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Texas Farms and Ranches Working with the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)

Even though the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) closed its doors in May of 2020, the Texas Farms and Ranches that worked with them continue to espouse its ideals of shaping agriculture in the South into one of sustainability.

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Cold Springs Farm CSA

Farm & Ranch in Weatherford, Texas

In Weatherford, Texas, you can find Cold Springs Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that opened in 2000. They specialize in quality heirloom, rare and commercially extinct fruits and vegetables. Also, they have free-range chickens, turkeys, red wattle, Mangalitsa, American Guinea Hogs, and bees. Moreover, they practice only sustainable forms of agriculture. On top of that, they […]

Green Gate Farms

Farm & Ranch in Bastrop, Texas

The Green Gate Farms was restored by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn. They left their corporate careers in public health and with little knowledge on community-supported agriculture. Despite this, they set out to restore the historic Green Gate Farms. Their mission/vision was to create “a community (food) resource for neighbors of all incomes” and to […]

Johnson’s Backyard Garden

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

Brenton Johnson started gardening in his backyard in 2004. By 2006, he was able to start Johnson’s Backyard Garrden, a small community-supported agriculture (CSA) program with about 30 members. The small backyard operation eventually took over the grounds of the house, and Brenton decided to move to a larger 20-acre lot. He quickly outgrew that […]

Piney Woods Ranch

Farm & Ranch in Winnsboro, Texas

Piney Woods Ranch started serving people with their drug-, chemical-, and hormone-free meat in 2010. Since then, they have been raising slow-growing heritage breeds of chicken, pigs, and turkey. The farm allows their animals to freely roam in the sun and enjoy fresh air, just like how nature intends it to be. Today, the farm […]

Rose Creek Farm

Farm & Ranch in Sunset, Texas

Pamela and Ronnie Johnson established the Rose Creek farm in Wise County in 2005. On 30-acre farmland, the farmers at Rose Creek Farm grow crops, herbs, chickens, and turkeys. Moreover, the farm is certified naturally-grown. Therefore, they only focus on growing certified organic seeds and heirloom varieties. To sustainably support the farmland, they practice natural […]

South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm

Farm & Ranch in Lubbock, Texas

On a 5.5-acre land in Lubbock, Texas, South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a chemical-free urban farm growing all-natural vegetables and serving as a place to teach life skills and job skills to unprivileged teens. Through their CSA program, they collect funds as payment to the youth for working on the farm in the summer. Moreover, they […]

South Tex Organics

Farm & Ranch in Corpus Christi, Texas

Established in 1984, South Tex Organics is a leading organic wholesale and mail order shipper. They are “fast to load you up” with their products. They specialize in growing Rio Star grapefruit, several oranges varieties along with Meyer lemons, Texas SpringSweet 1015 yellow onions, red and white onions. There are also a variety of vegetables, […]

Tecolote Farm

Farm & Ranch in Manor, Texas

The longest-running CSA in Texas award goes to the Telecote Farm! With over 2-years of farming experience, the farm has continued to be certified organic until today. It is also 100% solar-powered! While the family moved in 1993 to the farm, they have officially opened it in 1994. In 2010 and 2012, Telecote Farm got […]

Tejas Heritage Farm

Farm & Ranch in Houston, Texas

With 20-acre farmland, Cheri and David produce the most exceptional quality wild boar and rabbit in Southeast Texas. The location of Tejas Heritage Farm allows them to pasture-raise and woodland-raise all of their wild animals. It also sits 35 miles away from the market. This advantage allows them to reduce transport costs through a lesser […]

The Greer Farm

Farm & Ranch in Daingerfield, Texas

The Greer Farm opened in 1979. It is home to several berry trees and grass-fed animals. Blackberries and blueberries are just some of the plants they grow. The farm is home to full-blooded Maine-Anjou cattle, lamb, chicken, and hogs. At the farm, there are 4 lakeside log cabins, a loft, and a private dining place. […]