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Thanking Our Wonderful Volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to say “thank you!” to our volunteer team. With you, we have accomplished wonderful things! Your time, hard work and dedication have made it possible for SFC to execute classes, events, farmers' markets, and grow our gardens. With you, we have built an apiary, greenhouse, prepared for classes, packed seeds and so much more. Our volunteers are truly a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading to see our full infographic highlighting the impact our volunteers have made this year.

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This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

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

  • Visit Munkebo Farms for a unique selection of heirloom produce and quail eggs.
  • Stop by Nile Valley Teas for a refreshing cup of hibiscus or hibiscus mint tea. It's a delicious and healthy way to kick off the weekend!

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

  • Give your farmers' market trip a boost with a rich cup of coffee from Texas Coffee Traders. We love the Market Blend, but they always have a selection of brews to please every coffee lover's taste buds. Find them Downtown as well!
  • This week's Featured Vendor is Goodwin Homestead. They bring one of a kind art yarns, scarves, and knits to the artisan section of the market.

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Farm to Plate VIP Tickets 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 ticket today! Learn more »

Thank You Farm Credit Bank
As long-time sponsor of Farm to Plate, we'd like to say thanks to Farm Credit Bank for their support. Farm Credit Bank is a loyal supporter of our Austin community, and bank employees regularily turn out to volunteer with us in our garden.

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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 »

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 »

Farmgrass Fest
Local nonprofit Farmgrass invites you to two days of pickin' and grinnin' at the third annual Farmgrass Fest on May 14-15, 2016 at Simmons Family Farm. The festival raises money for an emergency medical fund to support Central Texas farmers. Learn more »




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