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: 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.)

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Slow Food Austin wants to whet your appetite for aquaponics! Join us on Saturday, February 21, for lunch and a tour of Agua Dulce Farm, an urban aquaponic farm in southeast Austin. We’ll tour the farm, meet Jack Waite (the farmer), and learn all about the benefits of aquaponics, a sustainable farming practice that combines hydroponics (soil-less farming) with aquaculture (fish farming) in a closed re-circulating system.

We’ll also enjoy Agua Dulce’s pure and delicious vegetables in a farm-to-table lunch menu developed by chef Sonya Cote of Cote Catering, Eden East, and Hillside Farmacy.

BYOB. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets at the door. With advance notice, we can accommodate our vegetarian or gluten-free friends.  Refunds will only be given in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

ALL ticket revenue goes back to the farm so come on out and support the farmers who are keeping your food good, clean, and fair!

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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

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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 comfort food with global accents (fans rave about their pork jowl and fried chickpeas!) and craft cocktails.

Your $15 entry donation includes local drinks and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming. Specially priced happy hour snacks will also be available.

See the Facebook event page.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015

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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.

 

There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on a specific topic of interest by following any of six different tracks, from Organic 101 to Advanced Producer. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the conference, please visit the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 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 January 9th. The scholarship winner 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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Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese, 12/4/2014

November 13, 2014

Date: Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Location: 512 Brewery, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745 Tickets: $55.00 general admission, $45.00 for Slow Food members, Purchase tickets online Please Join Slow Food Austin, (512) Brewing Company, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for our annual Beer and Cheese Tasting. This has become a mainstay in our annual scheduling. [...]

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slow sesion: easy tiger bread pairings, 11/29/2014

November 9, 2014

Date: Saturday, November 29, 3:00 pm –  5:00 pm Location: Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard, Beard on Bread. Despite Beard’s words, most of [...]

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happy hour: green gate farms benefit at lenoir, 11/19/2014

October 31, 2014

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 6-8pm Location: Lenoir, 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 Cost: $15 suggested donation, all proceeds go to Green Gate Farms (payable via cash or credit card) Join us for a night in LENOIR’s wine garden to support our friends in need at Green Gate Farms, a farm that has always [...]

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farm tour: logro farms, 11/2/2014

October 8, 2014

Date: Sunday, November 2 2014, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Location: Logro Farms, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. Bldg. C Austin, TX 78736 Tickets: $20.00 includes farm tour, brewery tour, Logro’s “Sustainable Farming with Mushrooms” class, and a takeaway of fresh oyster mushrooms and herbs. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.) [...]

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slow session: meridian hive meadery, 10/19/2014

October 4, 2014

Date: Sunday, October 19, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Location: Draught House, 4112 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Join Slow Food Austin for a Slow Session with Meridian Hive Meadery at the Draught House on Oct 19th. Mead or honey wine is the oldest alcoholic drink [...]

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slow session: chocosutra, 10/5/2014

September 29, 2014

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Join us this October for a special session with Richard Kreuzburg, the man behind the magical healing chocolate creations of Chocosutra. Richard cares deeply about his work [...]

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slow session: bee rescue, 9/30/2014

September 23, 2014

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Location: in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Come learn how honey bees are safely removed and relocated. Daniel “DJ” Schmalz is a hive and swarm capture service extraordinaire specializing in chemical free bee removals and rescues. [...]

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