scholarhip: chefs collaborative’s 7th annual summit

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, March 11th, 2016

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Slow Food Austin is offering one full scholarship to the Chefs Collaborative’s 7th Annual Summit taking place April 10-12, 2016 in New York City. This three-day conference brings together hundreds of chefs and food industry professionals for the opportunity to connect and discuss good, clean, fair food with over 50 top food leaders from across the country.

The schedule is packed with good meals, and talks and discussions led by prominent chefs, farmers, investment professionals and more. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the Summit, please visit the Chefs Collaborative website.

 

The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration and includes a stipend of $750 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 Friday, March 11. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.

For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

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slow session: spun ice cream, 2/29/2016

Date: Monday, February 29th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: SPUN Ice Cream, 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

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Slow Food board member and SPUN co-owner Ashley Cheng will be giving a short talk on the farm-to-table concept behind Austin’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream shop, which she opened with her sister Christina this winter. After a demonstration on how the ice cream is crafted on the spot as it is ordered, each participant will receive a free scoop with one topping!

Our Slow Sessions are always free to attend, but please claim a ticket to reserve your spot. Space is limited, and there will be two separate demos with one beginning at 6:00 pm and the next at 6:30pm.

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

slow session: argus cidery, 1/24/2016

Date: Sunday, January 24th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Argus Cidery, 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Tickets: slow sessions are always FREE, but reserve your spot by claiming a ticket

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Come experience an exclusive behind the scenes look at Argus Cidery, the first place to make hard cider made using apples sourced from Texas and Arkansas. Owner Wes Mickel will lead us in a tour followed by a tasting, explaining how he uses winemaking techniques to craft his cider, resulting in a dry, champagne-like product. He will also explain how he makes tepache, still ciders and other fermentables in the same space. Light snacks will also be provided and, as always, this Slow Session is free of cost. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by claiming a FREE ticket a the link provided.

scholarship: 2016 TOFGA conference

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) conference in Rockwall, Texas from February 11-13, 2016. This annual conference offers workshops and presentations on a variety of topics pertinent to the work of organic farmers and gardeners in Central Texas and organic advocates.

There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on specific topics of interest by following any of five different tracks, from Business and Marketing to Texas Food Systems and Food Policy. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the conference, please visit the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association website.

The scholarship will cover the cost of registration – this does not include pre-conference workshops or tours.

For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submissions is January 22nd. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.

For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

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6th annual beer and cheese tasting with 512 brewing and antonelli’s cheese, 12/3/2015

Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Locations: 512 Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
Tickets:
$60 non-members, $50 Slow Food Members Purchase Online

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Join us on Thursday December 3rd for our 6th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Breads from Easy Tiger will be paired with the cheeses.

This has become a mainstay in our annual scheduling. A Beer and Cheese Pairing…an homage to the bi-annual event held in Bra, Italy by Slow Food International, CHEESE.

Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin Programming including our Scholarship Program.

happy hour: texas french bread, 10/27/2015

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, Texas 78705
Suggested Donation: $5 (payable with cash or credit cards)

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Join us for Happy Hour in the garden at Texas French Bread! (weather permitting)

There will be Happy Hour-priced rose by the glass ($6) and a full wine/beer menu available as well.

The Slow Food Austin Happy Hour specials menu they’re preparing includes:
– baked boggy creek polenta, seasonal veggies
– olives
– house pickles
– cornmeal fried okra, boquerones aioli
– radishes, smoked pork butter, sea salt
– grilled toasts
– charcuterie plate
– cheese plateTxFrBreadLogo

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.

happy hour: patika, 9/15/2015

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Patika Wine and Coffee, 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
RSVP: Join the Facebook Event

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Let’s say hello to fall with a fun happy hour at Patika! Named by Thrillist as one of the 12 best coffee shops in Austin, Patika has quickly become known for its cozy atmosphere on South Lamar and its incredible housemade baked goods, both sweet and savory. We hope you can join us next Tuesday evening for a drink or two and some yummy bites!

Your $10 entry donation includes a glass of Texas Keeper Cider and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming. Specially priced happy hour snacks will also be available.

scholarship: farfa 9th annual farm and food leadership conference

Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, September 7th 2015

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Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance 9th annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bryan, TX on September 25th and 26th . This conference focuses on the policies that affect our local farms and food production, and brings together experts on a wide range of topics including food safety, GMOs, government programs, urban farming, and more. 
There will be panel discussions, sessions led by local farmers and sustainable food system advocates, and opportunities to network with local activists. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the Conference, please visit the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Website.
 
The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration.
For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is September 7th. The scholarship winners will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.
For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

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