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Update on 85th Texas Leg

Update on the 85th Texas Legislature

The 85th Texas Legislative Session has been a tough one, with very few of the bills we support getting traction. For a more in-depth description of each bill, read our past blog post, "85TH Texas Legislature—Bills Sustainable Food Center is Tracking."

Today, we'd like to share the current status of the bills we have been closely following. With only several weeks left in Session, time is running out - even for the bills that have gotten hearings. Read on and take action today!

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. May 6th from 9am-1pm:

  • Greens Galore: Texas Food Ranch will have their beautiful bell peppers, Armenian cucumbers, lots of greens, and salads.
  • Unique Chocolates: Cocoa Puro Chocolates will have a new Colombian cocoa bean from Arauca - one of their greatest cocoa growing regions - in their new batch of Kakawa Cocoa Beans! It is one of the best and most unique chocolates in the world, made right here in Austin, Texas.
  • Variety: Tecolote Farm is bringing all kinds of awesome produce this week! They will have beets, carrots,  turnips, kohlrabi, radishes, fennel, escarole, endive frisee, salad mixes, collard greens, chard, kale, radicchio, garlic chives, herbs, and hopefully some strawberries and blackberries. They will also have their t-shirts and hoot owl tote bags.
  • Fresh Produce: This weekend B5 Farm will have sweet and crunchy cucumbers and tangy green tomatoes perfect for frying!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. May 6th from 9am-1pm:

  • Strawberries: It's Confituras annual "Strawberrypalooza Party" at both markets this Saturday! They will have Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper and Strawberry Rose Petal jams, pickled strawberries, and more.
  • Pork: Blue Donkey Farms will be here this weekend with a variety of pork and eggs!

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. May 10th from 3pm-7pm:

  • Vegan Treats Stop by and pick up some yummy vegan foods from The Happy Vegan! There will be: Savory Mac N Cheese, Chick Un Salad, Oatmeal Sammies, ice cold Hibiscus Tea and more!

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »


Spice it Up: Mother's Day Brunch

Thank You to Our Sponsor, Capital Metro!
In addition to sponsoring our SFC Farmers' Markets, Capital Metro is also generous sponsor of our 10th Annual Farm to Plate fundraising event. Capital Metro has been Austin's regional public transportation provider since 1985. Project Connect, aims to identify and evaluate potential transit projects over the next two years, by working with local agencies, stakeholders and the public to identify high-capacity transit solutions. Learn more »

Intern at SFC
We are currently seeking an intern to assist with our summer kids programming.
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SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Claudette Kazoon and Chef Tony Opie talk about their company Bespoke Food and make a delicious Moroccan inspired dish. Be sure to check out Bespoke Food at our 10th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on May 10th! Watch the video »

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Farmgrass Fest

ACC Summer Sustainable Agriculture Courses
Registration is now open for Austin Community College's Sustainable Agriculture courses. Classes include topics on small scale farming, beekeeping, business planning and more! Learn more »

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

Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival
On Sat. May 6th & Sun. May 7th, sip and swirl with live music, artisans and lavender fields in bloom. There will be plenty of entertainment for everyone, from lavender products to cooking demos, and much more. Learn more »

EarthShare of Texas Presents: Bats, Birds and Barbecue
The second event of EarthShare's anniversary series is, "Bats, Birds and Barbecue: A Dinner Discussion of Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Beneath a Bat-Filled Sky" on May 20th at Bracken Cave. Watch the awesome evening emergence of the world’s largest bat colony and meet some raptors up close and personal. Learn about what is being done to conserve wildlife habitats and what yet needs to be done, while enjoying a barbecue feast. Learn more »





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