farm tour: urban roots, 2/27/2016

Date: Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Urban Roots, 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Tickets: $15 includes tour, food, and beverages Purchase Online in advance

Come out to Urban Roots on Saturday, February 27 for a tour of this local, sustainable farm. We’ll learn more about how Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform lives and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Youth leaders emerge from Urban Roots internships with meaningful community connections; a deep understanding of healthy eating, urban farming, and the effects of access to healthy food on their community; and the skills needed to be community leaders. Youth leaders engage diverse members of the community by selling their produce at farmers markets, working at soup kitchens and food pantries, and hosting volunteers on the farm.

After the tour, Native Family Co. will be serving Detroit Style Sliders or Veggie Burgers with assorted local, farm grilled vegetables–all prepared on their bike grill. Native Family Co. is a husband and wife led hospitality collective comprised of industry professionals dedicated to supporting local agriculture. Beer and wine will also be available.

$15 ticket includes tour, food, and beverages

slow session: argus cidery, 1/24/2016

Date: Sunday, January 24th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Argus Cidery, 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Tickets: slow sessions are always FREE, but reserve your spot by claiming a ticket

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Come experience an exclusive behind the scenes look at Argus Cidery, the first place to make hard cider made using apples sourced from Texas and Arkansas. Owner Wes Mickel will lead us in a tour followed by a tasting, explaining how he uses winemaking techniques to craft his cider, resulting in a dry, champagne-like product. He will also explain how he makes tepache, still ciders and other fermentables in the same space. Light snacks will also be provided and, as always, this Slow Session is free of cost. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by claiming a FREE ticket a the link provided.

6th annual beer and cheese tasting with 512 brewing and antonelli’s cheese, 12/3/2015

Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Locations: 512 Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
Tickets:
$60 non-members, $50 Slow Food Members Purchase Online

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Join us on Thursday December 3rd for our 6th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Breads from Easy Tiger will be paired with the cheeses.

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.

happy hour: texas french bread, 10/27/2015

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, Texas 78705
Suggested Donation: $5 (payable with cash or credit cards)

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Join us for Happy Hour in the garden at Texas French Bread! (weather permitting)

There will be Happy Hour-priced rose by the glass ($6) and a full wine/beer menu available as well.

The Slow Food Austin Happy Hour specials menu they’re preparing includes:
– baked boggy creek polenta, seasonal veggies
– olives
– house pickles
– cornmeal fried okra, boquerones aioli
– radishes, smoked pork butter, sea salt
– grilled toasts
– charcuterie plate
– cheese plateTxFrBreadLogo

farm tour: millberg farms, 10/17/2015

Date: Saturday October 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Millberg Farms, 737 Opal Ln, Kyle, TX 78640, USA
Tickets: $8.00, purchase online

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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Farm tour at Millberg Farms, with seed swap, ice cream, and pie!

Come and see a unique five-acre fruit orchard, no-irrigation farm stewarded by a farmer with 25 years of experience in Central Texas. After the tour, cool down with local ice-cream made with peaches from the farm and pie from a local institution, The Pie Company. Farmer Tim will also have some unique, drought tolerant seed varieties to swap that he’s collected over the years. Bring some seeds to swap!

 

10 am – Founders Day Parade in Kyle (http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/kyle-founders-parade).

Before the farm tour, come out to support Tim Miller who is marching in the parade as a local farmer. He needs all the support he can get as plans progress to build a highway next to his farm which would affect his status as an organic farm.

 

Background for Tim and Millberg Farms:

Originally from a farming family in Wisconsin, Tim got a degree in Biology and moved down to Austin where he started working for Caldwell Tree Company in 1984. This position led to a job with Austin Community Gardens (ACG) at Sunshine Community Gardens as Garden Developer. During the nine years in this position, Tim started 24 new community garden sites in and taught at nine AISD schools. In 1989 Tim went to farm a friend’s land in east Austin which began Millberg Farm Certified Organic. In 1991, Tim and his wife purchased a five acre plot of land in Kyle when his wife went to work for Central Texas Medical Center and he simultaneously began developing their land as well as the five acres in Austin and the community gardens he assisted through ACG.  In 1994 he left ACG to be a stay home dad and focus on farming 10 acres.

Tim sold at farmers markets in Austin, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, Westlake, Lakeway but eventually found that the CSA model worked best for him . He began the first CSA in Texas in 1989. Tim enjoys educational and speaking opportunities and has given many workshops and talks over the years, including some radio and TV spots. Tim practices very unique and effective planting and watering methods that he has perfected over the years and is happy to share with others. He practices heirloom seed saving and bulb saving and shares seeds with beginning and continuing farmers as a means of supporting local food production and climate-resistant farming in Central Texas. Currently he is undergoing a major landscape project in the front of his farm and is looking forward to inviting farmers, gardeners, newbies, agriculture enthusiasts, and locavores out to hear about what he’s been up to, socialize, seed swap and enjoy some delicious local foods.

happy hour: patika, 9/15/2015

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Patika Wine and Coffee, 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
RSVP: Join the Facebook Event

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Let’s say hello to fall with a fun happy hour at Patika! Named by Thrillist as one of the 12 best coffee shops in Austin, Patika has quickly become known for its cozy atmosphere on South Lamar and its incredible housemade baked goods, both sweet and savory. We hope you can join us next Tuesday evening for a drink or two and some yummy bites!

