Sustainable Food Center’s Farm to Plate Fundraiser Announces Lineup

12th annual sip-and-stroll event is stacked with talent

On Thursday, May 9, Sustainable Food Center is bringing back their popular annual Farm to Plate event.

Barr Mansion (Courtesy of SparkFarm PR)

SFC is inviting 600 guests to the historic Barr Mansion – the nation's first certified organic events venue – to sample the work of over 30 of Austin’s best chefs, prepared using ingredients exclusively sourced from the area’s local farms and ranches.

“Farm to Plate is truly a celebration of the amazing and critical work that local farmers and chefs are doing to support a thriving food system,” says Ronda Rutledge, executive director. “We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and donors that allow us to continue to increase access to locally grown food and improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.”

With a mission that includes supporting local farmers and providing access to affordable and healthy food to all Central Texans, Sustainable Food Center has been working to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food since their founding in 1993. And the Farm to Plate event is their biggest fundraiser of the year, a unique opportunity to sustain the important work they do while celebrating the chefs and restaurants who are dedicated to sourcing local and sustainable food.

Courtesy of SparkFarm PR

The event also honors the annual Sustainable Food Changemaker Award recipients, which are given to individuals and organizations that play a key role in fighting hunger and promoting sustainable agriculture. For guests who aren’t being honored with a Sustainable Food Changemaker award (hey, there’s always next year!), there’s still the opportunity to explore the expansive grounds of the mansion, indulging in fun interactive activities, relaxing in the lounge areas, and noshing on exclusive bites and drinks, plus live music and a silent auction benefiting SFC.

Tickets start at $300 per person, and are on sale now. Sponsorships for tables are also available.


Austin ISD Food & Nutrition Services – Louis Ortiz

Aviary Wine + Kitchen – Thomas Calhoun

Barr Mansion – Jessie Ximenes

bespoke food – Tony Oppie

The Bonneville – Jennifer Costello

The Bonneville – Chris Hurley

The Brewer’s Table – Zach Hunter

Cafe Josie – Todd Havers

Contigo – Andrew Wiseheart

Cocoa Puro – Tom Pedersen

Delysia Chocolatier – Nicole Patel

East Austin Hotel – Sean Bedford

Eden East and Hillside Farmacy – Sonya Cote

Fixe – Adam Puskorius

Greenhouse Craft Food – Rob Snow

Greenhouse Craft Food – Todd Engel

Holy Roller – Britt Castro

Italic – Andrew Curren

Juniper – Nicholas Yanes

La Condesa – Rick Lopez

Lick Honest Ice Creams – Anthony Sobotik

L’Oca d’Oro – Fiore Tedesco

Loro – John “JB” Gross

Make It Sweet – Jennifer Bartos

Odd Duck, Barley Swine, Sour Duck – Bryce Gilmore

Olive & June – Brian Moses

Peche John Lichtenberger

Pitchfork Pretty – Max Snyder

Lindsay Flagg – South Congress Hotel

Sway – Stacey Jones

Tacodeli – Roberto Espinosa

Thai Fresh – Jam Sanitchat

Trace – James Zoller

Uchiko – Ed Sura


Hops & Grain Brewing

Hye Meadow Winery

Lewis Wines

Wedding Oak Winery

The Austin Wine Merchant

Independence Brewing Company

Lost Pines Yaupon Tea

Pontotoc Vineyard

Dripping Springs Distilling

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Tipsy Texan

Treaty Oak Distilling

Argus Cidery

[Editor's note: We made changes to the ticket information and added a drink vendor.]

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