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Amplify Austin 2019

You Can Build a Healthy Austin

I am a mother, and a parent leader at Padron Elementary. So when I first heard about the Farm Stand, I got interested because it is a way that we can bring fresh food, not only to our own families, but to the whole community. This is a resource we can share.” - Yazmin

The city of Austin is growing at an astounding rate. Drawn by the promise of opportunity, over 150 newcomers arrive to our city every day.

But did you know that 15% of the people living in Travis County are food insecure, or do not know where their next meal is coming from? And at the same time, less than 1 percent of the food consumed in Austin is locally grown.

That’s why we are asking for your support during Amplify Austin. This annual day of giving is our time to join together and give toward our shared vision of a just future for everyone in Austin.

Please, join us by donating, fundraising, and spreading the word! All gifts made now until March 1st will be amplified by a matching grant from St. David's Foundation.

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Farm to Plate



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown:

  • Tremendous Tonnage of Tomatoes: Farmer Jamey of B5 Farm is offering up with his incredible tomatoes again this weekend - come by and get some of his incredible varieties before they’re gone!
  • Succulent Settings: As we move into sunnier weather, grab some place brightening plants from Desert Bear Designs! Fill some window sills with succulents to get some decorative greens going as we move to sunnier seasons.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley:

  • Return of the Rock: Flintrock Hill Farm is back in force this weekend with kale, collards, onions, eggs and more. Farmer Jackie will only be at market every other weekend while production ramps up, so stop by and stock up this Saturday!
  • Secrets of Self Care: Pilar Leoni, the creative force behind Aroma Secrets, will be rolling out her new Aloe vera products this weekend. Stop by and see how her handmade, artisanal face creams, essential oils, and herbal ointments can get you a start on healthy skin this spring!

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 »

Homemade Sauerkraut



Amplify Austin for SFC!
Feb 28 - Mar 1. During Amplify Austin, we need your help to raise $32,000 for our community programs, and we have 3 simple ways you can get involved: Donate, Fundraise, and Share! All gifts will be matched by St. David's Foundation, PLUS everyone who sets up a fundraiser page, and receives at least $100 in gifts, will be entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets to the Mardi Gras Dinner at Eden East (that's a $200 value!) Learn more »

Farm to Plate
May 9, 6-9:30pm. Join us for our annual sip-and-stroll event featuring delicious bites from over 30 of the best Austin chefs who are dedicated to sourcing local and sustainable food from our area farmers. At Farm to Plate, you get a taste of the best cuisine Austin has to offer. Farm to Plate also features local beverages, interactive activities, music from DJ Gatsby, photobooth, silent auction, and more! Buy tickets »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Jocelyn Boulanger of Boulanger Fermentations demonstrated how to incorporate sauerkraut into several breakfast foods and talked about her upcoming SFC’s Gone Wild: Homemade Sauerkraut class (tickets still available!) Watch the video »

Mardi Gras Dinner at Eden East




Food Accessibility & Development Program Coordinator
The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department is currently hiring a coordinator to achieve goals related to increased food accessibility in underserved areas. 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 »

Garden Leadership Training





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