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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

A Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Uh oh. Christmas is right around the corner! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Don't fret - we've got you covered this Saturday at our markets.

From sparkles and sweets, to party platters, and ready-made goods, we've got something for everyone. So show your friends and family some local love this holiday season with gifts from the SFC Farmers' Markets!

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown:

  • Fresh to Impress: To really excite your friends and family this Christmas make sure to get the freshest veggies and best pastured meat from our Downtown market. Try a winter kale salad with greens from Texas Food Ranch, a crudité plate featuring crunchy veggies from Johnson’s Backyard Garden, and a veggie friendly main of roasted oyster mushrooms from HiFi Mycology. Don’t forget to pick up pork tenderloin from Belle Vie Farm or brunch ready bacon from Richardson Farms too.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • Something Sweet: Satiate your sweet tooth this winter with a traditional Bûche de Noel from Julie Myrtille, or just pick up a handful of almond croissants and some savory quiche to have one low stress meal before family time. For something a little lighter make sure not to miss beautiful meyer lemons (in season for only a short time) from Indian Hills Farm!
  • Good Bye, Gary Rowland: After more than 20 years of growing top-notch organic food and acting as a pillar of the Central Texas farming community, Gary Rowland is transitioning out from running Hairston Creek Farm. Join us this weekend for one last blast with Gary at Sunset Valley, and to support new farmers Robb and Hannah as they take full reign of the Hairston Creek operations.

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

Farm Bill Update
After months of gridlock, Congress passed Farm Bill. Keep reading on our blog to learn about some of the bill's highlights. Read more »

Reliant EcoShare
Want to help SFC and offset your carbon footprint at the same time? The Reliant Energy EcoShare program allows Reliant customers to support EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations (including SFC) all while helping to reduce the customers’ carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. Learn more »

Seed Saving & Seed Swapping
Jan 26, 10am-1pm. Join us at our SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown on National Seed Swap Day to learn more about how you can save seeds from your own garden. 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 »

Open House & Class Preview



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 »

Spring Registration Open for ACC's Sustainable Agriculture Course
ACC's Sustainable Agriculture Program offers courses that focus on ecological farming, quality of life and farm profitability. 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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