United for a responsible food industry – On Monday, the European Commission, along with 65 companies and organisations (26 food manufacturers, 14 food retailers, one from the food service sector, 24 associations) launched an EU ‘Code of Conduct’. It aims to be a landmark of the European long-term strategic vision to transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food.

It is an important chapter within the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, which aims to translate the green transition into concrete actions for the food system, at every step of the chain.

“We need to make our food system sustainable,

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Barbara M. Houle

The Veg Out Food Trailer at Nourse Farm in Westboro is open for its second season, providing a take-out menu that’s filled with made-from-scratch salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and snacks that utilize the fresh, healthy food grown on the 140-acre family-owned farm.

Veg Out founder Catherine Nourse said the food trailer parked next to the Farm Store served its first customers in May, getting off to an early start with the asparagus harvest. The farm’s newest vegetable was an instant hit, especially at the food trailer where it was transformed into Age of Asparagus Soup, said Nourse.

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Every Austin foodie knows the best way to support a nonprofit is by nibbling on some chef-y bites while being regaled by a local live-music virtuoso. And that’s precisely what Austin’s Urban Roots organization is digging up for its annual Tour de Farm fundraiser.


Taking place in person and virtually this year on Wednesday, May 19 from 6-9 pm, Tour de Farm highlights include a variety of inspirational youth stories and meals curated by local chefs. Additionally, the organization will unearth more info about its new Urban Roots farm in Southeast Austin.

Urban Roots, a nonprofit that

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Ready to step into a big bee suit and discover what all the buzz is about at Killer Bees Honeybee Farm?

The farm’s Bee Tour & Honey Culinary Experience has been honored with Tripadvisor’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice award, marking this remote apiary farm in Lake Toxaway a true destination.

“Get lost in the world of the honeybee for four hours,” said Sean Collinsworth, beekeeper and KBH co-owner. “A lot of people don’t realize the social structure and the complexity of the hive…The cliché ‘busy as a bee’ is actually quite precise.”

Starting May 7, Killer Bees Honeybee Farm’s seasonal tours

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Elderslie Farm is now offering a more casual outdoor evening dining experience in addition to its multi-course, reservation-only dinners.

Elderslie Farm is now offering a more casual outdoor evening dining experience in addition to its multi-course, reservation-only dinners.

Elderslie Farm — the idyllic venue at 3501 E. 101st. St. North in Kechi that includes a fine dining restaurant, an outdoor cafe, a creamery with a gelato shop and blackberry picking in the summer — has recently reopened after a second COVID-19 hiatus.

The Bramble Cafe, which offers breakfast items outdoors near the blackberry bramble, is now open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. And Elderslie Restaurant, which offers reservation-only, multi-course farm-to-table dinners, is back

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