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Your Top Four Summer Gardening Questions - Answered!

Your Top Four Summer Gardening Questions - Answered!

Summer is upon us again in Central Texas! To help you get through the summer heat, we’re revisiting our summer gardening FAQs from last year. Throughout most of the country, summer is prime gardening time with warm temperatures and long daylight hours. But here in Central Texas, many people consider it the dormant season. With very little rainfall and scorching temperatures, it is just too difficult for many plants to thrive.

If you do choose to garden through the summer, there are many ways to keep your plants, and yourself, healthy and happy. Here are some of our answers to the most frequently asked questions about summertime food growing.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. June 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Seafood Tacos: Concha's Salsa and Concha's Seafood now has Wild Caught Red Snapper Sliders made with Concha's Salsa Verde and Wild Caught Flounder Fish Tacos made with Concha's Salsa Rojo! Concha’s will also have wild caught seafood whole and seafood fillets.
  • Colorful Variety: Texas Food Ranch will have plenty of produce this weekend including squash, rhubarb, arugula, onions, radishes, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes and more!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. June 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Goat Cheese: Didn’t have a chance to check out Bee Tree Farm’s delicious goat cheese last week? They’ll be back this weekend with plenty more including plain chevre, chipotle honey chevre, feta, and grillable cheese!
  • Sauerkraut: Boulanger Fermentation will have their awesome probiotic products this weekend like their Sauerkraut “Kare,” Sauerkraut “Beetnik,” Sauerkraut “Pickle,” and Kraut Jerky!

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. June 14th from 3pm-7pm:

  • Margaret’s Farm: Make sure to visit Miss Margaret for chicken eggs, duck eggs, wilds onions, and a variety of greens!

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SFC Executive Director to Attend Congressional Briefing
Friends of the Earth, Farm Aid, National Family Farm Coalition, SumOfUs and Organization for Competitive Markets are organizing a congressional briefing June 13-15, to raise awareness about corporate concentration in agriculture and the pending mergers between giants Dow-Dupont and Bayer-Monsanto. SFC Executive Director, Ronda Rutledge, will be joining with these leaders in sustainable agriculture to stand against these mergers. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Chef Raymundo Rios, talks about his upcoming class focusing on Mexican street food, and showed us how to make ceviche with fresh, local ingredients. Learn more »

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Funding our Foodshed - The Rolling Roadshow - Georgetown
Throughout 2017 Austin Foodshed Investors will host a series of events called Funding Our Foodshed - The Rolling Roadshow. The goal of these events is to help small, sustainable food entrepreneurs better understand the complex funding and lending landscape. Learn more »

Green Gate Summer Farm Camps
Enroll your kids in Farm Camp at Green Gate's award-winning certified organic farm. Mornings are spent helping farmers and afternoons are a mix of play, games, learning, napping and independent exploration. Learn more »




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