SFC's weekly e-newsletter is the best way to stay informed about our upcoming events, community happenings, stories of lives we have touched and news that impacts what we do.

Sustainable Food Center

Weekly E-News


Green Tomatoes

It's Time to Plant Summer Tomatoes!

Did you miss the opportunity to plant tomatoes this spring? Not to worry! In Central Texas, we get a second chance to plant. The goal of planting tomatoes in the summer heat is to nurse plants until temperatures drop in the fall, at which point the plants will be ready to produce a crop. Tomatoes only set fruit when temperatures are below 90 degrees, so your late-season plants will wait for fall. Visit our blog archive for all our tips and tricks on planting summer tomatoes.

Continue Reading » »


 Texas Farms. Texas Food.



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Red, White or Blue: Nothing makes us happier over here than a color coordinated market haul. Pick up your red meat for your weekend barbeque, whether you are planning to grill some chicken thighs, please a crowd with a London broil, or sear pork chops, the market has you covered. Don’t forget your soft white buns from Texas French Bread, and make sure you include the last of the blackberries (closer to a deep blue) in any dessert offerings you have this week!
  • Take a Load Off: If you are planning on turning this holiday into a long weekend, don’t forget to pick up some items for deep relaxation. Check out Bee Delightful for some CBD infused honey to help relieve any lingering anxiety, get a tube of mud mask from Hemp 360 for some post festivity self-care, and make sure to save yourself at least one Le Renard cookie for a treat that’s just for you.

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 »



New Leaf Agriculture Farm Tours
First Fridays, 10-11am. Join the Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a monthly tour at the New Leaf Farm, on every first Friday at 10am. Learn about MRC's three social enterprises, take a tour of the farm, meet their staff, and if interested, start or complete the volunteer orientation process. RSVP »

Farm Volunteer Day at Hat and Heart Farm
July 7, 8am-1pm. Help Hat and Heart Farm keep up with their daily harvest and farm maintenance. Bring your whole family and and be one with the soil for a Sunday morning. Every volunteer will receive a bag of fresh vegetables as a gift of thanks. 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 »



Sustainable Food Center

Powered By Blackbaud