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Nutrition Facts

6 Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label You Need to Know

If you haven’t heard by now, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring food companies to update their nutrition labels for packaged foods by January 1, 2020 (or 2021 for smaller companies). Nutrition fact labels can be found on all foods sold in stores, excluding fresh produce and meat. They contain lots of useful information that can contribute to healthy eating habits when utilized correctly. Some companies have already adopted the new label, so this week we are sharing with you the 6 changes you need to be aware of now.

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Farm to Plate 2019



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • New Vendor Alert! We’ve got new vendors at the market this weekend, come on down to our Downtown market and see what’s fresh on the tables. Grab vinegar from Other Mother Vinegar, tonics from Planet, and pesto, samosas, pakoras and more with the return of Kala’s Kuisine!
  • WIC’n Out: We’re in the swing of spring, and with that comes FMNP season. Come on down to Sunset Valley and meet with the local WIC nutritionists to learn about using WIC benefits at market. For you early birds, run by Flintrock Hill Farm right at 9am to get some strawberries before they’re all gone!

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



Farm to Plate Tickets Still On Sale!
May 9th, 6-9:30pm. Just 1 week away and tickets are still available! Don't miss out on the best cuisine Austin. This sip-and-stroll event features delicious bites from over 30 of Austin's best 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 »

Farm to Plate Silent Auction is Live!
Our Silent Auction is now open online ahead of Farm to Plate, featuring chef dinners, jewelry, and fitness and luxury hotel packages! Bidding is available for everyone - even if you can’t make it to Farm to Plate. Don't miss out on your chance to join in on the fun! Start bidding now »

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 »



 Meat Curing

Cocktails and Cuddles: Happy Hour with Baby Goats!
May 3, 6-8pm. Relax on with a pile of Bee Tree baby goats and your favorite beverage. This event is BYOB, but your ticket includes a few light refreshments and ample opportunity to bottle feed and snuggle the baby goats. 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 »

Farm Tour at New Leaf Agriculture with the MRC
May 17, 4-6pm. Join Slow Food Austin and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a farm tour with farm-fresh snacks at New Leaf Agriculture. 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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