Farmers in Llano County will reach out to local customers to talk with them about how their food is grown during Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 17-23.
“Texas Food Connection Week is about finding common ground with our customers,” said Les Hartman, Llano County Farm Bureau President. “Our neighbors and friends have questions about agriculture and their food. This is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to sit down with them and have a conversation.”
Llano County ranchers will host the following activities during Texas Food Connection Week: The Llano and Packsaddle Elementary School’s will be collecting non-perishable food items for the two local food pantries here in Llano County. We hope to fill the Llano Food Pantry and Share the Harvest Food Pantry in Kingsland with as many donations as possible.
“We’re looking forward to getting out in the community and sharing what we do on our farms and ranches,” Hartman said. “Food is one thing that connects us all. We all want to provide our families with fresh, nutritious food that’s been grown close to home.”
A Proclamation was presented to the Llano Commissioners Court by Wayne Brascom, Llano County Judge, proclaiming February 17-23, 2013 as Texas Food Connection Week. Picture above with Judge Brascom is the Llano County Farm Bureau President, Les Hartman.
Texas Food Connection Week, formerly Food Check-Out Week, was established to connect ranchers with their customers and spur conversations about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.