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Farm to Plate 2019 Chefs

Over 30 Local Chefs Who Support Local Farms

In Austin, we are so fortunate to have a large variety of local restaurants to dine at every single week. Our growing city has become a culinary destination for tourists and residents alike. Better still, so many of these local restaurants and chefs are dedicated to supporting our local farmers. Visit any one of them and find a showcase of seasonal, local ingredients in their deliciously crafted menus.

That's why at our annual Farm to Plate benefit we invite the best local chefs who are dedicated to sourcing local and sustainable food from our area farmers. Read on to learn more about just a few the local chefs you'll find at Farm to Plate on Thursday, May 9th, and why shopping local is important to them.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • What’s the Buzz? Stop by our Downtown market this weekend to catch up with Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey and learn more about raising backyard bees and what you can do to attract these friendly pollinators to your backyard. Check out some of our sweetest vendors after that for stress relieving CBD honey, soothing beeswax candles, locally made chapsticks and jars of fresh honey!
  • Get Stones at Market: Come by Sunset Valley this weekend to see our newest vendor, StonedinWyo! Janice hand crafts and polishes locally found stones to create custom jewelry straight from the heart of Texas. Stop by this weekend to scope out a piece and learn a bit about the land from which it comes.

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



HEB and EarthShare Tearpad Coupons

HEB & EarthShare
May 27 - April 30. In recognition of Earth Day, H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. Customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support EarthShare of Texas and over 3 dozen environmental nonprofits in Texas, including SFC! Just look for the tearpad display at your local HEB and Central Market stores.

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. 100% of the proceeds benefit SFC and our programs that work to support local agriculture and increase healthy food access in Austin. Buy tickets »

We're Hiring!
We are seeking an hourly bilingual Food Access Associate to work on-site at SFC Farmers’ Markets on Food Access programming, including the SFC Double Dollars Project (DD), WIC, SNAP and FMNP programs. Learn more »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Chef Brian Moses of Olive & June made roasted rainbow carrots with nasturtium vinaigrette and talked about all the fresh, local food you will find at Farm to Plate. Watch the video »

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MODIFIED - Film Screening and Panel
May 21, 7pm. Watch the new documentary film about GMO labeling in the US, followed by an expert panel discussion. Learn more »

Free Chicken Keeping Class
May 4, 10-11am. Register today for a FREE class about chicken keeping presented by the City of Austin, to be held at Eden East. Learn more »


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