During Texas Food Connection Day this Tuesday, February 25, local farmers and ranchers in Tom Green County will reach out to customers by feeding them hamburgers and talking with them about how their food is grown from 11am to 1pm at the Tom Green County Farm Bureau office located at 2575 Loop 306 as part of a week long campaign to raise awareness about agriculture and especially food related issues.
“This event is about sharing what we do on our farms and ranches to grow our food, fuel and fiber,” said Doug Wilde, Tom Green County Farm Bureau president. “Young people and adults have questions about their food and agriculture. This week gives farmers the opportunity to start a conversation with them.”

Tom Green County farmers and ranchers will be cooking hamburgers for  50 cents each in support of Texas Food Connection Day. Fifty cents represents the amount farmers and ranchers receive from the average cost of today’s hamburger meal. All proceed will benefit Meals For the Elderly in San Angelo. The public is invited to bring canned items to donate as well.

“Food is one thing that connects everyone. We work hard every day to provide families with fresh, nutritious and affordable food,” Wilde said. “We’re looking forward to connecting with our consumers.”

Tom Green County farmers and ranchers are joining with others across the state during the week-long program, organizing fun community activities, donating to local philanthropies and seeking to spark conversations with their customers about how local agriculture affects their daily lives.

Texas Food Connection Week, formerly Food Check-Out Week, was established to connect farmers with their customers and spur conversations about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.