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BRINGING YOU THE BEST OF TEXAS OCTOBER 2018

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

COMMISSIONER SID MILLER

It's Texas Wine Month! PAIRINGS, FACTS AND MORE p. 9

Reklaw Receives Water COMMUNITY NEEDS MET p. 3 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

38 Pecans

A FAMILY TRADITION FOR 60 YEARS p. 19 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

Adelbert's Brewery

BEER WITH THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE p. 17

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS WINE PAIRINGS RECIPE OF THE MONTH EVENTS CALENDAR SPOT THE MARK!


Howdy Neighbors,

THANKS TO OUR CHAMPION SPONSORS

Welcome to the October edition of the GO TEXAN magazine! Is it just me, or did this year go by as fast as greased lightning? The cooler temperatures and wet weather means the seasons have changed and the holiday season is just around the corner. So get cozy with a glass of Texas wine and read about Texas fall favorites like wine month, pumpkins, pecans and more! Did you know Texas is home to more than 400 wineries? Texans love our wines so much we decided it deserved its own month. In this issue, you’ll find tasty wine pairings, wine and grape facts, and wine tasting events you don’t want to miss. You probably also can’t miss the pumpkins making an appearance in grocery stores across Texas. Our state’s favorite squash has been used by ranchers for generations to help feed livestock and makes for great decorations. Check out our Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe this month and be sure to look for the GO TEXAN symbol when you buy your great pumpkin this fall! If you’re baking treats or pies this season, be sure to include Texas grown pecans from GO TEXAN member 38 Pecans. In our Member Spotlight this month, read about how this family has produced the Texas icon for more than 60 years. Get outside and enjoy this beautiful Texas fall and remember friends, Texas Agriculture Matters! SID MILLER Texas Agriculture Commissioner

ABOUT COMMISSIONER SID MILLER Sid Miller is an eighth generation farmer and rancher and the 12th Commissioner of Agriculture for the great state of Texas. Commissioner Miller has devoted his life to the agriculture industry, and supporting Texas producers and the communities they call home. He is a businessman, rancher, community leader, former ag teacher and former school board member. Commissioner Miller is a rodeo cowboy and holds nine world championship titles. He is an honors graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Agriculture Education.


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER GO TEXAN E-ZINE OCTOBER 2018

(512) 463-8215 gotexan.org gotexan@TexasAgriculture.gov TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

COMMISSIONER SID MILLER

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Export Opportunites with SUSTA

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With GO TEXAN, you get the best of Texas. And remember, when you shop, travel and dine out, you are supporting Lone Star businesses, communities and the hard-working Texans behind them!

First time Water Service to 11 Households in Need

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he GO TEXAN marketing program, launched in 1999, adds a new dimension to the promotion of Texas agriculture. For nearly 20 years, this award-winning campaign has highlighted a wide variety of agricultural products under one easily recognizable trademark, a glowing brand in the shape of Texas.

Rural Community Receives Fresh Water H-E-B Supplier Diversity Event

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OCTOBER 2018

This publication is created using funding dedicated to marketing Texas goods and products.

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Recap: GO TEXAN Members to Have Products on H-E-B Shelves Help Us Take Your GO TEXAN Product Worldwide!

McLane Global and GO TEXAN Partner Up

First McLane Global Expo Summit Brings in GO TEXAN Traders

Made or Grown in Texas TEXAS WINE

It's Texas Wine Month!

TEXAS PRODUCE

Texas: One Big Pumpkin Patch

TEXAS SHRIMP

Texas Is a Leading Gulf State

TEXAS LIVESTOCK

TDA at the Fort Worth Livestock Show

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Texas Essentials!

Member Spotlight Adelbert's Brewery

IN HER OWN WORDS: General Manager, Sarah Haney

38 Pecans

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Owner, Mark Wall

GO TEXAN Features

FALL WINE PAIRINGS BEST OF TEXAS: FUN FACT POSTERS EVENT CALENDAR SPOT THE MARK RECIPE OF THE MONTH: PUMPKIN BREAD PUDDING REGIONAL FIELD STAFF SPOTLIGHT: REGION 3 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS MEMBER BULLETIN BOARD REGIONAL FIELD STAFF CONTACTS


EVENTS & NEWS

RURAL COMMUNITY RECEIVES

Fresh Water

Community Development Block Grant Details Funding:

Estimated $45 million in grant funding available

Awards:

$75,000 minimum to $500,000 maximum

Eligible Activities:

Many eligible activities – housing rehabilitation, drainage improvements, community centers, other facilities. Most commonly funded projects include improvements to public infrastructure (Ex: water, wastewater, and streets).

