The Queen Bee and the Beehive: An Intro to Beekeeping
Sunday, March 5th, 3:30-5:30pm, CRAFT
Think Beyonce is chic? You haven’t seen nothing yet! Come learn about the original Queen Bee, the honey bee! The ultimate girl power species, a honey bee hive is comprised of more than 90% females, who make all the decisions and perform all the labor in a hive. Join us to learn all about honey bee biology and the behavior of this fascinating species. The majority of the class will focus on how to get started as an urban beekeeper, including discussions of the City of Austin regulations, a demonstration of necessary equipment, and information on where you can get your own bees. You will leave this class with a booklet of resources to help you start your very own bee hive. After this classroom section, you will be primed to continue your bee education with a hands-on field workshop with Tara.
Snacks and a special Beyonce-inspired lemonade cocktail made with local raw honey included! Ok ladies (and gentleman!), now let’s get information!
East Austin Urban Farm Tour – Ticket Release Day
Monday, March 6th, Online
Tickets go on sale today for the 8th Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour! The annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour is a sip, eat and stroll fundraiser that takes place on four of Austin’s most beloved urban farms — Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Farms, Rain Lily Farm & Springdale Farm — all located within walking / biking distance of one another in the heart of the East side. Enjoy delicious bites from Austin’s top chefs using the freshest farm ingredients and handcrafted sips from local brewers, wine merchants, and mixologists on each farm. Guided farm tours allow guests to get to know the farmers behind the food and learn how it’s grown. Proceeds benefit Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance.
FARFA’s Local Food Awareness Day at the Texas Capitol
Thursday, March 9th, 9am-4pm, The Texas State Capitol Building
Make an impact on local food laws by joining the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 9. Be on the front lines as we educate legislators about the issues important to the local food movement.
Farm To Feast Fundraiser at Barr Mansion
Thursday, March 9th, 6-9pm, Barr Mansion
Sit with your favorite farmer and share a feast lovingly prepared by seasoned Chef Fermin Nunez who has worked at notables such as Launderette and L’Oca d’Oro. Produce provided by Farmhouse Delivery and drinks by Independence Brewing Co, Texas Keep Cider and Vinovium Winery. Decadent desserts dished out by Confituras. Enjoy music by Lil Darlin and a live auction in support of your Central Texas farmers!
Farmhouse Delivery Has A SXSW Panel!
The New Food Words, What Do They All Mean?
Monday, March 13th, 5-6pm, The Driskill Ballroom
Join Farmhouse Delivery’s Marketing Maven, Martha Pincoffs, as she guides the conversation among panel members Joe Dickson of Whole Foods, Annie Gasparro of The Wall Street Journal, and Taylor Collins of EPIC. To give you a sneak peak, here’s what you’ll be hearing all about: The USDA Organic Seal is nearly 15 years old and three individual states have passed legislation to tackle GMO labeling. But moving forward, there is a new crop of buzz words popping up in the aisles of the grocery store including “beyond organic”, biodynamic, sustainable, grass fed, and pasture raised. This panel will tackle what these words mean, why or why not they important to the future of food, and whether or not they should they be regulated.