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World Food Day

Celebrate Food Day with 9 Steps to Reduce Food Waste

Tuesday, October 16 was World Food Day, a day created to honor the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945! This year’s theme is dedicated to making the world a #ZeroHunger place by 2030, and reducing food waste is a great step we can all take to reach that goal!

821 million people in the world suffer from hunger, even though the world produces enough food to feed everyone. More than 1/3 of food produced globally is wasted or spoiled, and here in the U.S., we throw away up to 40% of the food we buy. Although a portion of this percentage is out of consumer control, we are sharing these 9 tips on how you as an individual can reduce food waste.

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Beekeeping Hive Tour



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Oct. 20th from 9am-1pm:

  • Inside and Out: Springfield Farm will have baby kale, fresh bunches of arugula, and delicate French breakfast radishes on the table this Saturday. Pick up your salad ingredients and a tub of salve to keep you feeling good and smelling better!
  • Perfect Pockets: The empanadas from Yapa Empanadas are the perfect handheld market snack. Try the very Texan brisket BBQ, the Peruvian chicken, or keep it light with a spinach, goat cheese and pecan flavor.
  • Ride Local: Stop by the Ride Austin tent to learn about this homegrown ridesharing option that is perfect for your next night out. Proceeds from every ride benefit local non-profits (including Sustainable Food Center!)

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Oct. 20th from 9am-1pm:

  • Crispy Crunchy: These cooler temps usher in all new veggies; among them are fresh Easter egg radishes from Hairston Creek Farm. You can also catch the last of some summer veggies like purple hull peas, poblano and shishito peppers, red onions, and butternut squash.
  • Hot n Fresh: Nothing beats a homemade sticky bun to go with your morning coffee, so head over to Feel Butter Baby to stock up on these pillowy pastries. Try the pecan sticky bun, classic iced, or lean into this fall weather and grab a pumpkin spice!
  • Demo Time! Wondering how to put all these fresh veggies and meats to use this week? Plan to be at the market at 10:30 this Saturday for our Thai Curry Cooking Demo, with Nitya of Yard to Market! She will teach you how to make a classic curry dish and send you on your way with a spice paste and materials to make the dish at home!
  • 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.

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 »



Ground Meat Class

Seasons by Gardenio
October 19, 7pm-12am. Join Gardenio for their seasonal party with live music, live plants, and good vibes - all to benefit SFC! Learn more »

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 »

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 »

3rd Annual Honey Fest
Oct 27, 3pm-7pm. Texas Keeper Cider and Two Hives Honey are teaming up once again to celebrate all things bees and honey, and the 3rd release of Texas Keeper's limited Honey Thief cyser. Learn more »




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