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Giving Gardens

Call to Action: Giving Gardens
The summer heat is right around the corner, and while many of us will be comfortably sleeping under the gentle breeze of our air-conditioners with bellies full of summer treats, many other people this summer will not have enough to eat and may visit local food banks to fill their stomachs. Did you know that 34% of food bank clients in Austin are children or teens, 64% of client households have at least one working adult, 62% of clients who don’t work are disabled, and 93% of food bank clients are not homeless? This means that our neighbors, our co-workers, or our friends could be at risk for not having access to fresh and nutritious food...



Farmers' Market

SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley Driving Directions

There will be a new way to enter the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley this coming Saturday because of construction for a new bus terminal for AISD. Shoppers who typically come from the south and use Jones Road to access the market’s parking will not be affected. The customers who use the 290 access road and usually turn into the Toney Burger Center parking lot by the center’s big sign will no longer be able to enter there. We have a solution for you! Turn early, before the center, or turn late, after the closure! Banners will be...




Yes, You Can: Tomatoes

What’s not to love about the idea of stocking your pantry with homegrown, home-canned tomatoes? Well, botulism, for starters! In addition to being one of the most widely home-canned products, tomatoes are also one of the most widely spoiled home-canned products. Follow The Happy Kitchen’s steps for safe water-bath canning and you’ll be enjoying your summer tomato harvest throughout the year:



SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment on Good Day Austin Lauren Petrowski visited the St. David's Foundation Community Garden and learned more about the SFC Teaching Garden from Teaching Garden Coordinator Ellen Orabone.

National Negroni Week
During June 1-7 our friends at Italic will be donating a percentage of the sale of each Negroni (on tap!) to SFC! The restaurant that sells the most Negronis that week will be given an additional $10,000 by Campari to give to the charity of their choice. Learn more »



How Austin Floods Affected Local Farms
Farmers can’t farm without rain, but too much of it is causing just as many problems.Check out this article and video to learn more about how our local farmers have been affected by the recent floods. As always, please continue to support our local family farmers by shopping at the SFC Farmers' Markets, participating in Farm-to-Work, or signing up for a CSA share directly from your favorite farm.

Comments Needed on FDA’s Proposed Registration Requirements
The FDA is proposing a new regulation that amends the current requirements for any business that holds, stores, manufactures, or processes food (termed “food facility”) to register each location with the FDA — leaving many small artisan food producers and farmers subject to unnecessary regulation. Please support local food producers by speaking up now! The comment period ends June 3rd. Take Action Now »

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 »








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