Hey San Antonio friends! Get a load of this:
The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is set to hold their first-ever Farm to Fork event on Wednesday, October 5th from 4-7pm on the Phil Hardberger Park grounds (Blanco entrance). The purpose is to raise money for the ongoing development of the popular 311-acre park, as well as to promote the use of local, sustainable food!
Miles of nature trails, restored native vegetation, two dog parks and monthly educational programs have quickly made Phil Hardberger Park one of the most popular destinations for R&R in the Alamo City. Now local chefs like Michael Sohocki of Gwendolyn’s Restaurant will be on-hand the afternoon of the 5th to serve small, tapas-style entrees made with fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products that are sourced locally from farms within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio.
The farmers themselves will also be present to answer any questions about the food’s origins, in addition to sustainable farming practices- how cool! All food will be served on biodegradable, compostable plates, cups, napkins and cutlery.
“The whole purpose is to get people to ask questions. We want to create a dialogue about eating
closer to the farm,” said Michael Becquet, a member of Slow Food South Texas, an organization that
supports sustainable organic food that is good, clean and fair. “People don’t understand that nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gases are caused by growing, processing and transporting food. Most produce in grocery stores comes from 1,500 miles away and it makes no sense. We’re supposed to eat locally and seasonally.”
So lace up those tenni’s, gather up the fam and plan to spend an early fall evening taking in the great green outdoors. Official festivities for the Farm to Fork event include:
- Wine and beer tastings
- Savoring healthy local edibles
- Family friendly activities such as Scavenger hunt
- Educational programs
- Live music from roadhouse rock band Exit 314
- Drawing for prizes from local area businesses
$35 non member
$5 children under 10
Register online at philhardbergerpark.org/farm-to-fork.
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Get Involved further by supporting what Phil Hardberger Park has to offer. To ensure the park’s master plan continues to move forward, we invite you to become a supporter of the park by becoming an annual member of the Conservancy! To become a member or for more details on the event, visit philhardbergerpark.org or call the Conservancy office at (210) 226-8339