farm tour at new leaf agriculture with the multicultural refugee coalition, 11/9/2019

Date: Saturday November 9th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 17312 Littig Rd, Elgin, TX 78621
Tickets: $23.00 please purchase online in advance

Attend both of our November Farm Tours, and get a FREE Slow Food Austin hat! (See our Farm Tour at Farmshare on 11/2.)

Join us for our Fall farm tour with farm-fresh snacks at New Leaf Agriculture.

Their Mission:
Connect refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating community gardens and a commercial farm.

New Leaf Agriculture is a nonprofit social enterprise of MRC ( Multicultural Refugee Coalition). They support refugee families in 20 community garden plots around Austin, and just last year launched a commercial farm in nearby Elgin, TX. The New Leaf team employs organic, sustainable practices while training refugee farm apprentices for paid agricultural work that is dignified, in-demand and familiar from their countries of origin.

Meg Erskine will talk about the Multicultural Refugee Coalition’s work to create livelihood opportunities for refugees through social enterprise, including the New Leaf Farm. Established on a conservation easement, the farm grows directly for local makers and markets, as well as operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription.

Directions:
New Leaf Farm
17312 Littig Road
Elgin, TX 78621

There is a small, white New Leaf Farm sign on the side of the road where you turn in. Parking will be along the dirt road in front of the open-sided barn.

farm tour at farmshare, 11/2/2019

Date: Saturday November 2nd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 3608 River Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Tickets: $25.00 please purchase online in advance

Attend both of our November Farm Tours, and get a FREE Slow Food Austin hat! (See our Farm Tour at New Leaf Agriculture on 11/9.)

Join Slow Food Austin at Farmshare Austin this November 2nd. Assistant farm manager, Erin, worked as a chef before embarking on her farming journey. She’ll be preparing the farm snacks with food she and the rest of the Farmshare team grew. Team members from Farmshare are acting tour-guides, and refreshments are included.

Remember to wear close-toed shoes as we’ll be walking around the farm fields and orchard.

farm tour at new leaf agriculture with the multicultural refugee coalition, 5/18/2019

Date: Saturday May 18th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: 17312 Littig Rd, Elgin, TX 78621
Tickets: $23.00 please purchase online in advance

Join us for our Spring farm tour with farm-fresh snacks at New Leaf Agriculture.

Their Mission: Connect refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating community gardens and a commercial farm.

New Leaf Agriculture is a nonprofit social enterprise of MRC ( Multicultural Refugee Coalition). They support refugee families in 20 community garden plots around Austin, and just last year launched a commercial farm in nearby Elgin, TX. The New Leaf team employs organic, sustainable practices while training refugee farm apprentices for paid agricultural work that is dignified, in-demand and familiar from their countries of origin.

Meg Erskine will talk about the Multicultural Refugee Coalition’s work to create livelihood opportunities for refugees through social enterprise, including the New Leaf Farm. Established on a conservation easement, the farm grows directly for local makers and markets, as well as operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription.

Directions:
New Leaf Farm
17312 Littig Road
Elgin, TX 78621

There is a small, white New Leaf Farm sign on the side of the road where you turn in. Parking will be along the dirt road in front of the open-sided barn.

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.”

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.

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:
Havana Daydreaming Bite- 
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
Lower East Side Bite- 
Herbed goat cheese spread, smoked salmon, sun dried tomato caper relish, on toasted pumpernickel
Caprese platter- 
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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