April is almost here, which means it’s time for the annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour, an event that brings together chefs, distillers, brewers and fans of local food for a fundraiser supporting the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.
This is the eighth year for the four-farm tour, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Urban Farm & GuestHaus, Rain Lilly Farm and Springdale Farm, which are all located within walking and biking distance of each other.
Several chefs at each farm will serve food, while local beverage artisans take care of the drinks and the farm staff give tours and talk about how they run their urban farms.
The participating restaurants and businesses include Dolce Neve, Lenoir, Live Oak Brewery, Sala and Betty, Texas French Bread, The Austin Wine Merchant, Twisted Skillet, Weather Up and Wink (Boggy Creek); The Brewer’s Table, Counter 3.FIVE.VII, Dripping Springs Vodka, Emmer & Rye, Geraldine’s, Old Thousand, Lauren’s Garden Bloody Mary Juice, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Texas Keeper Cider, Uchi, Wimberley Tea Company and Zilker Brewing Company (Hausbar Farm & Guest Haus); Buddha’s Brew, Confituras, Dai Due, Juniper, Leroy and Lewis BBQ, Lick Ice Cream, Olive and June, Strangeland Brewery and Texas Sake (Rain Lily Farm); Argus Cidery, Contigo/Chicon, Eden East, Friends and Allies Brewery, Justine’s, L’oca D’oro, Lost Pines Yaupon Tea, Olamaie, The Hightower and Wahaka Mezcal (Springdale Farm).
Tickets cost $55 for adults (children 10 and under are free) and are available at eastaustinurbanfarmtour.com. The event’s sponsors this year include Farmhouse Delivery, Lisa Munoz Realty Austin, Big Wheelbarrow and Wheatsville Co-op.