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Gardening and Cooking with Herbs

Gardening and Cooking With Herbs

With winter’s parsley, fennel and cilantro still available, and summer’s basil, dill and mint starting to take off, spring in Austin is a perfect time to get into gardening and cooking with herbs! Herbs are easy to grow and tend to be pest and disease resistant. We love to teach people how to cook with herbs in The Happy Kitchen. Herbs are an inexpensive way to add variety and flavor to your meals. Ready to get hooked on herbs? Read on for more tidbits on the benefits of growing and cooking herbs, plus get a recipe for a versatile chimichurri sauce!

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


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

  • Tecolote Farm Returning: Tecolote Farm is back and better than ever! They will have Green Garlic (the German Red Garlic in its young, tender stage before cloves form) French Sorrel, Shallot Scapes, Pea shoots, Curly Cress, t-shirts, tote bags, CSA signups, greens & more!
  • Nutrition Education: Visit our market sponsor, Baylor Scott & White, at their tent for free nutritional information, bags and tasty samples provided with the help of their awesome chefs at our Taste the Place booth!

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

  • Beautiful Produce: Johnson’s Backyard Garden will have a wide range of beautiful produce this week including: bok choy, red beets, orange carrots, cilantro, spring yellow onions, watermelon radishes, sweet potatoes and more!
  • New Vendor: Austin Gelato Company is one of our newest vendors! If you didn’t get to try out their deliciousness last weekend now is your chance. They will have one of their newest items - blueberry sorbetto made from Richardson Farms milk!

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We're Hiring!
We are seeking a full-time SFC Farmers' Market Coordinator. Learn more »

85th Texas Legislature - Bills We're Tracking
The Texas Legislative Session is in full swing and we are tracking a variety of bills that could impact our local farms and food access in Central Texas. On our blog we list those bills and what they mean for our local food community. Learn more »

Whole Foods 5% Community Giving Day
Save your big shop, meet a friend for coffee, or be sure to grab lunch with at your Austin Whole Foods store on Wednesday, March 29, as 5% of store sales will benefit our local food community! We are pleased to be a recipiens of this 5% Community Giving Day, along with Austin Food & Wine Alliance! Learn more »

Give 5% to Mother Earth
We are excited to announce that we are a beneficiary of this year’s Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign which will be held in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 21st! Give 5% Day unites local businesses who pledge to donate 5% of their sales on Give 5 Day to local nonprofits, including SFC, working to protect and preserve the environment in Central Texas. Eat, shop and play for Mother Earth! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
Last week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Laurent Petrowski visited with Chef Rob Snow of Greenhouse Craft Food. Want to experience even more of Chef Rob's food? You can find him at our 10th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on May 10th. Watch the video »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

EarthShare of Texas Presents: Success in Sustainability
Earth Month, April 2017 kicks off the celebration for EarthShare of Texas’ 25th anniversary. EarthShare of Texas provides financial support and community for the most respected environmental organizations in Texas. In the first event of their anniversary series, EarthShare will explore the evolution of sustainability and sustainable business practices with a roundtable discussion on April 18th at SFC, featuring our own Executive Director, Ronda Rutledge. 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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