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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, September 7th 2015

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Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance 9th annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bryan, TX on September 25th and 26th . 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 7th. The scholarship winners will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.
For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

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grub trivia, 8/16/2015

August 8, 2015

Date: Sunday, August 16, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 (Free parking is available on Sunday in the state parking buildings across the street from Saengerrunde Hall.)
Tickets: General Admission – $40 Slow Food Members; $45 Non-Members purchase online
Team Registration – up to six members per team $375 register online

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Are you a self-described food nerd? A glutton for gastronome geekery? You might be one of the next champions of Slow Food Austin’s Grub Trivia.

Slow Food Austin’s third annual Grub Trivia competition is on August 16th at Saengerrunde Hall. Up to 27 teams will compete to win the surprise grand prize and the honor of being named Austin’s ultimate slow foodies.

This year tickets for the food-focused, pub-style trivia game will feature an open bar and a special tasting from more than a dozen of Austin’s finest “slow” restaurants and artisans. There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses. The competing teams will include up to six members, and team members will each receive a Slow Food Austin t-shirt.

John Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop will join as master of ceremonies. Bryan Butler of Salt and Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will host the famous halftime hog butchery show with a live auction of the cuts. Special guest Andy Langer will be the half-time show auctioneer.

Slow Food Austin will also present its Snailblazer of the Year Award to a member of the food community who has made a significant impact for the cause of “Good, Clean, and Fair Food.”

All are welcome – as teams or individual “spectators” – to join in the fun and savor an edible education!

Our Grub Crawl Tasting will include:

At the bar, we’ll have:
Cocktails with Banner Distilling Company Vodka and Whiskey, Texas Keeper Cider, beer from Real Ale Brewing Company, and Cuvee cold brew coffee.

If you’d like to volunteer at Grub Trivia, submit your info here.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
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AND, SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNER:
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Date: Friday, August 7th, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, Texas 78758
Tickets: $10, purchase online or at the door

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Sip wine and sample delicious bites of food in each department around Whole Foods Market at the Domain on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Proceeds are donated to a different nonprofit organization each month, and Slow Food Austin will benefit on 8/7. Tickets are $10 per adult and can be purchased online or at the door. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. #domainontap

Thank you to Whole Foods Austin for choosing Slow Food Austin as the benefiting nonprofit for August’s First Fridays event!

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tomato dinner with springdale center for urban agriculutre, 6/9/2015

May 28, 2015

Date: Tuesday, June 9 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702 Tickets: $100 purchase online take-home tomato baskets also available for $10 or $20 (pre-purchase with dinner ticket) Celebrate the flavors of vine-ripened tomatoes at the height of the season with a feast on the farm. The [...]

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amaro and gelato tasting, 6/3/2015

May 22, 2015

Date: Wednesday June 3, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Gelateria Gemelli, 1009 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702 Tickets: $10, purchase online Join Slow Food Austin and Gelateria Gemelli for a tasting of amaro and gelato. Ticket price covers three 1-oz pours and a scoop of your choice.  Learn about Amaro, meaning “bitter” in [...]

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family-friendly social hour at hausbar farm, 5/21/2015

May 5, 2015

Date: Thursday, May 21st 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Hausbar Farm, 3300 Govalle Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702 Cost: $20 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card RSVP: Please join the Facebook Event. Bring the whole family for a fun spring evening on the farm. Enjoy snacks prepared by Barnison Catering, beer from Zilker [...]

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scholarship: slow meat symposium 2015

March 1, 2015

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015 Slow Food Austin is offering a full scholarship to the second Slow Meat Symposium, June 4-6,  in Denver, Colorado. This Slow Food USA event will bring together leaders in sustainable meat production from across the country to discuss current practices in sustainable meat and to develop strategies for [...]

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farm tour: agua dulce farm, 2/21/2015

February 3, 2015

Date: Saturday February 21st, 11:30 am – 2:20 pm Location: Agua Dulce Farm, 5015 Maufrais Lane, Austin, TX 78744 Tickets: $35 includes farm tour, lunch and refreshments from Cote Catering, and a take-away of fresh farm vegetables. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.) Slow Food Austin wants to whet your appetite [...]

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happy hour: the hightower, 1/29/2015

January 20, 2015

Date: Thursday, January 29th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: The Hightower, 1209 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702 Cost: $15 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card We are kicking off 2015 with happy hour at The Hightower! Having just celebrated their one year anniversary, this casual East Austin spot dishes up elevated [...]

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scholarship: TOFGA annual conference

December 5, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015 Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas from January 29th-31st. This conference offers discussions on a variety of topics of utmost importance to farmers and gardeners in Central Texas with organic growing practices and organic advocates. [...]

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