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History of Migrant Farmworkers

The History of Migrant Farmworkers

In a previous newsletter, we talked about our commitment to Racial Justice and our ongoing internal Racial Justice trainings led by Dr. Martha Ramos-Duffer and Paula X. Rojas. Last month, we delved into what it meant to be an ally in our community and our local food system. This experience led us to a topic that is often ignored in our local food system: migrant farm workers. This article will provide space to challenge ourselves to think beyond the familiar sustainable food narrative (ie. market to plate to mouth) to a more complex history of agriculture in Texas and the often invisible labor that goes into providing Texans with organic produce. Continue on to our blog for the first in this two part series about migrant farmworkers in Texas.

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Chef's Table Cooking Series with Cannon + Belle


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

  • Rainwater Grown, Solar Powered Produce:  Tecolote Farm harvests and filters rainwater from their solar powered roof to grow their gorgeous variety of seasonal produce. This weekend find okra, pints of mixed hot peppers, cantaloupes, sweet peppers, garlic chives, and edible garlic chive flowers, eggplant, and more!
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolates:  Buy local, quality chocolate treats for your long weekend festivities from Cocoa Puro. They'll have pure and intense chocolate from single-estate cacao plantations.

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

  • Yaupon Tea: Lost Pines Yaupon Tea is now offering single and 1/2 gallon bags of yaupon tea in addition to the loose leaf you've loved. Stop by their booth to try out this native, organic tea full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Back to School Immune Boost: Stock up on Medicine Woman Herbs organic Elderberry Syrup to ward off cold, flu and other viral bugs.

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Wheatsville Food Co-op Community Action Month
We are honored to be Wheatsville Food Co-op's Community Action partner for the month of September! Shop at Wheatsville all month long for great local food & treats, and submit a donation to SFC at checkout. Thanks to the generosity of their owners, Wheatsville will also donate $1,000 to SFC at the end of the month. Learn more »

Farm and Food Leadership Conference Scholarships
We are pleased to offer scholarships to the 10th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference and Food Safety Training to local farmers interested in selling their produce to schools.  Learn more »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
Join us October 6 to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. Indulge in small bites prepared by each chef and refreshing libations. Proceeds benefit SFC and Urban Roots. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Good Day Austin, our first Chef's Table Cooking Series featured chef Peter Maffei talks about the new restaurant, Cannon + Belle, opening at the Hilton downtown and highlights one of the menu items. Watch the video »

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Celebrating the Becker Green Classroom
Celebrate Becker Elementary’s organic and educational non-profit gardening program, Becker Green Classroom on Saturday, Sept 3 from 2-5pm at Métier Cook's SupplyLearn more »

Green Gate Farms 10th Anniversary Party
Join Green Gate Farms on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4pm-10pm for live music, dancing and great food.  Learn more »




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