All posts by: Susan Beckwith

About Susan Beckwith

Seeking Full or Part Time Farm Assistants; Individuals or couple, join our growing Certified Organic vegetable and herb farm, a data driven operation, experience preferred but not required, diverse duties; Planting, Harvesting, Sorting & Packing, Weed control, Irrigation,  open field and greenhouses maintenance, may require deliveries to San Antonio and Austin, Dorm available, reference required. […]

As a FoodCorps service member, you can help kids learn what healthy food is, fall in love with it, and eat it every day.  FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of full time paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Learn more at the Food Corps site.  Deadline to apply […]

This sounds like a fabulous example of community development meets economic development .. Is local food the ticket to stronger communities? From “What’s Next for Pittsburgh?”, written by Emily Stimmel of Pittsburgh, PA.   Chatham’s CRAFT offers (very cool) food workshops with local food purveyors for public and students

One of the distinctive features of food businesses is that most can start small and grow big.. or stay small, depending of course on the goals of the owner.  Here’s an article with key tips to use in your food biz. Little to Big: 8 Little Lessons for Big Results for New Food Entrepreneurs. by […]

What was I thinking going to Iowa in January?  It was minus 3 degrees!  I attended the Iowa State University Community Food Program annual showcase event for community projects.  The room was packed with folks from across the state sharing their projects from Farm-to-School to commercial kitchens.  The roads were covered in snow and honestly […]

As we finish up our Harvey Emergency Relief Fund work, here is an update on our accomplishments.  First let me say – Hooray to our partners and amazing donors!  We really kicked it and did a fabulous job.  It was the work of each of our partners, supporters and friends that brought in national attention and made our campaign […]

The Elgin school district (Elgin ISD) is one of only a dozen districts to receive recognition for ground-breaking programs in a special edition of Texas School Business magazine.  This article highlights this outstanding recognition of Elgin ISD’s Farm-to-School program by the Texas Association of School Administrators.   Partnership with the City of Elgin is key to this […]

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