Vela Farms is the recipient of the Keep Victoria Beautiful Business Beautification Award for the month of July. The award is given monthly to recognize businesses that help to beautify the Victoria community through property upkeep, landscaping, and other improvements. The restaurant received a traveling sign to display during July.

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This is not the first time that Vela Farms has won a big award. If you remember back in 2014, Vela Farms jelly was entered into H.E.B's prestigious Quest for Texas Best 2014.  Out of 650 entries across the state of Texas, Vela Farms won 3rdplace and was awarded $10,000! Vela Farms quickly became so much more than jelly!


Do you know of a Victoria business that is doing its part to help keep Victoria Beautiful? Nominate them for our monthly beautification award! Here are the nomination guidelines:

All businesses within the City of Victoria limits are eligible for nomination.

Business owners must not nominate their own business

Nominations must be received by the 25th of the month and the winner will be chosen at the following month’s KVB board meeting.

A business can only win the award once every 2 years.  

Here is what the judges will be looking at:

Building front is attractive and inviting, with clean paint or bricks

Trees, shrubs and/or flowers are healthy and well-maintained (weeding, mulching, watering, pruning).

Grass is mowed

Sidewalks, curbs, parking areas, and fencing are weeded.

Any benches, trash cans, and/or chairs are in good condition.

The parking area is litter-free.

Storefront has attractive signs.

Dumpsters and trash areas are clean and tidy.

Old, unused bulky items are not stored around or behind the store i.e. equipment, furniture, supplies.


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