Org: Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF)
Framework Components: Processors, Incubators, Shared Real Estate
Issue Lens: Community, Economic Development, Education, Jobs, Local, Processing, Tech Assistance
Collaborators: Elgin Economic Development Corp, City of Elgin, AFI, citizens of Elgin
Funded By: TCLF, City of Elgin, Elgin EDC, Investors TBD
Initiative Description: Multi-use shared commercial kitchen, community education center, small food business incubator, value-added processing facility in downtown Elgin. Targeted opening: November, 2019.
Initiative Stage: Fundraising
Org: Austin Foodshed Investors (AFI)
Framework Component: Producers
Issue Lens: Supply, Jobs, Local, Producers
Funded By: Self Funded
Initiative Description: Investor-funded farms where beginning farmers work under tutelage of senior mentor farmer while earning equity and opportunity to run and own their own operation. See farm.foodshedinvestors.com.
Initiative Stage: Launch
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