R esidents of the Fairview community in Rusk County now have access to

running water for the first time. In 2017, Rusk County, in conjunction with the City of Reklaw, received a $161,800 Texas Community Development Board Grant (TxCDBG) award to provide first-time water service to eleven households in need. Families in Fairview previously relied on unsafe and undependable wells or bottled water for drinking, as well as, basic functions such as washing dishes, bathing and flushing the toilet. The TxCDBG-funded water infrastructure improvements were completed in May of 2018, using a combination of contracted services and volunteer labor.

TxCDBG | Community Development Fund

Last year, the Community Development Fund awarded approximately $44.5 million in grant funding to rural cities and counties throughout Texas. Most cities with <50,000 people and counties Community Development with <200,000 people grants create economic opportunities and improve Need Basis: quality of life for rural Improvements must benefit low to moderate communities through income persons improvements to public infrastructure, housing Open date: rehabilitation and a wide Currently accepting applications! variety of other development activities. Close date: February 7, 2019 (5:00pm)

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EVENTS & NEWS

Supplier Diversity Event On September 13th, GO TEXAN companies

attended the H-E-B Supplier Diversity Opportunity Exchange in San Antonio, Texas. The event highlighted small business opportunities with H-E-B and one-on-one interactions with members of H-E-B procurement and sourcing teams. Through an expotype environment, small business owners showcased their products or services to these key H-E-B decision makers and fostered new business relationships.

Several GO TEXAN team members were on hand at TDA’s GO TEXAN booth where they engaged with consumers and met fellow GO TEXAN members about program marketing opportunities. The event was sold out and very successful. Many thanks to H-E-B for facilitating this opportunity and for being such a great GO TEXAN partner!

The Opportunity Exchange focused on particular business areas: • Food and beverage • General merchandise and beauty • Construction and facilities maintenance

In 2018, more than 20 businesses who attended the Opportunity Exchange have either begun conversations with H-E-B procurement or have started selling their products at H-E-B! Two attendees were among the top 25 finalists in this year’s H-E-B Quest for Texas Best. The event was structured in two parts: half of the day was workshops where vendors learned about doing business with H-E-B. The other half of the day was spent in an expo-hall where vendors were able to set up exhibit booths, and members of H-E-B procurement and global sourcing teams visit to learn more about each business in attendance.

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EVENTS & NEWS

Southern United States Trade Association

Export Opportunities with SUSTA Gulfood 2019 Feb 17 - 21, 2019 Sunday-Thursday Dubai The United Arab Emirates is a very attractive market for SUSTA region companies. One of the richest countries in the world, the UAE is also a major transport hub in the region thus offering great sales opportunities across the Gulf region for US suppliers. The United Arab Emirates and other neighboring countries import nearly 90 percent of their food and feed needs. All value-added food categories have potential in this market. These are some of the products with the best sales potential: almonds, beef, poultry, snack foods, health foods, edible oils, cheeses, fruit and vegetable juices, condiments, sauces, breakfast cereals, confectionary products, frozen vegetables, pulses, planting seeds, sweeteners, beverages (non-alcoholic), pet foods, and rice. Registration Deadline: November 17th, 2018 To register, please click here.

Expo Antad & Alimentaria 2019 Mar 5 - 7, 2019 Tuesday-Thursday Guadalajara, Mexico

Mexico is a growth market with excellent opportunities for U.S. products. Mexican consumers recognize and associate U.S. brands with high, consistent quality and value, therefore this market has a lot of potential for SUSTA region companies. In this trade show, potential products include alcoholic beverages, breakfast cereals, condiments and sauces, fresh fruit and vegetables, health and convenience foods, processed fruits and vegetables, processed meat products, snack foods. Registration Deadline: December 5th, 2018 To register, please click here.

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SIAL Canada 2019 Apr 30 - May 2, 2019 Tuesday-Thursday Toronto, Canada w The United States and Canada maintain the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship. Due to limited growing seasons, the Canadian market relies on the U.S. for increased varieties of seafood, horticulture, alcoholic beverages and value-added products. SIAL Canada is attended by more than 18,000 visitors from 60 countries, including major Canadian retailers and foodservice representatives. Through this initiative, participants have an opportunity to meet key buyers, familiarize themselves with general import procedures, explore consumer trends and receive one-on-one assistance to initiate or further their export strategy for the Canadian market. In addition, participating companies will benefit from one-on-one meetings with Canadian buyers and a briefing on the Canadian market. In this trade show, potential products include frozen products, ready-made and canned products, confectionery and pastries, meat and poultry, sauces and condiments. Registration Deadline: January 30, 2019 To register, please click here.


