East Austin Urban Farm Tour To Benefit Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Oh, the farmer and the foodie should be friends
In the not-too-distant past, much of what we now know as East Austin was covered with working truck farms that fed residents of this city and many others. Thanks to the urban farm renaissance that began in the early Nineties and continues today, some of that same rich Colorado River bottomland is feeding Austin families again. On Sunday, April 15, up to 400 local food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to tour four East Austin urban farms to observe spring crops in bloom, appreciate ongoing projects and expansions, and ask questions about gardening and keeping chickens. At each farm, local chefs, artisan food makers, winemakers, distillers, and craft brewers will share their creations with guests. Proceeds of the tour will benefit the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, or FARFA, a nonprofit organization that lobbies to protect small family agricultural operations and ensure the public's access to real food. The farms are located within a few blocks of each other, so plan to park at one and walk to the others or make the tour a bike outing. The 400 available tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the farm gates; children 12 and under are free. Buy advance tickets at the farms or at www.eventbrite.com/event/3099238907.
Sunday April 15, 1-5pm
Boggy Creek Farm (3414 Lyons, www.boggycreekfarm.com) East End Wines, Asti, Fine Home Dining, Lenoir, Lick
HausBar Farms (3300 Govalle Ave., www.hausbarfarms.com) Hoover's Soular Food Trailer, Komé, Thunder Heart Bison: Ranch to Trailer, Amity Bakery, Paula's Texas Spirits, Balcones Distilling, Wahaka Mezcal
Springdale Farm (755 Springdale Rd., www.springdalefarmaustin.com) Bola Pizza, East Side Show Room, Péché, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Jester King Craft Brewery, Texas Sake Company
Rain Lily Farm (914 Shady, www.rainlilydesign.com) Confituras, Fabi + Rosi, the Hot Dang, Dai Due, Argus Cidery, Zhi Tea
Virginia B. Wood, Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
Virginia B. Wood, Fri., April 9, 2010
Virginia B. Wood, Fri., March 27, 2009
Anna Toon, Fri., April 12, 2013
Jazz Cigarette at Spider House Ballroom
Dorkbot at The North Door
Biscoe Chose Poorly : Thanks for Amy Smith's coverage of Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe’s unfortunate appointment of professional lobbyist Bruce Todd to ...
Blood, Sweat, and Applause As co-writers of Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, we would like to answer a question Ms. Cobbe asked about the script ...
Weird = Good, Lunacy = Bad Two Things: 1) Recyclable bags: Sure, everyone pitching in to clean up the toxic waste. Back in the old days ...
'Dirty Sixth' No Misnomer “Austin is the live music capital of the world, and Sixth Street is where it's happening.” That's the message we ...
More Sidewalks Needed The article “Honk If You Prefer Walking” reports a growing demand for sidewalks across the United States. I certainly see ...
- Follow us@AustinChronicle