Edible Austin Magazine will be on hand at Maker Faire hosting the special “Food Maker Pavilion and Demonstration Area,” showcasing local food makers, artisans and growers. Over 25 food makers and farmers will be on hand with samples, products for sale, and useful advice on how they make their wares. Other participating groups include: Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, American Grassfed Association, Sustainable Food Center, Green Corn Project and Urban Roots.
“Knowing where your food comes from is a powerful thing,” says Marla Camp, publisher of Edible Austin. “This year at Maker Faire you can meet the people who make and grow your food and learn how rewarding it is to make and grow more of your own.”
At the Food Maker Pavilion, Maker Faire participants can catch a variety of food-making demonstrations, including:
- Beer making
- Cheese making
- Bee keeping & honey making
- Butter making
- Pasta making
- How to cook bison
- How to cook with vodka
- How to create organic tea fertilizer
- How to build a square foot garden
- Handmade tools and using hand tools for cooking
There will also be fun activities you can take part in such as the Sustainable Pumpkin Painting — paint pumpkins and take home recipes for what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween! There will be an ongoing “Talk To A Farmer” booth where you can ask local farmers and producers questions about what they do and how they do it. Also, don’t miss the Day of the Dead interactive food art altar, where you can bring items and create the alter on-site with help from Austin Green Art.
For more information, visit the Edible Austin site here – Link.