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Figs in Baskets



New Downtown Music Sponsor - 3TEN ACL Live and ACL Live
We are excited to announce our new partnership with 3TEN ACL Live and ACL Live to bring delightful tunes to our Downtown market every weekend! This Saturday you can find Choctaw Wildfire playing sweet tunes on the deck at Republic Square. Find out more about upcoming performances at ACL Live by visiting the music tent and picking up a schedule.

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley
Saturday, August 17th:

  • Big Fig: Fruits and veggies are gobbling up our recent sunshine and it’s the time of year for huge figs! Check out the JBG Organic tent for figs from Austin Vineyards, our newest fruit farmer. Try some Calimyrna figs at home on the grill for a super easy dessert, or as an addition to a fancy cheese board!
  • Turn Up the Heat! It’s pepper season and Tecolote Farm has got you covered on the scoville scale. Sweet Red Gypsy Peppers, New Mexican "Hatch" Chiles, Medium-hot Hungarian Red Peppers, Hot Peppers, Mild Peppers, Wildly Hot Peppers Eggplants, mixed varieties Cucamelons, Basil, Thai Basil, Shiso, Sicilian Oregano, French Thyme, and more herbs to delight and spice up your meals.
  • Team Effort: If this heat has you feeling peckish, round the corner to the food court Downtown and grab a breakfast tacoor pork belly sandwich from Ninja Pig. These folks source pork from our friends at Smith and Smith Farms, veggies and ferments from F-Stop Farm, and gluten free buns from GFY Kitchen. With one sandwich purchase you support the whole market!

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. To learn more, join them for an Information/Orientation Session on Saturday, August 24, 9:00 am to noon at 1701 Briar or contact Kathy.

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 »

Central Texas Women in Food Scholarships
Due Aug 31. Les Dames Austin is accepting applications for women in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. They have two scholarship available: one for culinary students to finish school, and the other is for professionals in the industry to pursue learning that will help advance their career. Learn more »

Selection, Planting and Care of Your Trees
Sept 14, 10 am - 12 pm. Join Master Gardener Jerry Naiser, as he takes you through the steps of selecting, planting and caring for your trees. Learn more »


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