Sustainable Food Center


Mendez Garden

Mendez Middle School and the SEED Adult and Family Learning Community

This week, SFC's Grow Local program spoke with Cameron Allen of The SEED Adult and Family Learning Community at Mendez Middle School to find out more about this unique school and community garden project that has unfolded over the last year. Cameron attended SFC's Grow Local School Garden Leadership Training last September and enrolled the garden in Grow Local’s Spread the Harvest program. We hope this garden story inspires you!




Food Stories: Jasmine Roussell

Here at Sustainable Food Center, we know that food inspires and transforms lives. To honor those experiences, we are collecting food stories from folks around the community. In celebration of learning, healing and inspiring, here is Jasmine’s story:

Jasmine grew up in the Northeast with her Grandmother who loved eating foods like pigs’ feet and cabbage with hot sauce. “As a kid… I knew that food was important for your health.” But she also knew that those foods that she was eating were making her Grandmother sick; she passed away at the age of 58 with diabetes and heart disease. “When my grandmother passed away, I made a vow to change my eating habits.” For Jasmine, that meant...



Bulger Salad

Bulgur Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Mint

Looking for a refreshing summer salad, or a dish to share at a potluck? Check out this seasonal recipe that we’ve adapted from one of our favorite cookbook authors, Rebecca Katz and her book, One Bite at a Time. Hop over to our blog for the recipe.



We're Hiring!

Grants Manager
SFC is looking for an experienced fundraising professional to lead the agency’s grant writing efforts and is enthusiastic about working with a nonprofit changing the landscape of our local food system. This position will be instrumental in helping take SFC to the next level. Learn more »

SFC's Grow Local Teaching Garden Coordinator
We are looking for a dynamic, knowledgeable, organized individual to develop and manage SFC’s Teaching Garden, coordinate and teach gardening classes, and lead other activities at the Teaching Garden. Learn more »

New Fall Gardening and Cooking Classes
Our new fall gardening and cooking classes are now available for registration! Get started food gardening with one of our new Introduction to Food Gardening classes, or enhance your skills in one of our intermediate gardening classes. Cooking classes are available on the fundamentals of knife skills and healthy meals, or take one of our special topic classes on Indian or Mediterranean cooking. See our full list of classes »

Fresh & New at the SFC Farmers' Market
Find out what's growing on at the SFC Farmers' Market this week! Read more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Lauren Petrowski visited our friend Marco Silvestrini of Dolce Neve and lnd learned how to make Italian gelato. Watch the video »



Farmshare Austin - Second Annual Farm Raiser
On July 31st Farmshare Austin will host its 2nd annual Farm Raiser at the historic Saengerrunde Hall in downtown Austin. The event will feature square dancing (with lessons first!) and live music, bbq, local vegan and vegetarian delights, and craft beverages. Proceeds benefit Farmshare and the second Farmer Starter program beginning this September. Learn More »

Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program
Austin Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program is offering several new courses this fall to help aspiring and small-scale farmers reap profits from their produce. Learn More »

9th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference
Early bird registration is now available! Join the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance on September 25-26 in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and hear the latest news on the laws and regulations that govern our food supply. Connect with others who are passionate about our food system and get the tools you need to make a difference in the coming year! Learn More »








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