EVENTS & NEWS

Vendors Wanted for texian village Washington on the Brazos

Texas Independence Day Celebration Date: March 2-3, 2019 Time: Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 3pm What: Accepting products proudly made in Texas Contact: Harriet McElreath redtexn@aol.com www.wheretexasbecametexas.org 6


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EVENTS & NEWS

McLane Global and GO TEXAN Partner Up

GO TEXAN has seen exciting developments within the last couple of months. The partnership between GO TEXAN and Texas’ own preferred importer/ exporter McLane Global, has formed the McLane GO TEXAN Global Export Program. This turnkey program is designed to efficiently and effectively introduce Texas made consumer packaged goods and food products into the fastest growing international markets. As an import and export distributor with 60 years of experience and expertise, they are ready to assist with entering into your next market by land, air and sea from their 285,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Houston, Texas. To discuss and share this development with our Texas companies, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and McLane Global recently hosted an International Export Summit at the Texas State Capitol. They welcomed 11 export ready GO TEXAN companies to the summit, who learned about McLane Global’s import/export capabilities such as: 3PL services, private labeling, marketing strategies for Texas products and much more. Todd Gregory, Co-Owner of BlackEyed Distilling, the maker of BLK EYE Vodka, the world’s only vodka made with black-eyed peas commented, “It was a great day learning more about how the TDA supports Texas agricultural producers. The GO TEXAN program is a real resource for Texans with its many programs.  Adding the McLane Global Export Program to the list brings real business and export expertise to the members.  Having the turn-key approach of McLane as a resource to Texas consumer packaged goods and food products will add capacity, reach and bandwidth to entrepreneurs and business owners seeking expansion opportunities.”

Ragan Bond, Co-Founder/Vice President of Independence Coffee Company remarked, “It was one of the best events that I have attended in years. The content, information, attitudes, excitement and quality of presenters was top notch. Everyone could feel how excited you guys were about not only the new launch, but how much you (TDA) want to assist all of the GO TEXAN members with their continued growth and success.” The TDA is a member of the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA), which puts Texas companies face-to-face with international buyers through trade missions and trade shows across the world. SUSTA and McLane Global can be used jointly as they are designed to complement one another towards a common goal; to grow and develop international markets for Texas companies. TDA is passionate about putting our GO TEXAN members in touch with the best in the business of international trade. When members are successful Texas is successful.

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curving the great state of Texas, local winemakers share their annual Texas Wine Month celebration with you. Every year, this unique salute gives our Texas wineries, growers and retailers a tremendous opportunity to let the world know about the robust wines being produced in Texas. We invite you to explore the many tastings and events happening this October Wine Month and uncork the new adventures lying in your own backyard.

Visit uncorktexaswines.com for maps and more information on Texas wine, provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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Pumpkin Fun Facts! • October 26 is National

Pumpkin Day

• Pumpkins are about 90% water • Pumpkins were once

recommended for curing snake bites and removing freckles

• The average pumpkin contains

about 1 cup of seeds

• Pumpkins are a great source of

essential fatty acids, vitamins A & C and fiber

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Texas One Big Pumpkin Patch

I t’s that time of year again where everything is going pumpkin!

Everyone is turning their attention to the bright orange gourd that is used in different ways, from baking to decorating. Texas is the fourth leading state in the nation for pumpkin production. This, in part, helped drive the 83rd Legislature to designate the pumpkin as the official State Squash of Texas in 2013. Texans have long made great use of the pumpkin. Before refrigeration, ranchers would use the it to help feed their livestock. Now, as more and more Texans have moved to cities, the Texas pumpkins that decorate our homes during the fall are welcome reminders of our rural heritage. Most of our GO TEXAN growers supply pumpkins to agri-tourism sites like pumpkin patches that are prevalent this time of year. Pumpkin patches allow families an opportunity to experience the season in ways that are more than carving a jack-o-lantern from a pumpkin bought at the grocery store. Chances are, though, that the pumpkin from the store came from one of our GO TEXAN members like Lusk Onion. Lusk Onion provides pumpkins to retailers like Wal-Mart in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Mexico. Texas leads the nation in production per acre with yields between 30,000 to 35,000 pounds per acre. 90 percent of our Texas pumpkins are grown in the High Plains. With approximately 5,000 – 8,000 acres of pumpkins planted annually, pumpkin production adds an economic impact of nearly $8 million.


