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Cooking Classes

New Fall Classes are Now Available!

Our new Fall 2019 classes have just been released and are available for registration. You'll find multiple occurrences of our popular Essential Knife Skills class, and we are excited to host another installment of our Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking 6-class series. Through this course you'll learn lifelong healthy eating habits co-taught by Gastroenterologist Dr. John Cluley.

Spice things up with The Indian Home Cook and A Taste of East Africa. Learn new skills in Meat Curing 101 and Kombucha, Kimchi and Probiotics with Casper Fermentables. BBQ is for everyone in our Vegan BBQ Fest, and celebrate the holidays with our annual Tamalada! Making Homemade Tamales with El Cruz Ranch.

If you're interested in starting or reviving a school or community garden this fall, our Garden Leadership Training is for you. However, we will no longer be offering other gardening classes to the general public. Visit our website for a list of organizations around town who offer a wide variety of gardening classes to help you get started in growing a garden of your own.

View all upcoming SFC classes »


 Texas Farms. Texas Food.



SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • In The Food Court: Skip breakfast and head to Sunset valley for some BBQ chicken kabobs, gather up a few traditional tamales, and cool off with a fresh-pressed, local juice or get hopped up with an iced mocha and you’ve got instant market brunch.
  • Cute Things Only: If you haven't tried a cucamelon yet head over to Tecolote Farm at our Downtown market and pick up a couple of the smallest watermelon shaped fruits you can find. Eat ‘em like grapes or toss into a salad with tiny microgreens from rev pioneers, and a handful of edible squash blossoms from Animal Farm for a stunning midsummer dish.

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




 Meat Curing 101

"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 »

Plus1 Partnership
July 26. We are excited to be a recipient of the PLUS1 dollars for the upcoming the Beck, Cage The Elephant and Spoon concert at the Austin360 Amphitheater! $1 from every ticket sold will benefit SFC. Buy tickets »



Thursday Nights on Eden East Farm
Thursdays, 6-10pm. Join Eden East Farm every Thursday from 6p-10p for live music, complimentary beverages from various alcohol sponsors, and delicious food from the a la carte menu. Learn more »

The Secret Life of (Bee Tree) Cheese
July 20, 2-6pm. Join Bee Tree Farm for an intimate class centered around a full scale, commercial batch of feta. You will watch and help transform milk into an entire batch of cheese inside their cheese kitchen. The four hour course will include a light meal of Bee Tree cheeses. Learn more »

Farm & Food Leadership Conference
August 11-13. Early Bird registration is almost over 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. Early Bird Rates end July 19. Learn more »

Farm & Food Leadership Conference Scholarship
Applications due July 31. Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Farm and Food Leadership Conference. The scholarship includes a conference ticket, a ticket to the Monday Farm-to-Table Dinner and a $75 travel stipend. Learn more »




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