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Black Eyed Peas

How to Plant Southern Peas

The temperature is heating up outside, so it’s time to get some of our (few) summer-loving plants in the ground, including Southern peas. Southern peas include black-eyed peas and crowder peas, and are often referred to as cowpeas (by Northerners) or field peas. Named after their distinct coloring, black-eyed peas (which are actually black-eyed bean) are legumes cultivated around the world to feed humans, animals, and the soil. Indigenous to North Africa, black-eyed peas are heat- and drought-tolerant. Like most beans, they are also rich in protein...



Mother's Day Shopping

Shop the SFC Farmers' Market for Mother's Day

When asked who the person who influenced you most in life, who would not answer their mother? Especially, this weekend with Mother’s Day on Sunday. If you are still looking for that perfect gift, come join us at the market. Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley this weekend will have some incredible artists. Travis Weige will have his hand made kitchen knives, and Terra Goodwin will have incredible fiber art. You can also pick up jewelry from George with Dream Bijoux. And as always the Farmers’ Markets will have all the fresh strawberries, produce like squash blossoms and...



Making Baby Food

Making Homemade Baby Food

“The first three years of a child’s life are a window of opportunity for forming lifelong, healthy eating habits. Just as you teach proper behavior to a child, you also want to teach a child what good food is supposed to taste like.” --Dr. Sears.

You can make your own baby food! It is easy, cost-effective and is one of the best ways to ensure your baby is getting off to a great start. Today there are many theories about how to best introduce foods to babies but we can all agree that starting with fresh vegetables and fruits, in any form, will provide the best nutrition for your infant and toddler...



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Mamma Jamma Ride Kick-off Party
Join us in MammaJammaVille for MammaRitas, munchies music, and more on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 as the Mamma Jamma Ride celebrates its 7th year of supporting SFC and 8 other local nonprofits helping those with breast cancer. We’ll kick off the 2015 ride season with a party at Bicycle Sport Shop on South Lamar from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Everyone at the party who is registered to ride will be entered in a drawing to win one of 3 Mamma Jamma Ride Jerseys. Must be present to win. If you can’t make the party, you can still register to ride or volunteer at Learn more »

Suzanne Santos featured in the Austin American-Statesman
Our very own SFC Farmers' Market Director, Suzanne Santos, was featured in the Austin-American Statesman. The article explores Suzanne's life, her work, and her passion for sustainability. Suzanne will be retiring from SFC this year, and we will miss her greatly. If you would like to learn more about this amazing woman and champion for local food, read the article here »

SFC on Good Day Austin
Check out Farm to Plate Chef Michael Castillo from Uchi in our weekly segment on FOX 7's Good Day Austin. The chef joined Lauren Petrowski to make roasted pork belly with some kimchi corn bread, pickled green strawberries and simple greens and HausBar Farms flowers. It's the dish they'll be serving at Farm to Plate on May 14!

Thank You Bank of America
Thank you to our generous Farm to Plate sponsor Bank of America! Bank of America’s focus on hunger dates back to 2009, when the economic downturn increased the number of people whose critical needs were not being met. Since then, the company has contributed nearly $30 million to a range of nonprofits to address these issues. In order to provide a comprehensive approach to fight hunger, the bank has mobilized a full array of assets including philanthropy, volunteerism, fresh food financing and local nonprofit board service.


Moontower Community Agricultural Co-op Late Spring Shindig
Moontower Co-op warmly invites you to join them at Green Gate Farms on May 9th for a member appreciation and gathering of friends and supporters! Admission is free for members and just 10 bucks for nonmembers at the entrance table. They'll have local, handcrafted ales, pear and apple cider, local food plates and live music. Learn more »







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