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Summer School Garden

School Gardens and Summertime
The end of the school year is a time to celebrate and get ready for SUMMER! With school gardens, it’s the perfect time to have a harvest party to celebrate the year’s work. The spring vegetables you grew are just waiting to be picked and sampled, and hopefully this rain has made your plants grow even faster. All the weeding, watering, and pest-fighting has paid off, and it’s now time to taste the fruits and vegetables of your labor. It’s also the perfect time to create a strategy for what to do with your garden during the long summer months...




Speak Out Against Food Retail Rule Changes

Are you the type of farmers' market shopper who comes early every Saturday morning to buy the farm fresh eggs and grab some breakfast before the vendors sell out? We have some disappointing news for you: our farmers’ market vendors may soon not be able to stick around if proposed new state-wide rules are passed. These permitting rules may send your favorite rancher or breakfast food vendor packing and away from the farmers’ market if they are adopted. Your voice matters! Now is the time to make comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) during...




4 Ways to Use Berries

Loaded with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, berries do a body good and, as they come into peak season, the markets are full of them! After getting reacquainted with the simple pleasure of eating in-season berries au natural, the question is: what else? Now, putting berries in desserts is a no-brainer: pies, tarts, cobblers, crumbles, cakes, muffins, custards, ice cream and sorbet, the list goes on. And, of course, you can always throw them in your cereal and salads. But don’t stop there! Read on for four ways we love to use those extra berries:



SFC on Good Day Austin
Check out Chef Shefaly Ravula from Shefs Kitchen when she joined Lauren Petrowski in the kitchen to talk about cooking classes at SFC. She shares one of her recipes that combines seasonal cooking with an Indian twist.



Summer 2015 Intensive Permaculture Design Course
Starting June 1st, this course will earn its graduates a permaculture design course certificate allowing them to teach other PDC’s and advertise themselves as permaculture designers. Learn More »

Good News for Raw Milk and Small Farmers From the Texas Legislature!
Our good local food bills have passed the House of Representatives! We have just a few weeks to get them through the Senate in order to become law: HB 91, which would expand legal access to raw milk by allowing licensed farmers to sell at farmers’ markets and make delivery arrangements with consumers; and HB 1900, which would provide fair property tax treatment for small farmers, vegetables farmers, and diversified farm. Will you help us keep fighting for our farmers and our food system in this final month of the session? Take Action Now »

Slow Food Tomato Dinner with Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture
On June 9th at 6:30pm at Springdale Farm. Tickets are available here: And, until May 31st the discount code CHEROKEEPURPLE can be used for $15 off the ticket price!







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