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.

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!