1 win­ner to doc­u­ment beef rais­ing


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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.

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