Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015
Our Snailblazer Award is the highest honor given to recognize individuals that exemplify the Slow Food movement’s ideals of “Good, Clean, and Fair.” In honor of his considerable and distinctive work as one of Austin’s most treasured local food pioneers, Eric Polzer of Wink received our 2014 Snailblazer Award. The award was presented at our Grub Trivia event held on Sunday, August 17. Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler of Boggy Creek Farm, our 2013 Snailblazer honorees, presented the award.
Eric acts as the chef de cuisine and forager of Wink, an Austin dining institution for more than a dozen years and one of the first area restaurants to embrace local sourcing.
“Chef Eric Polzer was one of the first Austin chefs to realize that fine dining relies on quality ingredients – fresh and organic – to be truly ‘fine,’” said Carol Ann Sayle, Boggy Creek Farm co-owner and recipient of the 2013 Snailblazer Award. “Once he discovered our tomatoes, he was at the farm five days a week because Wink’s very popular shrimp-stuffed tomato appetizer depended on the flavor of the tomato as well as the shrimp. Through the years, Eric remains a staunch supporter of local farmers, ranchers, and dairymen.”
Actively sourcing sustainably and locally, Eric visits Boggy Creek Farm, among many other local purveyors and suppliers, twice a week to create the restaurant’s changing daily menu. He’s been a major driving force and influence in gaining awareness around the Slow Food movement and creating a dining culture in Austin that supports it. As Carol Ann puts it, he’s one of the first Austin chefs to “really ‘get’ the connection between the soil and the plate.”
Scholarship Application Deadline: Sunday August 31, 2014
Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, August 11, 2014
Slow Food Austin is offering a full scholarship to the Chefs Collaborative’s 6th Annual Sustainable Food Summit, September 28-30, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. This three-day conference brings together hundreds of chefs and professionals from the food industry for the opportunity to connect, get inspired, and discuss how professionals in the food industry can improve the national food system.
The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration and include a stipend of $500 for travel and lodging. The scholarship recipient will be reimbursed upon receipt of purchase of travel and lodging.
For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is August 11th. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.
For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates and Locations: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the SFC Sunset Valley and Downtown Farmers’ Markets at the Confituras booth at each location (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) AND Sunday, March 30, 2014 at HOPE Farmers Market at the info booth (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Slow Food Austin has been nurturing plants from several varieties of seeds. All seeds are Slow Food Ark of Taste plants, which are delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. We hope that you come by to get a FREE plant to care for or just to learn more about these foods!
Scholarship Application Deadline (Extended!): Monday, March 31, 2014.
Slow Food Austin is offering one full conference scholarship to the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, April 15 – 18, 2014. “The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up will convene a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement—more than 1,000 food service professionals, farmers, educators, youth leaders, policy makers, advocates, state/federal agency professionals, entrepreneurs, public health professionals and others—working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.”
For an opportunity to win the scholarship, please complete our application below and submit by Monday March 31. The recipient will be announced on Monday, April 7th.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships, each for a full conference pass ($225), to 2014 Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Conference in Houston on January 30 through February 2. TOFGA supports the people who produce and provide organic and sustainable food in Texas and provides education and marketing support to the organic and sustainable producers of Texas.
For an opportunity to win a scholarship, please complete our application below and submit by Tuesday, January 21. Two scholarship recipients will be announced on Wednesday, January 22.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2013.
Slow Food Austin is excited to offer two scholarships, each for a full conference pass for city of Austin residents ($100), to the Third International Food Studies Conference at the University of Texas at Austin on October 15 – 16, 2013. Food Studies is an international conference, a scholarly journal, a book series, and an online knowledge community. This knowledge community is brought together around a common interest in exploring new possibilities for sustainable food production and human nutrition. The aim is to consider the dimensions of a ‘new green revolution’ that will meet our human needs in a more effective, equitable, and sustainable way in the twenty-first century.
For an opportunity to win a scholarship, please complete our application below and submit by Monday, October 7. Two scholarship recipients will be announced on Tuesday, October 8.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013.
Slow Food Austin is excited to offer two scholarships, each for a full conference pass ($90), to FARFA’s 2013 Farm and Food Leadership Conference on September 22-23, 2013 in Bastrop, Texas. Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food.
For an opportunity to win a scholarship, please complete our application below and submit by Friday, September 13. Two scholarship recipients will be announced on Monday, September 16.
UPDATE: Scholarship recipients have been selected.
Our Snailblazer Award is the highest honor given to recognize individuals that exemplify the Slow Food movement’s ideals of “Good, Clean, and Fair.” In honor of their considerable and distinctive work as organic food activists and pioneers of Austin’s urban farming community, Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler of Boggy Creek Farm received the inaugural Snailblazer Award during our Grub Trivia event on Sunday, July 21. When our Leadership Board discussed creating this award months ago, we knew immediately that we wanted to celebrate the incredible influence that farmers have on our food community- we can’t eat local food without local farmers. Austin does a great job recognizing our local food stars and chefs, but, especially in light of recent proposed changes to the Urban Farm Code, we thought it was time to acknowledge the dedication and significance of organic farmers like Carol Ann and Larry.