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2nd Chance Customs

Artisan Woodworker

Elijah is a furniture designer and builder, located in Austin, Texas. Originally from a small town in the panhandle, he grew up on the farm. At his dad's side, he learned to work with his hands by rebuilding motors and changing gear boxes in the cornfields. These skills would come in handy during the summer months, in the mountains of Colorado. There he worked with his Papa, learning to cut wood, swing a hammer and build...well, just about anything. In this case, it was cabins at the base of the Spanish Speaks.

This farm kid, continued to feed his passion for working with his hands, eventually found his way to Austin. After many years of working with middle school and high school aged students, Elijah began his own Remodeling/Handy-Man business and was a Superintendent for a home builder in Austin. His true passion for woodworking and sustainability led to his journey of designing and building furniture full time, thus creating Second Chance Custom.

Elijah specializes in using reclaimed and repurposed materials for many of his projects. Salvaging at construction sites, dumpster diving, and "wood rescuing" are all part of, not only the job, but his passion. Being an eco friendly builder, sustainability is at the top of his priorities in his business and meeting people and clients that share that passion is one of the greatest rewards of being able to share his art.

elijahs website

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Mr and Mrs Sew It All

Specialty Sewing

Chris is a 23 year veteran of the restaurant industry spending most of his life cooking, serving, bartending and managing, but grew up drawing and dreaming of a creative future. He first developed a passion for sewing in 1996 apprenticing for Jan Rousseaux, a leather and costume designer. Years later, after moving to Austin from New Orleans, he met Amanda and apprenticed with her as a tailor for Nordstrom where he worked for 3 years. Mostly self-taught, Chris uses his creativity and high energy approach to life to soak up as much knowledge as he can. Besides running the business, Chris is a skilled designer, pattern-maker, leather worker and sewing expert.

Mr and Mrs Sew It All Website

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Blue Bonnet Hydroponic Farms

Local Micro Organics

Blue Bonnet is a family run business dedicated to supplying top quality hydroponic produce since 2000. At this time they service San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. Austin and San Antonio are delivered by their own trucks and service Houston through top rated distributors within 24 hours of harvest.

All produce is grown in completely enclosed hydroponic greenhouses. BlueBonnet utilizes the most up-to-date controls to monitor and feed the produce which is sold live with a water covered root ball.

Blue Bonnet Website

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Springdale Farms

Urban Farming

Owned and farmed by Glenn and Paula Foore, Springdale Farm sits on 4.83 acres just 3 miles east from the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Located at 755 Springdale Road in East Austin, the family operated Urban Farm grows over 75 seasonal vegetable varieties and operates a popular public farm stand every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9AM - 1PM.

SPRINGDALE FARMS WEBSITE

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Johnson's Backyard Garden

Local Austin Farming

One of Austin's local growers who produce quality, organic produce for all to enjoy.

JOHNSONS BG WEBSITE

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Windy Hill Farms

Texas Meat and Produce

Windy Hill Farm offers sustainably and humanely raised goat meat, beef, lamb, and chicken eggs, as well as seasonal central Texas produce and fruit.

Windy Hill Farms Website

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FARM to TABLE

Locally Sourcing Purveyor

FARM TO TABLE distributes locally grown farm products to area restaurants, commercial kitchens, cafeterias, and independent grocery stores.

FARM to TABLE website

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Buena Tierra Farms

Local and family owned farm that provides produce from small peppers to large squash.