Sustainable Food Center



Keep Your Cool in the Garden

The days are definitely heating up, but don't let that stop you from getting out in the garden--summer veggies need lots of love and care, and the weeds will take over if you don't make inroads daily. There are lots of tricks for keeping cool when the mercury rises--here are our top five tactics for battling summer's intensity.

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Black Radishes

Market Finds

At SFC Farmers' Markets, each season has its particular and distinctive delights. The rains this spring have yielded an abundance of lush produce unlike any we've seen in years, and we know the dangers of walking into such temptation without a plan! We're pretty good about making a list and keeping within a budget, but setting aside a dollar or two for special finds and exciting discoveries makes shopping the market especially fun. In these weeks of early summer, here are a few unusual delights you might stumble upon, delicacies you certainly won't find at the grocery store. Read More »»


Creole Potatoes

Creole Potatoes

Breakfast for supper: sometimes upending the day makes a whole lot of sense. Why should the simplest meal of the day always be in the morning? Sometimes, after a long list of work, to-dos, errand running, and juggling of hectic schedules, there's not a lot left in us for an elaborate meal. The solution? Healthy, hearty breakfast dishes like whole grain pancakes with summer fruit, fried farm egg sandwiches, or these Creole potatoes that come together in a snap.

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Craving market chiles? Check out our Market to Table: All About Chiles Cooking Class! Get more details and register here »


Come grow with us!
Exciting career opportunities at SFC: Volunteer Coordinator, Community Outreach Coordinator, Farm Direct Projects Manager, and more! Click here for more info »

Chef Demo at SFC Farmers' Market at The Triangle.
Come out for a recipe sampling from Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla - he'll be sharing Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Peach Salsa on Wed, June 25th from 5:30-7. Bring a picnic blanket and make an evening of it!

Are you ready for your closeup?
ABC will be in Austin June 28th to cast professional chefs and talented home cooks for Season 3 of The Taste! If you feel like you’ve got the right stuff, click here for more details »

Come get your hands dirty!
We’ve got open volunteer hours in the teaching garden this summer—help out, make new friends, and learn a little something in the process. Tuesdays and Fridays 7-10 am through August. Contact Ellen Orabone »

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 »





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