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Thai Cucumber Salad

Our New and Improved Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe

Early summer means cucumbers, and our Happy Kitchen team has a delicious cucumber side dish or snack to share. Thai Cucumber Salad is tried and true Happy Kitchen recipe, but like our White Bean and Kale Soup, we wanted to review it for the next edition of our cookbook.

The biggest change we needed to make was to the sugar. We reduced the sugar to one teaspoon, so it still adds great flavor and highlights the other ingredients, without overdoing it. If you’re already used to a low-sugar diet, you could probably cut it back even more.

Be sure to check out the many different varieties of cucumbers at our SFC Farmers’ Markets, too!

Read more and get the recipe » »




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

  • Summer Bounty: Temps are rising and summer’s bounty is upon us! Head over to Oma & Opa’s Farm to pick up early season okra, super tender and perfect for frying or pickling. While you are there check out the huge heads of elephant garlic, first of the season cucumbers and still delicate bags of rainbow chard.
  • Franco-breakfast: Belle Vie Farm is the place to go for rillettes, pâté, macarons and other French delicacies. This weekend ask for a classic Breton galette, a savory buckwheat (gluten-free!) pancake filled with farm fresh duck eggs, seasonal veggies, creamy cheese and in-house sausage.

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

  • Stay Cool: Beat the heat this Saturday at Sunset Valley with Mom n Pops paletas and aguas frescas! These all-natural and hand-made pops come in flavors like creamy lime, Abuelo’s chocolate, hibiscus mint and strawberry lemonade. Pick one up to keep your chill this weekend!
  • Happy Chicks: The wait is over! Our friends at Party Fowl Farm finally have pasture raised chickens. Grab one for your weeknight roast along with a slew of radishes, tomatoes, tomatilloes and other delicious veggies.


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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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 a new Grow Local Education Coordinator and part-time members of our SFC Farmers' Market Crew. 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, Rob Snow and Todd Engel with Greenhouse Craft Food make a couple dishes using SFC Farmers' Market ingredients that will be featured on their menu for an upcoming beer pairing dinner on June 24th. Watch the video




Save the Windows at Historical Boggy Creek Farm
Did you know that Boggy Creek Farm is a City of Austin Historic Landmark? Farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle need your help to save the windows on their 177 year old farmhouse. Submit your tax-deductible donation via our website today, or attend their fundraising event on June 24th, featuring farm tours, bites from local chefs and sips from local beverage artisans. Learn more »

Tomato U-Pick at Johnson's Backyard Garden
June 16, 7:30am-12pm. Buy one (or more!) of JBG's tomato boxes and fill it with your choice of delicious, certified organic tomatoes. You-pick your favorites, and pile your box high! Pre-purchase your tomato box(es) for $25, or buy a box the day-of for $30. Learn more »

Culture & Food in Media w/Issue Television
June 22, 6pm-9pm. Issue Television presents a screening of their new documentary film/TV pilot EAT UP AUSTIN at SFC, followed by a discussion on food and culture in media. In the film, Jane Ko, Austin’s top food blogger hosts our journey between farm to table with innovative chefs, urban farms, and more across the city. Learn more »

Fit Foodie Festival and 5k
June 23. Eat your way to the most delicious Finish Line ever, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival with mouthwatering bites, beer garden, culinary and fitness demonstrations, and so much more. A run you can really sink your teeth into. Learn more »

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
September 22. Did you know SFC is one of the beneficiaries of the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride? This is one of the best supported bike rides in Texas—all with the goal of helping those facing breast cancer. The funds we receive support our The Happy Kitchen program in the delivery of free cooking & nutrition classes for cancer survivors. Register today and be sure to join the first East Side Hills training ride this Saturday, June 9th! Learn more »





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