By changing your meals to eat for Planetary Health, you can protect your health, aid in rehabilitating the Planet.

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Welcome to Sustainable Food Center's "new" newsletter. Each month we'll be creating articles on topics you care about most, while still giving you the same weekly updates and even more content from around the web. Enjoy!
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By Adrienne Haschke, SFC Farm Direct Program Director
We are at a critical moment in time. We face deep environmental harm, ongoing food insecurity and increasing rates of diet-related disease caused by the industrial food system. But it’s not too late to make a difference.

By changing your meals to eat for Planetary Health, you can protect your health, aid in rehabilitating the Planet, and help restore balance with the land and the animals whose lives are defined by the way we eat.
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Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Sept. 14
Welcome Back! Downtown is the place to be this weekend to reconnect with your favorite people. Munkebo Farms is back with Egyptian spinach and homemade frozen pies just waiting for your busy weeknight meal. Hat and Heart also has you covered in the ready to eat category with their superb cucumber or okra pickles and relishes. Pick up a myriad of fresh sweet or hot peppers, the beginnings of winter squash, eggs and goat meat. Then head to Lemon Tree Herbs for some passionflower elizer, shisandra tincture, and a one on one consultation for what herbs are good and soothing what ails you.

Is it Fall Yet? Apple Valley Orchard is here reminding us that autumn is right around the corner with sweet and juicy Fuji apples. The apple crisp you are about to make is a perfect end to a meal of roasted mushrooms from Goldenwood Mushrooms, a crisp salad with Esperanza Farms lettuce, and seared pork chops from Richardson Farms.
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Bacon Curing 101
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"Acting now to protect our land and our farmers"
By Dan Glickman, The Hill - In this thought piece, former U.S. Agriculture Secretary says, "Farmers and ranchers have a power that no other sector has: the ability to draw carbon out of the atmosphere and store it in the ground." Read more »

"Eat healthier, and you'll help save the planet, report says"
By Michael Nedelman, CNN - CNN explores the recent report published by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and how changing our diets could help tackle climate change. Read more »

"Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Better For The Planet? Here's The Science"
By Nancy Matsumoto, NPR - It can be hard to decipher all the science around grass-fed beef's carbon footprint. NPR explores the debate. Read more »

"California's Latest Weapon Against Climate Change Is Low-Tech Farm Soil"
By Lauren Sommer, NPR - California is spending millions of dollars to help farmers grow plants to pull carbon from the air and into the soil. Read more »
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SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Casper Fermentables: Your Friendly Neighborhood Fermentation Business
Recently, we sat down with Ben Hollander, owner of Casper Fermentables, to learn more about him, his products, and how partnering with Sustainable Food Center has helped his business along the way. Read more »

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
Sept. 21 - We are proud to be a beneficiary of this ride to beat breast cancer and we need your help to staff Rest Stop 1 in Seguin , TX from 7:30 am - 10 am. Email to to stay posted on any additional details. This is a family-friendly volunteer event! Sign up and make sure to select Rest Stop 1 »

Kiss The Ground Workshop
Nov, 23 - Join us and Kiss the Ground for a half-day workshop designed to empower you to understand and advocate for soil health and regenerative agriculture. Read more »
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09/14 - Bacon Curing 101

09/25 - Gone Wild: Kombucha, Kimchi and Probiotics

10/01 & 10/02 - Garden Leadership Training (2-part Training)

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »
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09/14 - Selection, Planting and Care of Your Trees, from Central Texas Horitculture

09/20 - Austin Climate Strike

09/21 - Intro to Edible Gardening (Free!), from Austin Edible Gardens.

09/21 - Show & Help: Seed Savers, from TreeFolks and Central Texas Seed Savers.

09/28 - Grow Box Construction Workshop, from Travis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

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