Sustainable Food Center



Harvest a nutritious crop
in just four days

What if we told you about a nutritionally dense, exceptionally tasty crop you could grow with no soil, minimal water, and zero weeds to pull that would be ready to harvest in just four days? We're not crazy . . . we're crazy about sprouts! Sprouts are the brand new stem and leaves that emerge from the seed. If left to grow, they'll turn into a full-fledged plant. If eaten just after sprouting, they make a most delicious addition to salads, sandwiches, stir-fries and on top of just about anything.



Farm to Plate

Buy Tickets to Farm to Plate!

For one night only on May 8th, Austin’s most celebrated culinary talent comes together under one roof to support our local food system. At SFC’s Farm to Plate: The Land of Green, chefs, winemakers, brew masters, and mixologists will focus their talents on creating unlimited bites and sips celebrating the bounty of Central Texas farms. Proceeds provide much-needed support to SFC’s four weekly farmers’ markets, free community cooking and nutrition classes, community and school gardens, and food assistance programs. See who’s on the menu and why here and reserve your tickets today—they’re going fast!


Beet Tabouli

Substitute seasonal vegetables and fruit and keep your favorite recipes

We start with the best of intentions. We read food magazines and flip through cookbooks. We make a menu plan for the week, built around seasonal dinners and healthy brown bag lunches. We stock our pantry, and we head out for the farmers' market . . . only to discover that the onions aren't quite ready, and harlequin beetles got the kale, and the strawberries are tempting us, and tender lettuces have one more week so we better enjoy them, and there are the most gorgeous and unexpected bunches of asparagus . . . and suddenly our best laid plans seem like a distant dream. Never fear--we are here to help! Armed with our cheat sheet and a willingness to be flexible, your recipes--and your weekly menu plan--will be happier than ever.

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Crop Mob & Spring Farm Tour at Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Saturday, April 26th 10am-12pm. Come see where your food lives! Walk the farm, harvest carrots, crop mob some weeds & meet new friends. Family, friends & kids welcome. More details here »

Austin Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 26th 12pm-6pm, 4550 Mueller Central. Click here for details »

April is Earth Month!
Throughout the month of April and into the first week of May, look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons at the check-out stands in any Texas H-E-B and Central Market stores. Support EarthShare of Texas and the Texas environment!

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





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