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April is Volunteer Month!

Celebrating National Volunteer Month!

At Sustainable Food Center we rely on the support of our rock star volunteer team. Volunteers have given a collective 1800+ hours in the past year to support our SFC Farmers’ Markets and 360+ hours to help maintain our SFC Teaching and Herb Gardens. While we are always grateful for our volunteer team, this month we want to say it a little louder! Thank you to all our volunteers who give time out of their busy lives, passion, support, and help us to cultivate a healthy community. We could not do it without you!

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


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

  • Tecolote Farm Returning: This week Tecolote Farm will have Romaine Lettuce Heads, European Salad Mix, Arugula, Pea Shoots, Curly Cress, Green Garlic, Red Radishes and more!
  • New Vendor: Joining us this Saturday we will have FOND Bone Broth with their 5 signature flavors - Youth Tonic, Trolley Dodger, Liquid Light, Inside Job, and The Spur.

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

  • Strawberry Jam: Confituras will have Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam and Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade available at both our Sunset Valley and Downtown markets this Saturday!
  • Natural Champion: Stop by Natural Champion for chicken eggs, chicken, pork sausage and pork ribs!

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Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Begins April 1


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 »

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, Akshaya Chinapa Reddy talked about her upcoming cooking class with us that will give people some ideas for a Mother's Day brunch. Watch the video »

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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 »

Dell Children’s Medical Center 5K and Family Fun Fair
Registration for the 2017 Dell Children’s 5K on Saturday, April 8, 2017 is now open! After the race, you'll enjoy a family friendly fun fair featuring a variety of organizations and activities, including SFC! 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 »

Edible Austin Children's Picnic
On April 23rd from 1pm-5pm at Rosewood Park, join Edible Austin for a family friendly afternoon to meet farmers, enjoy food, music, storytelling and endless activities! Be sure to stop by the SFC booth while you're there! 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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