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: Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Texas Keeper Cider, 12521 Twin Creeks Rd, Manchaca, Texas 78652
RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot

This month’s Slow Session will be at Texas Keeper Cider! Come visit this artisanal cidery’s taproom, tour the grounds and learn about their unique cidermaking process from cidermaker Nic. Afterward, sample current offerings… and bring cash to enjoy Guadalajaran fare from Tortas Ahogadas Texas, the on-site food trailer!

Reserve a free ticket to come enjoy a beautiful autumn Austin afternoon this Sunday… but spaces are limited so please be sure to only reserve a ticket if you are positive you can make it!! Questions? Email



Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmLocation: Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Garfield Farm 4008 River Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Cost: $25 for Farm Tour, Snacks, and Take-home Vegetables — $15 for Farm Tour and Snacks only (children 10 and under free)

Come out to Johnson’s Backyard Garden Garfield Farm for a fun, fall, farm tour. We’ll tour the farm on flatbed trailers pulled by a tractor and learn about the organic growing techniques used here.

After the tour, snacks will be provided by Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, and the menu will include:
Havana Daydreaming Bite- 
Braised Pork, sliced tender belly ham, swiss cheese, homemade pickles topped with Dijon mustard and cream cheese hollandaise, served open-face on toasted ciabatta bread
Lower East Side Bite- 
Herbed goat cheese spread, smoked salmon, sun dried tomato caper relish, on toasted pumpernickel
Caprese platter- 
Cherry Heirloom Pesto Salad, vine-ripe tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic reduction

Attendees are welcome to bring any beverages you’d like, and water will be available.

While the snacks are served, we’ll hear from our Austin Terra Madre Salone del Gusto delegates, including Brenton Johnson, about their experiences at this international food conference that just took place in September.

Guests will each take home a bag of freshly harvested vegetables from the farm. (Ticket options are available with and without the take away vegetables.)

Please purchase tickets online in advance for this farm tour.

Note: The farm is located at 4008 River Road, Cedar Creek, Texas. Look for a white plywood sign on the left with “4008″ painted on it. Drive towards the large white cooler (can’t miss it!) and park near there. Please drive slowly down the farm roads; bugs love the dust that speedy driving stirs up!


Date: Thursday October 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Contigo 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, Texas 78723
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook event

It’s time to enjoy this cooler fall weather with an outdoor happy hour at Contigo Austin. Join us on the third Thursday in October for farm-fresh bar snacks to go with great drinks. Our happy hour attendees will be served appetizers including:
Charcuterie Tasting with local meat
Cucumber Salad
Texas Okra
$10 suggested donations can be paid with cash or credit card, and donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming and our Scholarship Program.


Slow Food Chefs in the Making

September 23, 2016

Date: Saturday October 15th, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Patricia’s Table, 1510 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78731 Cost: $80, please purchase tickets online in advance Slow Food Austin presents this collaborative dinner with star Junior Chefs from Patricia’s Table. Each Junior Chef will be paired with a professional chef to create this locally-sourced, seasonal, [...]

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slow session: lick honest ice creams, 9/29/2016

September 21, 2016

Date: Thursday September 29th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Lick Honest Ice Creams, 1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135, Austin, TX 78704 RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Come by Lick Ice Cream‘s Lamar Union location to learn about how the homegrown ice cream company creates flavors to celebrate the seasons [...]

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scholarship: farfa 10th annual farm and food leadership conference

August 30, 2016

Scholarship Application Deadline:Tuesday, September 6th 2016 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 [...]

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happy hour: wu chow 9/15/2016

August 26, 2016

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 RSVP: Join the Facebook event The beginning of fall is just around the corner, and we’ll be celebrating the change of season with [...]

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slow session: chocolaterie tessa, 8/17/2016

August 7, 2016

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 [...]

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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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