The Economic Impact of Austin’s Food Sector
The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department worked with consulting firm TXP to identify key actions, policies and programs that advance Austin’s goal to create better connections between local farmers and food artisans with consumers, restaurants, and institutional buyers.
Reaching Austin’s Maximum Agricultural Production
This report looks at planning issues involving food production, identifies the amount of food that is produced at farms located in Austin, inventories available agricultural lands, and calculates how many people could be fed with food from these lands.
A Food System Plan for Austin
This report shares food system planning efforts from Seattle, WA; New York City, NY; Multnomah County, OR; Vancouver, Canada; and Edmonton, Canada and makes recommendations for a future Austin food system plan.
Feasibility Study For A Texas Organic Food Hub
Responding to a request from farmers in central Texas, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) studied the feasibility of a food hub in or near Guadalupe County, Texas. This enterprise would aggregate fresh certified organic produce from small- to mid-sized farms, making it conveniently available from a single source and at volumes large enough to be attractive to retailers.
Food Insecurity in the City of Austin: A GIS Analysis of Structural Indicators
Food Insecurity is a term that is widely used to describe a population’s ability to access food and their relative degree of hunger. Results from this study align with previous research on the subject, while also offer opportunities for further analysis that may include additional indicators for a deeper understanding of food insecurity in Austin.