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New Faces at our SFC Farmers' Markets

Over 30 Local Chefs Who Support Local Farms

This spring has brought us many new excellent farmers and vendors into our SFC Farmers' Market roster. This week, Sergio Torres, our Farm Direct Coordinator takes you on a tour of our markets and introduces you to all the new faces you'll see while you shop. These farmers and small business entrepreneurs are a true inspiration for everyone out there trying to chase their dreams. All these new faces may be quite different from one another, but we can guarantee you that they share a burning ambition to make things better for their community. Treat yourself and find some time to meet these lovely inspiring humans at our markets this weekend!

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Farm to Plate 2019



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Vegging Out: Farmer Katie is back at market this weekend, bringing the full force of Tecolote Farm’s harvest to bear at our Downtown market! Swing by and stock up on endive, garlic, onions and more!
  • Milkin’ It: Did you know that A2 milk is easier on your digestion than common dairy milks? Stock up on A2 milk by the whole or half-gallon at Richardson Farms for all the wonder of milk without any of the stomach grumbles. Not looking for milk? Try the fresh made cheeses that Richardson has to offer made right on the farm with their own milk!
  • Bugging Out: With spring wet weather returning in force, so too return the mosquitoes! Stop by and talk with Miki Cook, the knowledgeable force behind Medicine Woman Herbs at our Sunset Valley market. She’s got mosquito sprays that are sure to smell and feel great for humans while warding off those pesky biting bugs!

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 »

Ice Cream Making Workshop at CRAFT
May 14th, 7-9pm. Support SFC and learn how to make delicious ice cream with Austin’s very own Lick Honest Ice Creams. Chef and Co-Founder Anthony Sobotik will lead workshop, teaching participants how to make fresh Cilantro Lime Ice Cream with local ingredients. Learn more »

Beer & Ice Cream Pairing at Lazarus Brewing Company
May 21st, 6-8pm. Lick Honest Ice Creams is continuing its support of SFC a beer and ice cream pairing. A ticket will get you 5 beer samples (5 oz) with 5 ice creams (1 oz) of assorted Lick spring flavors. As you enjoy your sips and scoops, Lazarus and Lick will be there to educate you on the beer and ice cream pairing options. 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 »

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 »


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