Your $10 entry donation includes a glass of Texas Keeper Cider and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming. Specially priced happy hour snacks will also be available.

grub trivia, 8/16/2015

Date: Sunday, August 16, 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 – $40 Slow Food Members; $45 Non-Members purchase online
Team Registration – up to six members per team $375 register online

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Are you a self-described food nerd? A glutton for gastronome geekery? You might be one of the next champions of Slow Food Austin’s Grub Trivia.

Slow Food Austin’s third annual Grub Trivia competition is on August 16th at Saengerrunde Hall. Up to 27 teams will compete to win the surprise grand prize and the honor of being named Austin’s ultimate slow foodies.

This year tickets for the food-focused, pub-style trivia game will feature an open bar and a special tasting from more than a dozen of Austin’s finest “slow” restaurants and artisans. There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses. The competing teams will include up to six members, and team members will each receive a Slow Food Austin t-shirt.

John Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop will join as master of ceremonies. Bryan Butler of Salt and Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will host the famous halftime hog butchery show with a live auction of the cuts. Special guest Andy Langer will be the half-time show auctioneer.

Slow Food Austin will also present its Snailblazer of the Year Award to a member of the food community who has made a significant impact for the cause of “Good, Clean, and Fair Food.”

All are welcome – as teams or individual “spectators” – to join in the fun and savor an edible education!

Our Grub Crawl Tasting will include:

At the bar, we’ll have:
Cocktails with Banner Distilling Company Vodka and Whiskey, Texas Keeper Cider, beer from Real Ale Brewing Company, and Cuvee cold brew coffee.

If you’d like to volunteer at Grub Trivia, submit your info here.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
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AND, SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNER:
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tomato dinner with springdale center for urban agriculutre, 6/9/2015

Date: Tuesday, June 9 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $100 purchase online take-home tomato baskets also available for $10 or $20 (pre-purchase with dinner ticket)

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Celebrate the flavors of vine-ripened tomatoes at the height of the season with a feast on the farm. The Tomato Dinner will begin with a seasonal cocktail and appetizers, followed by entree courses and a plated dessert, all with a focus on Springdale Farm tomatoes. Complimentary wine will be included. Participating chefs and artisans include Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Sam Addison from Pogue Mahone Pickles, Stephanie McClenny from Confituras, Sonya Cote from Eden East Austin, Ned Elliot from Foreign & Domestic, Brandon Fuller from Juliet, Sarah McIntosh from épicerie, Josh Jones from Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria, and Janina O’Leary from la V.

Use the discount code CHEROKEEPURPLE for $15 off the ticket price until midnight on 5/31. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture and Slow Food Austin.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Farm To Table
Keeper Collection, LLC
Ensemble Beverages
Lioco
Cigliuti Winery

amaro and gelato tasting, 6/3/2015

Date: Wednesday June 3, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Gelateria Gemelli, 1009 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $10, purchase online

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Join Slow Food Austin and Gelateria Gemelli for a tasting of amaro and gelato. Ticket price covers three 1-oz pours and a scoop of your choice.  Learn about Amaro, meaning “bitter” in Italian, and also a category of bittersweet herbal spirits.

Gelateria Gemelli makes organic, small-batch gelato and sources only the best ingredients to preserve the integrity of the product. Gemelli also serves Negroni, Amari, and other fine spirits as well as espresso drinks sourced from Tweed Coffee.

farm tour: agua dulce farm, 2/21/2015

Date: Saturday February 21st, 11:30 am – 2:20 pm
Location: Agua Dulce Farm, 5015 Maufrais Lane, Austin, TX 78744
Tickets: $35 includes farm tour, lunch and refreshments from Cote Catering, and a take-away of fresh farm vegetables. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.)

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Slow Food Austin wants to whet your appetite for aquaponics! Join us on Saturday, February 21, for lunch and a tour of Agua Dulce Farm, an urban aquaponic farm in southeast Austin. We’ll tour the farm, meet Jack Waite (the farmer), and learn all about the benefits of aquaponics, a sustainable farming practice that combines hydroponics (soil-less farming) with aquaculture (fish farming) in a closed re-circulating system.

We’ll also enjoy Agua Dulce’s pure and delicious vegetables in a farm-to-table lunch menu developed by chef Sonya Cote of Cote Catering, Eden East, and Hillside Farmacy.

BYOB. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets at the door. With advance notice, we can accommodate our vegetarian or gluten-free friends.  Refunds will only be given in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

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!

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