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Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking Series

The 3 H's of Gut Health in 2018

Hey, hey, hey! It's 2018! After the holidays and a few too many indulgences many people look to the New Year for a fresh start and resolve to eat healthier and cook at home more. But even the most motivated among us soon discover that it can be easier said than done. This year can be different, though and The Happy Kitchen, along with Dr. John Cluley, is here to help! “When patients ask me for advice about healthy eating, I start them off with three simple principles of gut health,” says Dr. John. Keep reading to learn more!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Jan. 6th from 9am-1pm:

  • Broc and Roll: This week the brassica section is singing Beethoven at Texas Food Ranch, with rows and rows of broccoli, white mountains of cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts trumpeting their emergence from the fecund earth, their choruses tempting your palettes with bursts of flavor. Don’t forget to pick up a plate or two of delicious dried fruit!
  • Peak Season: Stock up on tomatoes now, Saturday will be the peak of this season’s production. B5 Farms has you covered with favorites like Black Krim and Big Beef, or branch out to try some sought after varieties like Beorange and sweet Tomimaru Muchoo’s.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Jan. 6th from 9am-1pm:

  • Go Nuts: Stop by the table of Big Brazos Sustainable Farm for a delectable selection of hearty proteins this winter. Pecans (shelled, cracked, whole, you decide!) and roasted peanuts abound, whether you’re looking to make pesto from those extra greens, or seeking some hand-to-face food, grab some nuts and you’ll be good to go!
  • Copious Crops: Don’t let the northeastern media fool you! Rather than snow and root cellars, Central Texas winter offers a bounty of crops for roasting, soups, and sautéing. Stop by Yard To Market Co-op’s table for a selection of what winter has to offer: root veggies, microgreens, full sized greens, mushrooms, and more!


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 »



Wheatsville Food Coop January Community Action Partner
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as Wheatsville's January Community Action Partner! Each year, members vote for 10 local non-profit organizations to support, and Wheatsville then donates $1,000 at the end of the organization's assigned month to the non-profit. You can also get involved by electing to round-up your total grocery purchase at check-out for SFC! Learn more »

Scholarships Available for 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference
We are pleased to announce that we are offering scholarship opportunities for The 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference! Scholarships of $300 are available for farmers who live within 400 miles of Austin. Scholarships will be provided as a full amount reimbursement after attendance at the conference. Applications are due on Friday, January 5th, 2018. Learn more »

Odd Duck, Barley Swine Supporting SFC Farmers & Ranchers
Sustainable Food Center, Odd Duck and Barley Swine are partnering for the month of January to support SFC Farmers’ Market growers, farmers and ranchers. Dine at Odd Duck or Barley Swine during December and January and $1 from a special menu item will be donated to SFC to cover vendor fees. We are grateful to partners like Odd Duck and Barley Swine for supporting local food producers and for giving back to the community. Eat local, buy local and support your SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley this holiday season.

An Evening with Michael Pollan
At The Long Center, February 2nd, 8 p.m. Acclaimed author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and SFC Advisory Council Member, Michael Pollan returns to Austin to share the path his writings have taken since he first started examining the ways humans and food intersect. The evening includes brief readings from several of his previous titles and his forthcoming book, How to Change Your Mind. Ronda Rutledge, SFC Executive Director, will introduce him, and following the show there will be a moderated Q&A and discussion featuring Raj Patel. Buy tickets »

2018 Winter Class Preview Night



Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese
Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop on January 10th as they guide you through each style of cheese and taste specific examples (both pasteurized and unpasteurized), accompanied by olives, nuts, and Easy Tiger bread. They'll also bring out a number of additional pairings like chutneys and charcuterie bites. Learn more »

Free Chicken Keeping Class
Jan 17, 2018 6-7pm. Register today for a FREE chicken keeping class presented by the City of Austin’s Home Composting Rebate Program. Keeping chickens is a great way to keep your food waste out of the landfill. Chickens can recycle your food scraps. Chicken keeping and composting methods go hand-in-hand to keep food waste out of the landfill while creating healthy soil. Austin residents who pay the Clean Community Fee on their utility bill qualify for a $75 rebate on a chicken coop or a home composting system. Simply attend a class, then apply! Learn more »

Ask A Beekeeper
Are you a current beekeeper and wondering what to expect in your hives early spring? Stop by Two Hives Honey on February 1st - their beekeepers will be on hand to answer all your bee related questions! Learn more »

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