Slow Food Austin reconnects people with the food they eat. Our educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.

slow session: artisanal chocolate making, 2/27/2013

February 12, 2013

Date: Wednesday February 27, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Clear Point Wellness, 2001 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704 RSVP: Please email Chelsea Staires at if you’d like to attend. RSVP not required but ideal. Since it’s February, this month’s Slow Session is of course about chocolate! Steve Lawrence comes to Austin by [...]

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happy hour: hillside farmacy, 2/21/2013

February 11, 2013

Date: Thursday February 21st, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX Cost: drinks $5 suggested donation and appetizers under $10 (cash or credit card) Join Slow Food Austin for happy hour at Hillside Farmacy, a deli-style eatery on the eastside that takes “farm fresh” to a whole new [...]

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scholarship opportunity for tofga 2013 conference

January 14, 2013

Slow Food Austin is excited to offer a full scholarship ($200) to the 2013 TOFGA Conference, February 7th – 10th at the Austin Airport Hilton. The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) is a non-profit organization that provides education and marketing support to the organic and sustainable producers of Texas. TOFGA’s annual conference in Austin [...]

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happy hour: lenoir, 1/17/2013

January 11, 2013

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Lenoir, 1807 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704 Cost: drinks $5 and appetizers under $10 (cash or credit card) Named one of the top five new Austin restaurants of 2012 by Eater and #1 of Fed Man Walking’s list of Austin’s 55 best restaurants, [...]

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beer and cheese pairing with 512 brewing and antonelli’s cheese, 12/13/2012

December 11, 2012

Date: Thursday December 13, 2012 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: (512) Brewing Company, 407 Radam, F200, Austin, Texas 78745 (between S. Congress Ave. and S. First St. just south of Ben White (71)). Tickets: This event is SOLD OUT. Please Join Slow Food Austin, (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for our annual [...]

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happy hour: springdale farm, 11/15/2012

November 8, 2012

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location UPDATE: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road 78702 Cost: $15 at the door (cash or credit cards) Exactly one week before Thanksgiving, come out and show your appreciation for the local farming community with a Third Thursday Happy Hour at Springdale Farm in East Austin. [...]

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slow session: holiday cooking and baking traditions potluck, 11/14/2012

November 6, 2012

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012,  6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Clear Point Wellness, 2001 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704 RSVP: Not required but helpful. Please email Chelsea Staires at In the US, and especially here in central Texas, there is perhaps no time more brimming with culinary tradition than the holidays.  If you’re [...]

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farm tour: tecolote farm, 11/3/2012

October 23, 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 [...]

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food day farm tour and dinner

October 15, 2012

Date: — POSTPONED –  Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farm Tickets: purchase online **Thanks everyone for your excitement and support! To make this the best farm dinner experience possible, we’re postponing the event. Please stay tuned for a new date to mark on your calendar!** Because everything [...]

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happy hour: pine street station, 10/18/2012

October 15, 2012

Date: Thursday, October 18th 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Pine Street Station, 1101 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 Please join us for our monthly happy hour at one of East Austin’s most charming spaces, Pine Street Station (home of the HOPE Farmer’s Market). Enjoy a taste of the season with appetizers created [...]

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