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Engaging Community Leaders in Food Access

“I see myself in my customers,” Michelle expressed, as we wrapped up our third training for the community leaders who work with us as Promotoras and Facilitators for SFC’s Food Access projects.

Facilitators work to engage customers in the “why” and “how” about cooking with local produce, in addition to providing customers with a positive shopping experience at Fresh for Less Farm Stands. Promotoras work to inform new customers about Fresh for Less sites and conduct recipe sampling events. When it comes to food, each of us is on a journey of learning.

Teaming up with our The Happy Kitchen program, we brought Food Access leaders from across our various sites together to provide additional training and strategies to promote products at the markets. Keep reading to learn more about this inspiring day! Continue Reading » »


Taste of East Africa



Thank You Odd Duck, Sour Duck and Barley Swine!
We'd like to thank Odd Duck, Sour Duck Market, and Barley Swine for supporting SFC Farmers’ Market growers, farmers and ranchers during the month of January. All month their vendor fees will be waived through their support. We are grateful to these restaurant partners for supporting local food producers and for giving back to the community.

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown:

  • Citrus and Snapper: Stop by and see Hersh at Indian Hills Farm this weekend for some of the last of their Meyer lemons of the season. They go great in baking, hot toddys, or to squeeze over the selection of fish available from Concha’s Seafood!
  • Got Your Goat?: Stop by Oma and Opa’s this weekend to get the best the farm has to offer. They’ve started bringing goat to market, as well as their pickles, cabbage, broccoli and more!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • A Delightful Time: This weekend, sweeten up and chill out with the Rescue Blend of CBD honey from Bee Delightful! You can find them at both the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets, hooking you up with their locally produced, CBD infused honey.
  • Keeping You Rooted: This time of year heralds plenty of root veggies and dark leafy greens, straight from the field to your table. Come by Johnson’s Backyard Garden this weekend to grab carrots, radishes, cabbage and more!

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

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 »

SFC on FOX 7 Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Julia Poplawsky with Central Texas Meat Collective makes a pork skirt steak. Watch now »




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 today! Learn more »

Farmshare is Hiring!
Our friend's at Farmshare Austin are hiring a Mobile Market Manager to take the Fresh for Less Mobile Market program into its next phase. Learn more »

Farmraiser 2019
February 24th, 5pm-8pm. Farmraiser is Farmshare Austin's annual gala fundraising event, featuring live music, fabulous local food and drinks, boot-stomping and square-dancing! Learn more »

It's My Park Day
March 2nd.Volunteer with the Austin Parks Foundation to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Learn more »

Green Corn Project Dig-ins
Volunteer with Green Corn Project to install organic vegetable gardens for the under-served communities. Dig-ins take place over 5 weekend mornings in March from Saturday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 31st. Learn more »

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