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The History of Migrant Farmworkers - Part Two

The History of Migrant Farmworkers - Part Two

The bounty on your dinner table and the resulting boost to the state’s economy is the direct result of the sweat and toil of the state’s migrant farmworkers” Editorial Board, Austin American Statesman

In last week’s newsletter, we looked at two pieces of legislation that shaped our perceptions of migrant farm work in Texas, the Bracero Program and Operation Wetback, and called for a more complex local food system narrative. With the past in mind, this week we examine the current climate for Texas migrant farmworkers and gauge our progress.

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Chef's Table Cooking Series with Cannon + Belle


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

  • Handmade Jewelry:  Dream Bijoux has all sorts of jewelry, each piece hand-crafted in Austin. They have beautiful pieces from necklaces to earrings, to pendants. Come see for yourself!
  • Local Duck: Looking for somewhere to buy something tasty for dinner? Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen has an assortment of duck products available!

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

  • Local Milk & Eggs: Richardson Farms has a variety of products now including milk! Richardson also has beef, pork and eggs - stop by and chat to learn exactly where your food is coming from.
  • Sustainable Jerky: Wanting to try out some different flavors of jerky? Visit ATX Jerky and see how many yummy flavors of jerky they have for you to try! Along with the different flavors, they also have a wide variety of types of jerky.

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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 »

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, Butcher Julia Poplawsky demonstrates how to use the entire chicken and talks about her upcoming classes with us at SFC.Watch the video »

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Farm and Food Leadership Conference
We are proud to sponsor the 10th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference to be held September 25-27 in Bastrop, TX. Join us to get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods, connect with other people who are passionate about these issues, and make a difference for the future of local agriculture. Learn 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 »

New Fall Cooking and Gardening Classes




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