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Spread the Harvest Resource Giveaway Day

Another Successful Resource Giveaway Day!

Spread the Harvest is a project of our Grow Local gardening program that helps Central Texas residents, community gardens and school gardens grow and share healthy food by providing them with free gardening resources. As part of Spread the Harvest, we put on our bi-annual Resource Giveaway Day on Thursday, March 23rd from noon until 7:00pm. This year, we were able to provide resources to 164 individual gardeners, 20 group/community gardens and 68 school gardens in the Central Texas area. Continue reading on our blog to learn more about our Resource Giveaway Day and enjoy a special photo gallery of the day's activities.

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


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

  • New Harvest: Texas Food Ranch will have green beans, fresh, yellow squash and snap peas galore! They will also have plenty of watermelon radishes and purple daikons ‐ so yummy and sweet.
  • Outdoor Summer Camp: Homestead Camp has lots of fun outdoor activities for children including building a beehive, making a rain collector, and planting, harvesting, and creating their healthy own feast. They will have a fun and (very) hands on activity at their booth where children can make their own mini home out of clay and straw, along with more info on their camp offerings.

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

  • Lamb: I O Ranch Lamb will have Leg of Lamb, Rack of Lamb, and all the other lamb cuts - perfect for Easter and Passover! Available at both Sunset Valley and Downtown.
  • Bilingual Story Time: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will have a bilingual story time for children ages 4-7, along with coloring pages. They will also have information on the bilingual story time they offer during Sábados en Familia!

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Spice it Up: Mother's Day Brunch

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
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Chef Jason Stude of Boiler Nine made a BBQ tempeh sandwich. Be sure to check out Chef Jason at our 10th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on May 10th! Watch the video »

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Farmgrass Fest

H-E-B EarthShare Tear Pad Campaign
We are pleased to announce that H-E- B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas, and its members like SFC, to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work throughout the State of Texas for the entire month of April. 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 »

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. 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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