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School Garden

What to Do with Your School Garden in the Summer

It's the end of the school year and it's time to celebrate! But what about the school garden you've worked so hard on all year? Maintaining the garden year-round is a challenge for schools, especially over summer breaks when the campus is deserted. We've got some great tips for what you should do with your school garden in the summer to make sure it thrives in the fall.

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 Whole Hog Butchery



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Peak Tomato: Tomatoes are at market in full force! Come grab them fresh off the vine from vendors at both markets this weekend.
  • Come See What’s Pup: Come on down and see the pups up for adoption at the Downtown market, and stock up on food and treats for dogs, new and old alike, from vendors at both Downtown and Sunset Valley.

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



 Private Classes

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. Learn more »



Texas TomatoFest
June 8, 10am-2pm. Are you a tomato-growing guru? Enter your fruits to win in Natural Gardener's Homegrown Contest! Also enjoy live music, a pop-up market with local artisans and food vendors, a petting zoo, and other kid-friendly activities. Learn more »

Slow Food Annual Tomato Dinner
June 9, 6-9pm. Join Slow Food Austin for their annual tomato dinner at Eden East Austin that will highlight a variety of types and preparations of home-grown tomatoes, at the height of the season, from the farm. Learn more »

Farm & Food Leadership Conference
August 11-13. Early Bird registration is now open for the Farm & Food Leadership Conference in San Marcos, TX. Enjoy producer workshops as well as sessions featuring compelling topics for local food producers as well as consumers. Learn more »




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