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It's the Summertime and Food Access Programming is Still in Full Swing!

Summertime is here, and that means some shifts in our Food Access programming! With schools being closed for the summer, so are several of our Fresh for Less Markets. But we are continuing to build bridges between the Austin community and the Double Dollars network. We will continue to operate two Fresh for Less Markets in South and Southeast Austin, and our partners at Farmshare Austin will be operating three additional Fresh for Less Markets throughout the summer. And at our own SFC Farmers’ Markets, and with partner markets, our Food Access team is ramping up the annual summertime Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

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 Texas Farms. Texas Food.



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • New Vendor Alert! Sesa Specialty Foods is bringing Middle Eastern treats made of paleo, gluten free and vegan sesame seeds! Try some halva, a deliciously semi-sweet treat with nuts and fruit, or some savory tahini spread on your next weekend picnic!
  • Cool Down: With temps reaching the 90’s this week, all we could do is look forward to a sweet and cool treat from the market this weekend. From paleta’s to ice cream, tonics to teas, coffees, kombuchas and more there is something to help everyone cool down this weekend. See you there!

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


 Homemade Gelato Class with Dolce Neve

The Count: Census of Agriculture Blog Series
We know - reading the Census of Agriculture sounds about as boring as watching grass grow. That's why we did the hard work for you! This summer, we'll be blogging about only the facts you need to know about Texas agriculture. And we'll try to have some fun while we're at it. Read more »

"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 »


 Private Classes

Local Food Jobs
Our friends at Farmshare Austin and Texas Farmers' Markets are both hiring! If you've been looking for the local food job of your dreams, check out the Farm Manager position with Farmshare, the Food Access Associate at TFM Mueller, or the Food Access Associate at TFM Lakeline.

Club Homemade
Club Home Made is an Austin-based meal prep club. Their Monday night gatherings will get you ready for a week of effortless, wholesome eating. You'll leave with a bounty of prepped ingredients, a few new friends, and a sense of empowerment that you can throw it all together! 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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