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Blessed Bees

Blessed Bees

It is said that bees are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat. Nature’s preeminent pollinators, these four-winged creatures eat only pollen and nectar, so when they are not tending to nests and larvae, they are flying from flower to flower in search of food. Individual bees usually focus on one kind of flower at a time, increasing the likelihood that pollen from one flower will be transferred to another flower of the same species. Read on to our blog to learn more about this powerful pollinator.

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

  • Pasture Raised Pork and Beef:  Try out Peach Creek Farm's wide variety of meats. They will have pork chops, ground pork, and pork sausage; hot & mild Italian; and Fresh and Pan. There will also be pasture raised and finished Highland Beef.
  • Organic Soap: SoAp will be offering 3 NEW, all organic, never greasy lotions -  Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Lemongrass. Go check them out to see what else their soap can be used for!

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

  • Pop Up Park: We are excited to have Hill Country Conservancy out this weekend with a special pop-up park featuring a game of corn hole, a charging station, and hammocks. Come learn about their work, and the new Violet Crown Trail, while having fun!

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The Chef's Table Cooking Series: Chef Peter Mafaei of Cannon + Belle
It's your last chance to experience a preview of one of Austin's 10 most anticipated fall restaurant openings according to Zagat. Join us on September 16th at 6:30pm for a special evening with Chef Peter Maffei of the NEW Cannon + Belle. Chef Peter will share with you his unique style, cooking techniques and passion for local sourcing. Learn more »

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.  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, Chef Sonya Cote with Eden East and Hillside Farmacy makes a seasonal salad. Watch the video »

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H-E-B presents Community Art Sunday
Join us on Sept 18th from 2-5pm for a family friendly gathering at Creative Action. There'll be DIY crafts, interactive 3D-art, live music, parent/child dance class, food activities with SFC, and free snacks provided by H-E-B & KIND Snacks, and free beer from Oskar Blues Brewery Austin.  Learn more »

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. 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 »

Adelphi Acre Plant Sale
Saturday, October 1st from 9am - 12pm stock up on a wide variety of certified organic plants from local Gabriel Valley Farms Nursery for $2 per plant.  Learn more »




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