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Farmers in Food Access

Farmers in Food Access

Did you know that our local farmers participate and benefit from our food access work too? This month, Yard to Market Co-op and Texas Food Ranch are offering “WIC baskets” at our SFC Farmers' Markets. WIC participants can use their SFC Double Dollars to purchase these pre-made local baskets directly from our farmers!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. June 2nd from 9am-1pm:

  • Perfect Pillows: If you’ve been stumbling around the market, stomach grumbling, yearning for the crispy chewy release only a pierogi can give you, the wait is up! Austin Pierogi is back and better than ever! Try out the spicy Jalapeño Popper served with a creamy cilantro-lime sauce, or keep it classic with a Sauerkraut pierogi with beet horseradish and a sour cream sauce.
  • Feels like Summer: The temps are turning up and that means it’s about to taste like summer as well. This weekend Johnson’s Backyard Garden will have the very first okra of the season for all your snacking, frying and pickling needs. Also rolling around are green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash and a whole host of herbs and greens to round out your dinner menus for the week to come.
  • Super Ribs: You may have always enjoyed Peach Creek Farm for their deliciously seasoned sausages, pork loin roasts and skin-on shoulder roasts but have you heard about Super Ribs? Check out this post for more info on how to prepare these full length pork spare ribs with the belly left on.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. June 2nd from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert! Eden’s Cove returns to market this weekend, stop by grab some of Farmer JoAnn’s small batch, high quality pork! This week’s products include breakfast, andouille, Italian sausages, and bratwurst, as well as thick and thin bacon. Also welcome Goldenwood Mushrooms! Fresh mushrooms this week include the blue lambert oyster, golden oyster, lions mane, Italian oyster, shiitake, and maitake.
  • Old Standby: Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of a market day we forget that one thing will always be there when we need, Tamale Addiction! Whether you are strictly a Pork Tomatillo fan or you gravitate toward the zingy flavor of the Xochitl (pronounced Soh-chee) take comfort in knowing a delicious organic tamale is always available.


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 »



Dumpling Delights

SFC June Tour
June 18, 12-1pm. 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 »

We're Hiring!
We are looking for new part-time members of our SFC Farmers' Market Crew, as well as a summer intern for our Grow Local program. Learn more »

Cheese 101 with Antonelli's Cheese Shop
July 30, 6:30-8:30pm Get to know the "7 Styles of Cheese" in Cheese 101 with Antonelli's Cheese Shop, and benefiting SFC! Antonelli's will guide you through each style of cheese and taste specific examples (both pasteurized and unpasteurized), accompanied by olives, nuts, and Easy Tiger bread. They'll also bring out a number of additional pairings like chutneys and charcuterie bites, depending on that evening's cheese selection. This class is their Charitable Cheese Cause Class of the Month. RSVP »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Lauren Petrowski visited with Holy Roller's Pastry Chef Britt Castro as she made one of the restaurant's dishes. Watch the video »



Volunteer for the Johnson's Backyard Garden Gleaning Project
June 1, 8:30am-12:30pm. Johnson's Backyard Garden Gleaning Project will help the Central Texas Food Bank's mission to provide food to over 46,000 people weekly. Volunteers will help with tasks such as gleaning and washing vegetables. Once the potatoes are harvested, the Central Texas Food Bank will distribute the donations to families within the 21 county service area. Learn more »

Farm Tour - Boggy Creek Farm
June 2, 5-6:30pm. Join Slow Food Austin and visit one of Austin's original urban farms. They'll have snacks showcasing farm vegetables following the tour, and some market stand snacks to take home with you. Learn more »

Contigo 7th Anniversary Party
June 3, 5-9pm. Perfect for the whole family - Contigo have live music and fun games with great prizes. Their anniversary party is always fun festival style so you won't need a reservation. Just show up, grab a drink, and make some friends! Learn more »





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