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What to Plant in September

September is one of our favorite times of the year the excitement of clearing and preparing plots, adding compost to soil, choosing seeds and transplants, and enjoying cooler mornings and evenings. September is the start of the fall planting season in Central Texas. We have a semi-arid climate and contend with drought and heat. We can’t stress just how important it is to consult your regional planting calendar to know when to plants certain fruits, vegetables, and plants in your area so that your garden thrives and you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. We recommend...



Try seasonal produce at our Taste the Place tent!

The Taste the Place Tent - Where Food Meets our Palate

Many years ago when the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown was still called the Austin Farmers’ Market, we created a tent to educate our wonderful customers about food from the market. Many changes have happened at the Markets since then, but one of the constants has been Taste the Place. SFC is proud of the work our volunteers do each week to offer samples of the amazing foods provided by our market vendors. Each year as the fall season kicks off and the farms begin to recover from the heat of Texas summer, we get the first taste of fall at all the Taste the Place booths at SFC Markets. Usually this includes a simple sampling of chopped vegetables that allow you to...



Spice up your meals this fall!

The Health Benefits of Cooking with Herbs and Spices

A single whiff of cinnamon or even the sight of the crockpot can bring a flood of mouthwatering memories of the tastes of fall. From baked squashes and apple pie to chicken & dumplings and pot roast, fall flavors take us through the transition to cooler weather and heartier meals. Believe it or not, our long, hot summer is coming to an end! Beyond infusing the house and your dinner plate with blissful aromas, there are many health benefits to cooking with herbs and spices. These potent flavor agents can help you reduce the amount of....



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
As cooler temperatures make their way to Austin, it’s time to check out what is arriving at market as summer winds down and the fall season begins. At the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown head over to Logro Farms for oyster mushrooms which are great for sautéing or as an accent to stir-fry. If you’re in the mood for sweet, make a visit to our other Saturday market in Sunset Valley for Engel Farms sweet melons and watermelons. If dairy is what you are looking for, you’ll find all the fresh eggs you need at the Tuesday market from Margaret’s Farm and our Wednesday market at The Triangle will have a variety of produce from okra to squash. You’ll be able to find delicious prepared foods at all four SFC Farmers’ Markets, ranging in variety from vegan sweet treats to mini tacos from El Cruz Ranch food truck. 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 Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due and made a Central Texas breakfast with venison sausage.. Watch the video »


Adelphi Acre Community Garden Fall Plant Sale
It’s Fall Planting Time! Stock up at Adelphi Acre's Plant Sale & Potluck. Proceeds will go directly to the garden. Take their survey and tell them what you would like to purchase. 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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