Sustainable Food Center


Volunteers mean our success! We want to say thank you to all of our volunteers who work beside us to keep our mission moving forward day in and day out. Thank you for dedicating your time, energy, and talents to strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food for Central Texans. SFC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities over our three main programs. From garden work days with corporate groups, to seed packing, covering the front desk, helping in our kitchen, assisting at the SFC Farmers’ Markets, and so much more.


We love our garden volunteers!

SFC's Grow Local Volunteers

From our classes and trainings to Spread the Harvest and the Teaching Garden, all of SFC's Grow Local programs depend on the work, support and insight of volunteers. Each planting season, SFC's Grow Local offers free, introductory food gardening classes at apartment complexes, schools, community centers and places of worship around the city. We also offer free school and community garden leadership trainings at SFC. Many participants have young children and cannot afford childcare, so we lean on volunteers to...



We love our farmers' market volunteers!

SFC Farmers' Market Volunteers

What makes up a great farmers’ market? Farmers, ranchers, fresh veggies, live music, and don’t forget volunteers! About 40% of our volunteer team give their time to support your SFC Farmers’ Markets. With a total of more than 700 volunteer hours in the past year, our market volunteers are a force to be reckoned with...



Blanca - star volunteer!

Volunteer Spotlight: Blanca Zelaya

Blanca Zelaya has been volunteering with SFC for five years. Since we moved into our building two years ago, she has been an active addition as a Kitchen Assistant Volunteer. Read on to learn more about what inspires Blanca to volunteer...



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
At SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Harvest Time Farm Stand is selling an abundance of fall produce like eggplant, squash, and peppers. Make sure to also check out their selections of locally sourced jams and jellies, especially their big hit “Cowboy Candy”, which is made with homegrown jalapenos. Can’t make it downtown on Saturday? SFC Famers’ Market at Sunset Valley is another great option to buy your weekly provisions. While shopping, visit featured vendor Hairston Creek Farm as well as Kubena Farms for their assortment of fall produce. Read more »

Mona Lisa's Closet In-store Party
Join us on November 22nd from 3-5:30pm at Mona Lisa's Closet for a party benefitting SFC! Enjoy a fire pit, food, and beverages while shopping from over 20 artisans who focus on quality, hand-made craftsmanship. Learn more »

We're Hiring!
We’re looking for dynamic and motivated local food lovers who are passionate about our mission and community. We are currently hiring a Marketing & PR Manager, as well as an Events & Marketing intern. Learn more »

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


Green Gate Farms is Working to Keep Their Green Gates Open!
Green Gate Farms, an award-winning certified organic, community-based farm and long-time SFC partner, is being threatened by development pressure. Visit their website to see how you can help. Learn more »

Help Compost Pedallers Grow a Greener Austin
The Compost Pedallers are running an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to purchase a new fleet of electric assist bikes and custom built cargo trailers that will allow them to reach previously inaccessible populations and provide a healthier work environment for their pedallers. Learn more »

Austin Startup Weekend Food
Are you a foodie, coder, designer, or aspiring entrepreneur? Attend Austin Startup Weekend Food from Nov. 13-15. In 54 hours, you’ll create a new food venture and meet other innovators. Use promocode "SFC" for 25% off registration. Learn more »






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