TEXAS GULF SHRIMP

Bobby Champion Jr. Texas Gulf Shrimp

Robert.Champion@TexasAgriculture.gov

512. 475.3303

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TEXAS LIVESTOCK

T he 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo season is quickly approaching.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is dedicated to promoting Texas livestock across the world and much of the groundwork starts at livestock shows across the state. These shows provide opportunities to see livestock producers showcase their livestock and promote their brands. Some of the shows and sales you might see TDA staff at are: Santa Gerturdis Cattle Show, American Premier Boer Goat Show, Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale, Beefmaster Cattle Show, National Braunvieh Sale, open Brahman Cattle Show, Regional Brangus Cattle Show, Limousin Association’s Lone Star Shoot Out, Premier Texas Longhorn Sale, and the Hereford Champion of the World Presentation, just to name a few. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Quick Facts • • • • •

FWSSR first stock show offically underway in 1896 Purebred cattle (Hereford) represented at first exhibition in 1911 Stock show moves to the Will Rogers Memorial Center in 1944 Cattle Barns 1, 2, 3, 4 and Sheep and Swine Barns open in 1948 The Stock Show adopts Southwestern Exposition and Livestock TDA International Team as official name in 1987 Show

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STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

get your texas essentials! C ome to the GO TEXAN Pavilion, the only place on the fairgrounds with all Texas-made food and gifts! Enjoy free

veggie dip provided by Southwest Dairy Farmers. Sample Texas-made foods and learn how Texas agriculture impacts your daily life.  Explore a variety of educational exhibits, live events and fun for the whole family! • Southwest Dairy Farmers will have the free Veggie Dip Giveaway Oct 20 and Oct 21, both at 12-2pm. • Blue Bell Ice Cream will hand out free samples of root beer or Dr. Pepper ice cream floats. • The Texas Forestry Association will give away free tree seedlings and information about Texas forest to take home.

Try wines, sodas and more

Shop the shelves of the General Store

Sample Texas' best products

Stop by our booth for a treat on us!

GO TEXAN Market

T he Texas Department of Agriculture Trade and Business Development Division is pleased to announce plans to

partner with the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo to feature a GO TEXAN Market during the 2019 Show, Jan. 18th through Feb. 9th. The GO TEXAN market, which will be exclusively for GO TEXAN members, will cover a 5,280 sq. ft. space in the Brown-Lupton North Exhibit Hall next to the Justin Arena. Plans include options that will make participation possible and affordable for GO TEXAN members. Beginning with a single weekday and extending to opportunities to participate on three day weekends or throughout the entire show. FOR MORE INFO This will be an extraordinary way to kick off the 2019 stock show season as well as GO TEXAN’s 20th anniversary of promoting excellence to the citizens of Texas! Allie Jones Although a final contract has not been completed, negotiations are moving forward State Fair smoothly and a formal announcement and invitation to participate is expected. Allie.Jones@TexasAgriculture.gov 512. 463.7673 14


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Member Opportunities As a Tier II GO TEXAN member, you have a great opportunity to highlight yourself in this special section, just answer the questions below. Tier 2 or higher members will be prioritized, but all members are welcome to submit information. To upgrade your GO TEXAN membership, please email us. ➢ Provide TDA with a brief history about your GO TEXAN business. ➢ Provide TDA with one example of how you feature the GO TEXAN mark. ➢ Tell readers why being a GO TEXAN member is important to you? If your GO TEXAN business or product has received positive coverage in the news recently, TDA wants to know. Simply send us a link about what was said along with a picture so we can tout your success. It’s that easy!

GOT AN EVENT TO SHARE?

If you are planning a new event, or part of an existing one with GO TEXAN member opportunities, let TDA know. We want to make sure fellow GO TEXAN members have an opportunity to participate.

GO TEXAN RECIPE OF THE MONTH

If you are a GO TEXAN member and have a recipe to share, send it our way! Your recipe must feature Texas products, come with high-resolution (300 DPI) photographs and come with clear and precise cooking ingredients and directions.

SPOT THE MARK!

Have you seen the iconic GO TEXAN mark in the shape of Texas in your local grocery store, restaurant or community? Snap a pic and send it our way. We love to see Texas pride on display! 16


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Adelbert's Brewery

IN HER OWN WORDS:

Sarah Haney, General Manager

Q: Give us a brief history about y'all and your GO TEXAN business. A: Our founder, Scott Hovey, was a passionate home brewer for many years. He found his calling when sampling aged Belgian beers at his first Craft Brewer’s Conference (CBC). We opened our doors as Texas' only Belgian-style focused brewery making bomber bottles and kegs. In the last seven years, the craft beer market has changed a lot. Adelbert's has changed its line up to align with those changes. We introduced our first products in cans a little over two years ago. Over the past year, we've left our 100% Belgian-beer focus to introduce a broader line up of products, including a classic amber and rotating hop IPA. We also have several new projects in the works that we plan to release later this year and into 2019. Since its founding in 2011, Adelbert’s Brewery has grown to become an award-winning microbrewery in Austin, Texas. We believe excellent beer requires quality ingredients and hands-on brewing. We use non-GMO Bohemian floor-malted barley, Noble hops, and fresh yeast propagated at the brewery. While brewing, we utilize a multi-temperature decoction mash to extract a more complex flavor from our grains. Adelbert’s Brewery is a tribute to our founder Scott Hovey’s brother, George Adelbert “Del” Hovey. Del always took time to enjoy a beer with family and friends, recounting his travels from around the world. Our mainstay beers are named after stories Del loved to tell. We took his spirit of adventure and put it into each beer. With our vast array of beer styles, you’re sure to find a brew that suits you.

