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Mamma Jamma Ride

Pedal to Beat Breast Cancer!

The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is a local non-profit dedicated to helping those facing breast cancer and their families, and we are thrilled to be one of the beneficiaries of this year’s ride. For many people, Sustainable Food Center may not be the first group that comes to mind for cancer support, but our Happy Kitchen Cooking After Cancer series has helped over 200 cancer veterans build healthy eating habits to support recovery.

Keep reading to learn more about how the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride supports our Cooking After Cancer classes.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Aug 18th from 9am-1pm:

  • Scrub Up: The best way to start and end these long summer days is with a moisturizing bar of soap from Springfield Farm and Byccombe Natural Solutions. Try the Fireside goat’s milk soap with turmeric, cedarwood, birch and sandalwood, or pick up a shiitake salve featuring mushrooms from Kitchen Pride for dry skin needs.
  • Stay Hydrated: Did you know cucumbers are high in antioxidants and soluble fiber, which along with their high water count makes them perfectly hydrating summer snacks? Pick up some sweet and crunchy cucumbers this weekend from B5 Farm. Balance your basket out with onions, potatoes and eggplant for a week of hearty meals.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Aug 18th from 9am-1pm:

  • Diminutive Dreams: Stop by Dream Drop Clay for miniature polymer clay creations and detailed cold porcelain jewelry. Tiny succulent pendants (smaller than a penny) and miniscule terrariums make great gifts for the special folks in your life!
  • Veggie Delight: Our friends at Yard to Market have some enterprising backyard growers in their network, wrestling delicious veggies in these high temperatures. Pick up malabar spinach, okra, summer squash, habanero, pears, peaches, melons, a few late summer tomatoes, herbs and eggs!

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 »



Essential Knife Skills

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 »

Farm Bill Update
Last week, our Deputy Director attended the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Summer Meeting in Seattle, WA to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill priorities and strategy. Keep reading for the good, the bad, the ugly, and what's next. Read more »

Bee-yonce Brunch at Trace
August 18, 10:30am-3pm. Spend your Saturday morning brunching at Trace! They'll have Beyonce beats and speciality cocktails, all to benefit our SFC Teaching Apiary and bee education classes! Learn more »

Lick Honest Ice Creams Flavor of the Month
We are pleased to be the beneficiary of the Lick Honest Ice Creams August Flavor of the Month! When you grab a scoop of Fromage & Fig ice cream at any Lick location, all proceeds benefit SFC. Plus, learn how to make delicious ice creams with Lick's very own Chef and Co-Founder Anthony Sobotik. Join him for one of his two upcoming workshops at CRAFT - 100% of proceeds benefit SFC! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, we visited with Chef Thomas Calhoun of Aviary Wine & Kitchen as he makes a salad using two great seasonal vegetables: squash and tomatoes. Watch the video »



Volunteers Needed at the Becker Green Classroom
Open House/Information Session on Saturday, August 25, 9am - 12pm at 1701 Briar. The Green Classroom needs volunteers for weekly garden classes in the 10,000 square foot organic garden at Becker Elementary. Volunteer garden teachers and assistants work together to lead a weekly class with the same group of students throughout the school year. Orientation sessions, peer mentoring, a website with project ideas, and a resource library are available to help volunteers plan lessons and activities. They also need volunteers to help with maintenance and watering, garden workdays, technical support, fundraising, and special events. Contact Kathy to 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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