Two past recipients of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation Grant have been chosen as Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best finalists by H-E-B. Of the hundreds of entries from across the state, McAllen-based Cappadona Ranch and Nuts & Cows have made it to the finale.
Established in 2012 by Victoria Barrera Cappadona, Cappadona Ranch has developed from a simple family treat into the growing juggernaut that it is today. Cappadona develops a variety of healthy, home-made products from mesquite beans, including Mesquite Bean Jelly and flour, as well as coffee.
Cappadona Ranch received the Innovation Grant in 2016. The company has gained recognition from numerous publications and organizations such as GoTexan – of which Cappadona Ranch is a member.
Elizabeth Davis, owner of Nuts & Cows, offers health-conscious treats, sugar-free, vegan and all natural pecan butters. She also produces savory pecan-based snacks as well as a variety of other products. Elizabeth started the business with just $89, a solid plan, and a passion for innovation. Nuts & Cows won an Innovation Grant in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since.