A community established and sustained for decades by farming, Elgin supports agriculture in our community. The Elgin Local Food Network, established through a SARE grant, provides a look at farming in the Elgin area. Austin Community College Elgin Campus, provides a unique sustainable agriculture study program.
The River Valley Farmers Market is located in the Veterans' Memorial Park every Saturday. The RVFM has fresh and locally-grown vegetables and fruits as a growers-only market, growing what it sells. The RVFM also hosts kids activities, live music and special events such as visiting Chefs.