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Farmer Visit at B5 Farm

Farmer Roundup!

One of the best parts of working at SFC is when we get to leave the confines of our office, strap on a pair of boots and get our hands dirty on a farm visit. We personally visit each farm and ranch that sells to our SFC Farmers' Markets so that you, our market customers, can rest assured you are purchasing the highest quality local food we can find. We tour fields, inspect wash stations, and pet cows all in the name of maintaining the integrity of our markets. Since January, we’ve been on 9 visits, from Cat Springs to the Hill Country, and this week we want to let you in on what we’ve seen.

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 Whole Hog Butchery



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Cool as Can Be: They don’t call it cool as a cucumber for nothing - cucumbers make a fantastic summer snack whether you’re slicing them on salads, pickling the bounty for a taste of summer in the months ahead, or just eating them hand-to-face to stay fed and hydrated. Circle by either farmers’ market this weekend to pick you up a crate of cukes!
  • Summertime Kickoff at Sunset Valley! Start the hot summer months off right with our friends from WIC and ACL Live this weekend! Come on out to our Sunset Valley market for the good food, hang out in the shade with a snack and drink, and stay tuned for raffles and prizes all Saturday at the ACL Live tent.

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
There are just a few days left to support your local grocer while giving back to support our local food system! Visit either Wheatsville location this week and round up your bill at the register for SFC. Learn more »

#FreshIsBest with Lick Honest Ice Creams
Time's almost up to grab a taste of the limited edition Cilantro Lime Ice Cream before the end of May. Visit Lick's Austin and San Antonio scoop shops and get a cone of this original flavor featuring fresh G&S Groves lime zest and Johnson's Backyard Garden cilantro - 100% of proceeds benefit 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 »

Sour Duck Market Anniversary Party
June 11, 6-10pm. The little sister to Odd Duck and Barley Swine is all grown up! Celebrate with a night of passed bites, drinks and bluegrass. Benefiting Juneteenth. Learn more »

Farm Camp at Green Gate Farms
June 17-28. Though Green Gate Farms’ in-town farm on Decker Lane is closed until 2020, the farm will be hosting its awarding-winning Farm Camp at its River Farm for the last two weeks in June. Tthese week-long day camps are designed for campers ages 5-15 to help on an organic vegetable and flower farm, care for animals, learn to cook, play in the Colorado River, explore the woods and more. Sibling, multi-week discounts and carpooling provided. 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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