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Back to School with Local Food

Back to School with Local Food

For Farm to School, the fall is a time of transition. Students are back in the classroom preparing for a semester of growing minds and farmers are back in the fields preparing for a season of growing food. We here at Sustainable Food Center know that access to fresh, healthy food is imperative for learning and bridging the gap between local farms, school cafeterias, and student participation through our Farm to School programs. Keep reading to learn more about the impact of our Farm to School programming!

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Texas Farmer Relief Fund



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Sept 16th from 9am-1pm:

  • Garden Ready: Pick up a six pack of fall vegetable transplants containing broccoli, orange cauliflower, bok choi, green cabbage, purple and napa cabbage straight from B5 Farms to your backyard. Ready to eat for Saturday night are tons of Asian eggplant, cucumbers, and Anaheim peppers!
  • Sweet or Savory: Try Lua Brazilian Cheese Bread’s newest flavor additions - Chocolate and Snickerdoodle! Or stay traditional with the cheesy pao they are famous for.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Sept 16th from 9am-1pm:

  • Southern Delights: Hairston Creek Farm is serving up freshly hulled black eyed peas, okra, eggplant and amazing cayenne peppers just waiting to turn into your Sunday southern best.

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Sept 20th from 3pm-7pm:

  • SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle to close October 25th. Read our statement »
  • Autumn Already: Cooler nights are ushering in fall veggies at Johnson's Backyard Garden, and these transitions make for so much variety to choose from! Fresh this week are bok choy and other dark greens, red radishes and white Japanese turnips! Get root cellar-ready with staples like yukon potatoes, butternut, sweet potatoes and golden beets, and still enjoy the end of summer favorites, even hard to find cult classics like Galia and Korean melons or patty pan squash.

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New Date! Class Preview Event

On Sale! Spice it Up: Turkish Cooking
Turkish cuisine offers a wide variety of simple recipes featuring high quality ingredients, guaranteeing you a delicious meal. And now you can learn the secrets to these flavorful meals for 50% off the ticket price - just use the code HALFOFF at checkout! You don't want want to miss this unique class - sign up today! Sign up »

SFC September Tour
Did you know we offer monthly tours of our building and garden? These free 1 hour tours are a great way to see our community space, and learn more about what we do and how you can get involved. Space is still available in our upcoming tour on September 19th. RSVP »

We're Looking for An Intern!
We are seeking an organized and energetic individual 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, guest instructor Akshaya Chinapa Reddy talked her upcoming Indian Curry 3 Ways class and gave us a sneak peek on how to make one! Watch the video »


HOPE Farmers' Market Fundraiser
Join our friends from HOPE Farmers' Market at Cheer Up Charlies on September 16th from 4:30-9:00pm for live music, drink specials and a raffle to help them raise funds for current and future market programming. Learn more »

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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