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New developments ahead in SFC's Teaching Garden!

Welcoming New Additions to SFC's Teaching Garden

The SFC Teaching Garden will be welcoming many new additions in 2016. Four grant-funded projects are being realized this year which will allow visitors to experience a greenhouse, a rain water catchment system, bee hives, and a children’s sensory garden. Read on to learn more about these exciting projects, and then come visit the Teaching Garden to learn more about sustainable food gardening!



Lots to look forward to at the SFC Farmers' Markets this yea

SFC's Farm Direct: Looking Ahead to 2016

Though just a few days in, 2016 is already proving to be a year of exciting awareness and growth throughout the world. The current calendar year has been designated the Year of Pulses by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Additionally, the Vatican has assigned 2016 to be a Holy Year of Mercy alongside the Hebrew year 5776, a Jubilee Year. While Jubilee can take on many different understandings SFC finds resonation in the interpretation of awareness and growth. According to the Chinese Zodiac, February 2016 starts the year of the Monkey, while Pantone® announced the official 2016 colors Rose Quartz and Serenity. As we find ourselves in the midst of a Presidential Election Year for the US, monkeys and a need for mercy and serenity may be politically prominent. If you’ve read this far, you may be thinking that 2016 will be a year of obscure knowledge and trivia for SFC’s Farm Direct team. Yet as we discover more about these yearly themes, we find that they yield sound comparison to the work that we have planned...



Exciting things ahead in The Happy Kitchen!

What's Ahead for SFC's The Happy Kitchen in 2016

SFC's The Happy Kitchen is going full steam ahead into the New Year. Read on to learn more about the free six-week community cooking classes, public cooking classes, cooking clubs, and new cookbook updates we've got planned for the year ahead.



Free Class Preview Night!

Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
Though the winter months often mean a decrease in fresh produce availability, SFC Farmers’ Markets have an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies that will cure any winter blues. At SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, stop by Engel Farms to pick up fresh strawberries that are perfect for a tasty snack or a post dinner dessert. Additionally, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas will be continuing their Fresh Food drive. Make an easy donation of produce and help feed central Texans in need. Read more »

Become a SFC Farm to School Ambassador
Are you interested in working with Austin area schools to promote healthy, local foods? Become an Ambassador with SFC’s Farm to School program! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
SFC's Happy Kitchen Coordinator, Amy Rodham, stopped by the FOX 7 studio to talk about one of our upcoming classes and to cook our Chickpea Stew recipe. Watch the video »

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


Urban Roots Youth Farm Interns
Urban Roots is hiring youth farm interns between the ages of 14-17 for the spring and summer of 2016. This is a paid internship working on the Urban Roots farm in East Austin growing vegetables, serving the community, learning leadership and job skills, eating and cooking in healthy ways, and having fun. Learn more »

Vote for your Local Food Heros
Vote for your favorite chef/restaurant, food shop, farm/farmer, food artisan, beverage artisan and nonprofit in Edible Austin’s 2016 Local Hero Awards. Winners will be announced in the 2016 Beverage issue, to be published this May. Vote now through Feb. 15th. Cast your vote »




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