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Mexican Salsa Ingredients

Homemade Salsas, A Mexican Tradition

Texas history and Mexican history are deeply entwined, but Mexican culinary traditions are so much richer than Tex-Mex! Mexican cuisine is as varied as the country’s landscape, with flavors ranging from the moles of Oaxaca, to the tacos and barbacoa of the Central Plains, to the fresh seafood specialties on the Pacific and Gulf coasts.

One thing you’ll find in every region of Mexico is salsas. SFC Farmers’ Market Vendor, Ricardo Cruz from El Cruz Ranch & Cafe, recently taught a Mexican Salsas class with us in our Teaching Kitchen. Using ingredients he grew on his ranch, Ricardo shared a few of his family’s salsa recipes and explained the history of how the recipe came into being. Read on to learn more and get Ricardo's recipe for Fire-Roasted Salsa!

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National Farmers' Market Week
National Farmers Market Week is August 6-12, 2017! To celebrate, we'll have a variety of events going on at our markets. Check out our Facebook event to learn more, and come out to support our local farmers and vendors. Learn more »

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Aug 5th from 9am-1pm:

  • Mixed Metals:  Dalton Designs brings handmade jewelry reflective of the natural beauty of the surrounding Hill Country every week. Join them on Sept 16th for a studio stroll in Wimberley, RSVP here »
  • Aquaponic Tides: Each week Agua Dulce Farm brings delicious lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more for their growing list of adoring fans.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Aug 5th from 9am-1pm:

  • Cool Off: Gelato is perfect on a hot summer day! Visit Austin Gelato Company to try their amazing flavors of gelato - Very Vanilla Bean, Coffee & Cream, Double Dutch Chocolate, and Nutty Pistachio.
  • Latch On: Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week this weekend with the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition’s Big Latch On. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, meet other mamas and little ones, get your photo taken and win prizes!

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Aug 9th from 3pm-7pm:

  • Protein Packed: Did you know that one cup of amaranth greens contain 26 grams of protein? Come get these savory greens, as well as melons, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and more at Johnson’s Backyard Garden every week at our Triangle, Downtown and Sunset Valley markets.

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Fall 2017 Class Preview


Container Gardening Workshop
Join the Austin Habitat ReStore and Sustainable Food Center on August 5th as we combine our resources to bring you a free community workshop on how to grow your own food garden without an actual garden. Learn more »

SFC On Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Fox 7 Austin, SFC Farmers' Market vendors Jocelyn and Ahren Boulanger talk about their company Boulanger Fermentations and make deviled eggs using some of their sauerkraut. Watch the video »




Genesis Gardens Farm Apprentices
Genesis Gardens is a diversified, sustainable farm at Community First! Village, a community built for the chronically homeless of Austin. They are looking for four fall season apprentices that are excited to learn about sustainable agriculture in practice and as a tool to empower marginalized communities. Learn more »

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 Aug 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 due Monday August 7th.  Learn more »

Good Soil Nutrition: Prevention of Pests and Diseases
Join the Austin Organic Gardeners' Club for their August club meeting on Monday, August 14th with George Altgelt, founder and president of Geo Growers. He'll be discussing good soil nutrition and how healthy soil can prevent common plant problems. 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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