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A Message From Our Executive Director

A Message From Our Executive Director

There is reflection, and then we move forward.

I’ve seen so many posts on social media and various newsletter responses to last week’s election. This has definitely been a time to take stock and be thoughtful about where we are as a country. This message from our friends at Rural Advancement Foundation International struck me as particularly poignant ‐ I couldn’t have said it better myself. So I share it with you today as well as SFC’s ongoing commitment to cultivate a healthy community. Enjoy. - Ronda Rutledge, Executive Director

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

  • Refreshing Kombucha: This week Buddha's Brew Kombucha will have on tap: Blueberry, Ginger, Pineapple Super Greens, Grape Lime, Cranberry, and their seasonal flavor - Cider Spice!
  • Learn About Giving Blood: Want to learn more about giving back by giving blood? We Are Blood will be available to answer any questions about giving blood they will also have temporary tattoos and coloring pages for the kids!

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

  • “For Your Eyes Only”: Medicine Woman Herbs will have nutritious tea made from all organic herbs and berries available. This tea supports your eyesight and has a lovely taste!
  • Farmers Fit Camp: Personal trainer Bekah of CustomFit will be leading a FREE hour long boot camp class! If you’re interested in how to exercise better and eat healthy come on down. The boot camp is followed by healthy shopping throughout 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 »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Good Day Austin, Chef Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen's Kitchen makes a dish and talks about his upcoming Chef's Table Cooking Series dinner with us on 11/29. Watch the video »

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The Ninth Annual Austin Green Holiday Party
On December 8th, join us and 16 other area environmentalists as we come together to celebrate and prepare for the new year. Experience the beautiful Barr Mansion and enjoy a buffet featuring a variety of their seasonal, all-organic favorites while listening to live music by Seu Jacinto. 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. Learn more »

2017 TOFGA Conference
Start planning for your participation in the 2017 Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Annual Conference! Register NOW for this 3-day conference that will include a day of pre-conference workshops and farm tours, and two days of learning sessions. Learn more »

Downtown Holiday Stroll




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