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AISD's Garden to Cafe Program

Update on AISD's Garden to Cafe Program

AISD’s Garden to Café program, launched in fall of 2016, bridges the gap between harvesting fresh garden produce and adding it to school meals. The program allows schools to serve produce from the school garden in school meals during lunchtime.

Recently, we checked in with Lindsey Bradley at AISD’s Nutrition & Food Services Department for an update on the program. Continue reading on our blog to learn more about how this inspiring new program is taking off!

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Planning Your Warm Season Garden


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

  • Kakawa Babies: Visit  Cocoa Puro Chocolates for these fine flavor cacao nibs covered in white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. It's five chocolates in one bite!
  • Preservation Austin: Come learn more about Preservation Austin and what they do for the Austin area. The will have fun activities for both children and adults!

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

  • Citrus Season: It's Confituras' citruspalooza at the SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley & Downtown this weekend! They will have: Meyer lemon curd, kumquat marmalade, blood orange Campari jelly, orange chile de arbol marmalade, and much, much more!
  • Aquaponics:  Come say hi to one of our newest vendors - Esperanza Farms! They will have spicy microgreens, a variety of lettuces and more!

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »



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IndieGoGo Launch Party: GROW in.gredients
Our friends at in.gredients need your help! They are one of a tiny handful of zero waste grocers in the world, but due to rising property costs they need our help weather this financial storm. Join them for their Indiegogo launch party on Friday, Feb 3rd and enjoy music, performances, artisans, food and drinks.  Learn more »

2017 Food+City Challenge Prize
Interested in food innovation? Check out the third annual Food+City Challenge Prize and watch 18 startups from around the globe compete for $50,000 to transform the way we feed cities. Finals take place Saturday, February 4th from 11am-4pm.  Learn more »

Weed Dating at Green Gate Farms
Tired of the bar scene? Join Green Gate Farms for a wholesome way to find friends that share your love of the outdoors and local food! Simple farm chores will be set up to encourage brief encounters that get your hands dirty and, perhaps, make your heart sing! Single folks ages 18 and up welcome, this event is FREE!  Learn more »

5th Annual Fais Do-Do & Gumbo Cook Off
The Fais Do-Do & Gumbo Cook Off is back again on Feb 25th from 1pm-5pm with gumbo, beer, live Cajun tunes, and more. Hosted by Farmhouse Delivery, all proceeds to benefit Austin non-profit Brighter Bites. Tickets $25, at the door.  Learn more »

Love is in the Share
Join Farmshare for an evening full of local food, sips and song to keep them growing at the Love is in the Share Farmraiser, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Saengerrunde Halle in Austin.  Learn more »





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