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Thanksgiving Turkey at the Markets

Fall Into SFC Farmers' Markets

Every year around this time I step outside, feel a crisp breeze and realize that fall has once again snuck quietly into Austin. I change my coffee order from iced to hot and dream about roasting pans of root veggies for dinner. It’s also around this time that I remember to put in my order at the farmers’ market for my Thanksgiving turkey! Read on to learn how you can support SFC’s farmers by buying a local, pasture-raised turkey this year. If this cool weather inspires you to pull on a light jacket and grab your reusable totes for a morning at the farmers’ market make sure you don’t miss this weekend’s Fall Festival happening at our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets.

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SFC Farmers' Market Now on Instagram!
We are pleased to announce the new dedicated instagram account for our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley! Follow us at @sfcfarmersmarket to see the latest market happenings and sneak peeks at all the delicious and beautiful items our farmers and vendors bring for you each week.

Fall Festival and Scavenger Hunt
Swing by the info booth at either our Downtown or Sunset Valley markets this Saturday to embark on our Fall Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a free pumpkin at our pumpkin decorating booth! Then head over to our fall photo booth to commemorate this autumnal time with a series of hay bale selfies. Learn more »

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Oct 28th from 9am-1pm:

  • All Tomorrow’s Parties: We always make time to stop by Oma and Opa’s Farm not only for this week’s freshly harvested veggies like sungold cherry tomatoes, green beans, broccoli and cucumbers but for a jar of hot pickled okra which has us dreaming of Sunday morning’s bloody marys. Pick up some pastured chicken eggs and your weekly stash, and get your brunch on!
  • Sweet and Fresh: You may know Byccombe Natural Solutions by Springfield Farms for their array of goat’s milk soaps, shiitake salve and all natural lip balms but this weekend stop by for their fresh fall crops as well. Arugula, baby beet greens, kale and French breakfast radishes are all fresh in from the fields this week.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Oct 28th from 9am-1pm:

  • Mean Greens: After a long hiatus, Esperanza Farms is back at Sunset Valley. These organic and aquaponics-grown lettuces, herbs and other greens are tender and tasty. Try for yourself this weekend!
  • Break Bread: It wouldn’t be a proper trip to the farmers’ market without stopping by Texas French Bread for a freshly made baguette, rustic sourdough loaf or a raspberry croissant to munch on while taking in the sights. Don’t forget to grab a pair of ginger cookies for your late night cravings or a challah loaf for tomorrow morning’s French toast. See them at Sunset Valley and Downtown.
  • NeighborWoods Tree Giveaway: TreeFolks will have just over 1,000 5-gallon sized trees to giveaway to Austin residents. Learn more »

CLOSED - SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle:

  • SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle closed October 25th. Read our statement »
  • Your favorite Triangle vendors can be found at our other market locations. ATX Homemade Jerky, Garbo's Lobster and Ranger Cattle can be found Downtown. At both Downtown and Sunset Valley, look for Happy Vegan Baker and Johnson's Backyard Garden. Eggs from Margarets Farm can be found at the Padron Elementary Farm Stand on Tuesdays from 2-4pm, with occasional pop-ups Downtown.

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SFC Chef Series at La Condesa
Celebrate locally grown & harvested ingredients with some of Central Texas’ most talented chefs at the annual SFC Chef Series, happening Sunday, November 12th at La Condesa. Featuring chefs from Dai Due Taquería, La Condesa, Le Politique, L'Oca D'Oro, Parkside, and Central Standard. Proceeds benefit SFC. Get your tickets »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, we visited with our Grow Local Program Manager Bianca Peterson and Ashley Stryker with Mendez Middle School about the school garden program for students and a couple students share their thoughts too. Watch the video »

Austin Playback Theater


Brooke Elementary Sustainable Gardening Symposium
Brooke Elementary and Travis County Master Gardeners have collaborated to create a day long gardening symposium on October 27th. Learn more »

East Austin Community Garden Tour
On October 28th, Austinites are invited to tour six East Austin Community Gardens that currently have garden plots available to the public. Visit each garden at your leisure and learn about how you can get involved in community gardening in Austin. Learn more »

JBG Fall Open House
Join Johnson's Backyard Garden at their Fall Open House on October 28th. Think scavenger hunt, fall photo booth, contests, yoga, and more! There will be a food truck slingin’ delectable treats, or pack your own picnic. There will be a market stand set up for those who want to stock up on veggies for the week. Learn more »

Circle Brewing 0.5k Micro Marathon
Craft beer lovers come compete on an epic scale - all while supporting SFC - on November 4th! The 0.5K (aka running with pints) is a 1640ft race that takes place in the Circle Brewing parking lot. During each heat, every participant is given two plastic pints with a fill line and a spill line for beer, spill too much and you’re disqualified! Learn more »

2017 Fall Grow Green Homeowner Training Series
Join us, the Austin, Texas - Your City Government Grow Green Team, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a FREE Homeowner Training Series: "Crazy About Texas Native Plants & Pollinators" on November 15th. Learn more »

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