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Donna Hoffman

Austin's Outstanding Gardeners
Austin is blessed with a number of talented gardeners who regularly volunteer their time at and share their knowledge with school and community gardens. This Sunday, June 7th, from 11am-2pm, SFC’s Grow Local gardening program will celebrate three of these gardeners at its Spring Local Food Fair and Seed Swap. Nominated by community members who have seen these volunteers in action, all three gardeners have made impressive contributions to Austin’s local food communities by launching, reviving, maintaining and coordinating school and community gardens around town. We invite you to read their stories and to join us on Sunday as we thank them for their support and generosity...



Ottmers Farm

Back to Bounty

“The Farmers’ Market was much bigger last year. Where are all the farmers?” As a Coordinator for the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, I have been answering this question every Saturday morning in May. Our regulars, our loyal consistent supporters have noticed, as good neighbors should, that Spring is coming late to the Markets this year. At Sunset Valley, we would normally expect to see our seasonal growers return in full swing by mid-May with an abundant bounty of fruits and veggies. Spring has sprung in a wet and real record breaking way this year! Some farmers have fared...



Fed Up

"Fed Up" Film Screening

Join SFC’s The Happy Kitchen facilitator, Anne Winckler, and her husband, Jay, for a screening of the documentary Fed Up on Friday, June 12th from 6-8 PM at Sustainable Food Center. USA Today calls Fed Up “The movie that will change the way people think about eating,” and the film’s advisory board features a mix of chefs, politicians, nutritionists, doctors, and more. The movie will begin at 6 and will be followed by a brief discussion. Doors open at 5:30. The event is free and family-friendly, and light snacks will be provided.



SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment on Good Day Austin Ila Falvey from Sunshine Community Gardens and our own Happy Kitchen Program Coordinator Amy Ramm talked about the beautiful varieties of tomatoes available now and how you can enjoy them.

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 this week will be given an additional $10,000 by Campari to give to the charity of their choice. Learn more »



How to Help Local Farms Devastated by Floods
In the week since the Memorial Day floods, several local farms have assembled fundraisers or volunteer days to try to get their fields, barns and greenhouses back in shape. Learn More »

Soul Summit: A Conversation About Race, Identity, Power and Food
To commemorate Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, scholars, researchers, students, journalists, authors, restaurateurs, farmers, chefs, activists and anyone interested in exploring issues of race, cultural identity and power imbalance through the lens of food will gather in Austin, Texas, for an historic, first-ever conference dedicated to African American foodways. Learn More »

Free Composting Class
June 17th at SFC Farmer's Market at The Triangle. This class is part of the City of Austin's Home Composting Rebate Program. Austin residents who pay the Clean Community Fee on their utility bill qualify for a $75 rebate on a home composting system. Simply attend a composting class, then apply! Learn More »








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