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October is Farm to School Month

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! With Farm to School, students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Read more on our blog to learn ways you can get involved with Farm to School.

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SFC Community Farm Stand East Seasonal Break
The SFC Community Farm Stand East will be taking a seasonal break through the winter. Our final market day of the year is coming up on October 11. Tremendous thanks goes out to Johnson’s Backyard Garden, who kept a weekly presence at the East farm stand, singlehandedly providing access to healthy foods in our neighborhood. SFC will continue to serve as a pick-up point for JBG CSA customers. We will work towards reopening the market at an enhanced location with better visibility, and room to accommodate more farmers, in the spring.

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

  • Tecolote Farm:  Along with their wide range of veggies, Tecolote Farm will also have their t-shirts and tote bags available this Saturday. Grab a bag to carry around your Sweet Peppers, Curly Cress, Arugula, or Hungarian Peppers!
  • Circle Brewing Company: Want to learn where to find food trucks, beer, prizes and more? Head downtown and visit Circle Brewing Company at our market this Saturday! They have plenty to tell you about their 2016 Micro Marathon benefitting SFC!

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

  • Austin Film Festival: Wanting to help at the Austin Film Festival? Come down to the market to learn more about how to get involved!
  • Vote for Sunset Valley! The SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley is on the ballot for the Best Farmers’ Market in the Austin Chronicle! Cast your vote today!

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Sustainable Food Center Tour
On October 27th from 8:30-9:30am, we invite you to join us for a free, one hour tour of our 4-star rated green energy office and community space. We'll take you on a tour of our facility and gardens, while sharing with you stories of work we do. Complimentary coffee and breakfast tacos will be served. Space is limited - RSVP today! Learn more »

The Circle Brewing Co. 0.5K Micro Marathon
Where craft beer lovers compete on an epic scale - all while supporting SFC! The 0.5K (aka Running with Pints) is a 1640ft. race that takes place in their parking lot. During each heat, every participant is given two special silicone pints with a fill line and a spill line for beer, spill too much and you’re disqualified!  Learn more »

The Chef's Table Cooking Series: Chef Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due
Come join Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due on November 4th at 6:30pm for an intimate and truly special evening to celebrate the local bounty of Central Texas. Guests will enjoy a delicious locally-sourced meal prepared by Jesse right in front of them. Learn more »

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Building Green Justice
Huston-Tillotson University will host the third annual Building Green Justice Forum on Oct 13th, this year focusing on “Race, Health, and the Environment” from scientific, sociological, political, and historical perspectives. Learn more »

Springdale Harvest Fest
On October 16th spend an afternoon with friends and family for food and fun at Springdale Farm. There will be wonderful bites from top chefs, sips to delight, lawn games, music, family friendly activities and more - all to benefit Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture.  Learn more »

Community Art Sunday
H-E-B presents another Community Art Sunday on October 16th from 2-5pm! This free monthly event at the Center for Creative Action celebrates art, community, music, dance, and more. SFC will be there with a family friendly activity. Learn more »




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