Sustainable Food Center


Citizen Gardener Raised Garden Bed

Become a Citizen Gardener this Fall

Another season of Citizen Gardener is just around the corner! These 10-hour, hands-on courses are divided into three sessions and offer essential knowledge for growing food in Central Texas, including the basics of constructing raised beds, composting, and collecting rainwater. After finishing the classes, students become official Citizen Gardeners by completing 10 hours of volunteer work in any one of our partner gardens.

Click here to learn more and get involved »»


Swede Farm Goat

Lend a Hand to Help Swede Farm

Our friends at Swede Farm have had a challenging summer. Farming is never easy, but sometimes unforeseen bumps in the road call for the community to step up and lend a hand. The Carlson family has worked hard over the years to provide quality goat milk and cheese to our market shoppers; they’re an essential part of our local food economy. Tim and LeeAnn and their children have been there time and again for others during times of distress, because that’s what community is all about—sharing our strength and working together for the greater good. We hope you’ll read their story and support them in any way you’re able!


Chopping Onions

Learn Kitchen Fundamentals—and Save!

Let’s get down to fundamentals! Increase your kitchen confidence with SFC's Kitchen Fundamentals series and learn essential skills for cooking whole foods with a focus on locally-produced and economical ingredients. Whether you are just getting started in the kitchen or giving your diet a reboot, join us and learn how to make quick, healthy, seasonal and affordable meals. There are 4 stand-alone classes in the series, but buy them as a package and save $20! Doesn’t that make good sense?


SFC’s Golden Trowel Award
Congrats to The Happy Kitchen’s Molly Costigan for being awarded SFC’s Golden Trowel Award! Read all about it here »

Food entrepreneurs—are you up for a challenge?
UT’s Food Lab has $30,000 to give away to the start-ups with the most innovative business plans. Deadline for applying is September 30th. Read more here »

Check out a film made by Mpowered Kids in the SFC Kitchen
See it at the Capital City Black Film Festival on August 21st and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Joshua’s Struggle on our website soon! Film and festival details here »

The BIG Give
A quick vote in I Live Here, I Give Here’s Annual BIG Give celebration of philanthropy could help SFC win $10,000! We’ve accomplished so much already in the past year - $10,000 would help us do even more to grow a stronger local food system for our community. If you've ever donated to SFC, click here to vote »

Explore the changing face of food and agriculture—in Italy!
Join Food First for a Food Sovereignty Tour October 18-26. More details here »

Calling all food bloggers!
The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Byte of Texas Conference will be held September 27-28 and scholarships are available. Applications are due August 31—click here for more details »

Let's talk about cooking!
Come join our Facebook group SFC The Happy Kitchen Happy Cooks ‐ a place to share recipes, tips, kitchen stories, and cooking ideas with each other.

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 »







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