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Sustainable Food Center


Andrew Smiley and Joy Casnovsky

Announcing a Staff Transition at SFC

For over twelve years, Andrew Smiley, SFC Deputy Director, has served the local food community through his work with Sustainable Food Center, which is part of a career that spans 25 years, so far. His experiences with food and agriculture, both personal and professional, began early in his life and started him on the trajectory that led him to SFC. Andrew will be moving on from SFC at the end of this month but will leave behind a multitude of successes among them being the acceptance of SNAP (food stamps) at farmers’ markets, institutional purchasing of local foods, Farm to Work, and, of course, Farm to School.

Taking over the helm of SFC Deputy Director is our very own Joy Casnovsky, former director of our The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® program.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. June 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Summer Squash: This week Texas Food Ranch will have be continuing their carnival of squash and parade of tomatoes with butternut squash! They are popping with surprises this early in the season!
  • Variety of Produce: This weekend Tecolote Farm will have vine-ripened tomatoes, 6 kinds of potatoes, sweet onions, German Red Garlic, Sungold cherry tomatoes, fennel, carrots, beets, plum tomatoes, basil, sorrel, garlic chives, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and other herbs and surprises! They might also bring some shishito and other peppers.


SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. June 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Get It While It Lasts: Johnson’s Backyard Garden has tomatoes, but better get them quick! They will also have five varieties of fresh eggplant, garlic, and spaghetti squash to pair, or all your other vegetable faves like green beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, super summer greens, okra, onions, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, and fresh herbs! Available at all three of our markets.
  • For The Grill: This weekend Blue Donkey Farm will have pork chops, bacon, roasts, ham hocks smoked link sausage, breakfast link sausage, ground pork, ham steaks, and ribs!

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. June 21st from 3pm-7pm:

  • For Your Summer Road Trip: Check out ATX Homemade Jerky for a variety of beef flavors including Original, Peppered, Spicy Peppered, KC BBQ, Teriyaki, and Sweet N’ Spicy!

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Making Link Sausages Class


SFC - On A Learning Path
There’s a growing trend across the nonprofit industry, and especially in Austin, for organizations to focus on evaluating their impact and thereby gaining the insight to improve their work. SFC is catching the wave, and for us, it all starts with fostering a “culture of learning” among our staff. Read on to learn about the latest program evaluation efforts we've undergone at SFC! 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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