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Follow that Farm! Instagram Recommendations from a Farmers' Market Manager

By Amy Gallo, SFC Farmers' Market Programming Manager

I count myself pretty lucky to be a part of the farmers’ market team here at SFC. In a typical work week I might visit an iconic rancher, book a children’s choir to serenade our customers, or help a vendor design clearer signage. In the midst of all this, I always make sure to take some time to check out what our farmers and ranchers are doing on social media.

I want to take this opportunity to let you in on these moments of sunshine in anticipation of our first ever #FollowFriday! Take a look at some of our vendor’s best work and get inspired to flock to the markets this weekend to take a piece home with you.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Nov. 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Picnic Time: The sun is out and it’s time to break out the old picnic set up for a proper park lunch. Grab a pack of crackers from the Sourdough Project, followed up by sunflower seed hummus from Florelli Foods and a rich jar of Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen’s famous rillete for a spread to remember.
  • And Everything Nice: It’s the time of year when Lost Pines Yaupon Tea switch from sweet and zesty iced basil lemon yaupon tea, to a warm and soothing apple spice blend. If you are lucky they will have both flavors this weekend, so you can straddle the seasons. Don’t forget to pick up a bag for your morning cup!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Nov. 10th from 9am-1pm:

  • Looking Good: Esperanza Farm is pushing out big buttery heads of Laurel lettuce that are perfect to pair with the extra crispy radishes coming from Hairston Creek Farm. Need to jazz up your salad even more? We created a simple vinaigrette from olive oil, red wine vinegar and guava jam from Party Fowl Farm for a sweet and tangy dressing!
  • Sour Times: Make sure you don’t leave the market without replenishing your stock of fermented goodness from Boulanger Fermentations. The Japanese inspired Kare Kraut is filled with probiotic goodness and has a kicky curry flavor. Traditional Sauerkraut and a bright purple Beetnik Kraut are also on offering, so you can pair these with everything!

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 »



Host Your Holiday Gathering at SFC!

We're Looking for New Volunteers!
We need:

  • 2-3 individuals to assist our Grow Local program with childcare and other gardening related needs.
  • Volunteers at our SFC Farmers' Markets:

    The first Saturday of every month, on triple WIC day, to greet customers, help distribute Double Dollars, and collect telephone numbers.

    8 volunteers to fill seasonal/holiday shifts at the Info Booth and Taste the Place at the SFC Farmers' Markets through the winter.

Interested in any of these opportunities? Email Sergio Torres at sergio@sustainablefoodcenter.org and let him know which role you are interested in.

We're Hiring! Food Access Associate
We are seeking an hourly bilingual Food Access Associate to work on-site at SFC Farmers’ Markets on Food Access programming. Learn more »

SFC Farmers’ Market Inspired “Holiday Sides” Cooking Class & Dinner with Chef Ian Thurwachter at Intero
Nov 12, 6:30pm-9pm. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, join Chef Ian in the Intero kitchen as he shows you how to cook delicious and creative side dishes using all seasonal produce from your local SFC Farmers’ Market locations. Enjoy a glass of wine and finish with dinner. You’ll take home new recipes filled with ingredients you can buy at the SFC Farmers’ Markets just in time to add these dishes to your Thanksgiving celebration! $100.00 ticket purchase includes class, dinner & wine + a portion of ticket sales go in support of SFC. Limited Space Available. Call Intero to reserve your spot 512-599-4052.

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 »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Cake and Spoon owner Melissa Brinckmann made a Fresh Apple Walnut Cake and talked about her business and role as an SFC Farmers' Market vendor. Watch the video »



Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Culinary Tour
Nov 10, 2pm. Take a short drive outside of Austin and get an insiders view of the growing olive oil industry right outside the bustling city. Learn more »

Stories from the Field: A Farming Photography Workshop
Nov 10, 1pm-8pm. Join acclaimed professional photographer Nine Francois as she uses Green Gate Farms for your inspiration. Farm tour, design tips, and light farm-sourced dinner provided. Learn more »

Family Farm Days at Green Gate Farms
Nov 10, Nov 24, and Dec 8. Parents and children can spend the morning exploring this certified organic historic farm and assisting farmers in fields. Learn more »




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