Improvements for 2011 Long lines Food shortage Parking“Going into it this year, we have the experience of last year under ourbelts. We know approximately how many people to plan for, whereaslast year we were just guessing. In addition to a bigger footprint, wehave strict vendor guidelines that help them prepare for themasses. As you can imagine, when you’re used to cooking lunch for40, lunch and dinner for 20,000 can be daunting.” - Tiffany Harelik, Gypsy Picnic mastermind
Locate Website: Planning resource @gypsypicnic, Facebook, e-list Be familiar with your favorites
Engage Kids area Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Cook- Off 10th guest judge Sustainable food center Gypsy Picnic Market KGSR fan favorite Prius v Creation Station The CLEAR Booth
Wow! Environmentally conscious Live music Sideshow stage Merchandise from local merchants Bike racks at East and West entrances Mellow Johnny’s bike repair/ advice
Communities Farm to Market Raw Urban Farming Vegan/Vegetarian Food Trailers Austin Dinner Club Austin Dinning Club Dai Due Club Austin Cooking Club Slow Food Capital City Burger Club Austin Wine Tasters
Food Trailers Austin.com “created to serve as practical guide to track Austin’s delicious food trailers, food carts, mobile vendors and transient eateries. Visitors to our city and Austinites alike should have a way to find these trailers, explore their menus, hours and get directions to their locations.” Doesn’t operate as a review site
Food Trailer Alliance “Our mission is to create a market in which food trailers, vendors and patrons alike can work together for the betterment of the industry.” Founded in May 2011
Monthly Alliance Meetings Next one: Monday October 24th 7pm Trailer Park Eatery Outline of the Meeting: 1: Trailer owner/operator- Agenda discussion followed by Q&A 2: Vendor Q&A 3: Patron Q&A
Organic Established in Austin (1980) Whole Foods stands for what this community embodies. Bringing natural/organic food to a communitywho is interested in their own well-being as well as the well being of the environment.
Community Elements (Vegan/vegetarian) It’s about something! Being healthy Finding the best places that accommodate to the needs of the community Preserving the inner-self and the environment Engaging with like-minded individuals with the same tastes/interests Enjoying wholesome food in a green environment while learning new inventive ways to be a vegan
Community It takes action Restaurants host events for individuals on a daily/weekly/monthly basis Potlucks (Participant-collaborator) Workshops (How to be healthy/vegan) Festivals Live music The list goes on…..
Community Its members are connected (Common Interest) Through the web Blogs/Forums Restaurant listings and reviews Through events and Festivals Through Meetings Weekly/Monthly/Annual
Casa De Luz Restaurant and community center Yoga Conference room rental Daily/Weekly and Monthly events Special menu Volunteer Cooking Community Night
Vegans Rock Austin Founded in 2003 Accommodates to anyone interested in Veganism (All Aspects) Regular Meet-ups Monthly Pot-Lucks Interactive Web-site Blog/Forum Member area Recipes
Vegans Rock Austin Ross Abel (Main Rep) “Creating Supportive Social Community” Connection among members after online initial interaction Meet-ups Restaurants: vegan or have vegan options Philanthropy Bake Sale 5k run