Here at SFC, the team in charge of running our two farmers’ markets, administering the Farm to Work program, and supporting producers is called Farm Direct (as in, we bring the farm direct to you!) A lot of the work we do is behind the scenes as we fix equipment and online ordering systems, track invoices and reports for grants, and generally keep the wheel turning.
The best part of the job, however, is when we get to leave the confines of our office, strap on a pair of boots and get our hands dirty on a farm visit. Someone from the farm direct team personally visits each farm, ranch and growing facility of all the agricultural producers who come to our markets. We do this so we can ensure that you, our market customers, are purchasing the highest quality local food we can find.
We tour fields, inspect wash stations, and pet cows all in the name of maintaining the integrity of our markets. Since January, we’ve been on 9 visits, from Cat Springs to the Hill Country, and we want to let you in on what we’ve seen.