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Regenerate Reform

A Letter From Our Executive Director

To Central Texas food enthusiasts and SFC supporters:

Last year, our agency invested in outside consultation to help us address the critical issues of farmland loss, east Austin displacement and environmental degradation given Austin’s explosive growth. As a result of this 9-month visioning session, and with input from a large number of our partners, we’re pivoting to focus more upstream to deal with the systemic and policy issues surrounding farm viability and food access and education.

We also have a reimagined set of core values and goals, as well as a renewed mission statement to cultivate a just and regenerative food system so that people and the environment can thrive!

Founded almost 45 years ago with a primary goal to teach people to grow their own food, SFC honors the legacy programs that have shaped our organization and lead the way for many other agencies and projects to take seed and germinate. Follow the link below to learn more about our new vision and what this means for the future of our organization.

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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Maker Space: There’s more to market than farm fresh veggies. Here at SFC we support artisans, creatives and small businesses committed to producing locally made products. Remember Dream Bijoux the next time you need to buy mom a new pair of earrings, Animal Farm to brighten up your home with a bouquet of flowers, or surprise a coworker with a small box of handmade incense from Dream Lion.
  • Heat of the Moment: When it’s hot outside get hot inside and pick up an array of peppers this weekend! Saga Farms has anaheims that would pair wonderfully with their tomatillos for a fresh enchilada sauce, and Johnson’s Backyard Garden has everything from sweet yellow bells to fiery hot red cherry peppers. Want to skip the heat but keep all the flavor? Priverno Farm has compact habanada peppers, perfect for salsas and chilis but without all the heat!

    Don’t forget the kiddos at home this weekend as Bliss Kid Yoga will be at Sunset Valley with mindfulness activities and fun things to keep the whole family grounded.

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

We're Hiring at the Markets!
Spend the morning outside eating delicious food, engaging in conversation with your neighbors, and helping farmers and ranchers make a living. We're looking for part-time associates to help us Saturday mornings with market operations. Learn more »

"Secret Garden" Summer Fridays Happy Hour at TRACE
Every Friday during June and July; 3-7pm. 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.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 »



Volunteers Needed at Becker Green Classroom
July 27, 10am-12pm. The Green Classroom needs volunteers for weekly garden classes at Becker Elementary. Garden teachers and assistants work together to plan and lead a 30-45 minute session with the same class of children each week. They also need help with garden maintenance and watering, technical support, fundraising, event planning, and more. To learn more, join them for an Open House/Information Session on Saturday, July 27. Contact Kathy to RSVP »

NSAC is Hiring!
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is seeking a passionate, experienced, strategic and collaborative Policy Director who will build upon the Coalition’s accomplishments over the past 30 years and help lead the charge to even bigger victories in the future. Learn more »

Farm & Food Leadership Conference
August 11-13. Register 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 »

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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