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, March 4th 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Black Star Coop, 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 100
Cost: Slow Session are always free, but reserve a spot here — for the happy hour, there will be a $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card

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This March we will visit Black Star Co-op, the world’s first cooperatively-owned brewpub, for an exclusive brewery tour and talk led by beer team leader Andy Martinec. We will get a chance to try their latest brew, Rebellious Dockhand, a sour mash porter made with a secondary fermentation of boysenberries.

Afterward, stay for a Slow Food happy hour starting at 3 pm. A suggested donation of $10 will support Black Star Coop and Slow Food Austin, and attendees will enjoy a selection of snacks. The chef will speak to us about Black Star’s commitment to local farmers. Select local craft beers will also be available at the special price of $3.

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Date: Thursday, February 16th, 5:000 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit cards

Join us for our February happy hour at Hillside Farmacy where local farms are always supported. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine, snacks, and the raw bar for a festive third Thursday. Donations will support Slow Food Austin programming and our scholarship program.

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Date: Thursday, January 19th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Vinaigrette, 2201 College Ave,  Austin, Texas 78704
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit cards

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We’re starting the new year with a fresh take for our January happy hour. Join us at Vinaigrette for their SaladBar cocktail menu including signature and classic cocktails, beer, and wine. Vinaigrette is known for their salads, soups, and sides that leave you feeling healthier, and they now have a farm in Bastrop to provide produce for the menu. Our third Thursday happy hour donations will support Slow Food Austin programming including our scholarship program.

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scholarship: 2017 TOFGA conference

December 9, 2016

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, December 23rd, 2016 Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) conference in Mesquite, Texas from January 12-14, 2017. This annual conference offers workshops and presentations on a variety of topics pertinent to the work of organic farmers and gardeners in Central Texas and [...]

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farm tour: richardson’s farm dairy, 12/4/2016

November 17, 2016

Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Richardson’s Farm Dairy, 2850 County Rd, Rockdale, TX 76567 Tickets: $18 tour and take home milk and cookies, $10 tour only, children 12 and under may attend for free Tour the newly opened Richardson Farms dairy and see the milking process. After the tour, attendees will enjoy [...]

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Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese

November 7, 2016

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Location: 512 Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745 Tickets: $65 non-members, $55 Slow Food members, Purchase Online Join us on Thursday December 1st for our 7th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Charcuterie, breads, and more will accompany the beer and cheese [...]

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slow session: texas keeper cider, 10/30/2016

October 26, 2016

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 [...]

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farm tour: johnson’s backyard garden, 10/23/2016

October 17, 2016

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. [...]

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happy hour: contigo, 10/20/2016

October 15, 2016

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 [...]

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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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