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Garden Bites Video

How to Transplant Plants

The weather is changing and so is your garden! Now’s the time to wander through the aisles of your favorite, organic plant nursery and pick out some fall vegetable transplants. Transplanting can cut down on the time from planting to harvest as compared to planting from seeds, but can be unsuccessful if not done properly. Remember, you are literally uprooting a plant from its home and moving it to new soil – a very delicate process! Check out our new Garden Bites video with SFC’s Teaching Garden coordinator to see a demonstration on how to correctly plant a transplant, and see our blog for some more tips on how to grow beautiful fall vegetables from transplants!




Pumpkins, Spice & Everything Nice at SFC Farmers’ Markets

It’s October, and you know what that means—Pumpkins, Spice, and Everything Nice! We’re celebrating all the cozy, comforting foods of fall this month at SFC Farmers’ Markets, and we’ve created a new Pinterest board to get you in the mood for fall cooking. Think pumpkin, winter squash, apples, warm curries, and fragrant muffins and tea breads. And while you're at the Farmers' Market don't forget to stop by Taste the Place to sample all kinds of delicious fall favorites.


Fall Greens

The Happy Kitchen's Fall Produce Guide

Fall is here, bringing new crops along with falling leaves and football games. The deep orange and bright green of autumn produce is delicious and good for you, but do you know how to choose the best of the best? Along with an upcoming cooking class on Vegetables Every Day!, The Happy Kitchen shares their tips for selecting the freshest, most delicious food from local farms.



SFC Farmers’ Markets are open during ACL!
We have plenty of free parking and volunteers on hand to make sure people using our parking spots are market shoppers. All our farmers will be out with new fall crops, so come on out and see us for both weekends during ACL, both Downtown and at Sunset Valley!

SFC Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley
Moves this weekend only to the Home Depot parking lot to accommodate the marching band competition at Toney Burger Center.

October is Farm to School month!
Celebrate Farm to School Month on October 3rd by thanking a farmer for the long hours, the hot days, the hard work, the good food. Click here to read more. Join the conversation on twitter with #F2SMonth!

Real Shoppers, Real Experiences
Real shoppers share their real experiences in this fantastic video, produced by Texas WIC. See how transformative the Double Dollar Incentive Program is! Watch the video here »

Slow Food October Chocosutra Slow Session with Richard Kreuzburg
His chocolate beans are carefully sourced and lovingly processed to make a deep satisfying chocolate unlike anything you can find in the supermarket. Come sample some of his chocolate and hear him talk about the different flavor profiles and the aromatics he chooses for each of his chocolates. More info here »

Food Swap!
Join the ATX Swappers for a fun night sharing food, recipes, and kitchen stories on Saturday, October 4th. More details here »

Round Rock Honey Tours and Tastings
Beginning September 30, Round Rock Honey will offer 1-hour factory tours and honey tastings from 6-7 & 7:30-8:30 on Tuesday nights. Ticket price is $20, but you can get FREE tickets on Saturdays when you purchase any size jar of honey at SFC Farmers’ Markets. Click here beginning 9/27 to schedule a tour »

Creative Action Grand Opening
Mark your calendars to welcome our new neighbors Creative Action at their Grand Opening on November 15th from 1:00-4:00. More details here » 







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