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Volunteer Incentive Program

Announcing Our New Volunteer Thank You Reward Program!

At Sustainable Food Center, we are working to create a more direct way to thank volunteers for all the time, love, attention, and devotion they give to our three main programs. On January 1st we rolled out our new Volunteer Thank You Reward Program. All SFC volunteers will earn rewards based on the number of volunteer hours completed. Learn more about this exciting new incentive over on our blog!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Feb 3rd from 9am-1pm:

  • Egg-citing News: Chickens are finally kicking it in to high gear in the spring season! Oma and Opa’s Farm will have plenty of pastured chicken eggs this week, in addition to baby lettuce, French breakfast radishes, pickled serranos, red and green cabbage and the last of the cauliflower.
  • For Your Health: It’s no surprise to any of us that Central Texas is getting slammed with the flu this year. Luckily Lemon Tree Herbs will have potions and elixers to get you through. Try some elderberry syrup, thought to be able to shorten flu and cold symptoms by up to three days, or some antiviral fire cider to kick your immune system into high gear.
  • New Vendor Alert: Gourmet Texas Pasta has 38 varieties of flavored dried packaged pasta, 30 varieties of 100% Whole Wheat Durum Flour Non-GMO and 8 Gluten-Free Fettuccine flavors. Each pasta is made with real vegetables and herbs, like locally sourced mushrooms from Kitchen Pride and jalapenos from Braune Farms. Pick some up this weekend!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Feb. 3rd from 9am-1pm:

  • Return of the Flac:  We're so excited to announce the return of La Flaca Farms! Their stand will be packed with Austin-grown and Austin-made gifts just in time for Valentine's Day! Pick up edible flowers to make your romantic dinner really pop, keep it spicy with a jar of Fuego Salt, give the gift of greenery with potted nasturtiums, pansies, and marigolds, or keep it simple with handmade pressed flower cards. Want to grow with your sweetie? Check out their class schedule and join La Flaca in growing food, not lawns!
  • Bees to the Rescue: At Round Rock Honey you'll find a fresh, raw product from Central Texas beehives. So far the bees have escaped harm from the freezing weather, but some farmers have not, so this weekend the folks at Round Rock Honey are donating $5 from every bottle of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Honey sold to the Texas Farmers Market Emergency Relief Fund. It’s a pretty sweet deal for struggling local farmers, and a sweet deal for you too. Pick up a bottle at our Sunset Valley or Downtown market’s this weekend.


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 »



School Garden Leadership Training

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 »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, we visited with our Grow Local Facilitator Russell Montgomery at our Teaching Garden to talk about our upcoming gardening classes and we also discussed something gardeners can plant to enhance soil.Watch the video »


Dumpling Delights



Stop the Monsanto/Bayer Merger!
You can help simply by taking a survey that will inform policymakers and law enforcement officials in D.C., and in state capitals, about the impact of corporate power on farming. Take the survey »

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 »

Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds: Photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service
February 6, 2018-April 15, 2018, at Austin History Center. The exhibit Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds presents over 600 photographs taken between 1940 and 1964, documenting the variety of services offered by the TCNES, including animal husbandry, crafts, domestic education, gardening and agriculture, and home improvement. Learn more »

Winter Fruit Tree Care





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