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March 2018 Resource Giveaway Day

Another Successful Spring Resource Giveaway!

Spread the Harvest is a project of our Grow Local program that helps Central Texas residents, community gardens, and school gardens grow and share healthy food by providing them with free food gardening resources. As part of Spread the Harvest, Grow Local held its bi-annual Resource Giveaway Day on Wednesday, March 21st.

Resources were provided to 152 individual gardeners, 21 group or community gardens, and 68 school gardens in the Central Texas area. Thanks to our incredible staff and volunteers, we were able to distribute over 3,460 transplants grown by Gabriel Valley Farms, hundreds of seed packets hand-packed and labeled by SFC volunteers, and much more!

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Farm to Plate On Sale Now!


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. May 5th from 9am-1pm:

  • Your Daily Bread: It wouldn’t be a trip to the farmers’ market without picking up a fresh baked baguette, a handful of croissants or freshly made bag of granola from Texas French Bread. Don’t forget to get a rustic French loaf now that tomatoes are starting to trickle in to the market. Check out Oma & Opa’s Farm and B5 Farm for the jump on summer crops.
  • We Meat Again: At Ranger Cattle you can expect the highest quality Texas Wagyu beef, raised on 3000 acres and never treated with hormones or additives. This weekend pick up NY strip, ground beef or sirloin and make Saturday night steak night.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. May 5th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert! It’s the first Saturday at the market so that means a whole slew of new vendors! Middle Ground Farm will be making their debut this weekend in Sunset Valley with piles of eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and blackberries! Copper Creek Longhorn Ranch is also starting and will be providing high quality grassfed longhorn beef.
  • Thinking of You: Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and what better ways to show mom you appreciate her than with a handmade piece of art from Arte Para La Vida. Pick up small prints, handpainted tiles or a watercolor card for mom this weekend.
  • Triple Dollar WIC Day: WIC clients can TRIPLE their fruit and vegetable benefits this Saturday, May 5th at both SFC Farmers’ Markets! Come visit us!

    Clientes de WIC pueden TRIPLICAR sus beneficios “vegetal” este Sabado, 5/5 en los Mercados SFC. ¡No falte!


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 »


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Farm to Plate Silent Auction
Our 11th Annual Farm to Plate is just one week away! And for the first year ever our Silent Auction is now live and available for pre-bidding! From exclusive chef dinners, festival tickets, and getaways, we have something for everyone. Can't make it to the event but still want to support SFC and our mission to improve access to healthy, local food in Central Texas? You don't have to attend the event to participate. Register to bid on one of our silent auction items or submit a donation today! Bid now »

SFC May Tour
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 and gardens 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 Austin, Lauren Petrowski headed out to The Brewer's Table and visited with Chef Zach Hunter as he makes a dish and talks about the new restaurant. Be sure to get a first taste of this Austin hot spot at Farm to Plate on May 9th! Watch the video »



MRC's New Leaf Farm Open House
May 5, 9:30am-12pm. "Picture the Possibilities" at the Multicultural Refugee Coalition's New Leaf farm open house in Elgin. New Leaf's mission is to connect refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating community gardens and a commercial farm. During the Open House, visitors can explore the property and learn about the farm. There will be breakfast food, yard games, activities for children, and learning stations set up around the farm. Learn more »

Solar Tiny House Debut and Dinner
May 12, 5-9pm. Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner at the luxury Solar Tiny House created by (and premiered on) the History Channel’s “You Can’t Turn That Into A House” program at Green Gate Farms. The farm-to-table feast prepared by Escoffier Culinary School students will showcase the farms’ off-grid, solar-powered tiny home created by the Red Arrow Productions using repurposed dairy trucks. Farmers will provide tours of a food forest and flower and vegetable fields prior to dinner. Learn more »

Johnson's Backyard Garden Bulk Tomato Presale
Get your salsa recipes and canning supplies ready - Johnson's Backyard Garden is having a bulk tomato presale this week only! Order now and then pick up your box of tomatoes at one of our SFC Farmers' Markets in June. Learn more »

The Hills of Milk & Honey Farm Classroom Kickstarter
The Hills of Milk & Honey, an educational farm in Dripping Springs, needs a new air-conditioned classroom for summer camps. They offer camps, classes and tours to children and adults in order to grow future farmers and build a thriving community revolving around regenerative agriculture practices. Children enjoy becoming a farmer for a week when attending camp on the farm. However, the summer heat requires that an air-conditioned classroom space be available for rest and quiet time before heading back out into the gardens and with the livestock. Learn more »




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