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March

21

2 - 6pm

Desert Door


Lay down roots this Spring equinox with a celebration of all things native Texas at Desert Door. With foraging demos, a market, Texan born live music and live cooking, this is a local gathering not to be missed.

To kick off the festival, Local Leaf ( View On Facebook ) will lead an "Intro to Wild Harvesting Workshop" at 2 PM. space is limited and ticket fees will be donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Next, Listen Acoustic Music Series will take over our stage. This San Antonio intimate concert is led by founder and local picker Adam Ahrens ( View On Facebook ). His soulful tunes and southern music anecdotes are interwoven with a live performance by Desert Door favorite, Jaeger ( View On Facebook ).

Chef Sonya Cote of Eden East Austin ( View On Facebook ) will be popping up on site with a menu of locally harvested foods. Our Native Market will feature Two Hives Honey ( View On Facebook ), Local Leaf, Evan Horn Sculpture, The Natural Gardener ( View On Facebook ) (proceeds from plant sales benefit Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation), a seed exchange, and more.

At the bar, we'll have wild-harvested sotol, Ranch Waters, and a few other bartender's choice cocktails featuring locally-harvested produce.

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About Local Leaf

Local Leaf is a husband and wife duo that takes pride in crafting sustainable, wild-harvested, premium yaupon products from deep in the heart of Texas. Yaupon is naturally caffeinated and packed with antioxidants, polyphenols, and theobromine. Our fresh interpretation of traditional Japanese matcha is an authentic east meets west experience. Every purchase helps support the environment and the local food movement.

Intro to Wild Harvesting:
Why forage?
Dangers of wild-harvesting
Importance of identification and botany skills
Wild-harvesting ethics
Helpful field guides, references, and websites
Five featured plants available in late March: Redbud (flowers), Yaupon (leaves), Wood sorrel (leaves and flowers), Prickly Pear (new pads), & Loquat (fruit)
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About Sonya Cote + Eden East

Sonya Coté is all about bringing diners to the source of their food in hopes of showing the work that goes into growing each tomato and harvesting every eggplant. “All of the people that grow food have such passion, and it’s so important for the consumer to see that,” she says. She opened Eden East on Springdale Farm in 2013.
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About Listen Acoustic Music Series

Founded by Adam Ahrens in 2019, Listen invites guests to cut out conversation in the crowd and truly connect to the artist ion stage.

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