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Triple Dollar WIC Day!

Triple Dollar WIC Day!

We are proud to announce the launch of our first ever Triple Dollar WIC Day at our SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley and Downtown on February 3rd! So what is WIC and why are we doing a Triple Dollar WIC Day? WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for low-income mothers who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum and children under the age of 5. At Sustainable Food Center, we believe that healthy food is a human right, so our markets should be accessible to everyone in Austin. By tripling WIC dollars for fruits and vegetables, we can ensure that healthy, local food is also affordable. On the first Saturday of each month, SFC Double Dollars will TRIPLE WIC monthly benefits so shoppers can buy even more fruits and vegetables from our Texas farmers. Keep reading to learn more!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Jan. 13th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert! Blue Earth Farms is the latest rancher to join our market, stop by this weekend to check them out! The farm is located just south of us in Buda, and specializes in pastured poultry and pastured pork with occasional veggies and farm fresh honey. Javier and Joanna guarantee that this is the tastiest chicken you will ever try, so pick some up this Saturday.
  • Upcycled Beauty: Our friends at Blue Shed Design never stop coming up with creative ways to repurpose old materials and make beautiful items out of wood. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to support local artists, grab a handmade cutting board, some wooden floral art or a candle tray this weekend.
  • Dark Delights:  The folks at Texas Keeper Cider are committed to working with small growers, seeking heirloom and traditional cider apple varieties and making some dang good hard cider. Make sure to pick up a bottle of the newest brew, Cider Noir, a double fermented cider with pecan and orange peel, this weekend at the Downtown market.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Jan. 13th from 9am-1pm:

  • When Trees Attack: Seeking allergy relief as the cedar tides crash upon allergy-fest-2018? Stop by the booth of Medicine Woman Herbs for some herbal answers to arboreal assaults! !
  • Sweet Start: Start your day off right with a tasty treat from Le Renard Patisserie. Grab a caramel stroopwafel cookie, some caneles, scones, 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 »

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



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 »

3rd Annual Local Food Producers Conference
Join GROW Local South Texas on January 25th for this day long conference designed to help existing local food growers expand their business and vision while assisting start up food producers in finding their way into a new business. 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 »

2018 TOFGA Annual Conference
Register now for the 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference to be held February 1st-3rd! Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, and gardening enthusiasts are expected to attend from all over Texas to share ideas, network, build community, and have fun! Learn more »

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