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Eggplants at the market



New Vendor Alert! Respect Your Elderberries will be at Sunset Valley this weekend with a line of Elderberry Syrup featuring Round Rock Honey, as well as drops and gummies that promote wellness. The business was born from neighbors helping neighbors and they plan on continuing this tradition at market. Keep an eye out for the Drift Away drops for kids and adults - a natural nighttime sleep aid featuring catnip, chamomile and oatstraw.

SRSLY Chocolate has a deep seated commitment to ethically sourced cacao beans, ecologically friendly practices, and a constant creative collaboration with Central Texas farmers. Try some Reishi mushroom dark chocolate (featuring HiFi Mycology mushrooms) or a smoky Texas mesquite bar. Find them this and every weekend at the Downtown market.

Summer Veggie Heaven: These high temps can’t keep local vegetables down, so come pick up your bounty this weekend. Downtown we have beautiful striped Armenian cucumbers, award winning squash and a slew of fresh and pickled okra from Hat and Heart Farm. Right next door at Tecolote Farm you’ll find every pepper (at every register of the Scoville scale) for all your sauces, salsas and stuffed pepper dreams.

Down at Sunset Valley make sure to swing by Hairston Creek Farm for crunchy lunchbox peppers, huge sweet red onions, tender summer squash and more. Get in the mood for eggplant as you head down to Johnson’s Backyard Garden for a fire sale on every variety! Get 2 for 1 on eggplant over 2 lbs, be it graffiti striped or easy cooking purple dancer.

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



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



Kombucha Class

Farmer As Artist Exhibit
Local Central Texas farmers share photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, poetry, fiber arts, and more. Learn more »

4H Capital is Hiring!
Join 4H and help inspire youth to develop into engaged community members. They are looking for a Garden Science Instructional Specialist and a Animal Science & Natural Resources Project Manager.

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

Austin Climate Strike
Sept 20, 9am - 4pm. Millions will walk out school and work for an international, youth-led strike for climate change action. Learn more »

Intro to Edible Gardening (Free!)
Sept 21, 2pm - 4 pm. Join Liz Cardinal of Austin Edible Gardens as she shows you how to set yourself up for a successful fall season in the vegetable garden. This class will benefit those wanting to or just starting a vegetable garden, as well as seasoned gardeners that would like to learn new techniques or ask questions. Learn more »


 Bacon Curing 101




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