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2019 Texas Legislature - 3 Things We'd Like to See

Local farmers and ranchers are heading into the 2019 Texas Legislative Session with a hot hand. After winning key victories in the 2018 Farm Bill, we are setting our sights on advancing policies that further sustainable agriculture and food access at the state level. While SFC is tracking a host of bills in the Texas Legislature, we’ll be dedicating the lion’s share of our efforts to advocate for reform in three areas. Keep reading to learn more!

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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:

  • Like an Animal: Swing by Farmer Cas’ booth this weekend to grab some of Animal Farm’s winter bounty. They’ll have spicy arugula, delectable salad mix, carrots, sunchokes, and more! Not feeling like any mouthwatering veggies? Brighten up the room with some of their fresh flowers; this week’s bouquets include dahlias, lilies and snapdragons to make your table setting pop.
  • On Edge: Looking to make cooking a little easier? Come get your knives back in tip-top shape at Knife Party this weekend! Devin will have his mobile workshop set up at 9am sharp on the western end of market, ready to put that fine edge back on those knives of yours.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • Bunches of Bunches: Looking to get greens this weekend? Stop by Esperanza Farms and New Leaf Agriculture! Esperanza will have their ever-fresh lettuce, sold to you with roots still attached for a better flavor and longer shelf life. New Leaf is serving up cilantro, kale, chard and more from their farm just east of town. Combine some greens with the fresh mozzarella from Lira Rosa to make a smash hit market salad!
  • Tasty Pastries: Looking for some sweets that combine all the goodness of market? Le Renard loves using seasonal farm goods in their pastries, using egg and milk from Richardson’s and Meyer lemons from Indian Hills to get you the best the market has to offer in one bite!

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 »

Mardi Gras Dinner at Eden East
Mar 3, 6:30pm-10pm. Join us at Eden East Farm and Restaurant for a Mardi Gras inspired celebration featuring a Cajun menu created by Chef Sonya Cote with ingredients sourced directly from the farm. Proceeds benefit SFC. 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. 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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