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Plan Now for a Healthy Holiday

Plan Now for a Healthy Holiday

The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes the chance to eat lots of high-calorie treats and do lots of lounging. Everybody likes to indulge, especially this time of year, but the greatest gift you can give yourself is to stay on track with your health goals!

Whether you're already at a healthy weight or not, it's best to have a plan for healthy holiday eating. This week we've got some tips for you on how you can have your healthiest holiday yet!

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Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown:

  • High on the Hog: Entertaining this holiday? Check out Peach Creek Farm’s mouthwatering Berkshire pork standing rib roasts. Roasts are available in whole or half portions but supplies are limited! Want something more traditional? Richardson Farms is taking pre-orders for bone-in or boneless holiday hams.
  • Sweet Tea (hold the ice): Warm up from the inside out with Siply’s Scottish Caramel Butter Tea Bundle. Made with toasted almonds, vanilla, and almond oils this tea offers a flavor that’s rich and dynamic with a full body. Shopping for a tea-lover this holiday season? Consider a tea set or bundle for the ultimate stocking stuffer.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • No Recall Here: The lettuce aisle in your local grocery store probably looks like the zombie apocalypse this week. Esperanza Farms and Johnson’s Backyard Garden are here to save the day with lettuce that’s crisp, delicious, and safe.
  • Package Deal: What’s better than one steak? Six of them, obviously! Check out Shirttail Creek Farm’s steak-lover’s package for the carnivore in your life. Prefer to spread your proteins? Pick up a pint of Bradshaw Farm’s thick and creamy homemade hummus, the perfect addition to any lunch box or party tray.

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 »



Farm to Plate Early Bird On Sale

Odd Duck Anniversary Party
Dec 10, 6-9pm. Celebrate another year of Odd Duck with their Trailer Throwback Anniversary Party. Expect your favorite trailer food from the days of yore, like the world famous pork belly sliders. Wash it all down with beer and cocktails from the bar. Entry into the party is a minimum $35 door — which includes food and select drinks. Proceeds cover January vendor fees for farmers and ranchers at SFC Farmers' Market, assisting them during a slow harvest season of the year. Learn more »

Holiday Gift Certificates
Give the gift of local food education this holiday season! Gardening and cooking class gift certificates are available for immediate download in our online merch store. The perfect stocking stuffer for the novice foodie in your life. Shop now »



Help Green Gate Farms Move!
Green Gate Farms/New Farm Institute needs help moving its east Austin farm to its Bastrop location by December 31st. You can donate or volunteer your time. Learn more »

Food Futures: UT Speaker Series from Food+City
Dec 3, 6:30-8:00pm. Food+City is holding their second Food Futures speaker series event. Chelsea Collier will speak about how technology is changing the way we feed cities. Learn more »

Foraged Wreath Making
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 »

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 »

TOFGA Conference
February 14-16. At the 2019 Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Conference you'll enjoy two days of interactive learning sessions, pre-conference workshops and farm tours, and a keynote speech by Ellen Polishuk. Early bird registration ends January 10th. Learn more »






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