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Johnathan, Interpreter at Resource Giveaway Day

How Interpretation Services Benefit Our Community

We are so grateful to the Multicultural Refugee Coalition​ for connecting us with interpreters for our Spread the Harvest Resource Giveaway Days. Last spring we were able to provide free gardening resources to over 50 new Burmese speakers due to having an interpreter onsite. Jonathan (pictured) has been the Burmese language interpreter for the last two events and has eagerly arrived ready to help Burmese program participants, and even helped shovel compost into bags and buckets! Learn more about how these amazing individuals benefit our community, and what inspired Jonathan to get involved with this project.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. June 16th from 9am-1pm:

  • Rub Down: Did you know chocolate is not just for dessert? Pick up a Kakawa Steak Rub from Cocoa Puro this weekend and then head to Ranger Cattle for Texas raised Wagyu Tenderloin, flank steak or ground beef. Don’t leave without picking up a Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle, made with Texas Food Ranch mint!
  • Sweet n Spicy: Ditch hops this weekend and break into a growler of ginger beer from SoCo Ginger Beer, made with fresh ingredients like jalapeño lime, hibiscus or local watermelon. The perfect bbq accompaniment, brunch mixer or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. June 16th from 9am-1pm:

  • Daddy’s Day: Organic grill rubs and spice blends are the perfect gift for the dad who lives to grill. Head to Medicine Woman Herbs this Saturday and create your own assortment of healthy all natural spices, buy three and get a complimentary spice rack. Goes perfectly with a huge sirloin or strip steak from Richardson Farms.
  • Looking Good: Dads need to look good too! Pick up a Man Box from Hemp 360 this weekend and give your Dad the gift of a simple skin care routine. One bar for hair, face and body plus one jar for beard care, moisturizer and deodorant. While you are there, pick up a matcha face mask for yourself!


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, Dulce Neve owner Marco Silvestrini makes a peach granita and talks about their Homemade Gelato class at SFC! 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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