farm tour and brunch: munkebo farm, 3/22/2014

Date: Saturday March 22, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Munkebo Farm (directions will be sent to ticket holders)
Tickets: purchase online in advance; single ticket ($40) includes farm tour and meal for 1, plus 1 take-away box valued at $25; couple’s ticket ($55) includes farm tour and meal for 2, plus 1 take-away box

MunkeboFarmRelax after the SX chaos and join Slow Food Austin for a tour and brunch at Munkebo Farm. Your ticket price includes an educational tour of the farm, light brunch, and a take-away of duck eggs, a selection of pastured meats, dried herbs, and marmalade.

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 tour: hausbar farms, 11/3/2013

Date: Sunday, November 3, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: HausBar Farms, 3300 Govalle Ave?, Austin Texas 78702
Tickets: purchase online

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Have you always wanted to go on a Slow Food farm tour, but couldn’t make it out? Now you can join us at one of Austin’s urban farms right here in your own backyard!

On the evening of Sunday, November 3rd (5-8pm) we’ll learn about the sustainable growing practices and animal husbandry of HausBar Farm and the city’s new urban farm code, followed by a meal under the stars prepared by Chef Matt Taylor of Swift’s Attic. Come out to support your local farms and meet some of the people who are working to keep your food good, clean, and fair.
BYOB. Seating is limited and there will be no ticket sales at the door. We cannot guarantee the meal will be appropriate for our vegetarian or gluten-free friends. Refunds will only be given in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

farm tour: fruitful hill, 5/11/2013

Date: Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Fruitful Hill Farm, Bastrop, Texas
Tickets: $20, purchase online

You’ve seen their eggs around town, now check out where the magic happens! On Saturday, May 11 we’ll visit Fruitful Hill Farm in Bastrop. Your $20 ticket gets fresh produce and their yummy eggs for you to take home. All proceeds go to Fruitful Hill. Come out to see where your food comes from and support our family farms!

farm tour: tecolote farm, 11/3/2012

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Tecolote Farm, Manor, Texas
Tickets: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

We’re wrapping up our Fall Farm Tour season with a visit to Tecolote Farm!

Tecolote, just 13 miles east of the capitol, has the longest-running CSA (community supported agriculture) program in Texas and was certified organic in 1994. Currently, Katie and David grow over 150 vegetables including heirloom and heritage varieties.

We’ll tour the property and learn about their sustainable practices and end our afternoon with a pack-your-own picnic, just in time to watch the sunset.

Your $15 ticket gets you an assortment of vegetables to take home. ALL ticket proceeds go directly back to the farmers. Come out and help us support food that is good, clean, and fair!

farm tour: phoenix farms, 10/7/2012

Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2012, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Phoenix Farms, Bastrop, Texas
Tickets: $25.00 purchase online

The dog days are over and farm tours are back!

Join us to for a look at one of our area’s newest sustainable farms. We’ll learn about the Heath family and their practices including worm composting and animal keeping. The tour will conclude with a shared meal on the farm, graciously provided by the Heaths. Ticket price also includes credit toward produce and/or earth worms.

ALL ticket proceeds go back to the farmers. Come out and meet the folks who are helping to bring you food that is good, clean, and fair!

farm tour: countryside family farm, 5/20/2012

Date: Sunday May 20, 2012, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Countryside Family Farm, 376 Jones Road, Cedar Creek, 78612, TX, USA
Tickets: $28 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Say goodbye to spring with the final Slow Food farm tour before the summer heat! Meet Sebastian and Esther Bonneu of Countryside Farms in Cedar Creek, just 30 miles outside Austin and specializing in chickens, ducks, rabbits, geese, pheasant, hogs, and turkey. Countryside  will be featured on a summer episode of “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmern.  Now is your chance to get a sneak peak of their thoughtful animal husbandry. The tour will include a roasted pig lunch on the farm, prepared by our hosts.
*Please note: to learn about how animals enter our foodsystem, there will be a chicken slaughter and processing– guests will have the option to not view this portion.*
All funds from ticket sales go back to the farmers. Come out and meet the folks who are helping to bring you food that is good, clean, and fair!

farm tour: a + s gulf coast sheep, 4/21/2012

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: A+S, Registered Gulf Coast Sheep, Moulton, TX, USA 77975
Tickets: $25 and guests leave with a package of fresh lamb, purchase online

Spring has sprung and so have the lambs! Slow Food Austin invites you to an educational tour with Amy and Shaun Jones, to see their flock of Gulf Coast sheep– a heritage breed from the Slow Food Ark of Taste project. The afternoon will include a walking tour, sheering demonstration, and information on a shepherd’s year and day-to-day life on the farm. All proceeds from your ticket purchase go entirely back to the farmer; guests leave with a package of fresh lamb– buy now, space is limited. Come out and meet the farmers who are helping to bring you food that is good, clean, and fair!

farm tour: indian hills farm, 3/18/2012

Date: Sunday, March 18th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Indian Hills Farm, 267 Big Bow, Smithville, Texas  78957
Tickets: $20, purchase online

Slow Food Austin is happy to announce the return of farm tours for the 2012 season. Please join us on an educational tour of Indian Hills Farm, where we will meet Hersh and Karen Kendall, along with their grass-fed herd. All proceeds from your ticket purchase go entirely back to the farmer; guests leave with a package of beef and a selection of seasonal produce– buy now, space is limited. Come out and meet the farmers who are helping to bring you food that is good, clean, and fair!

farm tour: gleaning after the harvest at green gate farms, 12/4/2011

Date: Sunday December 4th 2011, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga Ave., Austin, TX, USA
RSVP: purchase tickets here, $15

This kid-friendly workshop explores the concept of gleaning, which is the ancient practice of collecting and donating leftover crops to charity. Help glean at this historic, intown farm while teaching your children the importance of community with Green Gate Farms founders Erin Flynn and Skip Connett. Workshop begins with farm tour (suitable for all ages) featuring hands-on time with rare breed piglets, goats, chickens; exploring 109-year-old barn and hayloft; and tasting wild field greens and cultivated varieties. Tour tickets are $15 (purchase at slowfoodandGreenGate.eventbee.com). Bring coolers to transport any certified organic vegetables, meats, and eggs you purchase.

farm tour: urban patchwork farm, 11/13/2011

Date: Sunday November 13th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Crestview neighborhood, Austin
RSVP and tickets

Come with Slow Food Austin to unearth a farm hidden in the backyards of Crestview neighborhood houses! Urban Patchwork (UP) grows vegetables and eggs for its central Austin CSA members, in the process teaching many how to grow food in the city.

Our scavenger hunt will begin at one site where maps to four UP sites will be provided. The tour will conclude at the same site with light refreshments provided by local restaurants and Dripping Springs Vodka. The tour can easily be managed by bicycle, and there is also plenty of on-street parking.

Farmer Paige Hill will host the event and explain the ground-breaking patchwork concept behind UP.  UP is expanding into other Austin neighborhoods. Find out if the UP concept is right for yours! Children are welcome on this educational tour. The ticket price of $20 includes refreshments and a take-home selection of UP produce.

UP is welcoming us into the private backyards of its central Austin members, so rather than publish those addresses on this ticket website, you will receive site addresses and a tour map by email in the week prior to the tour.

See you on the farm!