Field Guide Festival Returns With Chef-and-Farmer Collabs

Locavore celebration returns in April

The acclaimed Field Guide Festival will return to East Austin for a second year on Saturday, April 22, with a new roster of culinary and agricultural partners, featuring 34 chefs and farmers who’ve been partnered to create dishes exclusive to the festival – using in-season produce direct from the farm.

Photo by Hannah Edelman

Founded by two female powerhouses, Lindsey Sokol and Trisha Bates, the Field Guide Festival was built to recognize and appreciate the local food system in Central Texas.

“Field Guide Festival presents an answer to the question, ‘Where does your food come from?’ by highlighting the local farmers and chefs of Austin," says Bates. “Our festival is the only place in the city where you will see the farmers side-by-side with the chefs who transform their food, creating dishes uniquely representing this exact time and place. You’ll never have this food, presented in this way, again.”

“New this year, Field Guide will welcome guests of all ages,” says Sokol. “We’ve created a festival that puts education first in order to strengthen the food system for the future, including the next generation.”

And the question you’re probably most wanting answered at this point is: Okay, sure – but who are these chefs and farmers, precisely?

Citizen, feast your eyes on this magnificent lineup:

Abby Love (Abby Jane Bakeshop) & Amalia Staggs (Farmshare Austin)

Colter Peck (Elementary) & Becky Hume (VRDNT Farm)

Fiore Tedesco (L’Oca D’Oro) & Sean Henry (Hi-Fi Mycology)

Graeme Little (Fairmont Austin) & Julia Poplawsky Lewis (Cielito Lindo Farm)

Graham Fuller (Emmer & Rye) & William Nikkel (Trosi Farms)

Joaquin Ceballos (Este) & Anamaria Gutierrez (Este Garden)

Krystal Craig + Ian Thurwachter (Intero) & Celia Bell (Two Hives Honey)

Mia Li (Ora King Salmon) & Joe + Kasey Diffie (Joe’s Microgreens)

Natalie Gazaui (Chef Consultant) & Gregory Mast (CTFB Garden)

Nicholas Yanes (Juniper + Uncle Nicky’s) & Perrine Noelke (Local Pastures)

Rhys Davis & Michael Fojtasek (Maie Day) & Marianna Peeler (Peeler Farms)

Kevin & Rosie Truong (Fil N Viet) & Travis Breihan (Smallhold)

Susana Querejazu (Lutie’s) & Hannah Gongola (H2Grow Farms)

Todd Duplechan (Lenoir + Vixen’s Wedding) & Ryan Gould (Geosmin Regenerative)

Zechariah Perez (Sour Duck Market + Odd Duck) & Montana Stovall (Dancing Bear Farm)

Casey Wilcox (Little Trouble) & Christina Currier (Comedor)

Katrina Ferraro and Freddy Diaz (Las Brasas)

Wow, right? As we recall from the first Field Guide Festival in ’21, this event showcases the best participants and producers of Austin’s food systems. Tickets will include a full day of food and beverages, live cooking demonstrations, symposium conversations, live music, and a farmer’s bodega. Dishes served will include a mix of savory, sweet, and plant-based options. Bonus: Proceeds from this event help to fund Central Texas Food Bank.

Tickets – available here – are $100 for adults, $50 for Young Foodies (13-20), and free for children 12 and younger.

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