Happenings: Food Revolution Day in Austin

Food Revolution Day, happening Saturday, May 19, is an international event aimed at encouraging communities to stand up for better food practices through education and advocacy. Founded by Chef Jamie Oliver, supporters of Food Revolution day hope that through increased knowledge and support, access to better food choices will become more readily available and families will be motivated to cook healthier meals. You can support this important cause through a variety of different events tomorrow (listed below).

Food Revolution Day Events:

  • Natural Epicurean Open House – 10am-12pm; Cooking demos, tours & more; Details here
  • Savory Spice Shop Cooking Demos – Demos begin at 11am; Details here.
  • Farmer’s Market Gathering – Join the WellGrow Co. for a meet up at Saturday’s Downtown Sustainable Food Center Farmer’s Market. More Details here.
  • Slow Food Austin Brunch ‘n Learn – 11am-2pm at a private home; Full details and RSVP here.
  • Lunch @ Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Trailer (located in the South First Food Court @ South 1st and Live Oak) – Lunch begins at 12pm; More details here.
  • Grubwithus Dinner @ Hillside Farmacy – 7:30PM Details and reservations here.

 Since it’s this blogger’s belief every day should be Food Revolution Day, here are a few ways you can support organizations around town committed to improving food education:

 

Wine & Food Foundation is in the midst of its May Membership Mayhem drive. Membership benefits include access to monthly wine tasting events, discounts on event tickets, and much more. The Wine & Food Foundation harnesses passion for food and wine into programs which promote and improve the culinary community including educational scholarships and grants.

 

Austin Food & Wine Alliance is the newly formed beneficiary of the Austin Food & Wine Festival. The organization is focused on raising awareness about the Central Texas culinary community through educational grants and programs.

 

Slow Food Austin helps connect communities to the foods they eat through educational programs, social engagements, and volunteer projects. The organization is committed to bringing the table to the farm in hopes of changing how communities view food. Join Slow Food Austin as member to access happy hours and special events. You can join them for their monthly Slow Food Happy Hour next Tuesday, May 22 at Green Gate Farms for a suggested $15 donation. More information here.

 

Urban Roots focuses on educating youths on sustainable food practices through after school agricultural programs. Support Urban Roots by donating here or volunteering at the farm Tuesday and Thursday mornings. To find out more, stop by Urban Roots’ upcoming Open House happening Tuesday, May 22. Reservations can be made by emailing info@urbanrootsatx.org. More details here.

 

Sustainable Food Center supports healthy food initiatives from seed to plate including educating youth and families on gardening practices, cooking, and nutrition. The SFC is in the midst of a Capital Campaign to raise funds for a new state of the art center. You can find out more and donate to the cause here.

 

 

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