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Texas Farms. Texas Food.

Let's Taco 'Bout It

Austin-Round Rock metro area has grown by an average of 55,500 people every year. Because of development, Travis County loses 6 football fields worth of farmland every day. Unless we act now to support our local farmers, we will continue to see a decrease in the availability of local food, resulting in negative consequences for our environment and our health.

When you donate to SFC, you help us to start new programs that will provide the support farmers need today. Join us and grow a thriving new vision for our Central Texas food system.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • New Vendor Alert! Sunset Valley market goers, we’ve got more for you this weekend! Nab a bite to eat with Caribbean and Filipino fusion foods from D Golden Pineapple, and wash it down with some cold-pressed juice made from local fruits and veggies at the Peoples RX booth. Try some halva for dessert, a honey-sweetened sesame treat, and grab a thing of tahini for later from Sesa's Specialty Foods!
  • Summer’s Bounty: After all these recent rains, it’s time to get out and start grilling! All sorts of summer vegetables are coming up in the fields: grab peppers, tomatoes, squash, and eggplant from the farmers this weekend!

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

"Secret Garden" Summer Fridays Happy Hour at TRACE
Every Friday during June and July; 3-9pm. TRACE is transforming its lush outdoor lounge into a “Secret Garden” with half-off cocktails, a special garden menu, large format drinks, and more surprises weekly during June and July. They’ll be selling succulents with prizes (you could win an overnight stay at the W Hotel!) and proceeds benefit SFC. Learn more »


Farm Camp at Green Gate Farms
June 17-28. Green Gate Farms’ will be hosting its awarding-winning Farm Camp at its River Farm for the last two weeks in June. Camps are for kids ages 5-15 to help on an organic vegetable and flower farm, care for animals, learn to cook, play in the Colorado River 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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