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Hart Farm Stand

Meet Betty: Community Leader and Farm Stand Champion

Fresh for Less Farm Stands are part of a city-funded initiative to bring healthy, tasty food to area residents. They are spaces where community members can purchase locally-grown produce at a low cost, engage in the local food system, and gain access to knowledge about cooking healthy food. Farm Stands are located in high needs areas and are fully operated by leaders from their community. One of these amazing leaders is Betty at Hart Elementary. Keep reading to learn more about Betty and her work to advocate for Farm Stands in her area. Continue Reading » »


Farm to Plate On Sale Now!


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

  • Pig Pen: Blue Earth Farm is slowing down on their pork business, so stop by to get the last of the bones and belly while they are in stock. As always, they will be bringing pastured chicken in whole, quarters or pieces.
  • Sweet Thing: We all deserve to treat ourselves before music festival season gets underway, why not do it with a trio of mini tarts from Julie Myrtille Bakery? Every brightly colored meringue cookie and chou praline is handmade by Austin’s premier pastry chef. New this week: the Brioche Sandwich made on homemade French brioche with French mayonnaise.
  • What’s This? Wondering what that large pink and green shipping container is doing at the corner of 4th and Guadalupe? It’s the Curiosity Cube! This mobile science lab will be parked at the Downtown market all day, so stop by to do some hands on experiments and learn about DNA, microbes and much more!

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

  • Large Eggs and Microgreens: Yard to Market Co-op will have a full booth this weekend: stop by early in the market day to get your hands on some of their delicious eggs. Didn’t make it in time for eggs, or eggs aren’t your thing? They’ll still have a full bounty of veggies from the members for you, including delicious microgreens!
  • Fresh Herbs and Fresh Starts: Launch your spring season(ing) right with help from La Flaca! Returning from the winter break with their herbs in hand, this weekend you’ll find the Flacitas with fresh chives, cilantro, parsley, and mint. Wanting to start things off in your own garden? The Flacitas will have a number of other transplants and starts available, from strawberries, to lemon balm, and even a bunch of pansies!


Find even more vendor and product listings, what's in season, and who's in or who's out, on our This Week at the Markets webpage »



Thank You Farm Credit Bank!
We'd like to thank Farm Credit Bank for their generous sponsorship of our 11th Annual Farm to Plate benefit. Farm Credit Bank of Texas is always ready to serve our local, districtwide and nationwide communities. As a cooperative, they follow the Seventh Co-op Principle: concern for community. Thank you Farm Credit! Learn more »

SFC March Tour
March 20, 12-1pm. We invite you to join us for a free, 1-hour tour of our 4-star rated green energy office and community space. We'll take you on a tour of our facility while sharing with you stories of work we do to strengthen our local food system and provide access to healthy, affordable food for all children and adults in Central Texas. RSVP »


Introduction to Food Gardening


The Science of Taste: Calibrating Your Palate with Russell Smith
March 11th, 3-6:00pm. Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop for a special event with sensory expert Russell Smith where you will learn to understand your own unique palate. Leveraging Russell’s threshold testing methodology, among other activities, you will identify what levels your palate picks up taste sensations. This is a must attend class if you want to have a breakout experience understanding the why/how you taste what you do. Learn more »

Join 4-H CAPITAL's Advisory Board - Info Session
March 23rd, 11:30am 1:00pm. Come meet 4-H CAPITAL staff and learn how you could serve on their inaugural advisory board! Mingle and enjoy light refreshments starting at 11:30 am, with a short program at noon. Learn more »

JBG Spring Picnic & 5K Garden Gallop
March 31, 11am-2:30pm. Join Johnson's Backyard Garden for their Annual Spring Picnic and Garden Gallop! This is the best day of the year to see their farm and celebrate Springtime in Austin with your friends and family. The Garden Gallop is a short, 5K (3.1 mile) loop through the farm and is perfect for runners and walkers alike, and is truly the best way to see a working organic farm.  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, agriculture, and home improvement. Learn more »

Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking





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