Sustainable Food Center



Compost Happens!

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." Especially if that other man (or woman) is a gardener. Growing things, especially food, takes nutrients--you get out what you put in. Industrial agriculture relies on bad-for-the-earth and bad-for-us chemical fertilizers, but one of the great joys of growing food at home is knowing exactly what has (or has not) been dumped on the plants we eat. Using rich, organic compost to add nutrients to the soil for hungry plants is as old a technique as...



What's in your market bag?

What's In Your Market Bag?

Marina Thomas and Sam Hellman-Mass know good food. The couple works at the newly-opened Odd Duck, where locally-sourced ingredients are Chef Bryce Gilmore's inspiration. This Saturday found them loading up on springtime bounty at SFC Farmers' Market Downtown--a big bag of sunflower sprouts to eat with hummus and to toss in broccoli salad, honey and hemp for smoothies, snacks and breakfast and, of course, strawberries (some to eat in the car and some for indulging in later)...



Knife Skills

4 Tips for Sharper Knife Skills

Five a day for better health, right? We all know we should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, but it’s easier said than done when you feel all thumbs with a knife and cutting board. Never fear--The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® to the rescue! Chopping up vegetables for a salad, stir-fry or soup becomes much less daunting when you have confidence. At SFC, we incorporate essential knife skills into free six-week community classes and share the same critical know-how with the public right here in our...



Farm to Plate Tickets Are Now on Sale!
Farm to PlateEnjoy the best-of-the best from Austin’s culinary world. Featuring over 25 acclaimed chefs preparing delicious, locally-sourced bites, sips from local breweries, spirits, and biodynamic wines, and a beautiful setting at historic Barr Mansion. Join us Thurs, May 8 and discover just how delicious it is to work together for a sustainable and just food system.! Click here for more info »

Seasonal Supper Club to benefit SFC
Friday from 6:30-8:30! Bistro Vonish is teaming up with Wheatsville Co-op and Johnson's Backyard Garden for a wonderful evening of local, organic, vegan fine dining at Wheatsville's South Lamar location. Click here for details »

Texas Olive Fest
On Saturday, April 5th come on out to Dripping Springs for olives, wine, food & music to benefit SFC! More info, lineup, location and tickets can be found here »

Austin Lyric Opera comes to SFC Farmers’ Market East!
At 4:30 on Tuesday, April 8th, come out to enjoy a FREE performance of “street opera” The Elixir Project! Click here for more info »

SFC Chef Series: Spring Bounty
On April 13th, join La Condesa for a benefit dinner for SFC featuring meats & produce from the SFC Farmers' Market, local area farms and suppliers with a multi-course tasting menu and drink pairings from Austin's most exciting and innovative chefs. Click here for tickets & more info »

Edible Austin’s Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair
Come out to The French Legation Museum on March 30th and explore our world of local foods with local artisans, games, tastings, cooking demos, music and family-friendly learning experiences. The event is free—folks are invited to either bring picnics or purchase fixings from local vendors. Click here for more info »

Kids’ Artisan Market
On April 19th, SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley will be a space for kids to sell their creations! Come shop for products made by artisans under the age of 18, enjoy live music and connect with local youth empowerment organizations. Click here to reserve a booth & here for more info »

Buy Flowers and Support SFC!
For the entire month of March, King Florist will donate 20% of the profits from their Bloom of Hope design to Sustainable Food Center. Click here for more info »





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