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Women Farmers

Women's History in Farming
by Lacy Garner

March is Women’s History Month, and when I first realized this, I immediately wanted to highlight some of the women farmers with whom we work at SFC to hear stories of how they became farmers and get a glimpse of what their lives are like. It’s so interesting and inspiring to me (as a female who loves to work with the land and grow food) to see these ladies busting their tails season after season, through all the elements, to support themselves and their families, to bring nutritious, delicious food to their community, and to make themselves happy doing what they love to do. We want to honor the history they’re making for themselves in Central Texas as being some of the leaders that are helping to keep us healthily fed with their sustainable, diversified crops.

Get to know some of our local women farmers a little better by reading their answers to a few questions over on our blog. Read More » »


SFC Happenings

This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Saturday from 9am-1pm:

  • Tecolote Farm is back at SFC Farmers’ Market Downton and they have an excellent assortment of produce to share! Get to market early for their garlic chives, pea shoots, heirloom German red garlic, and shallot scapes.
  • Don’t forget to grab some fresh artisan cheese from Dos Lunas. Try the chipotle cheddar for a cheese that is smoky and spicy or the clasico for a more traditional, creamy flavor.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Saturday from 9am-1pm:

  • Visit Kubena Farms out of Seguin, Texas for an assortment of produce like green onions, cabbage, and kale.
  • Visit Featured Vendor IO Ranch and check out their fresh, grass-fed lam. They have a great selection of cuts like steaks, chops, and sausage.

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »

Farm to Plate Tables Now On Sale
Join us and over 30 of Austin’s most acclaimed chefs on May 11 for a delicious evening to celebrate the bounty of Central Texas. Support SFC by purchasing a table or company sponsorship today! Learn more »

We're Hiring!
We're looking for a part-time, seasonal Food Access Coordinator to work on operations of our Food Access programs including Double Dollar Incentive Program (DDIP), WIC, SNAP and FMNP at the SFC Farmers' Markets. Learn more »

Thank You H-E-B
In addition to partnering with us on our free six-week series cooking & nutrition classes and running the EarthShare of Texas tearpad campaign, H-E-B is also a generous sponsor of our 9th Annual Farm to Plate fundraising event. H‑E‑B supports green initiatives through a variety of community partnerships in the hope of providing a better today and a brighter tomorrow.

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


East Austin Urban Farm Tour
On April 17th spend a Sunday afternoon strolling vibrant fields of local produce on four neighboring urban farms. At each farm, chefs will provide tastes using the freshest farm ingredients while local brewers, wine merchants, and mixologists will offer sips. Learn more »

Tecolote Farm Goes Solar
Tecolote Farm has the longest running organic Community Supported Agriculture program in Texas and sign-ups are open now for their current season. Read more about how Native worked with David and Katie Pitre to build an affordable solar solution for their farm. Learn more »




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