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Oh What A Year! SFC Impact in 2016-2017

Over the past fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017), we have seen growth in a number of meaningful areas. Our partnerships, including collaborations with the health care sector and with organizations outside of the Austin urban core, have expanded. Our policy and advocacy efforts have also taken a leap forward, as evinced by sustained funding via the Austin City Council for healthy food incentives aimed at improving food access, and by Austin ISD’s continued progress on making fresh, healthy and local food a priority on all AISD campuses. Keep reading to learn about some of the highlights, accomplishments, and lessons learned by each of our programs over the past year.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. July 29th from 9am-1pm:

  • Dog Days of Summer: Peach Creek Farm carries dog bones and their very own “Puppy Pâté" in addition to grass-fed beef and heritage pork.
  • Old World meets New World: Texas Food Ranch has Armenian heirloom tomatoes whose origins can be traced back to the 16th century Ottoman Empire! Also grab some greens, okra and cucumbers.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. July 29th from 9am-1pm:

  • Naturally Caffeinated: Yaupon tea (pronounced YO-pawn) is the only form of caffeine native to the US. Get your brew on with Lost Pines Yaupon Tea, pick up a bag an iced cold cup while you stroll the market. Also at Downtown.

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Aug 2nd from 3pm-7pm:

  • Grilling and Chilling: Check out Ranger Cattle has summer grilling staples like kebab ready beef cubes, briskets and stir-fry strips! Tag @rangercattle with your creation and get 10% off at the markets this weekend!

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Fall 2017 Class Preview



Go Fig or Go Home” with Lick Honest Ice Creams
Lick is donating 100% of proceeds from their "Fromage and Fig" flavor throughout the month of August to SFC! Sharing its commitment to supporting local farms, Lick is giving back to SFC by highlighting an ice cream featuring figs locally sourced from Urban Roots Farm. Lick will also be hosting two ice cream making workshops at CRAFT on August 8 and August 22nd at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from the classes benefit SFC. Learn more »

Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas
Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a free discussion on August 5 about the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater. Learn more »

Local Food Summit
August 6th-16th. Through a combination of online interviews and presentations, plus live webinars, hear from and interact with more than 60 of the most significant on-the-ground leaders of the local food movement—all for free  Learn more »

Slow Food Austin Scholarship to 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit
This year’s conference will include presentations, hands-on workshops, shared meals and celebrations working to build a better and more sustainable food system. Applications (submitted from slowfoodaustin.org)due Monday August 7th.  Learn more »

Farm and Food Leadership Conference
September 24-26th - This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food, as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture. Early bird registration is open until August 15th. Learn more »




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