April 2022 Newsletter

Gratitude and Celebration

Join us in thanking our board chair for their many years of service and learn how you can work – and celebrate! – with Farmshare:
  • Thank You, Lorig!
  • Now Hiring: Food Access Director
  • Volunteer With Farmshare
  • Save the Date: Tomato You-Pick, June 18th

Thank you, Lorig!

Lorig Hawkins has served as Farmshare Austin’s Board Chair for nearly two years and has been instrumental in Farmshare’s growth. Lorig joined the board in 2016, but prior to taking on this role, they were Farmshare’s first farm manager—managing all aspects of the farm and training our beginning farming students.

Over the years, Lorig has provided us with thoughtful guidance, expert insights and ideas. Thanks to Lorig, Farmshare has been able to graduate 66 Farmer Starters of whom 80 percent are farming or working in the food system and to launch Farmshare’s food access work, Fresh for Less, which started as a seasonal pilot program in 2016 and now runs year-round through both Mobile Markets and home Curbside Delivery.

In addition to moving Farmshare forward, Lorig also has played a vital role in nurturing the farming community in Central Texas. As the co-founder of the Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition, Lorig has provided resources to young and beginning farmers to help them succeed in their ventures. They are also the owner and president of Middle Ground Farm in Bastrop, TX, which is on a mission to unite people through produce.

Our heartfelt thanks to Lorig for their enthusiasm, kindness and dedication to Farmshare. We are truly grateful for Lorig’s contributions and support, and we wish Lorig all the best!

Now Hiring: Food Access Director

We’re hiring! Farmshare Austin’s Food Access team is seeking a full time Food Access Director to provide strategic oversight for our Fresh for Less Mobile Markets and Curbside Delivery programs. The goal of these programs is to provide fresh, seasonal produce from Texas farms at accessible prices at identified sites that have been selected due to socioeconomic and/or geographic barriers to accessing fresh food.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit our website: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter describing why you’d be a good fit for this position to The deadline to apply is May 15th and qualified candidates will be interviewed ASAP on a rolling basis.

Volunteer With Farmshare

Connect with your community and connect with the soil by volunteering at Farmshare Austin! We are welcoming volunteers to help at the farm on Monday mornings from 7:30-11:30am through June 2022. Spend time at our beautiful organic farm and help the team with planting, harvesting, washing produce and more! Visit this link to sign up.

Interested in volunteering as a group? We host corporate and team building volunteer days each Friday every month from 8am-12pm. Email Casey, our Education & Operations Coordinator, at to learn more.

Save the Date: Tomato You-Pick, June 18th

Mark your calendars! This year we’re thrilled to announce that our summer Tomato You-Pick will be back in full swing! Guests will have the chance to harvest gorgeous, juicy, organic tomatoes from our fields alongside our Farmshare farmers and students. You'll also be treated to food, drinks, live music and more, while learning about Farmshare’s programs and partners.

The Tomato You-Pick will be held on our beautiful 10-acre farm from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, June 18th. More details are coming soon, so stay tuned! Follow us on social media for announcements, and visit our website’s event page for updates.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for our event? Email Lia, our Development & Communications Manager, at to learn more about our fantastic sponsorship opportunities.

Support Our Work

If you are able, please consider making a donation of any size to Farmshare Austin. We're working hard to grow a new generation of sustainable farmers through Farmer Starter and increase food access through Fresh for Less Mobile Markets & Curbside Delivery. None of our work would be possible without the amazing support from our friends and neighbors like you!
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