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Grow Local Class Participant

New Gardening Classes with Grow Local

One of the greatest pleasures of growing food ourselves—especially in the dog days of summer—is being in touch with the seasons and holding knowledge deep in our bones that no matter how hot and miserable it is outside, crisp mornings and cool evenings are just around the corner. While we enjoy the end of the first crop of tomatoes and the sweet final days of summer peaches, it’s time to start thinking about fall gardening. And, just in time, here’s the full lineup of gardening classes for fall from Grow Local—with classes for the beginner and experienced gardener alike.

Click Here for Details and to Register »»


Agua Dulce

An Interview Agua Dulce

Jack Waite has some oceanfront property in East Austin. Well, maybe not, but he’s got the next-best thing: Agua Dulce, an aquaponic farm where he raises fish, organic vegetables, and culinary seaweed that tastes bright and briny, just like the sea. Agua Dulce is a model of sustainability; Jack also addresses issues of food access by offering part of his land to his neighbors for community garden plots. We’re so proud he’s part of our community in Austin and even more thrilled that he’s joined us as a vendor at SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown on Saturdays. Read on for a little bit of his story and come out to the market to offer a big SFC welcome!

Read the Full Interview »»


The Happy Kitchen

New Cooking Classes with the Happy Kitchen

There's reading (which is great), and then there's doing (which is even better). We love reading cookbooks and food blogs, but when our hands are able to practice and knowledge comes from a trusted guide in the company of friends, we can really cook. Classes in The Happy Kitchen are active and fun and they're all about connection. You'll leave with essential skills and a strong grasp of the fundamentals of cooking (and always with new recipes and sometimes with prepped food for the week to come). Check out our new classes for late summer and fall - register soon, space is limited to make sure everyone gets plenty of hands-on attention!

See the Full Class List Here »»


Eat Out for Good!
Delicious summer menus at Trace and Gusto Italian Kitchen benefit SFC August 3-13. Click here for more info »

Calling all mobile food vendors!
The Renewable Roundup Fair is coming soon and they have spots for you. Click here for more info »

Apple Harvest Help Needed
Bat Creek Farm is seeking help with their apple harvest. If you're interested, email

Are you a food genius?
Show your stuff and compete August 17th in Slow Food Austin’s food-focused, pub-style, Grub Trivia! For more details, click here »

Farm and Food Leadership Conference
Presented by Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance and Council for Healthy Food Systems. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food. Sept 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Click here for more info »

The Mamma Jamma Ride is fast approaching!
This annual bike ride, on Sept 27, 2014, raises much needed funds for our agency and 9 other local non-profits dedicated to helping Central Texans coping with breast cancer. Learn more at and please JOIN US for this year’s ride »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
On Thursday, Oct 9 enjoy fabulous food while doing good! Bid on priceless food experiences with amazing Austin chefs, mingle over hors d'oeuvres, enjoy cocktails, wine & live music from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit SFC and Urban Roots. Click here for tickets and more info »





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