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Roasted Okra

Grow Lettuce, Eat Okra

Because now is the time to plant, not harvest lettuce, we’re sharing a recipe for preparing okra, since it is in abundance! This is a great summer recipe because it can be made in a toaster oven, so that you don’t have to heat up your entire kitchen. Also, many people are turned off by okra’s slimy texture, and eating it whole in this recipe diminishes this factor significantly-- in fact it’s hardly noticeable. This makes a great snack—I often eat them with my fingers as if they were crackers or potato chips!

Read On for Lettuce Growing Tips and Get the Okra Recipe »»


Suzanne Santos

Our Suzanne

It takes a village. No one understands community like SFC's own Suzanne Santos. A tireless advocate for local farmers, ranchers, and food vendors, she's been integral to making sure Austin has access to local, healthy food and that farmers have the opportunity to make a living growing good food. In the many years with our organization, she’s fed us with peaches and figs from her own trees and inspired us with her enthusiasm for local food, always looking for ways to help others. And now she needs us.



Fried Egg

The Happy Kitchen's Egg Primer

The incredible, edible egg: versatile, affordable, low in calories but packed with nutrition, eggs are an essential element of a culinary repertoire and something any home cook can master. Eggs are easy and quick, but making great eggs is about managing time and temperature, and learning some basic techniques. Read on for our egg primer!



Springdale Farm Aid
On Sunday, September 28 join ‘Friends of Springdale Farm’ for a sip and stroll fundraiser event on the grounds of Springdale Farm. The all-inclusive ticket features delectable bites from many of Austin’s most celebrated chefs / restaurants, cocktails by Tipsy Texan, craft beer, a silent auction, and live music--proceeds to benefit Springdale Farm. Tickets here »

The City of Sunset Valley Celebrates its 60th Anniversary!
On Saturday, September 20th, join the party after the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley at the Toney Burger Center from noon-4:00 pm with live music, food trucks, and pony rides!

Celebrate 20 years of loving food with Central Market!
On September 25th, join SFC and other Central Market fans for an outdoor buffet dinner and concert with live fire grilling, chef demos, drinks and music by Asleep at the Wheel. More info and tickets here »

Culinary competition, local seasonal food, and celebrity judges?
Sounds like a recipe for fun! Join us at the Texas Chef’s Association Farm to Chef event on Saturday, September 27th and pick a winner for yourself! More info here »

Wheatsville Co-op Members: Get Out the Vote!
SFC’s been nominated for consideration as a non-profit partner in Wheatsville’s Community Action Wednesdays. If selected, we’ll receive a portion of the proceeds every Wednesday for a month and get lots of Wheatsville love! Co-op members click here to vote »

The Austin Food & Water Watch Campaign Kick-Off is tonight!
Learn about what you can do to campaign against the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Click here for campaign and event details »







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