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Cooking Classes

New! Cooking Class for Fall & Winter 2018

The time is here for our next batch of cooking classes!

Whether you are a novice to cooking and want to get the fundamentals under your belt or just looking to hone in on certain skills, we have what you’re looking for this fall in the SFC Teaching Kitchen. From Essential Knife Skills to a Christmas-time Tamalada, we have it all!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. July 14th from 9am-1pm:

  • Protein Packed: Did you know that one cup of amaranth greens contain 26 grams of protein? Come get these savory greens, as well as melons, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and more at Johnson’s Backyard Garden every week at our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets.
  • Sweet or Savory: Try Lua Brazilian Cheese Bread’s newest flavor additions: Chocolate and Snickerdoodle! Or stay traditional with the cheesy pao they are famous for.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. July 14th from 9am-1pm:

  • All Natural: Miki Cook of Medicine Woman Herbs will be onsite with homemade tinctures made with Holy Basil, Aloe Vera based sunscreens, Gut Health Tea and a variety of healthy spice blends.
  • Southern Delights: Hairston Creek Farm is serving up freshly hulled black eyed peas, okra, eggplant and amazing cayenne peppers just waiting to turn into your Sunday southern best.

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 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 for a cause!
We are thrilled to be the recipient of Antonelli's Cheese Shop's Charitable Cheese Cause Class of the Month. While their "Cheese 101" class on July 30th is currently sold out, you can still support SFC programs. Add your name to the wait list or sign up for another one of their cheese-tastic classes and add on a donation for SFC! RSVP »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, we visited with Bespoke Food while they made a beet sorbet served on a pavlova with cured egg yolks. Watch the video »




Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at NCAT
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist who can make an immediate contribution to their efforts to promote soil health, water conservation, and better grazing management in Texas, New Mexico, and the Southwest. Learn more and apply »

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 »

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry with Filmmaker Q&A
July 31st, 7:15pm - 9:15pm. Join Alamo Drafthouse and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Laura Dunn. 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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