Sustainable Food Center


Rain Garden Workday

Pease Elementary School's New Rain Garden

This past June, parents and community members joined forces with Pease Adventures in Wildlife Sciences (PAWS) to construct a rain garden at Pease Elementary School. A collaborative effort between the school and community supporters, PAWS works to transform the school’s campus into a center for scientific learning and social responsibility. As part of its efforts, the group decided to build an outdoor science lab and native gardens in an under-utilized area of campus. Participants realized, however, that the site had...




DDIP Fosters Relationships at SFC Farmers' Markets

My name is Carolina, and I’m one of the Community Engagement Coordinators at Sustainable Food Center (SFC). One of my responsibilities is running the information booth at the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley. While getting up early on a Saturday sounds like it might be a chore, I really cherish my days at the market. Whether it’s 30⁰ or 100⁰, I love it. How can that be? The short answer is the relationships that I form with our customers (the long answer also includes our farmers and ranchers, market staff and crew, dogs, babies, vegetables, volunteers, prepared food, coffee, vendors, live music, fresh air, and on and on). One of the services that I provide at that information booth is DDIP...



Dolce Neve

Handmade with Love: Italian Gelato Making with Dolce Neve

Since opening Dolce Neve gelateria on south First Street, Marco Silvestrini, along with his sister Francesca and her fiancé Leo, have delighted and excited critics and customers alike with their authentic Italian gelato. Recently, Marco shared his thoughts with us on the shop’s success, shopping the SFC Farmers’ Market and making gelato at home. Hop over to our blog for a Q&A that is sure to leave you craving a sweet treat.



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 »

Fresh & New at the SFC Farmers' Market
Figs Figs Figs... They have arrived at SFC Farmers’ Markets! Other summer favorites are also in abundance, like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, squash, and potatoes. Look for watermelons of all sizes, plus peaches and cantaloupe to round out the summer fruit selection. This weekend at SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley stop by Richardson for a nice steak for the grill. Try it with grilled peaches. At SFC Farmers' Market Downtown pick up some of Peach Creek's sausage. Read more »



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 »

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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