Sustainable Food Center


Creative Action Fieldtrip

Field Trips to the SFC Teaching Garden

Our Grow Local team is thrilled to share the wonders of the natural world with kids through our SFC Teaching Garden. This year, we have hosted several exciting field trips to the Teaching Garden for school groups in the Austin area. Students of all ages have explored the garden beds, smelling and tasting mustard greens and sweet carrots and finding bugs in the dirt. They have learned about the importance of composting and dug into the pleasant-smelling fertile piles of compost. Most importantly, students have been exposed to the concept of...



SFC Farmers' Market East

SFC Farmers' Market East is Moving
- just a bit!

The SFC Farmers’ Market East is moving and shaking – just a bit south of our current location at MLK Blvd, between Miriam and Alexander Streets. Beginning March 3, we will be just a little over one block south, at Alexander and 17th Street! Still the same hours, Tuesdays, 3 pm to 7 pm. Free street parking and some limited lot parking for our customers is available.

Due to construction schedules moving up faster than we expected, we will be setting up at this nearby location for this year, and the known future. It’s actually that much closer to the Sustainable Food Center offices, as well as our partners, Creative Action, and People Fund. We’ll be keeping you up to date on a Taste Off, music and other activities planned for this special day of moving.



Meal Planning

The Happy Kitchen Tips for Meal Planning

Meal Planning takes the edge off cooking for yourself or your family. It saves money, minimizes food waste, and maximizes your potential for healthy eating. But it’s not always easy. Here are some of the tips that will be highlighted in The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®’s upcoming class for recent participants in a six-week community class.

By the time you’re planning your meals for the week, much of your week may already be scheduled. Start by looking ahead to see how many meals you will need to cook, compared to when you have the most time available to do it. If you have



#AmplifyATX for Local Food

We're hiring!
Join the SFC Team! We're looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following positions: Food Access Program Manager - 30hrs/week; Farm Direct Projects Coordinator - 40hrs/week; and Bookkeeper - 20hrs/week. For more information and application instructions on these positions, please visit

Farm to Plate 2015 Tables on Sale Now!
Celebrate the bounty of spring with SFC at our annual fundraiser on the lush grounds of historic Barr Mansion, our nation’s first certified organic special events venue, on May 14 from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Delight your guests with food by over 25 leading Central Texas chefs dedicated to sourcing locally. Farm to Plate also features handmade cocktails, biodynamic wines and local microbrews. This annual fundraising event raises critical funds for our programs, empowering families to feed themselves for a lifetime and to change the course of agriculture to support environmental, cultural and economic health. Click here for more info »

Growing Cities Screening at Wheatsville Coop
Filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette took a road trip and met the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. A panel discussion about urban gardening will be held following the film with Paula and Glenn from Springdale Farm and Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler from Boggy Creek. Click here for more info »

Local Food Bills at the Texas Legislature
Please call your State Representative and Senator to ask them to support the local food bills listed by our friends at the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. The call only takes a couple of minutes, and it really does make a difference! Click here to read about the current bills »







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