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Building Bridges with SFC Farm Stands

Here at SFC, we love to listen to peoples’ stories. We especially love to hear and share stories about food, because food stories are so often tied to a home town, a grandma’s kitchen, or an unforgettable celebration. Food is, after all, family. However, we know that access to healthy, affordable food is a struggle for many families across our community. So we must also listen and be prepared to respond to opportunities that can bridge the gaps in our food system.

SFC Farm Stands are a newer food access initiative that we have built in collaboration with community members who experience food insecurity or who live in areas where access to fresh produce is difficult. Farm Stands are unique in that, while they provide access to produce from local farmers, they are owned and operated by the community where they are located.

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


World Disco Soup Day in Austin - April 29th
Join us at our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown on April 29th for a delicious (and nutritious) FREE LUNCH at World Disco Soup Day 2017 - the largest food waste awareness event on the planet! There will be great food, fun tunes, farmers' market shopping, and a chance to learn what you can do to eliminate food waste and benefit your local food system in Austin. Learn more »

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. April 15th from 9am-1pm:

  • Strawberry Treats: This weekend Cocoa Puro will have amazing Dark Chocolate Strawberry-Balsamic truffles!
  • Roots and Greens: Tecolote Farm will have Japanese Hakurei Turnips, Red Beets, Carrots, Red Radishes, Kohlrabi Spring Onions, Mustard Greens, Curly Kale, French Sorrel, Arugula, Chicories, Salad mixes, Herbs (garlic chives, chervil, cilantro, and maybe some parsley) and more!.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. April 15th from 9am-1pm:

  • Seasonal Medicines: Medicine Woman Herbs will have all natural “Bug Off” spray, “Airborne Allergies” drops, "The Skinny on Weight Loss" organic herbal tea, "Healthy Spice Blends" all organic cooking spice blends, and "Earth & Herb" natural skin care cleansers this weekend!
  • Rancho Real: Texas Coffee Traders is featuring their micro lot coffee grown on their own farm in Costa Rica! It features a rich chocolate-cherry body with an orange finish. They are extremely proud to offer this limited crop of coffee to their customers and hope you enjoy it as much as they do. Available at both Sunset Valley and Downtown.

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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 Ryan Shields with Bullfight makes a dish using lamb sausages with lamb provided by IO Ranch. 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 »

Funky Chicken Coop Tour
On April 15th, Austin area poultry keepers will open their backyards to the public for a self-guided tour to show off their chickens and their urban coops. If you are thinking about keeping chickens in your own backyard, you'll get some great ideas. 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 »

Richardson Farm Dairy Tour
Join Slow Food Austin on April 23rd for a spring tour of the newly opened Richardson Farms dairy and see the milking process. After the tour, attendees will enjoy some fresh, raw milk from the farm and cookies from Sara's Sweets. 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 »

Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Lenoir
Join Lenoir on May 4th to learn about fine wine and chocolate, and how to properly pair and taste these two together. Learn more »

Essential Beekeeping Skills: Hive Tour




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