SAN MARCOS, Texas -- The City of San Marcos has dedicated one of its newest mural projects. The mural is said to "bring to life the idea of farm-to-table food for the community."

It's meant to encourage people to not only be healthy, but to also buy food from local farms. Buying from local farmers markets and vendors is a good way to make sure you're eating what's in season. It's also a way you can support your local businesses, and even lower your carbon footprint.

This mural is located on the retaining wall by Raising Cane's just off IH-35 on Texas 80. The design was chosen and approved by Raising Cane's after a call for artists that was held last spring.

The artists of this mural are Nina Sandoval and another that goes by the name Mabel Sirup.

Sandoval sent Spectrum News a statement on why she got involved in this mural:

"I wanted to be a part of this mural mainly because the description entailed bringing community together, which really inspired me. I also gravitate towards murals because they break the lines between a gallery space and that of someone’s daily commute, which I believe can inspire much more than imagination to the average person. For me, this mural is about building trust and unity through one of life’s most basic necessities, food. Food is relatable to everyone regardless of any economical, societal, etc. differences. I hope this mural shows how food really does bring people together and how simple it’s can be."

The San Marcos Mural Arts Program says the overall purpose of murals like these is to deter graffiti, beautify all areas of town, and support the local arts community.