2012 GRANT AWARD WINNERS:
Argus Cidery, founded by Wes Mickel, is the first American Hard Cider crafted in Texas from apples produced by Texan growers. The AFWA grant will be used to plant a test orchard in Dripping Springs for experimentation of new apple varieties and will be the first Texas apple orchard using organic practices.
An organic farm located 13 miles from Austin in Manor, Tecolote Farm has the longest-running CSA in Texas. The AFWA grant will be used for two projects — a pilot program to humanely raise endangered heritage breed hogs on pasture and to subsidize local, organic CSA baskets for low income, underserved families in Austin.
Pflugerville’s Connally High School Culinary Arts Department is the first high school culinary program of its kind. The AFWA grant will be used to produce a documentary film to teach students about the process of raising beef in Texas from pasture to plate.
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