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We have bees!

Announcing Bee Week!

We have Bees! We are thrilled to announce the addition of a Teaching Apiary to the Sustainable Food Center Teaching Garden to bring pollinator awareness to the community. In conjunction with Earth Week, April 16-23, we want to celebrate the pollinators that provide us with the bounty of food crop varieties that we consume and maintain biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. We have an exciting week planned with activities for both children and adults - read on for our list of all the activities you can get involved with. Please join us in our week-long celebration of bees!

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Free Salad Day at MAD Greens

This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

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

  • Spring crops are here and Tecolote Farm has everything to add some flair to your dishes. Check them out this weekend for fresh salad mix, spinach, and argula!
  • Looking for that perfect slice of bread for your sandwich? Look no further than Texas French Bread! With great a assortment of bread like sourdough, ciabatta, and baguettes, you’ll be sure to find something that fits all your bread needs.

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

  • SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy a Saturday morning. Stop by the market and check out the great produce from Farmshare Austin; they have everything you need make healthy and delicious meals!
  • Don’t forget to visit Featured Vendor, Happy Vegan Baker, for their delicious assortment of vegan baked goods and prepared foods; we recommend a cupcake or the mac n cheese! Can’t make it to Sunset Valley? Check out Happy Vegan at SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at The Triangle.

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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 »

Thank You JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation
As one of our Farm to Plate sponsors, we'd like to say thanks to JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation for their support. John Paul DeJoria founded JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation in 2011 and invests in charities that share the core values his companies - sustainability, social responsibility and animal-friendliness. 

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HEB & EarthShare of Texas In-store Campaign
In recognition of Earth Day, SFC's Farm to Plate sponsor H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas, and it's member organizations, as the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. Look for the EarthShare of Texas tear-off coupons at check-out stands in any Texas H-E-B or Central Market store. Add $1, $3, or $5 to your bill and your dollars go directly to SFC and the other EarthShare of Texas member organizations, benefitting the Texas environment. Learn more »

Edible Austin Children's Picnic
Sunday, April 10 from 1-5pm at French Legation Museum. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, meet farmers and local food vendors, and enjoy cooking demos, baby farm animals, music and more. Be sure to the stop by the SFC booth for a fun kids gardening activity! Learn more »

City of Austin Soil Kitchen
Food gardeners get your soil tested for nutrient content and heavy metals (toxins) for free! The City of Austin is hosting a Soil Kitchen April 14-17, 9am-2pm at Parque Zaragoza. This is a wonderful opportunity, so tell your friends! Learn more »

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 »

Give 5% to Mother Earth
Austin Give 5 is an annual Earth Day campaign where Austin businesses pledge to donate 5% of their gross sales from that day to benefit five Austin environmental non-profits, including SFC! Learn more »




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