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
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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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grub trivia, 8/16/2015

Date: Sunday, August 16, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 (Free parking is available on Sunday in the state parking buildings across the street from Saengerrunde Hall.)
Tickets: General Admission – $40 Slow Food Members; $45 Non-Members purchase online
Team Registration – up to six members per team $375 register online

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Are you a self-described food nerd? A glutton for gastronome geekery? You might be one of the next champions of Slow Food Austin’s Grub Trivia.

Slow Food Austin’s third annual Grub Trivia competition is on August 16th at Saengerrunde Hall. Up to 27 teams will compete to win the surprise grand prize and the honor of being named Austin’s ultimate slow foodies.

This year tickets for the food-focused, pub-style trivia game will feature an open bar and a special tasting from more than a dozen of Austin’s finest “slow” restaurants and artisans. There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses. The competing teams will include up to six members, and team members will each receive a Slow Food Austin t-shirt.

John Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop will join as master of ceremonies. Bryan Butler of Salt and Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will host the famous halftime hog butchery show with a live auction of the cuts. Special guest Andy Langer will be the half-time show auctioneer.

Slow Food Austin will also present its Snailblazer of the Year Award to a member of the food community who has made a significant impact for the cause of “Good, Clean, and Fair Food.”

All are welcome – as teams or individual “spectators” – to join in the fun and savor an edible education!

Our Grub Crawl Tasting will include:

At the bar, we’ll have:
Cocktails with Banner Distilling Company Vodka and Whiskey, Texas Keeper Cider, beer from Real Ale Brewing Company, and Cuvee cold brew coffee.

If you’d like to volunteer at Grub Trivia, submit your info here.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
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AND, SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNER:
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first fridays at whole foods domain, 8/7/2015

Date: Friday, August 7th, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, Texas 78758
Tickets: $10, purchase online or at the door

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Sip wine and sample delicious bites of food in each department around Whole Foods Market at the Domain on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Proceeds are donated to a different nonprofit organization each month, and Slow Food Austin will benefit on 8/7. Tickets are $10 per adult and can be purchased online or at the door. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. #domainontap

Thank you to Whole Foods Austin for choosing Slow Food Austin as the benefiting nonprofit for August’s First Fridays event!

tomato dinner with springdale center for urban agriculutre, 6/9/2015

Date: Tuesday, June 9 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $100 purchase online take-home tomato baskets also available for $10 or $20 (pre-purchase with dinner ticket)

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Celebrate the flavors of vine-ripened tomatoes at the height of the season with a feast on the farm. The Tomato Dinner will begin with a seasonal cocktail and appetizers, followed by entree courses and a plated dessert, all with a focus on Springdale Farm tomatoes. Complimentary wine will be included. Participating chefs and artisans include Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Sam Addison from Pogue Mahone Pickles, Stephanie McClenny from Confituras, Sonya Cote from Eden East Austin, Ned Elliot from Foreign & Domestic, Brandon Fuller from Juliet, Sarah McIntosh from épicerie, Josh Jones from Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria, and Janina O’Leary from la V.

Use the discount code CHEROKEEPURPLE for $15 off the ticket price until midnight on 5/31. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture and Slow Food Austin.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Farm To Table
Keeper Collection, LLC
Ensemble Beverages
Lioco
Cigliuti Winery

amaro and gelato tasting, 6/3/2015

Date: Wednesday June 3, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Gelateria Gemelli, 1009 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $10, purchase online

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Join Slow Food Austin and Gelateria Gemelli for a tasting of amaro and gelato. Ticket price covers three 1-oz pours and a scoop of your choice.  Learn about Amaro, meaning “bitter” in Italian, and also a category of bittersweet herbal spirits.

Gelateria Gemelli makes organic, small-batch gelato and sources only the best ingredients to preserve the integrity of the product. Gemelli also serves Negroni, Amari, and other fine spirits as well as espresso drinks sourced from Tweed Coffee.

family-friendly social hour at hausbar farm, 5/21/2015

Date: Thursday, May 21st 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Hausbar Farm, 3300 Govalle Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702
Cost: $20 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Please join the Facebook Event.

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Bring the whole family for a fun spring evening on the farm. Enjoy snacks prepared by Barnison Catering, beer from Zilker Brewing, fresh juices from Juiceland, as well as gin cocktails and sangria.

All proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program.

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scholarship: slow meat symposium 2015

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015

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Slow Food Austin is offering a full scholarship to the second Slow Meat Symposium, June 4-6,  in Denver, Colorado. This Slow Food USA event will bring together leaders in sustainable meat production from across the country to discuss current practices in sustainable meat and to develop strategies for the future of good, clean and fair meat production and consumption.

 
The event will include opportunities for networking, peer learning, and breakout discussions. The symposium delegates will also collaborate to establish a set of recommendations for organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in making more sustainable meat choices. Therefore, the scholarship recipient should expect to be an active participant throughout the symposium.The full schedule will be available soon. For additional information please visit the Slow Food website.
 
The scholarship recipient will represent Slow Food Austin as the chapter’s designated delegate*. 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 complete the application below by Friday, March 27.The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

*The Slow Food Austin Scholarship for Slow Meat is independent of the Slow Meat Symposium Delegate application found on the Slow Food website. Applicants for the Slow Food Austin Scholarship to Slow Meat will be evaluated by the Slow Food Austin Board. The Delegate Application for the Slow Meat Symposium through Slow Food USA does not cover any costs and applicants will be evaluated by the national Slow Food office.

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