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Students taking a cooking class at SFC

Get A Taste of What's New

SFC cooking classes demonstrate fun and easy cooking techniques so you can make yourself creative, delicious recipes at home. Interested in signing up for a class? We're making it easy (and tasty) for you! When you come to our Fall Class Sign Up and Samples night on September 5th, you get to try out dishes from five of our upcoming classes. Then you can sign up for the ones you like the most - with a 15% discount! Sample offerings from a range of classes including:

After you taste all we have to offer, SFC staff will be on hand to help you sign up for as many classes as you want for 15% off. This event is totally free - register today!

Fall Class Sign-ups and Samples



How ‘Bout Them Apples! Please join us in welcoming Apple Valley Orchard to our Sunset Valley market this weekend. John Caballero grows fujis, galas, red delicious and crispin apples at his family orchard in Llano and is excited to bring these sweet local fruits to your family this weekend. Keep checking in for apple cider, apple butter, and more in the coming months!

Egghead: Eggs are the infinitely versatile food we need as summer comes to an end and school (routines) start back up. Whether you like to have a few hardboiled in the fridge for easy breakfasts, are stocking up on quiche for savory lunches, or you have a hankering for easy and creamy late night carbonara, you are in luck at our Downtown market.

Early market shoppers know to stop by Milagro Farm before Kris sells out of his pastured eggs, but you can find chicken eggs nearby at Shirttail Creek Farm, Smith & Smith Farm, Richardson Farms, and Texas Food Ranch. For the best eggs (and more) at the Gillespie County Fair stop in at Hat and Heart Farm (try the turkey eggs as well!) If you are looking for some extra richness, try the duck eggs from Margaret’s Farm or Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen. Happy eating!

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

Kombucha Class



SFC on FOX 7 Austin
This month on our segment with Good Day Austin, Ben Hollander of Casper Fermentables talks about his upcoming class with us and shows how to make some kombucha. Learn more »

Edible Austin Chef Auction
Oct 3. Benefiting SFC and Urban Roots, this event gives guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. Learn more »

Edible Austin Chef Auction



Agricultural Sciences at ACC
ACC Sustainable Agriculture is now offering credit courses which will count towards Associate Degrees in Sustainable Agriculture! Hands-on instruction at the campus student farm will help you build a working knowledge of ecological farming practices and the seasonal processes. 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 »


 Meat Curing 101




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