Caffeine Crawl
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CaffeineCrawlCaffeine Crawl was developed by The LAB (formerly LAB 5702) to give enthusiasts of quality-driven coffee, tea, chai and chocolate a one-of-a-kind experience that has never been created. The Crawl is designed to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table.

These products are such a part of our daily lives, from our morning cups of coffee to the evening nightcap of tea or treat of artisan chocolate. Many of us have embraced the craft and passion behind the teams of people that help produce these products and make our communities a better place to live. Through Caffeine Crawl, fans are being given a chance to learn more about the quality, technique and process of the products.

Caffeine Crawl will spread about metropolitan areas, fostering relationships between the public and local specialty shops and manufacturers.

Soul Sunday Brunch
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Friends and Family of Saint Cecilia! Join the folks of Hotel St. Cecilia for their first ever Soul Sunday Brunch on February 22nd. The Brunch will include a panoply of culinary offerings, live music, and a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar to replenish your soul.

$45 per person, beverages priced individually. You may place your reservation by contacting the hotel concierge:

By phone: 512-852-2400

By email:

Farm-Scale Hugelkulture Workshop @ Barking Cat Farm
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date: 02/28/2015 10:00 AM CST

We can all see it coming…drought is a reality in our region and it doesn’t look like it will be leaving any time soon. Hugelkulture is a permaculture technique that allows moisture to be sequestered within your soil, to be slowly released as your plants need it.

This is a technique that can really benefit a small farm that uses a tank for irrigation. If your tank fails to make it through the heat of summer in north Texas, you need to attend this workshop!

Jason Ramsey, a permaculturist with PermacultureDenton and a former farm manager, will conduct this workshop at Barking Cat Farm. This is hands on, and we will actually be building the structures required to implement the design using the machinery available at Barking Cat Farm.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as the class will be outside, and bring a sack lunch. Additionally, parking is limited and the area may be muddy, so please consider carpooling to conserve resources and parking space.


Future Food Dinner @ Little Pink Monster Gallery
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm


The Homegrown Revival, Little Herds, Little Pink Monster Gallery, and Treaty Oaks Distillery are proud to present a FUTURE FOOD DINNER.

Join Chef Sonya Cote as she explores what the future of food might hold. The evening will begin at 6:30PM with a cocktail hour. Dinner will be served at 7:00PM. There will be complimentary cocktails provided by Treaty Oaks Distillery, but please bring a bottle of wine or beer for dinner.

The walls of Little Pink Monster Gallery will be lined with the surrealist and psychedelic works of Warren Sawyer. “I consider my work to be based in surrealism with allusions to psychedelic and op art. My pieces range from oil paintings to mixed media pieces that include antique newspaper collage elements with oil illustrated imagery.”

Tickets to this event are available for $50 per person by visiting

Sunshine Community Garden Annual Plant Sale @ Sunshine Community Garden
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Austin’s most loved, locally raised heirloom veggies and herbs make their big debut 9 A.M. at Sunshine Community Gardens (SCG) 4814 Sunshine Dr, Austin, Tx 78756 March 7, 2015. The sale is the largest Certified Organic Non-Profit Plant event in Texas. Over 150 Tomato varieties, 72 Wicked Hot and Sweet Bell Pepper varieties, 15 kinds of Eggplants, 5000 thousand herbs and other plants ready for spring planting.

Here is the band line-up for the sale

  • 9:00 Minor Mishap Marching Band website
  • 10:00 Bob Slaughter – First Set website
  • 11:00 Bob Slaughter – Second Set website
  • 12:00 Adrienne Braswell website
Local Foods Day at the Texas Capitol @ Texas State Capitol
Mar 13 all-day


Reminder: Save the date for Local Foods Day at the Capitol!

March 13, 2015 will be Local Foods Day at the Texas Capitol. Join in for this important and fun citizen lobbying event!

