Sustainable Food Center


SDF Community Garden Open House

Join Us for a Community Garden Open House!

Come see how our garden grows! SFC recently celebrated the official opening of our JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Teaching Garden and the St. David’s Foundation Community Garden at our new home--this Saturday from 10-12, the community gardeners would like to invite all our friends and neighbors for an open house. Come learn how you can get involved in the garden and enjoy garden tours, kids’ activities, refreshments, and a sneak peak of upcoming SFC gardening classes. Email Ryan with any questions »


Bowl of Peaches

New Crops & Market Events!

It’s a whole new season at SFC farmers’ markets! We’re seeing the first juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, and crunchy cucumbers, as well as green beans, summer squash, peppers, eggplant, and sweet corn from our farmers, and we have recipes and inspiration boards to celebrate the season. New vendors are coming on every week—at the Downtown market, take a leisurely walk around the shady stretch of Fifth Street to find Urban Roots, Tecolote Farm, Fruitful Hill Farm, and more. We’re thrilled to welcome Tecolote Farm back to both Sunset Valley and the Downtown markets as well as new vendors El Cruz Ranch—they’ll be bringing goat, beef, herbs, greens, turkey, chicken, and duck eggs to Sunset Valley. Head over to the Taste the Place tent at both Saturday markets to try The Happy Kitchen’s simple-to-make and oh-so-delicious parsley paste—a great recipe for pairing with tomatoes, squash, potatoes, and grilled meats.


Strawberry Mint Granita

Strawberry Mint Granita

Swimming holes, fireflies, school-free mornings, and frozen treats: summer is here! Too-sweet Sno Cones and store-bought ice cream might be filled with questionable ingredients, though, and aren't always the healthiest choice. When everyone screams for ice cream, reach instead for this cool, homemade icy strawberry granita, made with a few simple ingredients--no special equipment required! Bright green flecks of cool, fresh mint add an element of herbal interest and lemon brightens all the flavors. Feel free to increase the lemon juice if you'd like more tartness, and be sure to stir in the ice crystals as the granita freezes for a smooth, velvety texture. This isn't a recipe to save for a special occasion--besides freezing time, the only thing that goes faster than making it is eating it! Read more and get the recipe »»


Join Urban Roots & Wheatsville Co-op for Food Talk for Kids
Saturday, May 31st from 12pm-1pm South Lamar Community Room. Kids ages 10-14 are invited to sign up to participate in this super fun annual workshop about healthy food. Join youth from Urban Roots and Grow Dat for a youth-led conversation about healthy food. These young healthy food ambassadors will lead 15-20 youth between the ages of 10-14 in an interactive, fun-filled workshop about healthy food. Click here for more info »

Want to help Sustainable Food Center and offset your carbon footprint at the same time?
Reliant and EarthShare of Texas have launched The Reliant EcoShareSM, a program that allows Reliant customers to support EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations and help reduce the customers’ carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. Click here for more info »

Les Dames Kitchen Sale
June 1 at Mueller Farmers Market. Les Dames d'Escoffier of Austin will be selling gently used cookbooks, cookware, linens, china and more at the market to raise money for culinary scholarships for women. More information here »

The Hip Girls’ Guide to Homemaking
Our friend, Hip Girl Kate Payne, has a new book out! Check it out here »

MRC Culture & Cuisine Dinner
Join Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a unique evening featuring an authentic Congolese dinner and inside perspective on the country’s culture and conflict. At SFC Saturday, June 7th. Click here for more info & tickets »

Book Signing at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown
Marilyn McCray will be Downtown on Saturday signing her new cookbook Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding. Stop by to say hi, pick up a copy and get prepared for summer preserving!

Who's up for a game of washers?
Come throw a few on Saturdays at SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley-check out washers at the info booth for FREE!

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





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