slow session: edible plant walk and yaupon tasting, 10/6/2018

Date: Saturday October 6th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park 907 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78748
Tickets: this is a FREE event, but please reserve your spot by claiming a ticket

Slow Sessions are the free, educational seminars Slow Food Austin offers to the public. This October, come join Eric Knight of Local Leaf Yaupon Maté as he leads us on an edible plant walk to learn more about our local environment and the wild foods growing all around us in central Texas. Eric will go over the ethics of foraging, review some important safety guidelines and touch on some botany basics before showing us how he and his partner/co-owner Stacy forage and harvest yaupon, the only caffeinated plant indigenous to North America. Afterward, we will get to taste expressions of Local Leaf, the yaupon tea they cold-brew and bottle.

This two-hour walk will be limited to a small group, so please only RSVP if you are positive you can attend on October 6th from 11 am to 1pm! Before the event, I will follow up via email with details such as what to wear and where in the park to meet us.

happy hour: sway, 9/20/2018

Date: Thursday, September 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Sway, 1417 South 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704
RSVP: See the Facebook event
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card

It’s almost fall! Come say goodbye to summer at happy hour at Sway on South First. Enjoy specialty cocktails with a Thai twist or beer or wines, and check out the food menu too. $10 suggested donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program and Farmer Relief Fund.

farm tour: lettuce, 9/23/2018

Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00 pm
Location: Whisper Valley Garden, 16504 Moonlit Path, Manor, TX 78653
Tickets: $13 includes farm tour and snack or $38 includes farm tour, snack, and farmer’s choice meal kit Please purchase online in advance.

Join us this September for a tour of one of the small farms Lettuce uses to produce their hyper-local meal kits. We’ll have a delicious farm salad for all attendees to sample what Lettuce has to offer in this season. We will also have meal kits available for those who would like to pick one up. Be sure to choose the ticket option with meal kit so we can have enough ready. 

The Lettuce philosophy:
“Lettuce is creating a sustainable, hyper-local ecosystem that grows and distributes food that is fresher, healthier, tastier, and costs less.”

slow session: tasting tour with texas farmers’ market, 8/8/2018

Date: Wednesday August 8th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Texas Farmers’ Market Mueller, 4209 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722
Tickets: this is a FREE event, but please reserve your spot by claiming a ticket

In celebration of National Farmer’s Market Week, join us for a tasty tour of the Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller on the first Wednesday night of August. We will visit with local farmers and food producers to taste the best of their summer bounty!

This is a free event, but please reserve your spot by claiming a ticket.

Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller is open Sundays 10am-2pm and Wednesdays 5-8pm, selling local, sustainable direct to consumer produce, meats, dairy and artisanal goods from 90+ Texas ag and food producers. TFM is the only verified farmers’ market in town as all ag producers are inspected by staff to understand growing practices and ensure transparency to consumers.

TFM at Lakeline and Mueller are organized under F2M Texas, a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation centered around hosting and educating Central Texas producers and consumers to grow a sustainable food system.

Learn more and Mueller parking information: texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

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.