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Edible Natives

Landscaping with Edible Natives

Native plants will inhabit your landscape, following the cycles they have accustomed themselves to, with a much sturdier resolve than many of the plants being introduced. They are also keying you in to a history of a place. Like an heirloom seed is said to tell a story, so does a foodstuff that has been used in this environment by people who needed it to survive. Although we may be eating produce from all over the world to sustain us, there is something memorable about those few treats gathered from the trees right in your own backyard or neighborhood. It is an event you will know to wait for every year, as you watch the seasons turn. When planning a landscape or contemplating additions to an existing landscape, adding native edible plants is a possibility to ponder.

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Whole Hog Butchery Class


SFC Community Farm Stand East Seasonal Break
The SFC Community Farm Stand East is on a seasonal break through the winter. Our final market day of the year was on October 11. Tremendous thanks goes out to Johnson’s Backyard Garden, who kept a weekly presence at the East farm stand.

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

  • Belle Vie Farm and KitchenDon’t forget the turkey! Belle Vie Farms will begin taking reservations for their delicious organically fed, pasture raised Thanksgiving turkeys this weekend. Hurry downtown on Saturday morning - the first 10 orders receive 5% off!
  • Cake and Spoon: Looking for the perfect fall treat? Visit Cake and Spoon! They will have double ginger, pumpkin and raspberry white chocolate scones, along with their tasty Sage Roasted Butternut Squash Quiche. Last but not least, they will have Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese and Caramel!

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

  • Swede Farm Dairy: Remember goat milk is seasonal. Now is the time to preorder milk that can be frozen to tide you through the winter months. You can visit Swede Farm at Sunset Valley or Downtown.
  • Yard to Market Co-op: In need of some eggs? Check out Yard to Market Co-op for chicken and duck eggs. They will also have their lovely fall pears!

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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 where every participant is given two special cups of beer - spill too much and you’re disqualified!  Learn more »

The Chef's Table Cooking Series: Chef Saul Arteta of Mi Paella
Join us for a transformative evening with Chef Saul Arteta and Wine Chemist Sisi Berry that will whisk you off to Spain (date is now Nov. 11th). Guests will be treated to a paella making demo and dinner, featuring a range of delicious, locally sourced specialty paellas with the Mi Paella team. Learn more »

SFC Chef Series at La Condesa
Celebrate fall with locally grown ingredients at the annual SFC Chef Series on Sunday, November 13th at La Condesa. The night will feature guest chefs from Lenoir, Mixtli, Otoko, South Congress Hotel & Boiler Nine, with all proceeds benefiting SFC. Get your tickets now! Learn more »

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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 »

5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference
On Oct 31st and Nov 1st, join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for this educational event, aimed at bringing together commercial and recreational fruit growers from around the state to hear and discuss the challenges and successes of fruit growing in Texas. Learn more »




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