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SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley:

  • National Farmers’ Market Week: Make sure your food dollars stay in our community by shopping local from the farmers’ market for National Farmers’ Market Week! This annual celebration is a reminder to all of us to show gratitude and thank our farmers, ranchers, beekeepers, mushroom cultivators, backyard gardeners and everyone else who makes sure food grown here is available to everyone at our weekly markets. Show your love to our vendors this weekend at both markets with our annual “Love My Vendor” contest (winning vendors get a free booth this weekend!) and let the kiddos run around on our very own farmers’ market scavenger hunt. Thanks to you for coming to shop with us every weekend, see you at the markets!
  • Moo-ve Along: Richardson’s Farm is onsite with fresh A2, low-temperature pasteurized milk from their happy cows in Rockdale. A2 milk has less of the protein that make some people sensitive to dairy, so try some out this weekend. Cheese lovers can also find cheddar, pepper jack and gouda made with farm fresh milk at both the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets.
  • Fuzzy Green Pods: It wouldn’t be a market in August if we didn’t talk about our favorite southern delight, okra! Pickled, stewed, roasted until crispy, pan-fried or grilled this versatile summer veggie will be all over the markets this weekend. If you need a little more inspiration, catch our friends from Hat & Heart Farm sautéing some beautiful pods last week on Good Day Austin!

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



Fall Class Sign-ups and Samples

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 »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
Oct 3rd. Benefiting SFC and Urban Roots, this event gives guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. With small bites prepared by the chefs, refreshing libations, as well as a fantastic silent auction, you’ll leave happy even if you don’t place the highest bid (though we’d love it if you did). Learn more »



Kombucha Class

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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