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First Saturdays at the Market

Republic Square Park is the oldest city park in Austin. In fact, this small urban park is home to the Auction Oaks of Austin, where the first lots of Austin were sold to the public. Over the past 18 months, Republic Square has been undergoing a huge renovation, and our SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown is moving back in soon! We will have our own specialized market promenade, dedicated café and stage area, plus a huge grassy lawn for the kiddos to run around or take a yoga class.

If ever you were going to check out our SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, October 7th is the day. Not only will Republic Square Park be open to the public, it’s the first Saturday of the month! Keep reading to learn more about all the exciting new things we have in store for "First Saturdays at the Market"!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Sept 23rd from 9am-1pm:

  • It Gets Spookier: Blue Shed Designs has Reclaimed Cedar wood LED Halloween Lanterns shaped like a pumpkin or a ghost. If creepy crawly is more your style, check out the hanging or standing Halloween Spider Lamp.
  • So Meaty: Munkebo Farms will have all cuts of their Domesticated Boar available along with most cuts of their Piedmontese beef. Boar is more flavorful than typical pork, it is juicier and tastes more like red meat. Piedmontese beef has almost half the cholesterol of typical beef and is 98% lean.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Sept 23rd from 9am-1pm:

  • Significant Buzz: Round Rock Honey is rolling out a new product this weekend: Barrel Aged Bourbon Honey. This honey is aged in blue corn whiskey barrels immediately after the barrels are emptied at a leading Central Texas distillery. After months of aging, the fragrant floral notes in the honey meld with the remaining ether of the whiskey to form a remarkably smooth final product.

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Sept 27th from 3pm-7pm:

  • SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle to close October 25th. Read our statement »
  • Fancy Furry Friends: Check out this new insanely wholesome dog food born and bred in Austin from our friends at Grocery Pup. This nutritionally complete food is made with human grade ingredients that you can pick up and see for yourself. Ask about subscription plans or just pick up a bag for this week.

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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, Jillian and Andrea Cudin, owners of Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese, talked about their company and showed us how to make some cheese. You can pick up some of their delicious, traditional Italian cheeses Saturdays at our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown. Watch the video »


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 »

Wheatsville's Big Co-op Fair
Wheatsville Food Co-op invites their owners, shoppers, community partners, neighbors, and friends to kick off CO-OP MONTH at their first annual BIG Co-op Fair! Get a behind-the-scenes look (and taste) of how this co-op operates and see for yourself how you contribute to common goals with every single shop you make. They've got loads of fun things planned like 25+ vendor samples, REI bike giveaway, ferris wheel, climbing wall, free lunch and more! 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 »

The Flavor of Memory
See your food memories come to life! We have partnered with Austin Playback Theatre to present "The Flavor of Memory" on Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm at The First Universalist Church on Grover Street. This live improvisational performance features actors playing back stories elicited from the audience. The performance is free to the public, a suggested donation of $7-$15 at the door go directly to SFC. Learn more »




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