1 winner to document beef raising
the funds to work on two projects. One will help humanely raise endangered hogs; the other will subsidize weekly deliveries of organic, locally raised vegetables and pork to needy Austin-area families.
Connally High School’s grant will be used to help students produce a documentary for Texas schools that will focus on the pasture-to-plate process of raising beef in Texas.
“The winning grant projects clearly demonstrate innovation and value to the community,” said Austin Food and Wine Alliance president Cathy Cochran-Lewis. “We are so fortunate to have the ingenuity, talent and commitment of these individuals and organizations focused on the advancement of food, wine and spirits in our community.” Austin Food and Wine Alliance
In all, 30 groups applied for grants, according to Mariam Parker, the alliance’s executive director.
“We were impressed by the number — and quality — of applicants for the grants,” Parker said. “The committee had a difficult choice in selecting the three grant winners.”
The 2013 Austin Food and Wine Festival is set for April 26-28 at Auditorium Shores and Republic Square.