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Grow Local Staff

Grow Local's Garden Goals for the New Year
We look forward to a bright beginning for 2015! To kick off the new year, the members of the Grow Local team want to share with you 10 “garden goals” for 2015. We hope these inspire you and provide ideas to help you grow a thriving, prolific, and sustainable garden in the year to come!

Happy New Year from the Grow Local Team!

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Tecolote Farm

2015 Farmers' Market Vendor Applications

Are you a local farmer or food artisan? The SFC Farmers' Markets are now accepting applications for new vendors. If you are interested selling your produce or culinary creations at one of our 4 weekly farmers' markets, apply to become a vendor and join the SFC Farmers' Market family! Our application window is only open for a short time at the beginning of each year, so apply now! See you at the markets!

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The Happy Kitchen Staff

We're In This Together: Theme for a Healthy New Year

This year, instead of making a single New Year’s Resolution (which, honestly, probably wouldn’t last past March) we’re trying an idea from professional coach, Susan Combs, who suggests choosing a theme for the year and then trying out a new resolution each month.

Our theme for 2015 is: We’re In This Together. To be healthy, individually and as a community, we depend on each other. What better way to support good health than cooking and sharing food with each other!

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Free! 2015 Spring Class Preview Night
Join us for our 2015 class preview night! Register to attend a free preview of one or more of our upcoming cooking and gardening classes, including Knife Skills, Sauce Making, Seed Saving, Water Conservation and more. Enjoy a 15% discount on any classes you register for at the event. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Sign up here »

Farm Aid Texas Drought Summit
Thursday, Jan 29 - prior to TOFGA Annual Conference, in San Antonio. Experts from farm-based organizations will bring farmers, ranchers and service providers together to focus on immediate needs as well as building long-term drought resilience. Click here for more info and scholarship information »

First Connect Insurance
Thanks to our partners at First Connect Insurance for supporting SFC with an innovative give-back program. Learn more here »

Vote now for your Local Heroes
Support the heroes of our local food community! Vote for your favorite local farm, restaurant, food shop, food artisan, beverage artisan and nonprofit in Edible Austin’s 2015 Local Hero Awards. Winners will be announced in our March/April — Outdoor Issue. Click here to vote now!

Funky Chicken Coop Tour Registration
Are you doing part to keep Austin weird with your very own funky backyard chicken coop? Applications to show off your roost habitat for the 7th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour are available online and the deadline to submit is January 25th. Click here for more info »

4th Annual Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar
January 17, 2015 - This daylong seminar offers educational opportunities for beginner to advanced beekeepers alike. Click here for more info »

Pressure Canning Class Series
Join our friend Kate Payne of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking for a class series all about pressure canning. Learn the essentials of using a pressure canner to put up homemade stocks and broths for shelf-storage. Click here for more info »







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