Sustainable Food Center


Boy jumping in a rain puddle

Make the most of rainwater

Hey . . . what's that wet stuff on the weather report? Spring is here, and that means perfect gardening weather and occasionally a little rain, too. For those of us growing food here in community and backyard gardens and farms here in Central Texas, water is a precious commodity. When it falls for free, right out of the sky, it's great to have a plan for making the most of it. Read on for tips for harvesting and putting that water to good use--your garden will thank you!



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Love your SFC Farmers’ Market? Share it!

Capture what you love about the farmers’ market—food, dogs, farmers, your recipes & food photos, shoppers—and post on Instagram. Tag @sfclocal and use hashtag #lovemymarket and we’ll repost your photo to share with our community!


Mayo Jar with egg shells

Make your own pantry staples

Here at SFC, we are big believers in food in jars. We love processed and pre-made food--to make it fresh and healthy, we just prefer to be the ones processing and pre-making it! Once you start making your own pantry staples, you'll be amazed at how simple it is to have healthy, real-food condiments, sauces and flavor boosters at your fingertips. Read on for our favorite homemade mayo recipe and five genius ways to use it (and ideas for making use of leftover egg whites). Want more? Check out our upcoming Inside the Chef's Pantry: Staples, Condiments and Sauces cooking class on April 14th for everything you need to become your own pantry wizard!  Read More »»


Community Gardeners

Farm to Plate Tickets Are Now on Sale!
Enjoy 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 »

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 »

Love good food, gardens & music?
We need volunteers to help with a party for the National Farm to School Network on Tuesday, April 15th! If you’d like to help serve food & drinks, set up or take down, email Elizabeth at for details and times.

“Before I Die” Global Interactive Art Project
At the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown Saturday, April 5th. Click here for more info »

Farmgrass Fest
At Simmons Farm Sunday, April 6th 2-8 pm. 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 »

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 »

Upcoming SFC Volunteer Orientations
At Sustainable Food Center, April 22, May 27, and June 17. RSVP is required. Click here for more info »





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