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Explore Winter Squashes this Halloween!

Beyond Pumpkins: 3 Reasons to Explore Heirloom Winter Squashes

Pumpkins are an iconic fall fruit: they’re what we use to carve our jack-o-lanterns, bake our pies, and cook our soups. But pumpkins are only one of a broad and colorful array of winter squashes. There are a few--perhaps surprising--reasons to branch out from your usual pumpkin and try new varieties of winter squashes...



Pick up a treat for your furry friend at Doggone it to Summe

Five Reasons to Take Part in Doggone it to Summer!

This Saturday, October 31st, we will be hosting our annual “Doggone It to Summer” event at SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown. The market will have regular hours from 9am-1pm, with the parade starting 10am. There will be something for everyone to enjoy: a dog costume contest, local Austin judges, and of course the market vendors! Read on for the top five things you should look for during the event.



Have a healthy, happy halloween with these great tips!

SFC's The Happy Kitchen's Take on Halloween and Health

There are plenty of resources out there about having a healthy Halloween. You can give out trail mix or toys instead of candy, make a healthier brownies healthier by adding applesauce, or limit the number of trick-or-treating houses that your kids visit. All of these are fine ideas, but in the grand scheme of overall health, we’re less concerned with one day of overindulgence and more concerned with how unhealthy choices can creep into our everyday lives. Last week, we talked about making Food Day every day, but it’s important to keep Halloween at just one day a year. This means watching your sugar intake and eating mindfully on most other days. Here are some tips to make sure that Halloween habits aren’t sneaking into your everyday life...



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
Though the heavy rain put a slight damper on SFC Famers’ Markets this past weekend, our venders are more than ready to set up shop this coming week! Did you see our Facebook post about egg dishes for breakfast? Pick up all the eggs you need for the recipes from Milagro Farm at SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown on Saturday.

It's an exciting time for SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley! With a new program and a new vendor, it is definitely time to make the Sunset Valley market part of your weekly shopping routine. This Saturday we are excited to welcome Farmshare Austin to the market. Farmshare Austin an educational program that aims to help prepare the next generation of growers for the both the challenges and joys that come with farming and its practices. In addition to Farmshare Austin, make sure to grab a tasty Vietnamese snack from new vender, Saigon Le Vendeur. Read more »

Fall SFC Chef Series
Celebrate locally grown & harvested ingredients with Austin’s most talented chefs at the annual Sustainable Food Center Chef Series, happening Sunday, November 15th at La Condesa. The evening’s multi-course tasting menu will highlight flavors unique to Austin and Central Texas, using meat and produce from SFC’s Farmers Market. 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 Dr. Shelly Sethi, an integrative medicine specialist, and Shefaly Ravula with Shef’s Kitchen, to discuss their upcoming class Spice it Up: Seasonal, Healthy Mediterranean Cooking class. Watch the video »


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Big Reds & Bubbles
Get carried away with The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas at the 13th Annual Big Reds & Bubbles on Thursday, November 19th at the Driskill Hotel. One of Austin’s most anticipated wine events of the year, the evening features a dazzling array of some of the world’s finest champagnes, sparkling wines and “big reds.” Over a dozen of Austin’s finest chefs participate, pulling out all culinary stops. The event benefits SFC, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and Texas A&M Viticulture & Fruit Lab. Visit for more info.







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