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Local Food Makes a Wonderful Gift!

Give the Gift of Local Food

The holiday season is here, which means it's time to start shopping! But the holidays don't mean you have to fight the frenzy at your local department or grocery store. There are many ways to keep your holiday gatherings, gifts and meals sustainable. Read on for our ideas for how you can have a happy and green holiday!

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Please, give to Sustainable Food Center this holiday season.


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

  • Layers of Chocolate:  Make sure to see what new goodies Cocoa Puro Chocolates has this weekend! Their delicious chocolate goodies are the perfect stocking stuffers, from chocolate covered cocoa beans to chocolate bars and much more.
  • New Vendor: Come welcome our newest vendor! Agua Dulce will have a variety of different veggies and herbs including beautiful, white root hakurei turnips.

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

  • Gift Bags: Pick up a gift bag from Medicine Woman Herbs of organic cooking spice blends for all the budding gourmet chefs on your list. She'll also have organic herbal teas for your favorite tea drinkers, natural and organic skin care for all your beautiful people, organic essential oils and personal diffusers, and much more. 
  • Opt Outdoors: Austin is famous for many things, one of which is our culture of people getting outdoors and experiencing nature. Everyone is invited to take a moment to “recharge” with the Violet Crown Trail through the Pop Up Park by Hill Country Conservancy. There will be many fun activities, including corn hole!

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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 »

Yelp Foundation Gives Local
Don't forget to vote for SFC in the #YelpFoundation Gives Local grant contest to help us win up to a $5,000 grant. This funding could mean a lot for our organization. Please consider voting once per day today through December 9th. Vote now »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, SFC Farmers' Market vendor Joe Diffie from Joe's Microgreens shared information about how to grow microgreens. Watch the video »

Do you know you can rent out our community room and kitchen? Book your event here today »


Holiday Shop and Bake Sale
Stop by ByGeorge this Saturday, Dec. 10th for holiday shopping and a bake sale featuring our friends at Lenoir, June's All Day and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SFC. Shop, nosh, and give back! Learn more »

Yellowbird Breakfast & Brunch Bonanza with Snooze
Yellowbird Sauce is joining forces with Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. On December 10th you can order any Yellowbird dish or drink at Snooze on N. Lamar and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to SFC! Learn more »

Odd Duck Trailer Throwback Anniversary Party
Odd Duck’s #TrailerThrowback party is back on Dec. 11th, this time to celebrate the restaurant’s third year in their brick-and-mortar space. Entry into the party is a minimum donation of $25, with proceeds benefiting SFC. Learn more »

Holiday on the Farm
Come celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 10th with the Alamo Drafthouse & Johnson's Backyard Garden as they present HOLIDAY ON THE FARM featuring a screening of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Learn more »

Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting
Are you interested in learning more about local food policy? Come to the Dec. 12th meeting of the Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board! Learn more »




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