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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Celebrate Mom with a Gift that Gives Back

Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be store-bought or expensive to make Mom happy ‐ they just need to come from your heart. We have oodles of creative, inspiring and heartfelt gifts for all the moms in your life. From classes on sustainable gardening to gifts you made yourself, local foods & goods and volunteering opportunities, we’ll help you find a gift that shows your mom she raised you right! Read on for our tips on the best local, sustainable gifts your mom is sure to love.

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Join us for Farm to Plate 2016!

This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

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

  • We are excited to introduce new vendor Texas Food Ranch. Owners Richard and Alik pride themselves on their organic growing techniques, producing delicious and fresh produce. Make sure to check them out at your next visit to market!
  • That warm Texas weather is here! Stay cooled off and hydrated while shopping the market with delicious fruit and herb infused Sway Water.

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

  • This week pick up an assortment of poultry, pork and beef cuts from Richardson Farms. Pair your meat with some veggies like artichokes or carrots from Yard to Market Co-op for a delicious and local meal.

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SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7, Chef James Zoller of TRACE at the W Hotel made pork belly with tomato jam and chow chow. We can't wait to see what he cooks up for Farm to Plate! Watch the video »

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Last Weekend! HEB & EarthShare of Texas In-store Campaign
The last shopping weekend for the HEB EarthShare In-Store Campaign is coming up! 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 »

Get Social for Mother Earth
Here’s a fun and easy way to take action for Mother Earth. Show us your favorite outdoor spot on Instagram using the #FromWhereIStand and #ReliantOneofaKind and Reliant Energy will donate $5 to EarthShare of Texas and it's member organizations for each post up to $5,000! Remember to tag @ReliantEnergyTX so they can inlcude your photo in their count! Learn more »

Contigo's 5th Anniversary Party
Celebrate Contigo's 5th Anniversary on Saturday, May 7th from 5-9pm. Enjoy food, drinks, games and music. Raffle tickets will be sold to support our friend's at Urban Roots! 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 »

Our Global Kitchen
Our Global Kitchen, a highly interactive, multi-media exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, is on display at the Bullock Museum until July 24. The exhibit explores the historical, cultural, and scientific intersection of humans and food while considering some essential questions: How does food reflect and influence culture and identity? How does the world food system work? Why and how do food choices affect our health and the environment? Learn more »




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