Sustainable Food Center


In Search of Sustainable

In Search of Sustainable

You may have recently heard the word “sustainable” being thrown around, whether it’s on labels, in commercials, or in the name of our organization! The many farmers and gardeners with whom SFC works generally practice sustainable methods of food production, and they are certainly participants in, and contributors to, a sustainable food system. Usually, this is a term used to describe an environmental aspect of a process or product. In celebration of Earth Day 2016, we’d like to offer some deeper explanations about sustainability in our food system, especially in agriculture. Keep reading to learn more.

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Join us for Bee Week!

This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

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

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

  • This week pick up tomatoes from Hairston Creek Farm. Top them with Swede Farm Dairy’s chevre goat cheese with chives for a unique, local twist on the classic caprese salad.

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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 »

Thanks to All Our Farm to Plate Sponsors!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of our annual Farm to Plate benefit. We could not put on this event without you. Your support helps us to continue to provide the free educational and food access programming we provide to our community. Thank you Central Health, HEB, Silicon Labs, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Bank of America, Broadway Bank, CSID, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Hardie's Fresh Foods, Husch Blackwell, Horizon Bank, McCann Adams Studio, Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, and Stratus Properties Inc. We'd also like to thank our in-kind sponsors Barr Mansion, Marquee Rentals, Blue Avocado, Austin Wine Merchant, Austin's Elite, Brenda Thompson Communications. Thank you!

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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 »

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 »

Austin Earth Day Festival
Celebrate Earth Day on Sat, April 23 at Mueller Lake Park. There will be 150+ exhibitors, hands on activities for kids and adults, inspiring speakers, and delicious food vendors. Learn more »

The Renegades Supper Club
On April 25th join Farm to Plate chef Dai Due with Jester King and La Cruz de Comal for a very exciting evening of oddball beer & wine paired with snails, foraged food and more. 6 courses for $90. Call for Dai Due for reservations. 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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