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.

farm tour: richardson’s farm dairy, 4/23/2017

Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 3:00 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

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(We’ve rescheduled the tour that was originally planned for last December.) Come enjoy a spring tour of the newly opened Richardson Farms dairy and see the milking process. After the tour, attendees will enjoy some fresh, raw milk from the farm and cookies from Sara’s Sweets. You can also take a quart of raw milk and cookies to enjoy at home. Bring a cooler to keep your milk cold for the drive home. Gluten-free cookies are available upon request. Please email jhdanehy@gmail.com to make a request.

The tour will be indoors, so this event is rain or shine. And, everyone will be welcome to make purchases at the farm store.

 

 

double feature farm tour at f-stop farm and joe’s organics, 3/26/2017

Date: Sunday March 26th, 2:00 pm – 4:15pm
Location: Tour begins at F-Stop Farm, 3404 Cambridge Ct Austin, Texas
Cost: $25 for tours, take-home items from farms, and snack — $10 for tours and snack only Please purchase tickets online in advance.

Our March farm tour will be a double feature of two urban farms starting with F-Stop Farm and continuing at Joe’s Organics. We’ll start the tandem farm tour with F-Stop farm where Ryan Famau will show us around his growing, urban, yard garden and inspire you with his knowledge and experience to turn your own yard into a garden.  Ryan will send you home with a box of goodness, from his seasonal offerings.  Around 2:45 we will head over to Joe’s Organics for a tour to see how Joe Diffie has turned composting into a “sprouting” business!  Here we will enjoy a beautifully prepared vegetarian snack from Bento Picnic; using produce from both farms. You will also receive a “micro-buffet” of seasonal micro-greens to take home and enjoy from Joe’s Organics. It’s going to be lots of fun and informative; we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Attendees are invited to bring beverages.

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

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. We’ll tour the farm on flatbed trailers pulled by a tractor and learn about the organic growing techniques used here.

After the tour, snacks will be provided by Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, and the menu will include:
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Braised Pork, sliced tender belly ham, swiss cheese, homemade pickles topped with Dijon mustard and cream cheese hollandaise, served open-face on toasted ciabatta bread
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Herbed goat cheese spread, smoked salmon, sun dried tomato caper relish, on toasted pumpernickel
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Cherry Heirloom Pesto Salad, vine-ripe tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic reduction

Attendees are welcome to bring any beverages you’d like, and water will be available.

While the snacks are served, we’ll hear from our Austin Terra Madre Salone del Gusto delegates, including Brenton Johnson, about their experiences at this international food conference that just took place in September.

Guests will each take home a bag of freshly harvested vegetables from the farm. (Ticket options are available with and without the take away vegetables.)

Please purchase tickets online in advance for this farm tour.

Note: The farm is located at 4008 River Road, Cedar Creek, Texas. Look for a white plywood sign on the left with “4008” painted on it. Drive towards the large white cooler (can’t miss it!) and park near there. Please drive slowly down the farm roads; bugs love the dust that speedy driving stirs up!

farm tour: coyote creek farm, 5/21/2016

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Coyote Creek Farm, 13817 Klaus Lane, Elgin, Texas 78621
Cost: $18.00, please purchase tickets online in advance

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Enjoy a spring day at Coyote Creek Farm. We’ll tour the farm and see the feed mill, the mobile chicken coops, and the egg washing shed. We’ll learn about their organic farming practices and how they maintain their non-gmo fields. Coyote Creek Farm is the only certified organic, non-gmo feed mill in Texas–and all the way from here to North Carolina.

All attendees will take home a dozen Coyote Creek eggs.

After the tour,  a picnic lunch on the farm will be provided by Elgin Local Goods. Lunch will include:
Vegetable and egg torta made with Coyote Creek eggs
Local, organic vegetable salad
Pot de creme

Bring a blanket for the picnic lunch!
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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

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.

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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farm tour: logro farms, 11/2/2014

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.)

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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!

farm tour: skinny lane farm, 4/12/2014

Date: Saturday April 12, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Skinny Lane Farm, Elgin, Texas
Tickets: purchase online  ($30 includes the tour, brunch, and a takeaway box from the farm)

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Enjoy the perfect spring weather with the Slow Food Austin tour and brunch at Skinny Lane Farm. Your ticket price includes an educational tour of the farm, light brunch prepared by Chef John Tomlin of Fire and Soul Cafe, a take-away of farm veggies, and an educational talk and strawberry tasting with Dr. Joe Masabni of Texas A&M University.

 

 

All ticket revenue goes back to the farmer so come on out and support the people who are bringing you food that is good, clean, and fair!

Farm address will be released to attendees after ticket purchase.