Since its inception in 2016, The Butcher's Ball has raised over $50,000 for farmers and ranchers in Southeast Texas, as well as non-profit organizations that promote and support sustainable ranching and farming practices. 

In 2017, Southeast Texas experienced mass devastation due to Hurricane Harvey. Funds raised during the 2017 Butcher's Ball were directed towards farms and ranches that sustained damage from the storm. The organization Piggy Bank assisted us, through the help of the Trust for Conservation Innovation. 

Beneficiaries since 2016 have included:

Urban Harvest

Foodways Texas

Wood Duck Farms*

Black Hill Meats*

Harrison Hog Farm*

Whitehurst Heritage Farms*

Three Sister Farms*

Piggy Bank

*Farms and ranches affected by Hurricane Harvey

In 2018, The Butcher's Ball raised $20,000 to benefit Urban Harvest’s Farmers Market Program, which brings together a vibrant community of farmers, vendors and thousands of Houstonians seeking fresh food grown by people they know. Butcher’s Ball proceeds will go directly to Urban Harvest’s Farmers Market which supports a permanent institution for our city that is accessible to all, increasing Urban Harvest's ability to bring in more area farmers and vendors, and creating a more sustainable local food system for Houston.

About Urban Harvest:

Sow the seeds for a garden and you may be surprised at what grows alongside the vegetables and fruit. Little minds sprout and flourish. Friendships blossom. Communities thrive. Harvest the garden and it nourishes the body and mind, provides revenue, and instills respect for a greener, sustainable environment.

From this simple concept grew Urban Harvest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with three hardworking programs at its code: Community Gardens, gardening and youth education, and Farmers Markets. Urban Harvest inspires and empowers people of diverse backgrounds to grow and share healthy foods, and in the process enrich the city we all call home.

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