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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.


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sunset view of Corpus Christi Bay

We were honored to present on the topic of collaboration at the South Texas Producers conference in Corpus Christi. The conference was double the size of last year’s and that’s a testament to the dedication of the farmers, ranchers, and healthy food activists in South Texas.  Hats off to the folks of GROW Local STX […]