Ogallala Commons (OC) is initiating Brazos River Headwaters Foodshed as a toolbox to inform and educate the public regarding locally grown food in the South Plains region of Texas Panhandle and West Texas. OC is a nonprofit education and leadership organization with 4 core programs, including rebuilding local food systems. The purpose of this website is to feature information about growing, purchasing, cooking, and celebrating locally produced food in the region–one of the most intensely farmed regions in the world, with millions of acres of cotton, peanuts, corn, wheat, and sorghum, as well as huge cattle and dairy operations.
Most of the region’s crops becomes feed for livestock or end up in global supply chains, while locals generally eat very little that comes from our land and our soil. Brazos River Headwaters Foodshed hopes to inform and equip residents to grow and eat food that is fresh, more nutrient-dense and produced in our home region.