Sustainable Food Center


We have much to be thankful for this season and this week we’d especially like to show our appreciation for a group that is often-overlooked: Farmers, who nurture our food, lands and bellies. In each of our three programs, Grow Local, Farm Direct and The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, we interact with farmers in different ways. Thank you, farmers, for all that you do to cultivate healthy communities!


SFC's Grow Local is thankful to our farmers!

SFC's Grow Local is Thankful

Our program empowers children and adults to grow their own healthy food, and we could not do this without the wisdom, insights, and best practices that farmers have gathered over time. Farmers inspire us as we endeavor to teach and motivate others to garden at home, school, or in their community. Though we may be growing food on a smaller scale, we can use similar techniques that family farmers have perfected over time and can reap similar benefits.While family farming was once the backbone of America, today, large-scale...



SFC's Farm Direct is thankful to our farmers!

To the Farmers Who Feed Our Community: Thank You!

TPart of our mission at Sustainable Food Center is to make sure that everyone has access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. All year long, each of our four Farmers’ Markets accept SNAP (previously called Food Stamps) and WIC (Women Infants and Children) benefits. In addition to these benefits, between early summer and early fall, SFC teams up with the Texas Department of Agriculture and WIC to encourage more families to come to Farmers’ Markets and shop from local farms. That program is called the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and it wouldn’t be possible without our amazing farmers...



SFC's The Happy Kitchen is thankful for our farmers!

Farm Fresh in The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®

There are many pieces that make SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® program stand out from other cooking and nutrition programs. One of the primary features is the emphasis on local and seasonal food, grown by our farmers here in Central Texas. Just how much? Well, let’s look at the numbers!



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Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
While the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown is the perfect place to buy your weekly fruits and veggies, it is also a great place to get a chocolate treat! Cocoa Puro Chocolates is an prepared foods vendor that has a variety of chocolate delicacies to that will please any lover of sweets. Make sure to order gift chocolates such as dark chocolate covered grapefruit caramels or dark chocolate orange vodka truffles before the holiday rush!

If you cannot make it to the Downtown Farmers' Market, head on over to SFC Farmers' Market Sunset Valley and visit our featured vendor Goodwin Homestead for their one of kind art yarns, felted purses and scarves and other knits. In addition to our featured vendor, make sure to stop by Swede Farm Dairy for their chèvre cheese that comes in a variety of flavors. Read more »

Citrus Fundraiser at Ortega Elementary Organic Oranges on sale now!
Purchase a 20 lb. bag of sweet, juicy, certified Organic Valencia Oranges from G&S Groves in Weslaco, TX, and raise needed funds for Ortega Elementary! Every bag of oranges sold raises funds for student field trips. Orders are accepted until Monday, November 30th. You must pick up your order at Ortega Elementary (1135 Garland St. Austin, TX 78721) December 15 ‐ 17th between 2:00 ‐ 4:00pm. Place your order »

A Conversation with Forrest Pritchard
New York Times bestselling author and seventh generation farmer Forrest Pritchard will appear for a talk and book signing at Sustainable Food Center on Dec 6th from 4-6pm. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7, Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello, co-owners of The Bonneville showed us how to make one of their specialties - Lamb Pastrami Reuben. 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 »

6th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese
Join Slow Food on December 3rd for their 6th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. Learn more »

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