At the citizens’ lobbying day, we’ll share the latest news on all the bills, from raw milk to property taxes to home processing. There will be a short session to teach you the basics on how to meet with legislators. Then we’ll connect you with others from your area, and you will meet with legislators from your area in a group.

We know that many people have never met with legislators and may be nervous. Don’t worry! It is not hard, and we will walk you through every step. We’ll provide fact sheets on the bills — you just need to bring your own personal experience and passion.

Support FARFA at the Texas Legislature by donating to FARFA today!

Farmhouse Delivery’s 3rd Annual Fais Do-Do Gumbo Cook Off @ Rain Lily Farm
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FaisDoDoPoster2015EmailVersionGet ready, the (crab) claws are comin’ out! Join us for Farmhouse Delivery’s 3rd Annual Fais Do Do Gumbo Cook Off at Rain Lily Farm for a raucous afternoon of gumbo-eating, complimentary drinks, and live music & dancing with Cajun dancehall band The Gulf Coast Playboys! This year, over 10 teams will be competing to earn the hearts and tastebuds of both our judges and you, the people of Fais Do Do! So mark your calendars and get ready to put on your best gumbo-tasting game face!

All proceeds will go to Austin non-profit Creek People to fund upcoming beautification and rehabilitation projects throughout Austin’s creek systems.

For their generous contributions to the event, we want to warmly thank Real Ale Brewing Company, Lauren’s Garden Fresh Squeezed Bloody Mary Mix, and Dripping Springs Distillery.

Prizes for this year’s competition winners have been thoughtfully donated by: Lodge Cast Iron, Launderette Austin, East Side Showroom, Dai DueCallahan’s General Store, Quality Seafood, Paula Disbrowe, Criquet Shirts, and more!

Tasting tickets are $35 – click the link or purchase at the door.

Want to compete? Team entries must be submitted by Friday, March 13. Click here:

Edible Austin’s Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair @ French Legation Museum
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ChildrensPicnicAndRealFoodFair2015Mark your calendars for the 2015 Children’s Picnic & Real Food Fair presented by Edible Austin, SANDE Youth Project and the French Legation Museum.

Sunday, March 29 from 1-5pm



This free event helps you find great healthy products and ways to introduce your kids to healthy eating and living! We’ll have play activities and booths with local artisans, games, tasting, cooking demonstrations, chickens, planting a garden and so much more!


East Austin Urban Farm Tour 2015 @ Boggy Creek Farm, Springdale Farm, Rain Lily Farm, Hausbar Urban Farm & Guesthaus
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EAUFT2015LogoSpend a Sunday afternoon strolling vibrant fields of local produce and visiting with chickens, donkeys, and goats on four neighboring urban farms. At each farm, chefs will provide tastes of their art using the freshest farm ingredients while local brewers, wine merchants, and mixologists will offer sips.

In the fields, farmers will talk about their growing crops, share their experiences, and answer gardening questions. This beloved farm tour will change the way you look at food and the people you buy from as well as offer the perfect opportunity to solve your own growing challenges!

The East Austin Urban Farm Tour is a rain or shine event.  Our farmers are out in their fields every day regardless of the weather, and EAUFT is no exception!  The chefs and drink purveyors will be under cover.

Stay tuned for more information and tickets, on sale March 20th.

Austin Food + Wine Festival
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

AustinFoodAndWineFestivalGet prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s rising cultural and culinary city. The Austin Food + Wine Festival returns with top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an experience unlike any other.

For 2015,  your itinerary will be packed with more grill flares and top-shelf pairs, including up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars. Indulge in The H-E-B Grand Tasting Pavilion, showcasing over 50 of the finest beverages from across the nation, and 40 food artisans from Austin and beyond. Plus, pick up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the Autograph Tent.

From tacos and tequila to grilling and grapes, spoil yourself with the sights, sounds and signature flavors that make Austin the hip destination it is today. For 2015 updates, follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.