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Fall Pumpkins

Oh My Gourd! How To Compost Your Pumpkins.

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Those big, orange pumpkins found at farms, grocery stores, and along stretches of road are really fun to carve and light this time of year. Maybe you also roasted the pumpkin seeds or made a puree from the pulp.

Whatever tasty and fun creations you made from your pumpkin, it will soon be time to retire it but please don’t send it to the landfill. When food scraps end up in a landfill, they decompose without oxygen and produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Every year millions of pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills after Halloween. We have some easy ways to give this Halloween horror story a happy ending.

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SFC Chef Series at La Condesa


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.

Mark Your Calendars - Holiday Sing Along and Downtown Stroll
Ring in the season at the annual Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll on Saturday, December 2 from 5-9pm. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and the joy it brings. Enjoy live music from Austin favorites while you shop at our special night market! Then see the lighting of the Capitol tree, and take photos with Santa at the Vannagram Winter Wonderland. Learn more »

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Nov. 4th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert: Marigold Artisanal Granola has small batches of wheat free and vegan granola baked with a light touch of maple syrup. 23 Soap Co is moving Downtown to provide all your doggo friends with some chapped paw balm, and your humans with all natural face serums and activated charcoal deoderant. If you enjoy Wunder-Pilz’s tart kombucha, refreshing popsicles and convenient Can-bucha look no further than our Downtown market this weekend. Finally, Urban Roots is coming back this weekend bringing a new crop of young farmers and big bunches of greens, arugula, turnips, radishes, summer squash and cucumbers!
  • Luscious Nuts: PEA-can, puh-CAHN or any way you say it, it’s pecan season in Central Texas! Pecan pie, pralines, liqueur, pecan cakes, pecan syrups, pecans in your salads, in your breads and tarts. Texas Food Ranch has got all the nuts you need beginning this week.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Nov. 4th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert: Take the bowl by the horns with Ranch Hand’s delicious lunch bowls, packed with produce, proteins, and grains sourced fresh from local farms and ranches! Ready to mellow out a bit? Try some of the Urban Shaman’s tinctures, or incense, lemongrass tea at Rue Atelier Austin!
  • Bundle Up: Feeling chilled with fall fallen and the cold weather encroaching on our nights? Goodwin Homestead’s variety of products will buoy you through the holiday season! Stop by Madame Goodwin’s stall for homespun woolens, beautiful & fragrant soaps, and delicious backyard vegetables.

Find even more vendor and product listings, what's in season, and who's in or who's out, on our "This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets" webpage »

Evolve Beyond Olive Oil


SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Julia Poplawsky with the Central Texas Meat Collective and Mike Diaz with Dai Due Taqueria taught us how to carve a turkey in preparation for the holiday. Want to learn more from Julia and Mike? Sign up for Thanksgiving Turkey 101 on November 19th! Watch the video »

Austin Playback Theater


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 »

Austin Organic Gardeners Club
Join the Austin Organic Gardeners Club for their November club meeting on Monday, November 13th with Dr. Sam Feagley, a soil scientist at Texas A&M, speaking on the important and timely topic of carbon sequestration. 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 »

Thanksgiving Turkey 101




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