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Learn to Save Your Seeds!

Learn to Save Your Seeds

I planted my first garden with my parents when I was just 5 years old... One day my Dad rushed in and said “I have a surprise for you.” We trudged out to our little plot, he pointed to a tuft of long grass and said “pull right here.” I have never before or since been as truly awed as when I pulled a carrot from the ground on that morning. Caring for plants has the ability to make me feel like a shocked 5 year old from time to time, and saving seeds from my successful crops is one of my most fulfilling endeavors. Interested in learning more about why you should save your seeds? Keep reading on our blog to find out!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Jan. 27th from 9am-1pm:

  • Seed Savin' and Swapin': Join SFC Farmers’ Market and Colleen Dieter for a seed-saving and seed swapping event! After a short class taught by garden enthusiast and professional landscaper Colleen Dieter, you will have the skills you need to save seeds from your favorite tomato and squash for your upcoming backyard garden. Learn more »
  • Some Like It Hot: Ricardo of El Cruz Ranch is always on the go, but if you pay a visit to his eponymous food truck he may pause long enough to hand you a hot bowl of 3 bean chili and regale you with tales of his cattle herds. Order a plate of al pastor, picadillo or veggie tacos to split with your friends; get extra peppers if you can handle the spice!
  • Roots of Plenty: You can always find a few devotees hanging around the Margaret’s Farm booth for multicolored farm-fresh eggs and huge heads of broccoli. Pro tip: get there early if you want to pick up some fresh turmeric, ginger root or bay leaves.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Jan. 27th from 9am-1pm:

  • From the South to Your Mouth: Haven’t gotten a bite to eat from Sudakas Latin Fusion yet? Swing by and grab one of their scrumptious sandwiches at Sunset Valley this weekend: from their spin on a delicious Cubano, to the slow-roasted pork grilled cheese, the guys at Sudakas have got what you need!
  • Prioritize Probiotic: Wunder-Pilz is back at Sunset Valley this weekend! Try their rotating varieties of kombucha on tap, or grab one of their can-buchas for some probiotics on the go. New product on the table this week: fermented hot sauce!


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
Feb 2nd, 8pm, at The Long Center. 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 »

Amplify Austin is March 1-2, 2018
6pm March 1st - 6pm March 2nd. Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving, but did you know that you can get involved with Amplify Austin right now? You can preschedule your donation for March 1-2, or sign up to be a personal fundraiser and help us raise $50,000 for our food access programs. All gifts made to SFC through Amplify Austin will be matched by St. David's Foundation! Get involved today »


Dumpling Delights



Ask A Beekeeper
Feb 1st, 4pm - 8pm, at Two Hives Honey. Are you a current beekeeper and wondering what to expect in your hives early spring? Stop by Two Hives Honey - their beekeepers will be on hand to answer all your bee related questions! Learn more »

2018 TOFGA Annual Conference
Feb 1st - 3rd. Register now for the 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference! 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 »

Elgin Campus Phase 2 Grand Opening Celebration
Feb 6th, 10am -11:30am. Explore your future at Elgin Campus. Celebrate the grand opening of new state-of-the-art facilities for ACC's Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs. Learn more »

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