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Q: How do you feature the GO TEXAN mark?

A: We feature the GO TEXAN logo on our bottle and can packaging.

Q: Tell readers why being a GO TEXAN member and sourcing local is important?

A: It's important for people to know where their product is made; especially when it comes to craft beer. In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climate, people are more focused on supporting local businesses, especially their local craft brewer. Some may not realize products are owned/ manufactured by big beer companies more focused on profits vs quality. Craft beer has grown a lot over the last few years. We went from maybe 1-2 breweries in each major city to over 20 breweries in each major metro area and more popping up in smaller markets across the state. With that growth, more consumers are shifting from mass produced mediocre beer to locally made, flavorful craft beer. The GO TEXAN mark is a way for us to highlight we're locally made.

HOW TO FIND US

For more info about Adelbert's Brewery, visit http://adelbertsbeer.com You can also find Adelberts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @adelbertsbeer

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IN HIS OWN WORDS:

38 Pecans

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Mark Wall, Owner

Q: Give us a brief history about y'all and your GO TEXAN business. A: 38 Pecans is a third generation Texan pecan business based out of Austin, Texas. Our orchards are in

Seguin, Texas and business operations are in Austin. Our family has been growing and harvesting pecans for 60 years. We started the business three years ago with the intent to retail, wholesale and sell our pecans online. Today, we have two large wholesale partnerships that distribute our pecans all over Texas, a store front in Austin and a website. Most recently, we developed a new line of gluten-free pecan based coating mixes. Instead of using all-purpose flour, corn meal or breading mixes you now have a healthier option to coat, bake, fry or top your favorite meats, vegetables, seafood or casseroles. In 2018, we entered H-E-B’s annual Quest for Texas Best competition and we made it as a top 25 finalist! All of our hard work is culminating into something very special and we’re excited to see what the next steps look like for our company. My goal has always been to extend my grandfather’s legacy and to start a business around a product I know very well; looks like we’re well on our way. Q: How do you feature the GO TEXAN mark? A: We proudly feature the GO TEXAN

mark on all our retail bags.

Q: Tell readers why being a GO TEXAN member and sourcing local is important? Mark Wall looks to carry on his Grandfather's legacy. Grandfather Wall, pictured.

A: Being a GO TEXAN member provides us marketing support that we wouldn’t normally be able to afford.

The reach GO TEXAN has is much better than we can sustain by ourselves. We receive emails and phone calls from member affiliates requesting our attendance at various state functions that ultimately give us greater exposure for our company and brand. It’s hard to do everything on a shoestring budget and limited resources, so we’re grateful for GO TEXAN support.

HOW TO FIND US To learn more about 38 Pecans, visit their website: www.38pecans.com You can find 38 Pecans on Facebook and Twitter @38pecans and on Instagram @38_pecans

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TEXAS WINE MONTH PAIRINGS

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HARVEST SEASON TEXAS “CRISP” FALL Menu

Appetizer CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE BOARD

Whipped feta with Texas clover honey, brie with pecan praline, sharp cheddar cheese, toast points, apricots, plums, figs, olives, Texas olive oil, prosciutto, paté, canadian bacon, & salami

WINE OPTIONS: SAUVIGNON BLANC SPARKLING WINE

Dinner

try it with... Appetizer Option 1: SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc has flavors of tart fresh citrus fruits like lime, green apple, and passionfruit with herbaceous aromas. The light, dry acidity of the wine is softened by the saltiness from the meat and cheeses. The sweetness of the fruits and jams will also be nicely complemented by the acidity in the wine.

Appetizer Option 2: SPARKLING WINE

Sparkling Wine is a great pairing with the cheeses on this plate as the crisp citrus flavors and high acidity complement the creamy cheeses and the fruits and jams. This wine will also work to help cut some of the saltiness of the meats. The bubbles provide a great palate cleaning affect after every bite.

pairs with... Dinner Option 1: Cabernet Sauvignon

BRAISED RED WINE SHORT RIBS CHEDDAR CHEESE YELLOW GRITS SEASONAL ROOT VEGETABLE w/ CITRUS DILL SAUCE

WINE OPTIONS: CABERNET SAUVIGNON ZINFANDEL

Dessert

The richness from the meat and grits call for a full body red wine to balance it out. Cabernet is complex and layered in its flavors of black cherry, blackberries and black pepper with tobacco and vanilla from the oak aging to finish it out. The higher tannins and acidity make it a savory wine that brings out the fruit flavors when drank with this rich plate.

