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Plant Based Cooking

Just Released - New 2019 Cooking and Gardening Classes!

Did you hear? Our Winter/Spring 2019 cooking and gardening classes are now available. We have many new and exciting offerings coming up next year. Join us for one of our classic fundamentals classes or one of our brand new offerings.

Visit Tuscany in our Teaching Kitchen in Italian Night with the Soup Peddler. Spice up your life in A Taste of East Africa. Go wild and learn the art of fermenting in Kombucha, Kimchi and Probiotics. Or go back to the roots and learn how to make a fresh, tasty, nourishing meal in Plant-based Cooking.

Whether you are looking to learn something new or refresh your skills, we've got a class for you. Sign up today to secure your spot!

Click here to view our full class list » »




Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Don't forget to stock up on fresh, local goods for your holiday feast at one of our SFC Farmers' Markets this weekend!

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Nov. 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Goodness Greens: With the autumn weather in full force comes the beginning of one of our favorites of the fall bounty: dark leafy greens! Try some of the Brussel greens from Texas Food Ranch - they cook up as deliciously as collards. Bolster your market bastket with B5 Farms bok choy, and stock your sack with Springfield Farm’s purple kale!
  • Sweet Treats: Don’t let the start of chilly weather freeze you out, bolster yourself with a helping of locally made treats! Luv Fats will be offering some Kenyan mandazi (a lightly cardamom spiced doughnut) or chapati (a flaky flatbread) to accompany their dairy-free ice cream! Try the fresh made French pastries from Chef Julie Myrtille, or grab a cinnamon bun or cupcake from the triumphant return to market by Happy Vegan Baker this weekend.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Nov. 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Giving You the Bird: Don’t have a centerpiece for your holiday feast? It’s not too late - come to the market this weekend! Party Fowl Farm and Richardson Farms still have birds available for your holiday meals. Be it turkey or chicken, they’ve the birds you’d want to feature in your Thanksgiving feast! Looking for the other white meat? Try one of the tasty cuts of pork from Blue Donkey Farm!
  • Soup’d Up: It’s that time of year to bust out those big pots and start soup making! Grab some of the fantastic fungi from Goldenwood Mushrooms, they’re just as stellar in soups as they are sautéed. Make yourself a hearty butternut soup with all the different leafy greens from New Leaf Agriculture and some of the butternut squash from Engel Farms.

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!

Stay Tuned for a Special Announcement!
Keep your eyes on your inbox tomorrow - we've got a special announcement about our 12th Annual Farm to Plate event just for you. You don't want to miss this one!

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 »

South Congress Hotel Holiday Bake Sale
Nov 20, 11am-7pm. Show your love of SFC and local farms and restaurants at the first ever South Congress Hotel Holiday Bake Sale. Your favorite Austin restaurants are bringing pies and holiday goods from their table to yours, and a portion of proceeds benefit SFC! Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Yard to Market Co-op member Nitya Uthenpong visited our teaching kitchen and talked about the co-op while making a mixed beet salad. Watch the video »



Foraged Wreath Making
Nov. 18th & Dec. 9th. Create a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration using found materials on Green Gate Farms. Farmer Erin will help you forage for traditional and unusual materials, and provide instruction on making the wreath. Learn more »

Yoga in the Fields
Nov 24, 9:30-10:30am. Wake up your body and start your weekend with an open heart after an energizing and mindful morning yoga flow for all levels in a peaceful pastoral setting at Green Gate Farms. Learn more »

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

Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese
Dec 13, 6:30-9:30pm. Join Slow Food Austin for the Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin. Learn more »




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