Speak out against Food Retail Rule Changes!

Are you the type of farmers' market shopper who comes early every Saturday morning to buy the farm fresh eggs and grab some breakfast before the vendors sell out? We have some disappointing news for you: our farmers’ market vendors may soon not be able to stick around if proposed new state-wide rules are passed. These permitting rules may send your favorite rancher or breakfast food vendor packing and away from the farmers’ market if they are adopted.

Your voice matters! Now is the time to make comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) during their comment period – but only until Wednesday, June 3rd! The more voices that DSHS hears, the more that they will actually be empowered to make adjustments. You, the consumer, can speak out in great numbers on behalf of the farmers and food vendors at markets and on-farm special fundraisers. See instructions and full details on how to comment at

Thank you!