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Farm to Work's New Look!

Farm to Work's Fresh New Look!

With roots dating back to 2007, our Farm to Work project was long overdue for some freshening up. The past few years have ushered in meteoric growth in program participation and sales. Farm to Work has benefited from market trends towards convenience food delivery models, and it’s exciting to see more farm fresh direct delivery services in our community. With this fresh new look and brand new icon, it is clear to our customers and the community that Farm to Work is part of a larger, mission-driven organization that cultivates a healthy community. We also look forward to rolling out a suite of marketing materials that worksites champions can use to encourage employees to get to know their local farmers and enjoy delicious, healthy food!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. April 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendors Alert! Welcome Hi-Fi Mycology to the Downtown market, they will be bringing loads of interesting mushrooms including Lion’s Mane, Oyster, Shitake, Reishi and Pioppino! Also returning to market are the ladies at Corona Violeta who will be bringing big bouquets of ranunculas, calendula and cosmos. Urban Roots is also returning with a new crop of youth interns as well as radishes, greens, turnips and more. If all this shopping has you heating up, never fear as Mom & Pops will be here with all natural frozen paletas and all new aguas frescas and horchatas.
  • Berry Pleased: We are right at the height of the shortest and sweetest season of all - Strawberry season! You can pick up these beauts from Agua Dulce or Texas Food Ranch Downtown, or from Engel Farms at the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. April 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • Are You Chicken: Sound the horns, clear the fridge, Dewberry Hills Farm returns this weekend! Stop by and grab some of the best birds in town for you poultry pleasure. Come by the booth early to make sure you get the size of bird you’re looking for.
  • Whatdoyoucallacowwithnolegs: Ground beef is in effect at the Indian Hills Farm tent this weekend. Get the edge on your grill game with some of the best beef in town! !


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 »



Products of the Beehive

SFC April Tour
April 17, 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 »

Give 5% to Mother Earth
April 20. Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth is a campaign held each year in honor of Earth Day. Austin businesses pledge to donate 5% of their sales on Friday, April 20 to the Give 5 fund, which is then distributed equally to nine nonprofit organizations working to preserve and protect our local environment. So get out there on April 20th, shop at one of the participating businesses, and support SFC and our local environment! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, we've got another Farm to Plate chef preview for you! Lauren Petrowski visited with Chef John Lichtenberger of Péché as he made a lamb with carrots dish made with ingredients from I O Ranch Lamb and Johnson's Backyard Garden. Taste dishes like this and more at our 11th Annual Farm to Plate on May 9th! Watch the video »


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Remembering Susan DeMarco
Last week America lost a populist leader and Austin lost one of our best neighbors and friends. Susan DeMarco passed away peacefully on April 1. Continue reading on our blog to learn more about her life and work. Keep reading »

Trowel & Error
April 7, 9:30am-1pm. Mayfield Park will host Trowel & Error, the Spring event that annually attracts gardeners from all over Central Texas to hear experts give time-tested tips for beautiful gardens. Learn more »

Edible Austin Children's Picnic
April 8, 1-5pm. Get ready for the Sixth Annual Edible Austin Children's Picnic: A Real Food Fair! Bring a blanket, sit in the sunshine, plant a square foot garden, meet farmers and enjoy bites from local food vendors. There will be live music, storytelling and endless activities. And of course, the event is free! Don't forget to stop by the SFC table while you're there! Learn more »

9th Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour
April 15th, 1-5pm. 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 »

Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour
April 21, 10am-4pmThe Funky Chicken Coop Tour®, is an annual self guided tour held each spring on Easter weekend to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken coops can be incorporated into urban residences. Many tour hosts demonstrate how to incorporate chickens, and their manure, into a household gardening and composting regimen that results in inexpensive, healthy and sustainable food, even in relatively small spaces. Learn more »

EarthDay ATX 2018
April 21, 12pm-7pm. Join us at Huston-Tillotson University for Earth Day ATX 2018. This event is FREE and open to the public! This year’s festival theme is “Reclaiming Power”. Programming and activities will focus around power: local power, human power, sustainable power, and much more! New interactive exhibits and hands-on activities will make this year's Earth Day an unforgettable experience. Don't forget to stop by the SFC table while you're there! Learn more »




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