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, October 19th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: The Little Darlin’, 6507 Circle S Rd Austin TX 78745, Austin, Texas 78745
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: See the Facebook event page


For our October happy hour, join us for craft beer, cocktails, and horseshoes at The Little Darlin’ where they’re supporting our local farms with ingredients for their menu. Kids are welcome with adults, and dogs can join the fun on the patio too. The $10 suggested donation will support Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program.


Location: ATX Cocina, 110 San Antonio Street, Suite 170, Austin, Texas 78701
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: join the Facebook event

September brings a busier time of year, but slowing down for happy hour is always a good idea. Join us this third Thursday at ATX Cocina for a modern approach to Mexican cuisine and cocktails. All funds raised at our September happy hour will benefit the Texas Farmer Rancher Disaster Relief Fund. Funds raised through this campaign will help farmers and ranchers rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Let’s support our area farms and this new Austin restaurant by coming together for happy hour.


Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday September 8th, 2017

Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the 11th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference from September 24-26th, 2017, in McKinney, Texas. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture.  Whether you are a farmer, consumer, chef, local foods business owner, or nonprofit advocate, you will find useful information and tools to help support the growth of the local and sustainable food movement.

Highlights of the conference will be in depth pre-conference workshops, top speakers, on-farm dinner, networking with like-minded individuals, and a keynote speaker, Fred Kirschenmann.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance website.  The scholarship will cover the ticket for the conference, the On-Farm Dinner, and a travel stipend of $250. For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 8th, 2017. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.

As advocates and members of Slow Food Austin, we strongly encourage, but do not require, our applicants to be members of Slow Food USA. While this is not a requirement to apply to the FARFA conference, it is an additional way to stay up to date with current events in the community. To learn more about joining Slow Food USA, please click here.

For any questions about this opportunity please contact Rita Herzog, Scholarships Coordinator (

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