notes from maggie's farm
This month's Slow Food Austin Happy Hour was held at the farm and home of Susan Hausmann and Dorsey Barger, Hausbar Farms. I was lucky enough to steal away a little bit of time from my own farm to join the party, meet my fellow blogger/friend Christy Horton, mingle with a few acquaintances, and be inspired by Dorsey and Susan's little piece of urban heaven.
Located in the hippest of spots on the East Side of Austin, the farm is a source of local vegetables, eggs, and meat for Eastside Cafe, co-owned by Barger, and located on Manor Road.
The weather was perfect, the food, sourced directly from the farm and prepared by Chef Matt Taylor of BC Tavern, was fresh and tasty, and the cocktails by Tipsy Texans, David Alan and Joe Eiflerwere, were freely flowing. Softly wafting musical strains filled the air, provided by Jerry Hagins and Crew. The guests, and their hosting animals, all decked out in their best farm-finery. It was an idyllic evening. Hats off to Slow Food, and Hausbar Farms for sharing with us a storybook gathering. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story...
Read More about Hausbar Farms:
- Back to the Future-Food, from Virginia Wood, Austin Chronicle
- Raising the Hausbar, from Spike Gillespie of Edible Austin
- and this funny video, also by Gillespie, for KUT Austin.
Also, find more information about Slow Food Austin, and its parent organizations, Slow Food USA, and Slow Food International, at the links provided.