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: 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 been there for the Austin community. For the past three months, Green Gate Farms has gone through events that neither a family nor small business should have to experience in a lifetime, let alone a year. First, Farmer Skip was hit by a reckless driver, totaling their delivery van and resulting in medical issues that prevented him from planting crops for their Community Supported Agriculture distribution. They then received a notice from their landlord that rent will be raised on their city farm. And lastly, Bastrop County denied agricultural valuation for their River Farm, meaning their taxes will be nearly seven times higher than they usually pay. Proceeds from the happy hour will be donated to Green Gate Farms to help alleviate this financial stress.

Your $15 entry donation (via cash or credit card) will go directly to keeping Green Gate Farms so Skip and Erin can continue their passion of farming and food education to benefit all of us in Central Texas! Complimentary drink and specially priced snacks will be available.

You can also help Green Gate Farms by supporting their GoFundMe Campaign.


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.)


Mushrooms! Beer! Pie! Oh, my! Venture out to the Texas Hill Country for a tour at Logro Farms, a “full cycle” sustainable farm at Ceres Park Ranch, home of Jester King Brewery and Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Logro uses spent grains from Jester King to grow delicious mushrooms, herbs, and an assortment of veggies. In turn, the fruits of Logro’s labor become ingredients in Jester King’s beer and Stanley’s menu items.

Ticket price includes a tour of Logro Farms, Logro’s “Sustainable Farming with Mushrooms” class, and a takeaway of fresh oyster mushrooms and herbs. The tour kicks off by picking-up on Jester King’s free brewery tour. We encourage ticket holders to arrive early for a pint or two at Jester King or stay afterwards for Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza.

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!


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 known, yet many are still unfamiliar with the brewing process and varied flavors. The guys behind Meridian Hive are truly passionate about their craft and will take us through a journey of side-by-side honey varietal and mead tastings.

Must be 21+ to register.

About Meridian Hive

Meridian Hive was founded in 2012 by three explorer’s with a sense of adventure and a vision… to reinvent the perception of mead. The craft of fermentation is what brought them together. They originally met through local home-brew meetings in 2008 and found a similar passion. As ingredients were explored, characteristics were discovered, and variables minimized, glorious recipes were born. As the three shared their ideas of mead with each other, the journey started to coalesce. A collaboration was inevitable. When the mead started flowing in 2013, Meridian Hive finally got the chance to share their glory of exploration with all who are willing to take the journey.

Slow Sessions are educational events that are always free and open to the public. The goal is twofold: (1) to provide opportunities for Austinites to learn more about their food and where it comes from (2) to support local businesses whose values align with the Slow Food mission of good, clean and fair food for all.


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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happy hour: salt and time, 9/18/2014

September 10, 2014

Date: Thursday, September 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Salt & Time 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 Cost: $10 suggested donation (payable with cash or credit card) RSVP: Join the Facebook Event Join us this month with Happy Hour at local butcher shop and salumeria Salt & Time! If you were at [...]

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2014 snailblazer award

August 21, 2014

Our Snailblazer Award is the highest honor given to recognize individuals that exemplify the Slow Food movement’s ideals of “Good, Clean, and Fair.” In honor of his considerable and distinctive work as one of Austin’s most treasured local food pioneers, Eric Polzer of Wink received our 2014  Snailblazer Award. The award was presented at our Grub [...]

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scholarship: farfa 8th annual farm and food leadership conference

August 18, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline: Sunday August 31, 2014 Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance 8th annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bastrop, Texas on September 15th and 16th . This conference focuses on the policies that affect our local farms and food production, bringing together experts on a [...]

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grub trivia, 8/17/2014

July 31, 2014

Date: Sunday, August 17, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 (Free parking is available on Sunday in the state parking buildings across the street from Saengerrunde Hall.) Tickets: General Admission – $25 Slow Food Members; $30 Non-Members purchase online Team Registration – up to six members [...]

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scholarship: chefs collaborative sustainable food summit

July 17, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, August 11, 2014 Slow Food Austin is offering a full scholarship to the Chefs Collaborative’s 6th Annual Sustainable Food Summit, September 28-30, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. This three-day conference brings together hundreds of chefs and professionals from the food industry for the opportunity to connect, get inspired, and discuss how professionals in [...]

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