Our Philosophy

What is TexasRealFood all about?


TexasRealFood is part of the local food movement in Texas. As our name suggests, we are all about real food made in the Lone Star State, and about promoting the people who make it.  But what is real food?  When we...

Are all businesses in TexasRealFood certified organic?


No, not necessarily. We believe that there are many routes to creating produce that is healthy and beneficial to the environment. That's why we believe in going 'beyond organic'.  What do we mean when we say beyond organic? Well,...

What are the core beliefs and principles of TexasRealFood?


Here at TexasRealFood, we believe that the food we consume, should not come from the harmful practices involved with industrial farming. We believe that food should be harvested and sourced without a detrimental effect on the environment through...

I keep seeing different terms like 'regenerative agriculture'. What does all of these terms mean?


We reference a lot of different farming methods in both our articles and business listings - we get it, it can be confusing! That's why we've compiled a handy list of definitions and icons to help guide you through your everyday...

Why is a local food system important?


There are so many reasons! Below are just a few of the most important: We believe that a local food system keeps your money circulating through your community, supporting local growth and resiliency. By buying local, you also know...

Is TexasRealFood only for purists?


Of course not. We understand that in this day and age it can be difficult to give up the convenience of a supermarket. We’re here to help you make that change and consider the impact of your everyday purchases. We also know that doing as...

My family is struggling financially. I need resources for affordable, healthy food.


There are a number of things you can do to stretch your food dollar and make sure all your nutritional needs are met even on a very limited food budget.  You will find that buying a whole week’s supply of fresh produce on the farmers...