Marla Camp, editor of Edible Austin, is one of my favorite foodies in town. In addition to putting out an award winning food publication customized to the Austin scene, she is a fervent promoter of all things local. For the past several years, Edible Austin has hosted a week long celebration of local food artisans and farms with their Eat Local Week. Here is a highlight of the signature events this year.
Benefitting Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots
Edible Austin will be at farmers markets across the city throughout the week to encourage home cooking with farm fresh seasonal ingredients. We will also be launching an online mapped guide to locally sourcing restaurants in and around Austin. We hope that introducing this guide to the community as well as to visitors in town will help support these restaurants beyond Eat Drink Local Week.
Sunday, December 8, 7:30 PM at Stateside at the Paramount
An inspiring talk reinforcing the value of urban farming. Following the talk will be a panel moderated by Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith and a farmers market in the theater lobby. Tickets: $35 admission, $100 VIP including a reception featuring chef-prepared tastings and beverages.
–Presented by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Paramount Theatre and The Texas Tribune.
Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 PM at Palm Door
A family-style dinner with live music to celebrate seasonal ingredients and encourage community gatherings around local food. Tickets: $65 includes entry and 8 course meal. Cash bar.
–Presented by Bread & Circus Supper Club and Pink Avocado.
An Advanced Screening of Farm-City, State
Thursday, December 12, 7 PM at the Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium
A film about how what a city would look like if its entire population could be fed by healthy, organic food from local farmers. Director David Barrow will lead an audience Q&A with a panel of guests after the film. Free w/ RSVP.
–Presented by Wheatsville Co-op and the Blanton Museum of Art