The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.



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Farmers Market EBT Forum

November 9, 2016, 11:30am - November 9, 2016, 1:00pm

West End MultiService Center

Join farmers, vendors, market managers and food system professionals to learn more about accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at your farmers' market. To RSVP and for further information Contact: Linsi Broom Linsi.Broom@houstontx.GOV 832-393-4381 Topics will include: *Pros and Cons of accepting SNAP benefits at your market *Step-­by-­step process for becoming a SNAP­eligible retailer *Rules and Regulations regarding SNAP benefits *Lessons learned from fellow vendors *Marketing tips for expanding your reach Speakers: *Aaron Herrera, Hunger Free Texans *Brian Smith, City of Houston *Elvis d'Agrella, PEAS Farm *Roy Rodriguez, East End Market Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Time: 11:30am-1pm Location:West End Multi-Service Center Auditorium 170 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007 Parking is located along Harvard St. in Lots B, C or D

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Our vision is a vibrant food system providing abundant nutritious and responsibly produced food for the entire 13 County Houston region


HFPW meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch.

For more information about the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, please contact Houston Tomorrow offices at 713-523-5757 or send a note to co-chairs Libby Kennedy and Rosalind Bello or staff Caitlin McNeely.

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