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Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

Holiday Events With SFC Farmers' Markets!

Looking to fill your Saturday with extra holiday cheer this weekend? Come on down to Congress Avenue for the annual Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll! This year, as in years past, we have partnered with Downtown Austin Alliance to bring together an assortment of vendors and activities to kick off the December holidays right. The festivities start at 5 pm and continue on until 9 pm. As the clock strikes 7 pm, the countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree begins, featuring a programmed light show at the top and bottom of every hour, set to holiday songs of local Austin musicians. We'll have some great gifts for you to grab and some tasty treats, and new this year we'll have a raffle for fun farmers' market themed gift bags. Keep reading to learn more about all the exciting things to see at this year's Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Dec. 2nd from 9am-1pm:

  • Across the Seasons: Munkebo Farms always has perfectly curated bunches of greens, yellow string beans, eggplant and lettuce along with pickled beets, duck eggs and Piedmontese beef. This weekend they will also have frozen and ready bake pies made from their fresh harvest!
  • Sensual Seduction: You cannot go wrong giving your loved ones the gift of Cocoa Puro Chocolates. Stop by the booth this weekend for Strawberry Balsamic Truffles, made with Tecolote Farm strawberries from this summer. Limited stock so get them while they last!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Dec. 2nd from 9am-1pm:

  • Unique Adornments: For handcrafted jewelry to give this season, look no further than the one of a kind pieces at Dream Bijoux. Using materials like fused glass, petrified wood and vintage spoons you will be sure to find something unlike any you have ever seen.
  • Squash It: There is still time to stock up on your winter larder at Engel Farms this weekend. Pick up some butternut squash to puree and freeze for the next few months, some broccoli for dinner this week and pears to can for the rest of season! .

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 »


2018 Winter Class Preview Night

RideAustin “Round Up” Beneficiary
SFC has been added to the local, nonprofit ridesharing app RideAustin as a “Round Up” beneficiary. When you ride local with RideAustin, you can elect to round up your fare to the nearest dollar and designate a local nonprofit as your beneficiary. When you create your account you can select SFC as your round up choice. If you already have an account, you can easily change it by going to Main Menu->Round Up and select SFC. Learn more »

Citrus Fundraiser for Ortega Elementary
We've partnered with Ortega Elementary and G&S Groves again this year on an exciting and healthy fundraiser! Purchase a 10lb. or 20lb bag of sweet, juicy, certified Organic Valencia Oranges from G&S Groves in Weslaco, TX, and raise needed funds for Ortega Elementary student field trips! Place your order now through December 1 and pick up your oranges at Ortega Elementary on December 14th - 15th between 2:00 - 4:00pm. Order now »


Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese
Join Slow Food Austin on Thursday December 14th for their Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Easy Tiger breads and other accompaniments will be served with the beer and cheese pairings. Learn more »

Spring 2018 Farmer Starter
FarmShare Austin is now accepting applications for their Spring 2018 Farmer Starter program. This is an immersive farmer training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Learn more »

10th Annual Green Holiday Party
Join us for the Austin green mixer of the year! This event is a fun place for area environmentalists to come together, celebrate, scheme and prepare for the new year. Enjoy magical music by Seu Jacinto, experience how our hosts and sponsors Barr Mansion are at the nexus of a merging of the environmental and food movements while enjoying a buffet featuring a variety of their seasonal, all-organic favorites. Learn more »

Conquer The Holidays: Gain Wisdom, Not Weight
We have teamed up with Carly Pollack, owner of Nutritional Wisdom. She has created a 6-week online course called Conquer The Holidays: Gain Wisdom, Not Weight. This course contains some amazing and not so obvious tools for how to conquer the holidays. Learn more »

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