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Betty Washington

Kealing Middle School's Neighborhood Food Stories Project

This week, we’d like to share a food story from the neighborhood. In 2014, Kealing Middle School students embarked on a Neighborhood Stories Project (NSP) to get to know long-time residents in the Kealing area. The project started because of the Kealing school garden and its wide-reaching impact on uniting the school community. Nine Francois, the NSP Coordinator at Kealing Middle School, shares more about the project and its impact. Be sure to follow the link below to read a student’s interview with an East Austin resident, Ms. Betty Washington...



Buy Fresh Buy Local

Fresh and Local: Building the Brand

October 24 is national Food Day and all around the country, folks will be coming together to celebrate real food! Whether they are having garden workdays, supporting farm to school legislation, taking cooking classes, or meeting real farmers, this day builds momentum towards a healthier diet. Here at SFC, that’s what we are constantly working on, making every day food day! Read on to learn how you can join us in growing, sharing, and preparing healthy, local, ethical food!



Food Day

Food Day is Every Day

Food Day falls on October 24th each year, and while we’ll definitely be taking advantage of the opportunity to celebrate real food, we also want families to be able to celebrate real food every day. Just because you’re extra thankful on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that you get to be ungrateful for the rest of the year. One of the ways we celebrate real food in our free community cooking class series from SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® is by using a peer-facilitated class model. Our facilitators are...



Rent our community room for your holiday party!

Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
This Saturday make sure to stop by our Sunset Valley market and help us welcome our newest vendor addition, Saigon Le Vendeur. With tasty Vietnamese dishes like banh mi, ramen, and vermicelli, (both meat and vegetarian options) Saigon Le Vendeur is sure to be an awesome addition to the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley!

Can’t make it over to Sunset Valley? No worries-our Downtown Saturday market will be in full swing! Texas Coffee Traders and Cake and Spoon both offer delicious ready to eat foods and drinks, and also have been supportive of SFC’s volunteer program over the years our appreciation goes out to them. And it’s time to order your holiday turkey from Smith and Smith Farms - there are only about 100 left! 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, Lauren Petrowski visited with Counter Cafe Chef Steve Cruz and made Counter Benedict. Watch the video »


Farm to School Big Day of Action
TODAY! Join SFC and thousands of farm to school supporters for a Big Day of Action as we urge Congress to pass a Child Nutrition Act that strengthens farm to school programming across the country. Learn more »

Food Story: Springdale Farm
Springdale Farm is a meeting space for veggie enthusiasts and a community hub, and they have recently partnered with SFC on the Double Dollar Incentive Program and the newly launched Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Texas branding and marketing campaign. Learn more »

Karisha Community Fundraiser
Karisha Community unites medicine, food, and well-being with a kitchen, therapy studio, community space, and a multi-disciplinary integrative medical clinic. Join the Fall Dinner Fundraiser on October 29, which includes, craft cocktails, live music, and a three course organic meal. Learn more »







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