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Summer Sunset

We're Going on a Summer Break!

Last week we unveiled our new mission statement and vision for the future. We are so excited for these big changes ahead, but all this change takes a lot work, and we need a break!

With summer in full swing (can you feel the heat out there!?), we are taking the opportunity to recharge, regroup, and refocus. The Featured Article section of our weekly newsletter is going on summer vacation while we work on improving our content and creating a brand new design for our weekly news.

We'll keep sending you weekly updates about What's New at the SFC Farmers' Markets and all the exciting food events going on in our community. Stay tuned for an exciting new newsletter starting this September, featuring even more content to keep you in the know about all things sustainable food.


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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • Big Latch On: Mamas and papas head on down to the market to participate in the Austin area annual Latch On! Get your photo taken, enter to win raffle prizes and talk to your fellow mom’s while perusing the market. Latch on happens promptly at 10:30 so get there early to join thousands of women celebrating this sacred activity. Learn more »
  • Long and Squiggly: We’ve been seeing a bunch of odd looking summer veggies popping up at the markets, but don’t despair they cook up just like your old faves! Stop by Animal Farm for some laginaria longissima, an Italian heirloom winter squash perfect for grilling or mid-summer curries. Also getting in on the fun are long beans, which cook up just like green beans and come in beautiful red and green shades. If you are ever in a pickle just ask your friendly farmer their own favorite recipes.
  • Happy Birthday Austin! Celebrate Austin’s birthday at the 2nd Annual Austin’s Birthday Bash in Republic Square this Saturday. After you shop the market, stick around or head back downtown to see live music, get some sweet treats and even get your Topgolf on. Learn more »

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




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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 »

Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week
August 10, 9am-1pm. Head to either SFC Farmers’ Market to shop from over 100 local vendors! Show your appreciation for local agriculture with our annual “Love My Vendor” contest, stop by our photobooth, and let the kiddos go wild on a scavenger hunt! Learn more »



Volunteers Needed at Becker Green Classroom
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. Contact Kathy to learn more »

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 »

Hot Sauce Fest
August 25, 11am - 5pm. Are you brave enough to eat the heat this summer? Save the date for the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest at Fiesta Gardens! Celebrate 29 years of the world's largest hot sauce festival and donate to support the Central Texas Food Bank. Learn more »




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