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2019 Texas Legislative Session Wrap-up

3 Big Food Wins in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

The Texas Legislature, which adjourned last week, delivered multiple wins for local agriculture and the fight against food insecurity. Three of our top priorities passed this session. If signed by the Governor, the following reforms will become law: Farmers' Market Permit Reform, Expanded Cottage Food Laws, and Improvements to SNAP Incentives. Keep reading to learn more about this important state legislation.

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 Tacodeli Soft Opening



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • New Farmers Alert! Sunset Valley market goers, grab your reusable bags to stock up this weekend! We've got onions, garlic, duck eggs, peppers and more from Priverno Farm out of Bastrop. Bringing fruit to bear, Austin Orchards will be slinging their peaches and more out of the stall this weekend. Jordan’s Flowers will have fresh cut bouquets for freshening up a room. See you there!
  • Celiacs Rejoice: Gluten Free Yourself Kitchen is back at market after taking a spell, bringing the gluten free loaves and treats we’ve been missing all this while. Looking for another baked, GF treat? Made from cassava, a naturally gluten free flour, the cheese balls at Lua Brazil are sure to please.

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

Wink Restaurant 18th Anniversary Dinner
June 9-12. Wink is celebrating 18 years of food, wine and friends. Join them for a prix fixe dinner menu that encompasses their artistic passion with the very best of local gardens, farms and ranches. Benefiting 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 »


 Whole Hog Butchery




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