We were putting together a wonderful Local Box together this week, when we were hit with the sad news that our Farmer Heroes at The Daily Harvest will be closing their creamery. It shows how hard it can be to run a food operation here in Texas and how farming is a great skill. For this week’s events, we hope you get out there and learn more about your food, with perhaps, a cooking class, a farmer’s camp, a bakery benefit, and talk to people growing our food at the new farmers market in San Antonio.
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[AUSTIN] Whole Foods Cooking Class: Plant Strong
- Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
- Whole Foods Market Flagship 525 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78701
Eating a “plant-strong” diet is one of the four pillars of the Whole Foods Market Health Starts Here™ program. Once you learn these easy recipes featuring grains, vegetables and fruits, they are sure to become weekly favorites. Menu: Quinoa and Butter Lettuce Crisps with Fresh Herbs and Beet Salsa; Pickled Green Beans with Black Radish, Grapefruit and Kale; Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho with Cooling Cucumber and Mint; Sunflower Butter Truffles.
Check all the cooking classes on their site.
[AUSTIN] Cupcakes & Cocktails
- Wednesday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m
- Tejas Room of the AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705
Mark your calendar on Wednesday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. for “Cupcakes & Cocktails” – bringing together Austin’s best bakers and food bloggers to raise funds for Bake A Wish, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing birthday cakes and other baked goods to children in shelters and foster homes, the elderly, disabled, and other underserved communities in the greater Austin area.
More info on the Austin Food Bloggers site.
[SAN ANTONIO] Rackspace Farmers Market
- Wednesdays from 4-7 PM.
- Free to the public
- Rackspace Hosting, 5000 Walzem Rd San Antonio, Texas 78218
Every Wednesday, Rackspace will host a handful of vendors in the company’s parking lot from 4-7 p.m. as a convenient way to provide Rackers with fresh and local groceries. Now, Rackers and the public can conveniently grab local produce, eggs, meats, and other treats on their way home from work.
Check out some photos on their Facebook.
[AUSTIN] Blues on the Green
- Free, there will be food for sell
- Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM
- Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road Austin, Texas 78704
KGSR’s Blues on the Green has become a staple of the Austin lifestyle and ranks consistently amoung the top annual events in the Capital City. For 22 seasons, Zilker Park has been filling up every other Wednesday with thousands of people, blankets and lawn chairs, families and music lovers for the summer concert series. Come by and say, “Hi!” to Greenling.
Check the program schedule online.
[AUSTIN] New Farm Institute’s “Farmer for a Day” Camp for Kid
- 3rd Saturday of the month, 9AM – 1PM
- Green Gate Farm, 8310 Canoga Ave Austin 78724
“Farmer for a Day” condenses the New Farm Institute’s weeklong session into a condensed version where children get to expore the farm and assist farmers while working in fields and tending to livestock. Young farmers’ activities include: Seeding plants in the greenhouse, Feeding animals, Playing in the hayloft, Learning where their food comes from!
Ticket go quick, get one now on their site.
Be sure to check back regularly on the Greenling Community page for more updates and opportunities!