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Texas Peaches

3 Food Bills That Just Might Become Law

Last week, we were honored to take part in Local Foods Awareness Day at the Texas Capitol, hosted by our friends at the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA). We covered a lot of ground! Dozens of farmers, ranchers, food entrepreneurs, and farmers’ market managers from across the state met with our State Representatives and Senators to urge passage of bills that will strengthen the local food system in Texas.

Heading into the home stretch of the 86th Legislative Session, more of our priority bills are still standing than in any Session in recent memory. Keep reading to learn about 3 food bills that have a real shot at becoming law in the next three weeks.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Eggheads: Looking to grab eggs this weekend? Farmers’ market eggs are the best in the bunch, but you’ve gotta act fast to get your hands on a dozen. We’ve got egg vendors aplenty at both markets, but there’s no telling how long their stocks will hold in the face of hungry Austinites. Show up early for a chance at snagging some fruit as well- you'll find strawberries and peaches on the table if you’re early enough.
  • Just Peachy! It’s peach season, and we’ll have some of Central Texas’ fine peaches at Sunset Valley with the return of Engel Farms this weekend. Swing by early and get some before they’re 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 Silent Auction is Live!
Our Silent Auction is open online and features chef dinners, jewelry, and fitness and luxury hotel packages, and more! 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 »

Wheatsville Coop Community Action Month
Support your local grocer while giving back to support our local food system! We are thrilled to be Wheatsville Food Co-op's Community Action partner for the month of May. All month long, visit either Wheatsville location and round up your bill at the register for SFC. Buy tickets »

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 »



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 »

Biggest Little Farm Screening
May 19, 6:30-10pm. Join the Alamo Drafthouse for a special (and delicious) evening at Vista Brewing in Driftwood. You can take a tour of the property, grab a beer and some farm table fare, then settle in for one of the most inspiring documentaries of the year, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM. 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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