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Millennials: A Fresh Take on Agriculture

Millennials: A Fresh Take on Agriculture

Millennials are quickly finding their niche in the agricultural field; whether it be as farmers, communicators, leaders, teachers, motivators. This group of individuals contains the largest cohort who have lived in an almost entirely digital age, while also being the most educated and diverse generation. This recipe for success is being implemented to change the face of agriculture in innovative and creative ways. Millennials are pushing the boundaries first generation farmers and agricultural communicators set long ago. Read on to learn more about how Millennials can revolutionize the agricultural field.

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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:

  • Leaving Soon: Make sure to visit Swede Farm this year while you still can! Their low season is on its way, so be sure stock up on all your favorite dairy products including chevre, feta, yogurt, and milk. Reminder their milk and cheese freeze well!
  • Spice up Thanksgiving: Confituras will have Tipsy Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Jalapeño Jelly just in time for Thanksgiving! Visit them for a new way to try out one of your holiday favorites.

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

  • Looking for some variety? Yard to Market Co-op has the perfect assortment of produce for you! They will have kumquats, grapefruit, pears, strawberry starts and duck eggs, along with much more.
  • Solar Power: Interested to learn more about solar power and how it works? Sun Energy X & Green Energy Partners will be demonstrating how various solar powered devices work. Stop by to learn about the benefits of renewable energy!

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »


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 on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Good Day Austin, SFC Farmers' Market vendor Ricardo Cruz from El Cruz Ranch makes some tamales to demo the class he will be teaching with us on December 17th. Watch the video »

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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 »

Downtown Holiday Stroll
Join SFC, KUTX, and the Downtown Austin Alliance for the annual Holiday Sing-along and Downtown Stroll on December 3 from 6-9pm. Join John Aielli for a sing along at 6pm, watch the lighting of the Capitol tree at 7pm, and then shop for holiday gifts from your favorite farmers' market vendors. Learn more »

Barr Mansion Taste and Learn Series
Join Barr Mansion on December 11th for a culinary journey as Maya Shiroyama & Jim Ryugo of Kitazawa Seed Company illustrate cultural traditions and uses of heirloom Asian vegetables. Explore Barr Mansion’s gardens and vegetable beds, and savor an organic lunch showcasing a variety of Asian vegetables, prepared by executive chef, Jessica Ximenes. Learn more »




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