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SFC Farm Stand Facilitators

Reaching Milestones with SFC Farm Stands

We are thrilled to share an exciting milestone that our Food Access Department reached this week: Our first ever Community Engagement Workshop for Farm Stand Facilitators! Hailing from all across Austin, 10 Farm Stand Facilitators participated in our workshop. These individuals are community leaders from Rundberg, Dove Springs, and Far South, and they participated in the workshop as an effort to expand their portfolio of outreach tactics and increase their impact in their communities in a peer learning environment. This was an event of many “firsts”… Keep reading to learn more!

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Texas Farmer Relief Fund




SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle to Close October 25th
After much thoughtful analysis, conversations with our farmers, vendors and staff, we have decided to close our SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle. Over the past decade, our Central Texas food community has seen amazing growth in the number of sales opportunities for our local producers, and we are so proud that our Triangle market helped to shape this growth. Unfortunately, it appears now that this market location is no longer a viable option for our farmers, ranchers and food artisans. We have had 10 wonderful years running this market and serving the surrounding neighborhood. We hope that closing our Triangle market will allow us to better serve our Sunset Valley and Downtown farmers’ market locations, as well as explore new possibilities for our vendors and customers. The proposed last day of our Triangle market is Wednesday Oct. 25th. We hope you will come out and see us before then as we bid a final farewell to this market which has helped to launch the businesses of many local Austin producers.

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

  • Duck Eggs: Visit Munkebo Farms for a sale on duck eggs - $9.00 per dozen. Duck eggs add loft in baked goods, have 25% less water than chicken eggs, a better lipid profile and have a larger yolk to white ratio. Plus, they can usually be eaten by those who have a digestive intolerance to chicken eggs.
  • End of Summer Variety: Tecolote Farm will have Sweet Red Bell Peppers, Mixed Hot Pepper Pints, Purple, White and Long Lavender Eggplant, German Red Garlic, Elephant Garlic, Butternut Squash, Thai Basil, Garlic chives, Thyme, Cucamelons, Green Okra, Red Okra, New Mexican Chiles, Serranos, Jalapenos, and Tecolote T-shirts!

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

  • Personal Aromtherapy: Medicine Woman Herbs has new personal aromatherapy inhalers varieties: Hot Flashes, Grounded (anxiety), Breathe Free, and more! These organic essential oils are loaded onto organic cotton in a handy to carry pocket or purse inhaler.

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Sept 13th from 3pm-7pm:

  • Pay It Forward: Josh from Ranger Cattle spent part of last week in Rockport handing out burgers to first responders. Say thanks by stopping by for some ground beef, steaks and roasts of your own at our Triangle or Downtown markets.


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We're Hiring!
We are seeking an organized and energetic individual to fill the role of Development and Marketing Coordinator. Applications for this position will be accepted until 5pm September 8th. We are also seeking an intern to support our Grow Local gardening program. Intern applications accepted until the position is filled. Learn more & apply »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Tom Grzinich talks about gardener skatecurb and the gardening technique of double digging. Watch the video »




Austin Chefs' Night Out
Join Austin Food & Wine Alliance on Sept. 10th for an evening of food, drinks and fundraising featuring tasting bites by 22 of Austin's top chefs and beer, wine and cocktail makers. 100% of ticket sales goes to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund housed at Greater Houston Community Foundation. Learn more »

Meet & Greet with Kim Olson
Sunday, Sept 10th at 2pm join Jim Hightower at his office (81 San Marcos Street, 78702) for a meet & greet with Kim Olson, candidate for Texas Ag Commissioner. Send your RSVP to melody@jimhightower.com

Austin Bakes for Harvey
Join Austin Bakes, Crema Bakery & Cafe, and Springdale Farm on Sept. 16th for a bake sale to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief. If you’d like to bake for the sale or volunteer at one of the sale locations, please sign up at austinbakes.com. Bakers of all skill levels are encouraged to pitch in. Learn more »

Fit Kids Fest
Fit Kids Fest is a FREE community event on Sept. 16th at the Long Center filled with fun activities that promote active children and healthy eating. Everyone is invited to come and spend time on the City Terrace and expansive lawn. They’ll have games, demonstrations, food, music and more. Learn more »

Building Green Justice Forum
Huston-Tillotson University will host the fourth annual Building Green Justice Forum on Sept 28th. This year's theme is “Organic Activistology” with a keynote speech by Mustafa Santiago Ali, the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization with the Hip Hop Caucus. 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. Learn more »

Water Wise Symposium for Home Gardeners
Save precious water and money by capturing, channeling and controlling water in the lawn and garden. Get practical advice from a panel of Austin experts in this day-long program on Sept. 30th. Learn more »

Sustainable Chicken Seminar
Backyard and small flock chicken keeping has been on the rise in Austin for the last several years. This seminar on Sept. 30th desires to educate and equip those who keep chickens in Austin and the surrounding area. Learn more »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Edible Austin Chef Auction benefitting Urban Roots and SFC. Held October 5 at The Allan House, the event gives guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. Learn more »


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