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Grow Chamomile for Medicinal Use

Medicinal Plants

We talk a lot about edible plants for cooking, but many of the plants that are easily grown in Central Texas also have beneficial health properties. Read on for a list of easy-to-grow, medicinal plants - all of which we grow in SFC’s Teaching Garden or Herb Garden.



The Medicine Woman has advice for you!

Herbs and Health

Miki Cook, herbalist and founder of Medicine Woman Herbs, operates an Austin area apothecary using sustainably sourced organic herbs in teas, salves, tinctures, natural skin care, and cooking spice blends. Medicine Woman Herbs is dedicated to the belief that everything we need to live healthy, quality lives has been provided for us in nature in the form that was intended for us to use. In this guest post, Miki talks all about how herbs can be used to benefit your health.



We've got tips to boost your immune system!

Spring Into the Benefits of Immune Boosting Foods

Your best defense against illnesses and allergies at any time of year is a healthy immune system. Your immune system your whole body functions better when it is well nourished. This means getting enough of what you need and getting rid of what you don’t need. Read on for our top five food tips for fighting off illness and springing forward into good health.



Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
Each of the SFC Farmers’ Markets offers something different for its customers and every week we like to bring you just a flavor of what you’ll find at the upcoming markets. This coming Saturday, with predicted high temperatures of 77 degrees, why not head outside to SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and take a look at all it has to offer. Make sure you visit prepared foods vendor The Cake and Spoon and try one of their delicious pop tarts with local kale and goat cheese or leek quiche with gruyere cheese. The Cake and Spoon is also in the process of planning their Valentine’s Day menu and would love to hear your suggestions.

Don’t forget to visit our farmers at the market! This week stop by and see Tecolote Farm for their feathery fennel crop. If you are not familiar with how to use or cook fennel, they have some great recipes available on their website. Read more »

#AmplifyATX for Local Food!
Save the date for March 8-9 for Amplify Austin, our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. In the coming weeks we'll have news for how you can get involved this year - from great prizes to fun community events. Don't want to wait? You can schedule your donation today and be the first to #AmplifyATX for local food! Learn more »

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


2016 Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Conference
Are you an organic farmer or gardener and want to learn about the lastest research and best practices on everything from soil health to business planning? Registration is now open for the 2016 TOFGA Conference, to be held Feb 11-13th in Rockwall, TX. Learn more »

Work for a Local Farm
Our friends at Phoenix Farms and Green Gate Farms are both hiring. Email with your job history and contact info if you are interested in providing part-time seasonal help at Phoenix Farms. Green Gate Farms has a variety of positions open. Visit their website for more info.

Vote for your Local Food Heroes
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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