Farewell party for Springdale Farm starts with East Austin Urban Farm Tour

The farmers who have been hosting the East Austin Urban Farm Tour have put together the ninth annual tour of the four farms, which are all located in the same neighborhood around East Seventh Street, Springdale Road, Shady Lane and Lyons Road.

The East Austin Urban Farm Tour has been taking place for nearly a decade, and this year marks the final year that Springdale Farm will participate because it is closing at the end of the summer. This scene is from Rain Lily Farm nearby. Contributed by Sandra Ramos

But this year will be a little different. Glenn and Paula Foore announced a few weeks ago that they will close Springdale Farm this summer after 10 years of selling local produce to home cooks and chefs alike.

The remaining farmers at Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Urban Farm & Guest Haus and Rain Lily Farm haven’t said what might happen to this event in the future, but this year’s tour returns from 1 to 5 p.m. April 15. Tickets cost $60, or $65 at the gate, and proceeds benefit the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance.

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Dozens of local restaurants serve food at the East Austin Urban Farm Tour, which returns this year on April 15. Contributed by Sandra Ramos

 

Attendees can visit each of the farms to sample food and beverages from local purveyors and chefs. Some of the participating local beverage companies and restaurants are Austin Wine Merchant, Pitchfork Pretty, Sala & Betty, Texas French Bread, Weather Up, Wink, Lauren’s Garden Craft Cocktail Juice, Otoko, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Puli-Ra, Texas Keeper Cider, Wimberley Tea Company Yaupon Teas, Zilker Brewing Co., Bufalina Due, Epicerie, Fairweather Cider Co., Old Thousand, Eden East, Friends and Allies Brewing, the Hightower, Justine’s Brasserie, L’Oca d’Oro, Lost Pines Yaupon Tea, Odd Duck and Olamaie.

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