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Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Starts April 1st!

At Sustainable Food Center, we believe it is more important than ever to make our Farmers’ Markets accessible to everyone. One of the ways we can do that is through an initiative with the Texas Department of Agriculture called the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. This is a seasonal program that provides families who participate in WIC (Women Infant and Children, otherwise known as food stamps) more incentives to shop locally to purchase fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables from our Texas farmers. Continue reading on our blog to learn more about this exciting program.

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


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

  • Helping Tecolote Farm: This Saturday, March 18th, Tecolote Farm is having a volunteer work day at their farm. Hours are 9am -1pm, with a Rogation (Crop/Farm Blessing) at 8:30 am. Email the farm for more information, or check out their Facebook page for more details. Tecolote is looking forward to returning to the market (hopefully) on March 25th!
  • Chocoloate Indulgence: This week Coco Puro will have amazingly delicious Strawberry Balsamic Dark Chocolate Truffles!

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

  • Breakfast Essentials: Richardson Farms will have pork chops (2 per package), tasty pork sausage, thick cream, peppered bacon, and eggs available at both Sunset Valley and Downtown markets this weekend.
  • New Vendor: We are pleased to welcome Austin Gelato Company to our markets! This weekend they will be brining one of their newest items, blueberry sorbetto, which is made from Richardson Farms milk. All their products use all natural ingredients such as wild organic blueberries, organic sugar, Austin’s Goodflow Honey, and organic agave inulin. 

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We are seeking an hourly bilingual Food Access Associate, and a 30hr/week Farm Direct Projects Associate, and a full-time SFC Farmers' Market Coordinator. Learn more »

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Double Feature Farm Tour at F-Stop Farm and Joe's Organics
Slow Food's next farm tour will be held on March 26th and is a double feature of two urban farms, starting with F-Stop Farm and continuing at Joe's Organics. You'll get a box of seasonal goodies from F-Stop, a vegetarian snack from Bento Picnic, and a micro-buffet of seasonal micro-greens.  Learn more »

Fighting the Fire with Food
On March 25th, University of Texas Nutrition Institute presents a special continuing education program that combines the latest in nutritional sciences research in disease prevention with hands-on learning. Learn more »

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 10th annual East Austin Garden Fair on April 8 from 9am - 2pm. Learn more »

Green Gate Farms Day with Holistic Management International
Green Gate Farms Day, to be held April 29th, is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day, connect with others who care about a healthy food system and help strengthen your local communities. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown. Learn more »




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