happy hour: bufalina due, 7/19/2018

Date: Thursday, July 19th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Intero, 6555 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78757
RSVP: See the Facebook event
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card

Beat the summer heat with a nice, cool, July happy hour inside. Join us this third Thursday at Bufalina Due and explore their happy hour menu until 7:00 pm. $10 suggested donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program and Farmer Relief Fund.

happy hour: intero, 6/21/2018

Date: Thursday, June 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Intero, 2612 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 787022
RSVP: See the Facebook event
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card

In June, we’ll celebrate summer with our happy hour at Intero. Enjoy some icy-cold cocktails while getting to know this sustainability-focused restaurant with a whole plant and animal approach. And, stop by the artisan chocolate counter, inspired by Italian cafes, at the front. Intero will be offering appetizer samples to our attendees. $10 suggested donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our scholarship program.

farm tour: boggy creek farm, 6/2/2018

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $25 includes farm tour, snack from Vegg, and a market stand item to take home. Please purchase online in advance.

We’re going back to one of Austin’s original urban farms. Owners Carol Ann and Larry have been growing vegetables and hosting a weekly market since 1992. A lot has changed over 25 years, so join us for a tour of what’s growing in East Austin and see how Boggy Creek Farm has risen to the challenge of growing healthy sustainable food for the Austin community.

We’ll have snacks showcasing farm vegetables created by Vegg Catering following the tour and some market stand snacks to take home with you.

tomato dinner at springdale farm, 6/13/2018

Date: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $85 dinner, $20 take-home tomato basket option, $10 take-home tomato basket option Please purchase online in advance.

The Tomato Dinner at Springdale Farm will be bittersweet this year. We’re happy to celebrate with the farmers as they move on to new adventures, but this will be our last event at this wonderful, urban farm. As always, our Annual Tomato Dinner will highlight a variety of types and preparations of home-grown tomatoes from the farm. The evening will begin with a seasonal cocktail with Tito’s Vodka and appetizers, followed by entree courses and dessert.

Participating restaurants and artisans include:
Barley Swine
Justine’s
Eden East
Confituras
Lenoir
Olamaie
L’oca d’Oro
Bufalina

Gates will open at 6:00 pm when passed appetizers and cocktails will be served. The seated dinner will begin at 6:30pm.

Vegetarian options are available upon request. Please include request in comments with ticket purchase. No other substitutions or changes to the menu are permitted.

happy hour: mongers market + kitchen, 5/17/2018

Date: Thursday, May 17th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
RSVP: See the Facebook event
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card

For our May happy hour, join us at Mongers Market + Kitchen for Gulf seafood, beer, wine, and sangria. Celebrate this last month of spring while exploring their happy hour menu. Donations will benefit Slow Food Austin and our Scholarship Program.

happy hour: suerte, 4/19/2018

Date: Thursday, April 19th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Suerte, 1800 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702
RSVP: See the Facebook event
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card

Our April happy hour will be at the newly-opened Suerte where they’re combining local ingredients with flavors of Mexico. Join us this third Thursday to explore their cocktail menu or enjoy wine or local beer, and welcome them to our food community. Donations will support Slow Food Austin and our Scholarship program.

farm tour: la flaca, 3/3/2018

Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: La Flaca, 7810 Copperas Dr, Austin TX 78749
Tickets: $18 includes farm tour, snack from Puli-Ra, and a plant to take home from the farm. Please purchase online in advance.

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Join us for an afternoon farm tour in South Austin at La Flaca Organic Farm on March 3 at 2:30 pm. Following the tour, Puli-ra will give you a taste of this hyper-local produce in their self-defined style, “Low Country Indian meets Hill Country Texan,” with a snack made with ingredients from the farm. Each attendee will also receive a plant from the farm to take home and grow.

scholarship opportunity for the 2018 tofga conference

Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday January 25th, 2018 2018TOFGA_Conference_Flyer  

Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference from February 1-3, 2018, in Georgetown, Texas. This conference focuses on education and advocacy for Texas farmers, ranchers, and gardeners who practice organic and sustainable measures. Hundreds of attendees from around the state are expected to come and build community around like-minded, sustainable practices.

The conference scholarship includes two days of learning sessions along with the Friday night banquet with keynote speaker Michael Abelman. These events will allow attendees to share ideas and network with their peers. For additional information about the conference, please visit the TOFGA Website

The scholarship will cover the ticket for the entire two day conference and the Friday night banquet. For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submission is Thursday, January 25, 2018. 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 (rita@slowfoodaustin.org)

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happy hour: confituras little kitchen, 1/18/2018

Date: Thursday, January 18th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Confituras Little Kitchen, 2129 Goodrich Ave, Austin, TX 78704
RSVP: See the Facebook Event
Cost: $20 suggestion donation payable via cash or credit card

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We’re thrilled to start the new year by welcoming the brand new Confituras Little Kitchen to the Austin food scene. Join us there for our January happy hour. We’ll be celebrating with gin and fruit syrup cocktails, beer, and a selection of fruit forward hors d’oeuvres.  All donations will benefit Slow Food Austin including our Scholarship Program.

beer and cheese tasting with 512 brewing and antonelli’s cheese

Date: Thursday, December 14th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: 512 Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
Tickets: $65 non-members, $55 Slow Food members, Purchase Online

 

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Join us on Thursday December 14th for our Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese ShopEasy Tiger breads and other accompaniments will be served with the beer and cheese pairings.

This has become a mainstay in our annual scheduling. A Beer and Cheese Pairing…an homage to the bi-annual event held in Bra, Italy by Slow Food International, CHEESE.

Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program.