We all want food that is clean, healthy and raised in an ethical way. Yet, the vast majority of supermarket produce is grown on poor soil, transported many miles over many weeks, exposed to potential contamination, and processed by workers who are exploited both in pay and working conditions. How unappetizing! Instead, what if you could have the freshest, tastiest, in-season veggies and meat, all while supporting the local economy, regenerating soils, and keeping our country’s small farms in business?
The Central Texas Farmers Co-op is here to reconnect local farmers and consumers through our ‘Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) program. Sign up for one of our vegetable or meat subscriptions to get your share of local, veggies and meat produced by our farm members.
Join the movement to shift food production into the hands of local farmers that put healthy food into your body and money back into your local food economy.
See the Small
Farms that Make
Up Our Co-op.
Our Roots Run Deep
The seeds for the Central Texas Farmers Co-op were planted back in September of 2016. A group of young farmers and farming advocates began to meet on a monthly basis to discuss the opportunities and benefits that might be created through working together, rather than in competition.
From these meetings a new cooperative association was formed. The Central Texas Farmers Co-op is jointly owned and democratically controlled by small and beginning farmers in Hays, Caldwell, Blanco, Bastrop, and Travis county.
Farmers, intrested in joining us? Become an owner/member of the CTFC Co-op.
7 Cooperative Principles that guide us
CTFC’s membership is comprised of small and beginning farmers in Hays, Caldwell, Blanco, Bastrop and Travis County.
Voluntary and Open Membership
Membership is open to all without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination. Member-owners may leave the co-op at anytime.
Democratic Member Control
CTFC is a democratic organizations controlled by its members, who actively participate in setting our policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. Members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote).
Member Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. The economic benefits the CTFC’s operations are returned to the owners, reinvested in the co-op, or used to provide owner services.
Autonomy and Independence
CTFC is an autonomous, self-help organization controlled by their members. If we enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, we do so on terms that ensure democratic control by our members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.
Education, Training and Information
CTFC provides education and training for its members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. We inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
Co-operation Among Co-operatives
We serve our members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
Concern for Community
CTFC works for the sustainable development of our community through policies approved by their members.
Subscribe to Our Shares
One of the advantages of the Central Texas Farmers Co-op’s CSA program is that our CSA members are partnered with a group of farmers rather than just one farm. This means you can expect a greater variety of produce throughout the season…