SFC's weekly e-newsletter is the best way to stay informed about our upcoming events, community happenings, stories of lives we have touched and news that impacts what we do.

Sustainable Food Center


Chef Kabui

Meet Chef Njathi Kabui at SFC Farmers' Market Downtown

This week, SFC Farmers' Market Coordinator, Jessie Barber, shares a bit of his story with us and introduces us to Chef Njathi Kabui, renowned scholar and chef. We are blessed with the opportunity to hear from Chef Kabui about how food systems have impacted his family and his communities, how food can be a means of combating oppression and a vehicle to building wealth and community. He has come to Austin to participate in the KLRU Blackademics and will be leading a discussion and cooking demonstration at our SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown from 11am-1pm on Saturday, February 17th.

Continue Reading » »


Amplify Austin for SFC!



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Feb 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Olive You: Texas Hill Country Olive Company wants to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day by offering a SWEET deal on their balsamic vinegar at our Downtown market this Saturday. Buy one bottle of balsamic, and get one half off! Don’t forget to purchase a bottle of Texas’ finest olive oil pressed from olives grown only 30 miles west of here.
  • Pretty Pastries: The Cake and Spoon is bringing tartlettes, scones and mini quiche in time for a romantic brunch or decadent dessert this Valentine’s week. If that doesn’t satiate you, check out these Chelsea Buns which will pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee from Texas Coffee Traders.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Feb. 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Something to Buzz About: Need something to sweeten things up in the days ahead? Whether you’re looking for a candle to spread light or some balm to unchap the lips (let alone the honey they are so well known for) Austin Honey Company has got you covered!
  • Kiln It: Looking for an appropriate vessel? Look no further than the booth of Michael Velasquez Ceramics! Michael has handmade ceramics from his studio in Austin, with cups, plates, vases 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 »



Farm to Plate On Sale Now!

Farm to Plate Chef Line-up Released!
We are pleased to announce the chef line-up for our 11th Annual Farm to Plate benefit! Join us and Austin's most acclaimed local chefs as we celebrate the bounty of Central Texas, and raise critical funds for our programs. Early-bird discount tickets are still available for $50 off the regular price. Quantities are limited - special ends February 15th or while supplies last. See the line-up »

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 pastry chef, international food blogger, and SFC Farmers' Market vendor, Julie Myrtille, as she showed us how to make the perfect meringue. She also highlighted a few other of her tasty creations. Watch the video »


Citrus Tree Care



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 »

Nominate Your Local Food Heroes
Until Feb 15th. Edible Austin is taking nominations for their Local Heroes Award. Vote for "Best Of" nominations in the following categories: Chef/Restaurant, Food Shop, Farm/Farmer, Food Artisan, Beverage Artisan, and Non-profit Organization.  Vote now »

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, agriculture, and home improvement. Learn more »

Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking





Buy Fresh Buy Local


Sustainable Food Center

Powered By Blackbaud