Dinner Option 2: zinfandel

Zinfandel, sometimes synonymous with Primitivo, is a full body hearty red wine, with flavors of dark fruits like blackberries and currants and slight spice of pepper and cloves. The moderately high acidity and tannins in this wine make it a great pairing with the hearty richness of the whole plate.

great with...

Dessert Option 1: riesling

PUMPKIN CHURROS

with melted dark chocolate for dipping

WINE OPTIONS: RIESLING SPARKLING MOSCATO

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A lightly sweet Riesling with its citrus fruit flavors will help lighten and freshen up the churros while the sweetness will enhance the sweetness and spices in the dessert.

Dessert Option 2: Sparkling Moscato

Sparkling Moscato is a sweet wine with flavors of peaches and orange blossoms. With it’s highly aromatic citrus and a mild mineral scent similar to cinnamon, it provides a great match for the pumpkin churros. Add in the bubbles and you’re delighted with a nice zing to end the meal.

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HARVEST SEASON TEXAS FALL “SPICE” Menu

Appetizer ROASTED SWEET POTATO CARROT SOUP

WINE OPTIONS: RIESLING GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Dinner

try it with... Appetizer Option 1: RIESLING

A dry Riesling has fruit flavors of apricot, peach and lemon with aromas of honey, ginger and citrus blossoms. The dryness and high acidity make this wine a good balance to the creamy spice of the soup without adding any extra sweetness.

Appetizer Option 2: GEWüRZTRAMINER

Although an unlikely pairing, this semi sweet wine that boasts taste of citrus, honey, ginger, and cinnamon, that pair wonderfully with this silky and spice forward soup.

pairs with... Dinner Option 1: TEMPRANILLO

SPANISH PAELLA

Fresh Texas Seafood with Texas Gulf Shrimp, chicken, rice, spices, and vegetables

WINE OPTIONS: TEMPRANILLO CHARDONNAY

Dessert CREMA CATALANA

with fresh Texas seasonal fruit

WINE OPTIONS: SHERRY ORANGE MUSCAT

While Tempranillo is a full-bodied wine that you wouldn’t normally think to pair with shrimp and chicken - the complexity of Paella helps magnify the flavors of this wine. Paella is an extremely flavorful dish full of spices which complement the cherry and plum flavors as well as the leathery spice and vanilla finish from the Tempranillo.

Dinner Option 2: CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay’s fruit flavors of berries and citrus make for a rounded and silky texture that pairs extremely well with the crusty texture of the paella and is light enough to complement the shrimp, chicken and vegetables as well.

great with...

Dessert Option 1: SHERRY

Sherry is a fortified non-sweet wine characterized by tastes of preserved lemon, bitter orange, toasted nuts and burnt sugar, which makes a great complement to the burnt sugar on top of the Crema, as well as, creates a great contrast to the sweet creamy custard.

Dessert Option 2: ORANGE MUSCAT

Orange Muscat is a sweet dessert wine that tastes of bright orange zest, honey and lemon with fragrant bright aromas. The sweet acidity of this wine helps enrich and balance out the sweet and creaminess of the custard.

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TEXAS WINE

DID YOU KNOW? H Texas is home to more than 400 wineries. H The wine industry contributes more than $1.3 billion to our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. H Lone star wineries attract more than 1.7 million visitors each year.

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FREDERICKSBURG FALL FARMERS MARKET [website] Fredericksburg

Every Thursday from October 4-November 15 at the Grounds of the Pioneer Museum. "Get Fresh, Buy Local". Live music, prepared foods, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and more. 4 - 7 PM.

32ND ANNUAL GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL [website] Gruene (New Braunfels)

October 4-7 at the Historic Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. Four days of the best of Texas wines, live music and foods! Tickets through website.

38TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST 2018 [website] Fredericksburg

October 5-7 at the Marktplatz. Celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts, crafts and children's activities.

RIP FEST & OLD RIP PARADE Eastland

[website]

Contact Eastland Chamber for more information. Vendor application here.

44TH ANNUAL ROCKPORT-FULTON SEAFAIR Rockport & Fulton

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October 11-14 at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor. Four days of music, food, car shows, shopping and fun!

CUERO TURKEYFEST Cuero

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October 11-14 at the Cuero Municipal Park. A celebration of Turkey-ness with music, food, events and shopping in this GO TEXAN certified retirement community! Tickets through website.

