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American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, and this evening Mayor Steve Adler will issue the Proclamation of National Diabetes Month in Austin. SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® (THK) program incorporates dietary diabetes prevention and management education into its curriculum. In honor of Diabetes Month and the City’s Proclamation, we’d like to highlight some of that work. Continuing reading on our blog to learn more about our work in diabetes prevention.

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Community Garden Leadership Training


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:

  • Back Again! Urban Roots is rejoining us this Saturday from 9am 1pm. They will have a wide variety of produce to kick off their new season of selling!
  • Dairy Free Yogurt: Need something delicious to get your morning started off right? Try out Kokonut Yogurt they have many delicious flavors to please your taste buds!

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

  • Yard to Market Co-op: Looking for a little bit of everything? Yard to Market Co-op has that! They will have a wide arrangement of spices, fruits and vegetables - everything from grapefruit to curry and bay leaves to melons!
  • Free Fitness: Join CustomFit’s Trainer Bekah Self for a free, hour long boot camp. After working out, Bekah will help everyone who participated shop for healthy food at the market!

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We're Hiring! Grow Local Education Coordinator
We are seeking a creative, knowledgeable, hard-working, and fully bilingual (English-Spanish) individual to coordinate SFC’s Grow Local gardening classes and Spread the Harvest gardening resource give-away program. 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 »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Good Day Austin, Ayse Koroglu makes ali nazik, an eggplant dish with ground meat, and also talks about her upcoming Turkish cooking class she is hosting at SFC on November 11th. Watch the video »

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Potted Gardening 101
Join us and Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore on November 5th for a FREE community workshop on how to grow your own food garden without an actual garden!  Learn more »

Farm Flicks
Connect with your Central Texas farmers through the art of film and food. On November 15, the Alamo Drafthouse Austin will debut three short documentary films about Green Gate Farms, Indian Hills Farm and Grass Fed Beef, and nonprofit Farmgrass. The Farm Flicks event includes a locally sourced meal, a live Q&A and a conversation with the farmers moderated by Edible Austin publisher Marla Camp. Learn more »




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