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Give 5% to Mother Earth Campaign

Give 5% to Mother Earth Day

We are excited to be 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 to 9 local nonprofits, like ours, working to protect and preserve the environment in Central Texas. New this year our friends George Cofer of the Hill Country Conservancy and Colin Wallis of the Austin Parks Foundation will be hosting the Give 5 Magical Mystical Bike Tour, a day-long cruise around town to visit our sponsors and business partners. We encourage you to visit austingive5.org to view the full list of participating businesses, and plan your day to eat, shop and play for Mother Earth.

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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 22nd from 9am-1pm:

  • Spring Produce: This weekend Texas Food Ranch will have Armenian Cucumbers, Golden Russet and Purple Moon Taters, an abundance of green beans, snap peas, and their ever popular greens.
  • Bourbon Sweets:  Cocoa Puro Chocolates will have delicious Fresh Bourbon Pecan Milk Chocolate truffles this weekend at the market.
  • Hues of Green & Red: Tecolote Farm will be bringing lots to the market this weekend! They will have beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, spring onions, Salad mixes, arugula, Sweet Asian Mustard Greens, collards, kale, chervil, cilantro, parsley, dill, shallot scapes, garlic chives and more.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. April 22nd from 9am-1pm:

  • ArtFest: Join us at the 11th Annual Sunset Valley ArtFest! There will be over 70 local artisans, local musicians, and children’s activities. This event is free, runs from 9am-4pm and is right next to our Sunset Valley market.
  • Greens Galore: Johnson’s Backyard Garden will have kale, spinach, bok choy, basil, broccoli, radishes, turnips, carrots and much more.

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Seed Saving Class May 13th

Thank You to Our Sponsor, H-E-B!
Thank You H-E-B! In addition to partnering with us on our free six-week series cooking & nutrition classes and running the EarthShare of Texas tearpad campaign, H-E-B is also a generous sponsor of our 10th Annual Farm to Plate fundraising event. H‑E‑B supports green initiatives through a variety of community partnerships in the hope of providing a better today and a brighter tomorrow. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Chef Sonya Cote of Eden East makes a dish using local, spring vegetables. Be sure to check out Chef Sonya 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 »

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 »




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