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FMNP Returns

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Returns to Our SFC Farmers' Markets

Have you ever shopped at SFC Farmers’ Markets and noticed the Double Dollars booth? Ever wondered why there was no produce being sold at the booth? At Sustainable Food Center, our mission is to ensure that all members of our community have access to locally sourced food-- our farmers’ markets are no exception. In fact, they provide the grounds where we can put our mission into action.

At the Double Dollars booth, we exchange nutrition assistance program benefits such as SNAP (previously known as food stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) into market dollars. We double the purchase of those sales with our Double Dollars Program. This allows for all members of our community to fully participate in our local food system! This month, we’re kicking off the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Read on to learn more about this important program that benefits WIC families.

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This Week at the SFC Farmers' Markets

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

  • Smith and Smith Farms of Burlington, Texas has all your meat needs covered at our Downtown market! Visit them for pork, chicken, lamb, turkey, and eggs. Add some greens from Tecolote Farm for the perfect weeknight meal.

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

  • This weekend at Sunset Valley, Austin Pierogi will be making its market debut! Stop by for fresh made pierogis made with local and organic ingredients.

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Summer Camp with Creative Action
There are still spots available for "Tastes of Texas" summer camp, hosted in partnership between SFC and Creative Action. The camp will be held July 25-29 from 9am-4:30pm. All children ages 5 to 9 are welcome to join us as we dig into local dishes, discover what grows in our unique climate and learn the history of our favorite foods. Learn more »

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


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 »

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 »

Elgin Farm Tours
The City of Elgin is hosting a guided tour of Green Gate's River Farm in Bastrop and of Bernhardt's Fruit & Veggie Farm. Come out this Sunday from 1-5pm, cost is $15 dollars and includes parking and veggie samples. Learn more »




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