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Spread the Harvest Fall 2018

Getting Ready for Fall with Spread the Harvest!

Spread the Harvest is a project of our Grow Local program that helps Central Texas residents, school gardens, and community gardens grow and share healthy food by providing them with free food gardening resources. As part of Spread the Harvest, Grow Local held its biannual Resource Giveaway Day on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

During this all-day event, we provided resources to 169 individual and family gardens, 90 school gardens, and 20 large group/community gardens in Central Texas. Keeping reading to learn more about the impact of this lively bi-annual event!

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Butchery for the Home Cook



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Oct. 13th from 9am-1pm:

  • Time to Reflect: To prepare for the changing season, order a Fall Celebration Herb Box from Lemon Tree Herbs. This curated and handmade assortment of herbal blends, like dandelion chicory chai or hearty tonics like fire cider, are made with local seasonal ingredients and specifically designed to keep you healthy and grounded all fall.
  • Headed to the Fest? Don’t forget that the best snacks come straight from the market! ATX Homemade Jerky has spicy, sweet or mild offerings to keep you sustained as you wait for Metallica. Got a sweet tooth? Stop by Happy Vegan Bakery for scones and muffins to give you energy for Lil’ Wayne. Chow down on Buster’s Smoked Pecans while you rock out to Shaky Graves for heart healthy energy.
  • Never Too Early: Start your Thanksgiving prep early by pre-ordering your turkey from one of our favorite ranchers! Stop by Smith Farm, Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen, Richardson’s Farm, or Party Fowl Farm to order your bird.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Oct. 13th from 9am-1pm:

  • Sweet Tooth: Le Renard Patisserie is using fresh carrots from JBG to make the ultimate carrot cake. Pick some up this weekend along with the usual assortment of jams, butters, scones, cookies and pies.
  • Something Witchy: Get in the October spirit this weekend at Goodwin Homestead with her handmade (and homegrown) cob brooms! With woodburned handles, dyed gradients and more, these will definitely get you in a spooky mood.

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 »



Beekeeping Hive Tour

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Chef Mark Buley of Sour Duck makes a dirty fried rice and talks about the restaurant. Watch the video »

Wheatsville Coop Owners - Vote for SFC!
We are thrilled to be nominated for Wheatsville's Community Action Partnership program again this year. Each month Wheatsville shoppers can round up their bill at check-out to donate to the partner of the month. These funds are critical to our mission of supporting healthy, local food for all. Voting ends November 9th. Vote now »

Fall for Local Food
Not only can you find all of your favorite fall holiday treats at our SFC Farmers' Markets, but you can win them too! To celebrate leaving summer behind, we are is giving away local turkeys from Richardson Farms through our SFC Farmers' Markets and Farm to Work project. Learn more »



Are you a Beekeeper? Take this survey!
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance has been working with beekeepers on possible reforms to Chapter 131 of the Texas Agriculture Code. Before drafting proposed bill language, they want to get feedback from beekeepers on the ideas under consideration. Take the survey »

Austin Food & Wine Alliance Now Accepting 2018 Culinary Grant Applications!
Due October 12. Applications are now being accepted by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance for $60,000 in grants to support culinary innovation and community giveback. Are you a culinary innovator? Apply now at austinfoodwinealliance.org! 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. 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 »

Free Seed Swap and Talk at the Austin Central Library
Oct 20, 1-3:30pm. Join Central Texas Seed Library to learn the basics of seed preservation and swap seeds with other gardeners in your community. Come empty-handed or with seeds to share, and leave well informed and with seeds to spare. 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 »

Fermentation Fest #6 at the ABGB
Oct 27, 12pm-12am. Join Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co and Edible Austin for another Fermentation Fest! Learn more »

Johnson's Backyard Garden Fall Open House
Oct 27, 4:30pm-7pm. Celebrate the Fall harvest with JBG! Enjoy farm tours, picnic, petting zoo, art and more! Learn more »




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