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Ageless Agriculture

Intergenerational Gardening is the practice of gardening with a diverse age group. Young and old come together and make use of the energy and imagination of young people and the experience and maturity of senior citizens. It allows youth to interact with the elderly on a personal, individual level and to work together toward common goals. Seniors serve as models of adulthood and mentors for the kids they work with and young and old alike break preexisting stereotypes about the other generation as they see the positive contributions each can make...



Farmshare Austin

SFC Partner Highlight: Farmshare Austin

In June for Father’s Day, we featured Evan and Matt of SFC’s Farm Direct department about how their respective family’s impact their work in local foods and why it provides the drive for what they do. Beyond our own families, we recognize that Sustainable Food Center is really a family of people, communities, farmers, and vendors all working together to make Central Texas a more resilient and equitable food system for everyone. One place we find the SFC family in force is every week at our Farmers Markets or in one of many of our Farm Direct Programs. One farm that works particularly close with SFC is Farmshare Austin, as they work with us in a whole slew of our programs...



Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen: 4 Tips and a Recipe

Through the last two years of hosting summer field trips and summer camp, SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® staff has picked up a few tricks for getting even the pickiest kids excited about helping in the kitchen. Read on for our tips, plus our favorite field trip recipe.



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
Though the end of October may feel like it is approaching all too quickly, the Sustainable Food Center has Farmers’ Market events to keep you and your family entertained for the rest of the month! Make sure to visit each of the markets during the final half of October for fun fall festivities. Our Saturday markets will have you busy as ever as both Downtown and Sunset Valley locations have events this coming Saturday.

Have you been interested in adopting a new pet but adoption fees have stood in your way? Don’t let that stop you anymore as the Austin Humane Society will be at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown from 9am-1pm this Saturday with FREE adoptions! (We are not kitten around here!) Adopt the cat or dog of your dreams and help Keep Austin Adopting!

At the SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley on Saturday, you will not want to miss our Taste-Off event as SFC’s The Happy Kitchen takes on Logro Farms in a cooking competition! Cooking begins at 10:00, tasting at 11:30, and voting at 12:00! Join us to vote for your favorite dish prepared by each chef-who will be the champion? Learn more »

Vote for SFC!
Voting is underway for Wheatsville's 2016 Community Partners. Each year Wheatsville Co-Op chooses 10 local non-profit organizations to support from January through October, and then donates 1% of Wednesday sales to the chosen non-profit. If you are Wheatsville owner, remember to vote for SFC and help us raise critical funds for our organization. Vote now »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Jenny Perez from the American Botanical Council talks about using things like honey and ginger to help with colds and other ailments. Watch the video »

Do you know you can rent out our community room and kitchen? Book your holiday party here today »


Bands for Lands
Pines and Prairies Land Trust is hosting its inaugural fundraising event, Bands for Lands, October 17th in Bastrop. There will be great music and a silent and a LIVE auction to help fund land conservation and education in Central Texas. Learn more »

JBG Fall Potluck and 5K Harvest Hustle
On Saturday, October 24th, join Johnson's Backyard Garden in celebrating Autumn's greatly anticipated return at their Annual Fall Potluck & 5k Harvest Hustle at their Garfield Farm, located right along the beautiful Colorado River. Learn more »

Slow Food Farm Tour at Millberg Farms
Saturday October 17, 1:00-3:00pm. Cool down with local ice-cream made with peaches from Tim Miller’s farm and pie from a local institution, The Pie Company. Come and see a unique five-acre fruit orchard, no-irrigation farm stewarded by a farmer with 25 years of experience in Central Texas. Learn more »







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