Slow Food USA and Slow Food Austin work to reconnect people with their local food traditions and food communities and we are delighted to be leading Central Texas farm tours. Local food begins on the farm, so we invite Austinites to witness firsthand the innovation, hard work and love Texas farmers pour into their craft.
Providing a signature opportunity to forage food items directly from area farms, each farm tour includes a structured talk in the context of an informative tour showing how and where the items were grown or produced, and introducing the people that produce them. A modest purchased sample of the farm’s fare is included in ticket price.
* Increase understanding of the contributions area farmers make to our local food community
* Offer opportunities to sample local foods
* Increase understanding of SFA’s goals to promote our local food culture and encourage conscious and appreciative enjoyment of it
* If possible, provide food for thought – novel discussion topics and angles on local farming
As Betsy Levy, Farm Tour Coordinator, likes to say, “if you like meeting farmers at the farmer’s market, you’ll really appreciate meeting them on the farm and getting a sense of their work. It makes the food taste even better – really.”