All posts by: Susan Beckwith

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U.S. household food purchasing is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions – about 16% of total U.S. emissions in 2013. Households with higher incomes contributed the most to greenhouse gas emissions. This report is summarized on the site of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and published in the Journal of Food Policy in August 2018. […]

Elgin has been designated as an Opportunity Zone by the governor.  This could encourage significant private investment in our local food projects.  How can our community take advantage of this designation and how can we work together to decide which projects and which investors? Here is a short overview from the brilliant folks at CAPCOG. […]

ATX Jerky is looking to fill positions at their Elgin store location and for working at farmers’ markets.  Detailed descriptions of both jobs are below.  Contact Greg at (512) 796-1210 for more information. Market Workers: Most Markets are on Saturday Mornings requiring the vendors to be set-up by 8:30am.  The markets are generally open until 1pm.  […]

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 […]