MONARCH CELEBRATION Fredericksburg

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Celebrating the Monarch Butterfly migration "tag and release" program. Fun and educational for the whole family! At Wildseed Farms.

ARTOBER FEST Lampasas

Formerly known as the Herb & Art Fest, sponsored by the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Lampasas Association for the Arts. Vendor spaces are available, contact Lampasas Chamber of Commerce for details at (512)556-5172

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POW WOW PARADE AND FESTIVAL [website] Chandler

This annual fall festival is held at Winchester Park. Sponsored by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and includes a parade, arts & craft vendors, food, chili cook-off and more.

FALL DER ALL [website] Van Alstyne

Annual fall festival with great craft vendors, lively entertainment and good food. Vendor spaces are available, go to the website for more information.

CALHOUN COUNTY FAIR [website] Calhoun County Fairgrounds

October 16 - 20. A celebration benefiting the youth of Calhoun County and promoting Agricultural literacy.

YORKTOWN WESTERN DAYS [website] J. B. Wells Arena, Gonzales

A celebration of Western Traditions! Rodeo, music, great food and fun!

TEXAS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW [website] Houston, NRG Center

Providing homeowners with one-stop shopping for their Lone Star home and leisure lifestyle. Special discount available for GO TEXAN members for booth space. Contact Gina Mayfield for details.

SPIRITS OF TEXAS FUNRAISER [website] Willis

Please join the Rotary Club of Conroe as we sip and stroll through our fourth annual Spirits of Texas FUNraising event featuring Texas wines, Texas beer, and Texas distilled spirits paired with food from local Texas restaurants from around Montgomery County! $25/ticket. Contact Ron Saikowski for more information: (713) 252-3729

SOUTH TEXAS FARM AND RANCH SHOW [website] Victoria

October 24-25 at the Victoria Community Center. Educational activities for the whole family, booths and exhibits, golf and more!

TEXAS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW [website] San Antonio

Providing homeowners with one-stop shopping for their Lone Star home and leisure lifestyle. Special discount available for GO TEXAN members for booth space. Contact Gina Mayfield for details.

28TH ANNUAL FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST [website] Fredericksburg

A grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events. At the Marketplatz on the corner of W. Main and N. Adams.

THE BIG RED BARN'S PECAN FEST 2018 [website] Seguin

An agricultural celebration with an emphasis on Texas pecans in this GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community!

MOUNT VERNON FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL [website] Florence

Indulge in a leisurely stroll around the plaza to savor artisanal food, sample Texas wines, watch live culinary demos, shop carefully curated vendors, and enjoy live music on the plaza lawn. Tickets available on website.

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2018 UNITED ESTATES OF TEXAS WINE [website] Florence

October 28, 12:00pm - 3:00 pm. Our festival attendees like to drink wine and shop! We are recruiting unqiue Texas businesses to come and participate in this fun events. The 2018 festival will have live music, artists, unique vendors, great food and of course great Texas Wine.

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TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FEST 2018 WEEKEND [website] Austin

November 3-4. The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas have all been invited. Come see who will be smoking at this weekend of 'cue! Plus, check out our exciting new weekend schedule including our first ever Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Franklin & Friends Kickoff event! Tickets Available on website.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS FAIR [website] Wanchai, Hong Kong

November 8-10. Hong Kong remains an important hub for the Asia Pacific wines and spirits markets. Consumers in Hong Kong are becoming more educated about wine from different regions.

HOUSTONIA'S COWABUNGA [website] Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston

GO TEXAN Members will have the opportunity to connect with culinary enthusiasts throughout the weekend at the Big & Little Tent event. From the best cooking and grilling equipment to unique sauces, rubs, leather goods, and cookbooks, Cowabunga's Pop Up Shop will be open Saturday & Sunday. Members will receive up to 40% off the booth rates for this event. Contact srice@houstoniamag.com for more information.

HERITAGE SYRUP FESTIVAL [website] Henderson

This annual festival features something to please everyone including educational activites, shopping, entertainment and much more.

2018 VETERANS DAY PARADE AND CONCERT [website] Fredericksburg

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A special commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI featuring marching bands, vintage vehicles and equipment, floyover and WWI-era music concert. On Main Street & Marketplatz. Call (830)997-3758 or email for more information.

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TEXAS TRIBUNE: THE FUTURE OF RURAL TEXAS SYMPOSIUM [website] College Station

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Nov. 12-13 The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a symposium on rural policy and affairs in Texas. Join us as we dive into the future of rural education, health care, natural resource preservation and infrastructure investment, and explore the current political climate in rural Texas and the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic future. This event is free and open to the public.

GILLESPIE COUNTY WILD GAME DINNER [website] Gillespie County Fairgrounds

Evening of wild game appetizers, beverages, live auction, raffle and silent auction benefitting youth and adult agricultural education in the Texas Hill Country. Call (830) 998-1815 for more information.

