All posts by: Susan Beckwith

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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 […]

We’re excited to be in our 2nd year providing programming about local food and agriculture to Elgin ISD K-5 students enrolled in the after-school program.  The children are involved and engaged in the food preparation process then they get to taste their yummy concoctions!  We source as many ingredients as we can from local farms […]

We had a wonderful and very productive time at the TOFGA conference this year.  Here are links to PDFs of our presentations. Value-Added Production with Jonathan Hogan of Wicked Good – Here’s the link to Jonathan’s PDF presentation slides about Wicked Good and here’s the link to a PDF of our presentation “Finding your Opportunity.”  […]

What an amazing group of people again at the TOFGA conference this weekend in Georgetown.  Familiar smiles, new smiles and loads of great information being shared. We are working with a team on a Feasibility Study to determine if a central Texas food hub will benefit farmers and we need to hear your voice.  Find […]