Better Bites of Austin, AKA Small Bites of Austin Is A Trade Association For Makers Of Local, All-Natural Food.
The Mission Of Better Bites Of Austin It To Develop Opportunities For Better Bites Members, Provide Access To A Supportive Community Of Fellow Food Entrepreneurs, And Promote Healthy Food In Central Texas.
Check out http://betterbitesofaustin.com for our latest events, news and how to join our community. Meanwhile, feel free to use this site to communicate with your local food community.
We wrapped up 2009 with our own Eat local Week event. Better Bites of Austin Holiday Gift Fair, a fundraiser for Urban Roots. Dustin Meyer Photography attended, so we have some amazing photos!: http://dustinmeyerblog.com/?p=586
Better Bites showed our support for Hope Farmers Market, our members who’ve joined Hope Farmers Market as vendors, and to get the word out about Better Bites during the 1st weekend of the:
1st Annual Slow Food Austin Fundraiser
At this first annual fundraiser for Slow Food Austin you will enjoy an evening of unique flavors, meet some of their producers and mingle with other Austinites who share a passion for slow food.
Better Bites Member Lauren Hubele of Bona Dea Breads is providing baskets of artisan baked bread for the event. Better Bites Cornucopia Silent Auction Basket donors: Agasweet, Austinuts, IgnaFire Chocolates, Jake’s Natural Fine Foods, Kula Catering, NadaMoo!, Rio’s Brazilian, Sesa Tea, White Mountain Foods, Zhi Tea.
Leave Barr Mansion with your arms laden with premier wines, gift certificates to your favorite local merchants, and organic taste treats, this silent auction will be the most delectable in Austin’s history.
October 21, 2009
Tickets: $50 ($40 Slow Food members)
FRESH Film Feast benefit screening August 25
Better Bites of Austin is one of the co-hosts at the Fresh Film Feast benefit screening on August 25th. Tickets are sold out for this night, but please check the Fresh website for other screenings near you and to get the latest on how you can help reinvent America’s food system with FRESH actions and updates: http://www.freshthemovie.com/
Edible Austin, Alamo Drafthouse and Front Porch Project will present an Alamo Drafthouse Film Feast at Boggy Creek Farm on Tuesday, August 25. The event will feature a screening of the new food movie, FRESH, and will benefit the Sustainable Food Center(SFC). All interested community groups are invited to attend as co-hosts and help us present an evening of conversation, farm-fresh picnic feasting along with viewing this outstanding new film about food in America. Co-hosts include Farmhouse Delivery, Zhi Tea, Maine Root, Texas French Bread, Greenling Organic Delivery, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Independence Brewing Co., Frontier /Simply Organics, Better Bites of Austin, Better-World Maker’s Co-op, Slow Food Austin, Urban Roots, Green Corn Project, Capital Area Food Bank, Farm and Ranch Freedon Alliance and others. Please contact Marla Camp at Edible Austin to get involved. DETAILS: Cocktails and Conversation: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; locally-sourced picnic dinner by Alamo chefs John Bullington and Trish Eichelberger: 7:30pm; FRESH film screening begins at dark. Tickets: Sold out.
ABOUT THE FILM: FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
BBoA member Jeffrey/Zhi Tea will be on BBoA Advisory Board member Marla Camp’s debut Heritage Radio Network show on 6/8 at 4:00pm. See Edible Austin home page for more info and how to listen: http://www.edibleaustin.com/content/index.php
FOOD, INC. ( Magnolia Pictures )
Opens in Austin on June 26, 2009 at the Regal Arbor Cinema and the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz.
Visit the website at http://www.foodincmovie.com/.
In FOOD, INC., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, FOOD, INC. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Fine Food Art Gallery night
Thanks to all contributing members who made our 1st Eat Local Week Urban Root’s fundraiser a success!
Wally Workman Gallery hosted a curated one-night show featuring well-known Texas artists offering works of art with a culinary theme, including art and photography showcased in Edible Austin magazine.
Artists included: Ali Cavanaugh • Bill Montgomery • Dana Sparks • Ginger Fox • Jan Heaton • Leslie Sealey • Linda Sheets • Mary Beth Karaus • Rob Harrell • Susan Kemner Reed • Suzanne Lewis • Carol Dawson • Jennifer Balkan • Gordon Folwer • Linda Lucas Hardy • Carol Marine • Cindy Strieff • Will Klemm • Sam Hurt • Stella Alesi • Lizanne Geneser Thate • Jessica Cook • Jane Horning • Matt Lynaugh • Jenna Noel • Jody Horton • Bill Albrecht • Carole Topalian • “The Art of Urban Roots” Delectable tastings of local food presented by Better Bites of Austin. Drinks concocted by Paula’s Texas Spirits and Tipsy Texan’s David Alan and Joe Eifler.
Sustainable Food Policy Board Approved!
The Austin City Council approved the Sustainable Food Policy Board on Thursday, November 20, 2008. For more information go to:
BiG Austin Business Plan Contest
Attend this great event for entrepreneurs! Better Bites of Austin member World Wise Grains is one of two food business finalists in this year’s BiG Austin Business Plan Contest. This is huge for this community and the Bitter Bites organization, so come celebrate with us! Also, feel free to blog with the contestants at the BiG Austin site….. the link below goes to the blog page: http://www.bigidea-austin.org/