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Lamplight Community Garden

Garden Spotlight - Lamplight Community Garden

Just five years ago, the land that now houses the newly formed Lamplight Community Garden was nothing more than a vacant, 2-acre field designated by the City of Austin as Alderbrook Pocket Park.

Now it's becoming the site of another vibrant neighborhood gathering space thanks to the leadership of nearby residents. Keep reading to learn more about how this new garden was formed and how you can become a member. Continue Reading » »

Farm to Plate Early Bird On Sale



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown:

  • New Vendors Alert: Ninja Pig will be starting up Downtown this weekend, bringing tasty tacos and sandwiches to market made from locally sourced ingredients like pork from Smith & Smith Farms and produce from F-Stop Farms and Johnson’s Backyard Garden.

    Miche Bread makes some of the best bread in town, and it’s no secret the reason for that is equal parts expertise and sourcing heritage grains from their partners at Barton Springs Mill. Stop by and grab a delicious loaf and bag of flour or grits from their combo tent Downtown this weekend!

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • New Vendor Alert: River Ranch Raw is bringing hearty locally sourced dog food to the market this weekend! Swing on by their booth to nab some tasty chow for your lucky pups!
  • Exciting Vendors Returns! With our weak Texas winter waning, several farmers and ranchers are back at the Sunset Valley market this weekend. Swing by and grab the goods from ‘em! Yard to Market brings a tasty selection of backyard eggs and veggies to their tables this weekend. Copper Creek Ranch is back from their break last week, bringing all their delectable cuts of beef. And Party Fowl Farm will have their stellar duck and chicken eggs, whole chickens, salad mix 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 »

Taste of East Africa



Greenhouse Craft Food & Fall Creek Wine Dinner
Feb 17, 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for an inaugural wine pairing dinner prepared by chefs Rob Snow and Todd Engel at Greenhouse Craft Food - Georgetown. This dinner will be inspired and paired with wines by Fall Creek Vineyards and will feature an expertly crafted and curated menu to highlight the Driftwood, TX winery's best wines. Proceeds benefit SFC. 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 »

Garden Leadership Training




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 »

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 »

Homemade Sauerkraut





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