Slow Food Austin reconnects people with the food they eat. Our educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.

Date: Thursday September 15th, 5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Wu Chow, IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
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The beginning of fall is just around the corner, and we’ll be celebrating the change of season with our September Happy Hour downtown at Wu Chow. Join us on Thursday the 15th at 5:00pm for farm-fresh, Chinese appetizers and a delicious cocktail menu. At this Happy Hour, your donation will support Green Gate Farms‘ Farm Camp Scholarship Fund and Slow Food Austin.

The Farm Camp Scholarship Fund is for children living near the farm in East Austin. For many of the children who received scholarships this year, Farm Camp was their first summer camp experience. As one camper said, “If it weren’t for this camp, we’d have nothing to do, we’d be watching TV all day.” Green Gate’s Farm Camp is an important step in a lifetime of health for these children. The campers have hands-on learning experiences with everything from feeding animals to harvesting vegetables and flowers, and helped with other farm chores every day. Voted “Best of Austin” by Austin Chronicle, the camp has hosted over 700 campers since its inaugural week-long camp in 2010. Camp activities are centered on farm-based, hands-on education in nutrition, organic systems, and environmental stewardship – with plenty of time to relax and have fun on the farm.


Scholarship Application Deadline:Tuesday, September 6th 2016 FARFA

Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance 10th annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bastrop, TX September 25th -  27th. This conference focuses on the policies that affect our local farms and food production, and brings together experts on a wide range of topics including food safety, GMOs, government programs, urban farming, and more. There will be panel discussions, sessions led by local farmers and sustainable food system advocates, and opportunities to network with local activists. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the Conference, please visit the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Website.
The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration. For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is September 6th. The scholarship winners will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.
For any questions about this opportunity please contact Caitlin Watkins, Scholarships Coordinator (

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Date: Wednesday August 17th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Chocolaterie Tessa,  7425 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA
RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot.

For this sweet August Slow Session, Tessa Halstead of Chocolaterie Tessa, will lead a tour of her facilities and chocolate ganache demo, followed by a chocolate tasting and discussion. Tessa, who works with bean-to-bar companies like SRSLY Chocolate, will also explain the pros and cons working with industrial versus craft chocolate, as well as the differences and similarities between chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Come learn about all the labor involved (3 days worth!) in making just one piece of chocolate.

Only 25 free tickets are available for this, so please only reserve one if you are positive you can make it. Once the list fills up, join the waitlist by sending your name, number and email to


happy hour: the abgb 8/18/2016

July 31, 2016

Date: Thursday August 18th, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm Location: The ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf Austin, TX 78704 Cost: $15 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card RSVP: Join the Facebook event For our August Happy Hour, meet us at The ABGB for local, craft beer and seasonal pizzas and lots of other great drinks [...]

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happy hour: l’oca d’oro, 7/21/2016

June 30, 2016

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: L’oca D’oro, 1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723 Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card RSVP: Join the Facebook event Summer is here, and it’s time to relax and enjoy happy hour fun at one of Austin’s newest restaurants. Join us at [...]

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happy hour: independence brewing, 6/16/2016

June 3, 2016

Date: Thursday, June 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Ln. Ste 607, Austin, TX 78744 Cost: $15 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card RSVP: Join the Facebook event For this month’s happy hour, we’re going to the source. Join us at Independence Brewing Co. for cold beer [...]

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happy hour: olamaie, 5/26/2016

May 11, 2016

Date: Thursday, May 26, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701 Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card RSVP: Join the Facebook Event Start your Memorial Day weekend fun on Thursday May 26th with Happy Hour at Olamaie. They’ll have a happy hour menu of [...]

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farm tour: coyote creek farm, 5/21/2016

May 3, 2016

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Coyote Creek Farm, 13817 Klaus Lane, Elgin, Texas 78621 Cost: $18.00, please purchase tickets online in advance Enjoy a spring day at Coyote Creek Farm. We’ll tour the farm and see the feed mill, the mobile chicken coops, and the egg washing shed. We’ll learn [...]

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slow session: kombit screening, 5/2/2016

April 25, 2016

Date: Monday, May 2nd, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot. KOMBIT: The Cooperative, which recently debuted at SXSWEco, is a documentary chronicling outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland and Haiti’s non-profit Smallholder Farmer Alliance’s combined efforts to reforest Haiti in five [...]

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happy hour: barley swine, 4/28/2016

April 11, 2016

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Barley Swine, 6555 Burnet Rd Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78757 Cost: $10 suggest donation payable with cash or credit cards RSVP: Join the Facebook Event Come out to celebrate spring at our Happy Hour on the patio at Barley Swine on Thursday April 28th. A [...]

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