Sustainable Food Center


Our Unique Approach to Gardening Education!

Introduction to Food Gardening Classes

Are you new to gardening or to gardening in Central Texas? Would you benefit from a holistic introduction to organic, sustainable food gardening? If yes, then Grow Local's Introduction to Food Gardening classes are just for you! These two-part series provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic food garden, from choosing a garden site and establishing a bed to composting, organic pest management, and water conservation.




SFC Farmers' Markets Stand Apart from the Rest!

Not Your Average Farmers' Market

With an increasing number of options for local food purchasing crowding the field more farmers’ markets, new home delivery services, retailers and grocery stores, and more it’s sometimes difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. In this leap year, as we approach the unique day of February 29, we’d like to take this opportunity to share a few things about what’s unique about SFC Farmers’ Markets…



The Happy Kitchen is a leader in innovation!

What's So Unique About The Happy Kitchen

From the beginning SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® (THK) Six-week Cooking Class Program included innovative features that make the program successful and different from traditional cooking classes. Read on to learn more about what makes us so unique!



Amplify Austin for local food with a gift today!

Become an Amplify Austin Ambassador and Win Prizes!
March 8-9, 2016 is Amplify Austin, our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. Help us reach our goal of raising $16,500 for all our programs that support healthy, local food. It's easy to do! Set up a fundraising page, send a few emails, and win prizes - including a chance to be our guest at Farm to Plate! Learn more »

Fresh & New at SFC Farmers' Markets
At SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, before you shop for your produce, stop by Texas Coffee Traders for a Sidamo Dark roast coffee or a Soy Chai Latte. Then head down farmers’ row early to get your eggs from Margaret’s Farm. Margaret has been coming to SFC Farmers’ Market East and SFC Farmers’ Market at The Triangle for over a year, and now you can find her with chicken and duck eggs at Downtown as well. If you still want your coffee, but are not heading into Downtown, stop by SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley. Texas Coffee Traders will be there as well. This week try making your very own kale chips after stopping by Flintrock Hill Farm. They will have a variety of kale to test different styles of chips. Read more »

SFC Preview Night
Join us for our Spring 2016 Preview Night! Learn more about SFC and the programs we offer, and preview some of our upcoming gardening and cooking classes. Learn more »

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


Springdale Farm Open House
Meet and greet with the farmers of Springdale Farm on March 5th at an open house, which includes: Double Dollars Program, live music, bilingual farm tours, and cooking demos. Learn more »

Farmgrass Farm to Feast
March 3, 6-9pm. Enjoy an evening celebrating your beloved Central Texas farmers, benefitting Farmgrass, a nonprofit dedicated to helping our local farmers when they have medical emergencies. Sit with your favorite farmer and share a locally-sourced smoked BBQ goat feast lovingly prepared by chefs from Austin's own Odd Duck. Learn more »

Save the Date: 8th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour
Mark Your Calendars for March 26, 2016,10am -  4pm, rain or shine. Learn more »




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