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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Oct. 5
¡New Vendors Alert! October brings a new crop of fall vendors to market this Saturday, come on down and get the goods from these fresh faces!

Downtown Newbies: Marysol’s Family Farm is back after a break - try her greens and salad mixes! Moonstone Baking has fresh kolaches - swing by for sausage & cheese, apple, or blueberry flavors. Lettuce Grow has what you need to get growing your own! Learn how you can get started growing backyard lettuce with their unique grow towers.

Sunset Valley Newbies: Ellipsis Eats will be bringing the bread with boules, miches, pretzels, bagels, baguettes and more! Austin Montessori Middle School has the best of their backyard harvest with free range eggs, dried herbs, seasonal veggies, cut flowers, and a rotating cast of other products as the students grow them.

WIC’ing Out at the Market: Triple WIC is back this weekend! While we double all WIC and SNAP benefits every Saturday, on the First Saturdays of the month we TRIPLE the value of benefits from WIC cards.

The Market Goes On: ACL is this weekend and next, but be not afraid! Our Downtown market will be operating in its usual place and time, come find us like usual in Republic Square from 9-1! Like every Saturday, we have free parking for market patrons in the surface lot just south across 4th street from Republic Square.
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"A school lunch in Austin costs $3.85. Here’s what it looks like."
By Addie Broyles, Austin360 - School cafes at Austin ISD feature daily salad bars, plant-based options and locally grown ingredients. The more students who eat the school lunches, the more purchasing power AISD will have to continue to buy better-quality ingredients. Read more »

"19 Books on Food Tank’s Fall Book List to Reconnect with the Food System"
By Jared Kaufman, Food Tank - Check out these 19 reads to inspire and challenge us to be better activists, environmentalists, cooks, policymakers, protectors of the planet, farmers, supporters of pollinators, and advocates for a better food system. Read more »

"Austin Favorite Thai Fresh Launches Cookbook Kickstarter"
by Erin Russell, Eater Austin - Thai Fresh chef and owner Jam Sanitchat has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her cookbook. Read more »
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We're Hiring! Farm Direct Program Director
Apply by Oct. 6 - We're looking for an experienced individual to lead our Farm Direct team, and manage a project portfolio that includes weekly farmers’ markets, institutional food procurement, farm viability services, funding opportunities, and collaborative partnerships. Learn more »

Take An SFC Cooking Class Before They're Gone
If you haven’t attended one of our public cooking classes, you’ll want to catch one this fall - before they’re gone! Starting January 2020, we will no longer be hosting our own Public Cooking Classes. Instead we are opening up our space for others to teach cooking classes of their own! Learn more »

SFC Double Dollars is Now Double Up Food Bucks
We're changing from our homegrown brand, Double Dollars, to Double Up Food Bucks, a national SNAP incentive program created by Fair Food Network. By adopting this national brand we'll grow our network, expand our knowledge, and lead a state-wide effort to align SNAP incentive programs under the Double Up Texas banner. Learn more »

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. Learn more »

Oaxacan Foodways & Feasting Tour
Jan. 23-31 - SFC and Open Heart Tours invite you to escape to warm, exotic Oaxaca, Mexico. Experience archeological wonders, indigenous cultures, culinary heaven, and learn about 8,000-year-old foodways. A donation will be made to SFC from every Austin registrant’s fee. Learn more »
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Oct. 6 - Spice it Up: The Indian Home Cook

Oct. 12 - Spice it Up: Taste of East Africa

Oct. 22 to Nov. 9 - Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking (6-class Series)

Nov. 14 - Savor the Flavor: Vegan BBQ Fest!

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »
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New Leaf Agriculture Sales Coordinator job opening, from Multicultural Refugee Coalition.

Oct. 15 - Building Green Justice Forum, from Huston-Tillotson University Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice.

Oct. 18 - Agricultural Resilience Clinic with Nicole Masters, from NCAT.

Oct. 20 - Fall Farm Party, benefiting Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition.

Nov. 1 - Agroecologist Alex Racelis on Building Equitable Food Systems, from The Land Institute.

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