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In 2015, the City of Elgin received a grant from the USDA to pilot local food processing as a viable driver of our local food economy. We called the pilot the ELF: Elgin Local Food Center. The $95,000 grant, completed in 2017, paid for technical assistance to help farmers test new products, from sauerkraut to pickled zucchini. We tested 10 products, running a cost analysis on each. We also met many food entrepreneurs interested in starting their new food business in Elgin! The ELF is indeed a viable way to create quality jobs in Elgin and provide new markets for farmers in central Texas.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting venture coming to the Elgin community please complete the form below and we will respond to your inquiry.