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Sustainable Food Center

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER - WEEKLY NEWS

 
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 HAPPENINGS

 
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 »

 

SFC HAPPENINGS

 
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 ing