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Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Launch 2018

What's New with the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program?

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This marks the 19th year that SFC has been running the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) with the Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas WIC. This is a seasonal program (April through October) that provides families who participate in WIC (Women Infant and Children) more incentives to shop locally to purchase fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables from our Texas farmers. We love the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program because it introduces new customers to the market every year, increases sales for local farmers, all the while improving access to healthy food for our community. Last year, FMNP brought in approximately $63,000 in fruit and vegetable sales to our Austin area!

Even though we have run this program for 19 years, we are constantly finding new and innovative ways to make the program EVEN better for our community. Keep reading to learn about all our new initiatives this year!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. April 14th from 9am-1pm:

  • Gemstone Dreams: Dalton Designs is back from their big gem and mineral show tour, and now they are doing their own Lapidary work. This means that every piece on display now has handcut and set stones in their earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Keep it in mind as Mother’s Day is fast approaching.
  • Duck Duck Chicken: Margaret Taylor of Margaret’s Farm will be on site with duck eggs, chicken eggs and a variety of huge greens bunches including kale, collards and chard. While you are there grab your weekly fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, marjoram and sage.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. April 14th from 9am-1pm:

  • Say Cheese: Come out and grab the best of Richardson Farms’ dairy at the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets this weekend. Available this weekend are various cheeses, made from their A2 Milk. The selection includes: white cheddar, gouda, pepper jack, asiago, and swiss.
  • Breathe Easy: Seeking relief as the spring allergies set in? Stop by Medicine Woman Herbs for some of her allergen tinctures, sure to take the edge off your arboreal aggravations.


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 »



Kids Bee Hive Tour

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, Chef Jam Sanitchat from Thai Fresh gave us a taste of you might find from her at our 11th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on May 9th! Watch the video »


HEB EarthShare Tear Pads

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 »

Movie on The Hill: "Look and See"
April 20, 7pm-9:30pm. Join The Hill for a neighborhood outdoor film screening at the Park On The Hill. “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” examines the world as seen through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry. A reception with the film’s director, Laura Dunn, will take place at 7:00p, with the screening to follow at 8:00p. 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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