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Heirloom Tomato

5 Things You Probably Aren't Growing in Your Garden... But Could Be

Are you getting bored of growing the same fruits and veggies season after season? Our Central Texas climate limits the variety of things we can grow here, but we bet there are few plants that you just haven't thought of yet. Keep reading to get our list of fun ideas for plants you can try out in your new spring garden this year.

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Farm to Plate



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Nice Bud: Spring is here! Come and grab the first flowers of the season at our Downtown market this weekend. We’ve got lilies, ranunculus, poppies and more!
  • Local Yolks: Treat yourself to freshly laid eggs from pastured local hens. The ladies are laying again, so get your dozens this weekend to add that extra punch to your scrambles, migas, frittatas, and quiches.

For information on which vendors will be at market, what products are in season, and more visit our This Week at the Markets webpage »



Meat Curing

12th Annual Farm to Plate
May 9th, 6-9:30pm. Get a taste of the best cuisine Austin has to offer at Farm to Plate. This sip-and-stroll event features delicious bites from over 30 of the best Austin chefs who are dedicated to supporting our area farmers. Farm to Plate also features artisan cocktails, local wines and craft beers, fun interactive activities, music, photo booth, silent auction and more! Buy tickets »

We're Hiring! SFC Farmers' Market Associates
Spend Saturday mornings outside eating delicious food, engaging in conversation with your neighbors, and helping farmers & ranchers make a living. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Chef Rob Snow and Chef Todd Engle of Greenhouse Craft Food talk about their participation in our upcoming Farm to Plate benefit while making one of their delicious dishes. Watch the video »



GAVA North Austin Organizer
Go Austin/Vamos Austin (GAVA)is looking for an organizer to build key relationships with residents and community stakeholders in North Austin. Learn more »

Bubbles, Brunch, and (Goat) Babies at Bee Tree Farm!
March 23rd. Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop for brunch at Bee Tree Farm. Learn more »

Seedling Social
March 30th. Slow Food Austin and PEAS Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability are planning a fun Seedling Social garden party for adults and kids alike. Come out for food, fun, music, kids’ activities, gardening information, and more. Learn more »

East Austin Garden Fair
April 13th..Features more than 50 booths representing a variety of gardening and related topics, as well as a plant giveaway, free gardening materials and complimentary soil testing. Learn more »

East Austin Urban Farm Tour
April 14th. Sip, eat and stroll on four working urban farms - Boggy Creek Farm, HausBar Urban Farm and GuestHaus, Rain Lily Farm, and Eden East Farm - all located within walking / biking distance of one another in the heart of East Austin. Proceeds benefit the farms and Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. Learn more »





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