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Gardening is excellent exercise!

Stay Fit with Heart Healthy Gardening

Are you staring at the weeds in your garden, feeling pinched for time? Does the maintenance of the garden feel like yet another chore to add to your routine? It’s time to view garden care through a new lens and embrace one of its biggest benefits: healthy exercise! Gardening can be a part of your weekly exercise routine, bringing you many of the same benefits you might be seeking out elsewhere. If you already have a garden, you know that you may be...



Celebrate Mexico with a healthy mole!

Celebrate Mexico’s Independence with Mole Poblano de Guajolote

On September 16, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a criollo born in Mexico from a strong Spanish lineage, rang the battle cry that launched Mexico's war of Independence against the Spanish colonial powers. It came to be known as “El Grito de Dolores.” While there is much debate as to what exactly he said, many agree that the battle cry included “Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government! Death to the gachupines!'" or Spaniards. By then, the Virgen de Guadalupe had been introduced to the region as the symbol of hope for the poor and indigenous...



Planning a healthy meal is easy!

How to Plan Quick, Healthy Weeknight Meals

If only we had unlimited time or resources, then eating healthy every day, at every meal, would never be a problem. But making healthy meals in a hurry or on a budget can sometimes seem downright impossible. With a little planning, though, you can do it! Planning quick, healthy and affordable meals starts with a few essential questions...



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
Time to step out of the ordinary and try something that just may be a little new and different - try Lightsey Farm’s persimmons at the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown this Saturday and check out Hairston Creek’s long beans at Sunset Valley, also on Saturday. At the SFC Farmers’ Market East on Tuesday, get a load of worms from Margaret’s Farm  - not for eating but definitely good for vermiculture and vermicomposting. And, on Wednesday’s at the Triangle, visit Jamie from B5 Farm for your nontraditional red okra. You can always find great vegan and gluten free options at Downtown, Sunset Valley, and Triangle with The Happy Vegan, plus other great seasonal veggies, fruits, meats, cheeses, pastries, and ready-to-eat foods at all SFC Farmers' Markets. Learn more »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
On Thursday, October 8, Edible Austin will host the fourth annual Chef Auction, where guests can bid on unique culinary packages designed by exciting Austin chefs. The event will be held at the historic Allan House from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit SFC and Urban Roots. Learn more »

Mamma Jamma Ride Sept. 26th
Join us for the 7th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Bike Ride in charming downtown Martindale on the banks of the beautiful San Marcos River. Come to ride and/or enjoy food, music and festivities all day long! Proceeds benefit SFC! Learn more »

Austin Alfresco
Austin Alfresco is an exclusive food and wine overnight glamping retreat and festival, located on picturesque Carson Creek Ranch near downtown Austin. Featuring meals under the stars prepared by our favorite Texas chefs and food tastings from local Austin artisans. Proceeds benefit SFC! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Lauren visited with our friend Tim Elias of GFY Kitchen and made gluten free bread. Watch the video »


Commercial Aquaponics Course
September 21st to September 25th, and will be held at Ben and Alysha Godfrey’s Sand Creek Farm in Milam County, Texas. Learn more » 

Food+City Challenge Prize
An early stage business startup competition encouraging innovation within the urban food system. Innovators, from across the globe, pitch their businesses and new technologies that will improve how we feed cities around the world to a panel of judges, with awards totalling $50,000! Entry deadline is Oct 15. Learn more »







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