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Charles Schwab Volunteers

Volunteering with the "Schwabbies"

At Sustainable Food Center, we have something for everyone - including group volunteer days in our SFC Teaching Garden, which is where we hold field trips, garden tours, and grow produce for our classes and to donate to other organizations.

For one company, volunteering in the SFC Teaching Garden is an annual occurrence. On May 24th, 30 “Schwabbies” showed up for their 5th SFC volunteer day, during Charles Schwab’s 15th annual volunteer week. We spoke with them to learn a little bit more about what they do and why they think giving back is so important.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. July 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert! Mineral Health is starting at the market this weekend and bringing their whole plant hemp oil extract to help you nourish your body and ease your mind. Floreli Sunflower Seed Hummus is heading out for the first time; stop by to try dips from classic to dill to curry or chili pepper.
  • Summer Stock Up: Every good Texan knows the secret to surviving July is a constant flow of crisp sliced melons. Find watermelons, sugar babies, cantaloupe, honeydews and Korean ‘chamoe’ melons this weekend at Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Also in stock are plenty of eggplant, okra, peppers, winter squash, potatoes and aromatic bunches of fresh basil, mint, rosemary and thyme.
  • Say Cheese: Our friends at Richardson Farms are coming in hot and saving your next BBQ with plenty of cheese to melt atop oodles of hamburgers. All cheese is made from their own A/2 milk, so head over to try cheddar, asiago, pepper jack, smoked gouda and more!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. July 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • New Vendor Alert! Satisfy our inner child at Dream Drop Clay and pick up a perfectly miniature watermelon slice necklace, hot pink donut earrings or a rose in a bottle no larger than a nickel. Aroma Secrets has all organic and handmade beauty products like Bellisima Face Cream with floral extracts and coconut oil. Once you are looking good head to Feel Butter Baby Buns for hot and fresh sticky buns, made from a recipe handed down over generations.
  • More Minis: Yard to Market Coop has fresh quail eggs for a limited time only! Use these diminutive eggs for sunny side up toppings on summer salads, for tiny devilled eggs or make a jar of pickles. Along with this seasonal treat you can find plump cherry tomatoes, huge bunches of basil, spicy garlic and everything you might need for a classic marinara.

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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We're Hiring!
We are looking for a new Food Access Manger - Double Dollars, Farm Direct Associate, a Grow Local Education Coordinator, and a Grow Local intern. Learn more »

SFC August Tour
August 27, 12-1pm. Join us for a free, 1-hour lunch and learn style tour of our 4-star rated green energy office and kitchen space. RSVP »

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 accompanied by olives, nuts, and Easy Tiger bread. This class is their Charitable Cheese Cause Class of the Month. Sign up to register and add on an additional donation to further support SFC! RSVP »




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. Learn more »

Flicks on the Farm at Eden East
Thursdays at 7pm. Join Eden East this summer for a movie and farm-to-table dinner every Thursday night from June 28 - August 30. Learn more »

Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers
July 14, 8am-4:30pm. Join Tarrant Area Food Bank in Fort Worth, TX for this year’s conference on “Growing as a Community.” You’ll have an opportunity to explore three unique tracks focused on home, community and market gardening, plus enjoy a keynote speech by SFC's Deputy Director, Joy Casnovsky. Learn more »

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest
August 26, 11am-5pm. Get ready to sample hundreds of hot sauces, dine on local foods, and enjoy live music! 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 free cooking & nutrition classes for cancer survivors. Register today! Learn more »

Farm & Food Leadership Conference
October 15-16. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture. Whether you are a farmer, consumer, chef, local foods business owner, or nonprofit advocate, you will find useful information and tools to help support the growth of the local and sustainable food movement. Learn more »





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