PECAN HARVEST FESTIVAL OF RICHMOND [website] Richmond Pecan vendors needed! Other vendor spaces may also be available. Visit the website for more information.

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Pumpkin Patches In Texas This Fall

1. Love Creek Orchards - medina

• Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October 10AM-4PM • Pumpkin painting, apple orchard tour, scarecrow building, maze, hayrides, and more! • Admission is $6 for kids 3+ • For more information go to www.lovecreekorchard.com

2. sweet berry farm - marble falls

• Open Monday - Sunday (closed Wednesdays), October 1 - November 4 8:30AM-5:30PM

and Sundays 11AM-5PM • Hay rides, face painting, horse rides, berry bounce and more! • Admission is free, activity and pumpkin prices vary. • For more information go to www.sweetberryfarm.com

3. barton hill farm - bastrop • • • •

Open Saturdays and Sundays, September 29 - November 4 10AM-7PM Corn maze, pumpkin patch, trains, photo ops, food, adult beverages and more! Tickets can be bought on their website For more information go to www.bartonhillfarms.com

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Open Saturdays 10AM-5PM and Sundays 1PM-5PM Pumpkin hunt, firetruck rides, pumpkin races, fising pond, and more! Tickets are $2.50-$5.00 For more information go to www.evergreen-farms.com

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5. Flower mound pumpkin patch - flower mound • • • •

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Ingredients 6 sweet Hawaiian rolls 1 cup half and half 1 cup pumpkin purée 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (for the brown sugar sauce) 1/2 cup +2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 cup Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Olive Oil 1/4 cup heavy cream

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Tear the Hawaiian rolls into bite-sized chunks and throw them in a large mixing bowl.

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In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the half and half, pumpkin purée, eggs, and vanilla. Add white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk until combined. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces and fold until bread is coated.

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Keep in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 F and grease an 8×8 inch square pan with Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Olive Oil.

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Pour the bread mixture into the pan and bake uncovered for about 35 minutes. To make the sauce, melt the brown sugar with the Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Olive Oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the heavy cream until you have a smooth mixture is smooth. It should only take 2-3 minutes.

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When the pudding is ready, remove everything from heat and let it all cool for a couple minutes. Pour the sauce over the bread pudding and serve warm.

HAVE A RECIPE TO SHARE? If you are a GO TEXAN member and have a recipe to share, send it our way! Your recipe must feature Texas products, come with high-resolution (300 DPI) photographs and come with clear and precise cooking ingredients and directions. [Submit recipe here]

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REGIONAL FIELD STAFF SPOTLIGHT

david kercheval Region 3

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This is my eigth year with the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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The thing I enjoy most about my position is seeing hard-working Texans grow their business and succeed and knowing GO TEXAN played a role in that success!

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I consider my region very special because of the diversity it encompasses; from Fort Worth to the smallest agricultural communities, from goat cheese to quality handmade boots and everything Texan in between!

My region provides so many opportunities for weekend getaways or places to call home. Whether you are in Dublin, Nocona, Quanah, Fort Worth or a hundred other communities, you are going to have a great time and create lifetime memories!

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There is nothing else like Texas. If you took a different weekend adventure every week, you may not see everything to experience. However, when you travel, always check the GO TEXAN Event Calendar and search the GO TEXAN Directory for GO TEXAN members wherever you go!

CONTACT DAVID David.Kercheval@TexasAgriculture.gov


Members In The News Bingham Family Winery

Texas Works Awards Partners with GO TEXAN

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Known for the wines its grapes produce for wineries throughout Texas, Bingham Family Vineyards has now opened a tasting room in Fredericksburg, as part of the Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters new building on the south side of Highway 290 east of downtown.“We made the decision to open a tasting room in Fredericksburg because that is where so many people come to taste Texas wines,” co-owner and grower Cliff Bingham said. Read the Texas Wine Lover article to learn more.

A new awards program from two enterprising Texans celebrates the state's love of all things, well, Texan. Texas Works Awards honors the best in locally crafted products, ranging from fashion to food to apothecary, and serves as an avenue to get consumers to support Texas-based artisans and business owners. GO TEXAN has happily partnered with this program. Grand prize winner will be announced November 26.

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Skull and Cakebones Named H-E-B Diversity Supplier of 2018 Austin

"Y’all! We are so honored to be recognized as 2018 Diversity Supplier of the Year for H-E-B. Thank you to our team for all their hard work and determination. Thank you to H-E-B for believing in our brand and recognizing the plant based movement." -Skull and Cakebones Team Check out Skull and Cakebones on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @skullandcakebones

Read the Dallas Culture Map article.

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