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Weekly E-News


New SFC Staff

Welcoming New Staff to SFC!

Things have been changing over here at SFC, and we are delighted to welcome new team members to our community! This week we are introducing you to our 4 newest team members. Keep reading to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they are so passionate about food access and sustainable agriculture.

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Butchery for the Home Cook



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Sept 15th from 9am-1pm:

  • A Smoky Sensation: Check out Buster’s Smoked Pecans beautiful new packaging this Saturday! These pecans are smoked, flavored and roasted to perfection and are great additions to salads, soups or eaten by the handful. Try the tangy lime-hatch flavor, or stick to classics like maple or everything.
  • Pitter Patter: If you are digging these gray days and cool breezy nights as much as we are, considering heading to the market for some late summer soup supplies! Johnson’s Backyard Garden has a limited amount of lemongrass and some fresh salad turnips just waiting to be turned into Pho. Check out B5 Farm for some potatoes and onions for the base of any creamy and delicious soup, and pick up some beef bacon to start any good dish from our friends at Ranger Cattle.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Sept 15th from 9am-1pm:

  • Homestyle: Dewberry Hills Farm is back this weekend at Sunset Valley! These pastured chickens are the stuff of legends. Pick up whole birds for easy midweek roasts, thighs for savory soups, and ground chicken for stuffed peppers and burgers alike.
  • A Real Fungi: Looking to add some savory flavors to your cooking this week? Head to Goldenwood Mushrooms for stir-fry ready shiitakes, pints of blue oyster mushrooms to sauté and billowing lion’s mane that tastes just like lobster when cooked in butter.

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 »



Garden Leadership Training

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, guest instructor Akshaya Chinapa Reddy of My Ayurvedic Kitchen shows us how to make Indian curry and talks about our upcoming Spice It Up: Indian Curry 3 Ways class on September 30th. Watch the video »

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 »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
October 4, 6-10pm.The 7th Annual Chef Auction is your chance to bid on dinners designed by your favorite local chefs! Proceeds benefit SFC and Urban Roots. Chef list is live now! Learn more »



Donate Fresh Food for Posada Esperanza
Posada Esperanza, the family shelter of Casa Marianella, needs your help to bring more fresh, wholesome food to their residents. They've created a food calendar where volunteers can sign up to bring some fresh (not packaged or canned) food items to Posada every Wednesday and Friday. 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 »

FARFA Scholarship Opportunity
Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Farm and Food Leadership Conference. The scholarship will cover the ticket for the conference, the Farm Dinner, and a travel stipend of $250. Learn more »

Building Green Justice Forum
Oct 16, 8am-4pm. Attend the 5th annual Building Green Justice Forum and hear speakers on the topic of “Power, Discourse, and Community.” Learn more »

Austin Fermentation Festival
Oct 21, 11am-4pm. Join Texas Farmers Markets for a free fest featuring 13 workshops focused on fermented foods and beverages, and more! Learn more »

Beekeeping Hive Tour





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