Thursday, May 13, 2010

From Market to Menu, Texas Has Great Taste

Something delicious always happens when fresh Lone Star products land in the hands of Texas chefs.

In an effort to highlight this combination of tastes and talents, the Texas Department of Agriculture proudly launched the second season of the From Market to Menu program earlier this year. The program invited farmers markets across the state to apply for grants up to $1,000 to host GO TEXAN restaurant chef cooking demonstrations for market visitors to enjoy. The grant program is funded by a USDA block grant for specialty crop promotions.

From Lubbock to Fredericksburg, 12 farmers markets will host demonstrations May through August. The goal is to help certified Texas farmers markets promote local growers while also highlighting GO TEXAN restaurants committed to serving local products. The GO TEXAN program promotes the products, cultures and communities that call Texas home.

Visit for demonstration dates and locations, and remember to GO TEXAN at your area farmers markets and restaurants.

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