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Business Retreats at SFC

Get Inspired & Give Back with SFC Business Retreats

Is your team is kicking off a health initiative, and you want to introduce healthy eating in a fun, approachable way? Perhaps you are encouraging company camaraderie, and want to boost morale and help your team bond in a welcoming environment. You might just need a break from the typical workday, and want to spend a productive afternoon in a new meeting space surrounded by east Austin greenery and bountiful produce.

Whatever the reason, we have something for you! SFC business retreats offer a connection to local, healthy food, encourage corporate social responsibility, and inspire team bonding.

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Business Retreats



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. July 28th from 9am-1pm:

  • Melon Heads: Smoothies, agua fresca, jams or straight from the rind, however you enjoy melons now is your season. Head to Texas Food Ranch for yellow watermelons, Israeli yemish, cantaloupe and more. Big Brazos Sustainable Farm, Engel Farm and JBG also have you covered for all your honeydew, sugar baby and musekmelon desires.
  • Coordinated Effort: Marigold Granola and Lemon Tree Herbs are combining efforts to bring you wholesome food and holistic healing under one tent! Try a bag of Hippie Cowboy granola with coffee, cacao nib, Texas pecans and cardamom. Afterward, let Sarah Ross give you a personalized recommendation like watermelon mint drinking vinegar or Ashwaganda tincture.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. July 28th from 9am-1pm:

  • Lettuce Know: Temps may be soaring but Esperanza Farm still has tender heads of lettuce ready for the taking. These greens are organic and aquaponic, so they never see pesticides, herbicides or chemical additives and they take less water and power to grow than traditional growing methods!
  • Frescas y Frios: Cucumber mint lime, pineapple ginger and fresh watermelon; these are the agua fresca flavors that get us out of bed on Saturday mornings and heading straight for the refreshing beverages at Mom n Pops. Need a solid to cool you down? Try one of the famous paletas!

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 »



Class Preview Event

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! Or stop by their shop on Monday, July 30th as 5% of all sales will go to SFC! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli's Cheese Shop highlights several kinds of local and Texas cheeses and products. Watch the video »



Farmshare Austin is Hiring
Our friends at Farmshare Austin are currently seeking a Mobile Market Manager and three Mobile Market Coordinators. Learn more and apply »

West Campus: Move Out to Help Out!
July 27th to August 1st. Moving out of West Campus next month? A new program is making it easy to keep your couch off the curb. Drop-off gently used items you aren't taking home with you, and give your stuff a second life with one of 8 local participating reuse organizations. 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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