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Chana Masala with Swiss Chard

Spring Into A Spicy New Health Routine!

This week Akshaya Chinapa Reddy, The Happy Kitchen guest teacher and chef/blogger behind My Ayurvedic Kitchen, shares with us how to transition your diet from fall to spring with spicy new flavors, and give us her delicious recipe for Channa Masala with Swiss Chard! Want to learn more? Join Akshaya on April 8th for our Spice it Up: The Healing Power of Spices class!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. March 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Greens Grocers: Celery!! Asparagus!! Even a pint or two of early strawberries, this time change has got the veggies going wild! Call Texas Food Ranch the cowboys who could, with a green grocery load of spinach, chard, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, Armenian white and black radish, cabbage, green onions and more!
  • Par-tea’d Out: Lost Pines Tea is bringing two fresh and herbal flavors of their wild-crafted yaupon tea this weekend: Lemon-mint and lemon-basil. Grab a cup to go and talk to them about their efforts helping rehabilitate the Lost Pines forest in Bastrop after the 2011 fire. This is also the last weekend you can find Lost Pines at the Sunset Valley market, so stock up on your favorite dried light and dark roast teas for at home enjoyment.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. March 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Get Baked:  You likely know the folk from Richardson Farms for their delicious bacon, their stellar sausage, and irresistible pastured poultry. But did you know they’ve got your baking needs as well? Grab some milk, cream, or one of their stone ground flours and corn meals to bring your baked goods to the next level!
  • Spring Starts: Need to get your start you spring garden with an extra bounce? Stop by and grab some of the tomato transplants that Hairston Creek Farm has on the table. Farmer Gary’s goods are some of the best around, so with a bundle of his onions in one hand and a couple of transplants in the other you’ll have what you need for the freshest spring!


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 »



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 »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Good Day Austin, we visited Chef Yesica Arredondo of Canon + Belle while she made a dish and talked about our upcoming Farm to Plate benefit! Watch the video »


Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking



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 »

9th Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour
April 15th, 1:00-5:00pm. Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling among the crops, visiting the chickens and rabbits on 4 urban farms mere blocks apart. At each farm, Austin's most notable chefs will offer tastes of their art. Tickets on sale March 20th! 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 »

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