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Chili-Lime Watermelon

Crowd Pleasing Summer Recipes

The 4th of July is next week, and that means a day of sun, fun and food! What better way to celebrate with your friends and family than with some healthy, delicious and local summer dishes to share?

If you need a healthy and filling side dish, check out our Chickpea Celery Salad or our Smokey Black Bean Quinoa Salad. Looking for something on the sweeter side? Try our Tomato and Watermelon Feta Salad, or spice things up with these Chili-lime Watermelon Slices. Want to use those fresh peaches available at the farmers' market now? Try our Spicy Peach Salsa that's sure to impress. Wow all the kids and cool off with a scoop of Strawberry Mint Granita, and please all the parents with one of these Seasonal Summer Sangria recipes from the Bonneville.

No matter what you cook up, remember to keep things local by shopping for the best summer ingredients at the SFC Farmers' Markets this weekend!


 Texas Farms. Texas Food.



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Recipe Time! Summer veggies are exploding at the markets this weekend. Consider picking up some eggplant (pick a small firm one for the most tender and creamy texture), slice in half lengthwise, brush lightly with olive oil and throw them on a medium grill. Cook 15 minutes, turning only once. Don’t be afraid of a little char! When they are very soft, remove and top with homemade tzatziki from Indian Hills Farm, throw together some pesto with basil from Tecolote Farm, or a delicious sunflower seed hummus from Floreli Foods. Mangia!
  • Sunny Sunset Valley: South of the river and looking for some easy picnic basket stuffers? Look no further than our friends at Bradshaw Farm. Pick up a container of soup and a loaf of bread, then head to Le Renard Patisserie for a jar of handmade nut butter and peach jam for some sammies. If you are still hungry try a quiche lorraine from Julie Myrtille Bakery, some subtly sweet halva from Sesa Sweets, and wash it all down with spicy carrot sunrise juice from Pharm Fresh.

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

"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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