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School Garden

Giles Smith Shares Inspiration for School Gardening

Giles Smith is a teacher in a SBS (Social Behavioral Skills) unit in an Elementary School in the East side of Austin. He has participated in three courses offered at SFC-Citizen Gardener, Community Garden Leadership and School Garden Leadership. This week, he visits the SFC blog to share why he engages in the important work of teaching children where food comes from, sharing with them the pleasures of gardening and the importance of food justice and sustainability.



Cake and Spoon

Breakfast Like a Champ at SFC Farmers' Markets

Our favorite place for weekend brunch or breakfast? SFC Farmers' Markets! Visit early for a leisurely coffee, juice, lemonade or tea accompanied by treats from our artisan prepared foods vendors. Read on for some of our favorite picks, make a plan to meet friends, and settle in for the most delicious people-watching and newspaper-reading opportunity you'll have all week!




Five Grab-and-Go Healthy Breakfast Ideas from The Happy Kitchen

If you're the sort to listen to your mother, you know how important breakfast is. Finding the time to make it happen, though, can be a challenge now that we're all grown up. Eating a healthy breakfast provides a foundation for making smart food choices all day and offers energy for physical activity and smart thinking. There are lots of choices out there--a little pre-planning can help to make sure you're making the right ones. With a few go-to ideas in your toolkit, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of the day every day!



Springdale Farm Aid
On Sunday, September 28 join ‘Friends of Springdale Farm’ for a sip and stroll fundraiser event on the grounds of Springdale Farm. The all-inclusive ticket features delectable bites from many of Austin’s most celebrated chefs / restaurants, cocktails by Tipsy Texan, craft beer, a silent auction, and live music--proceeds to benefit Springdale Farm. Tickets here »

Dine out for SFC!
Reduce food waste, combat hunger, and enjoy a healthier meal portion all at the same time. Halfsies launches at Russia House on September 22nd from 7:00-9:00—come mingle with the Halfsies team, enjoy half-priced vodka infusions and be the first to go Halfsies Russian style!

The City of Sunset Valley Celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary!
On Saturday, September 20th, join the party after the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley at the Toney Burger Center from noon-4:00 pm with live music, food trucks, and pony rides!

Calling all food entrepreneurs!
The Texas State SBDC and Aria Foods Group invites you to register for their upcoming seminar: "Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Getting Your Products to Market” to be eld at SFC on Saturday Sept 27th from 1:00-5:00. More info and register here »

Prevention R3 Summit: The Ultimate Health and Wellness Weekend
Coming to Austin this October. Special ticket discount for the SFC Farmer’s Market community! Use code AUSPAR20 for $20 off a ticket and join the leading minds in health and wellness for an interactive and exciting event. More details and tickets here »

Celebrate 20 years of loving food with Central Market!
On September 25th, join SFC and other Central Market fans for an outdoor buffet dinner and concert with live fire grilling, chef demos, drinks and music by Asleep at the Wheel. More info and tickets here »

Let your tastebuds travel far and wide!
Join The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas for Tour de Vin on September 18th for a walk-about wine and food tasting, the event features many of Austin’s favorite restaurants and over 80 amazing wines from around the world.The night is complete with a charitable raffle and DJ Horizontal K’s eclectic mix of vintage vinyl. The best part? $20 of each ticket benefits SFC, along with three other local non-profits! More info and tickets here »

Culinary competition, local seasonal food, and celebrity judges?
Sounds like a recipe for fun! Join us at the Texas Chef’s Association Farm to Chef event on Saturday, September 27th and pick a winner for yourself! More info here »







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