitchen during a TexasRealFood film shoot in London, United Kingdom (2019)

We also strongly believe in the concept of cutting out the middleman. By farmers and food entrepreneurs selling directly to consumers, we help to make sure that the farmers get their fair pay. This is absolutely essential for our concept and central to our core beliefs. We rely on the collaboration of all farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs to create these visceral connections over the same connections centred around healthy, conscious and environmentally-aware living and consuming.

And as we build a community of farmers, ranchers, artisan food producers and other Texas food businesses committed to the local food movement in Texas, we are also actively building a Texas and nationwide audience of consumers interested in buying from that community.

Of course, we also offer promotional services for a fee, for those of you who would like to promote your business further. Please get in touch for more information by completing a new support ticket.

This makes TexasRealFood a great marketplace to be active with your business, and we can ensure you a nurtured audience that is interested in what you have to offer.

Sebastian's parents in front of their vegetable garden and orchard next to the family home in Unteralpfen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (ca. 1982)

Make Sure Customers Looking For Local Food Options in Texas Can Find You

Add My Business to TexasRealFood