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The Monthly Beet
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Healthy food is a human right. No one should have to choose between paying rent and putting a healthy dinner on the table. But here in Austin, 15% of our residents are food insecure. Yet Austin consistently makes national rankings as a city with a high quality of life and abundant economic opportunity. So, what is causing such inequity in food access? There is one huge factor behind this issue, but there are ways you - along with your community - can make a difference.
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Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Oct. 12
Go Ahead, Chicken Out: Try the amazing local chickens at both of the markets this weekend from Shirttail Creek, Smith & Smith, or Richardson Farm. Once you get a bite of these birds you’ll struggle to go back to that grocery store chicken.

Fall of the Fermentable: Keep your health up this fall with some of the best of local probiotics! Stop by We Culture at the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets for some of their signature sauerkrauts and kimchi. Our friends at Casper Fermentables are taking kimchi, pickles, and black tea kombucha to the next level at the Downtown market. Also Downtown, Kala’s Kuisine is bringing delicious Nepali flavors to Texas classics, as well with their okra kimchi, lemon pickles, and more!

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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Vegan BBQ Fest
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"A Tale of Three Cities: Contrasts in Attempts to Eliminate Hunger"
By Sheela Nimishakavi, Nonprofit Quarterly - Summarizing Next City's report on how NYC plans to grapple food insecurity, and compares its approach with two other major cities: Los Angeles, California, and Boise, Idaho. Read more »

"5 Decades Later, New Communities Land Trust Still Helps Black Farmers"
By Debbie Elliott, NPR - New Communities Land Trust was created as a safe haven for African-American farmers during the civil rights movement. Today, it's helping rural farmers add value to their operations and find more lucrative markets. Read more »

"Nonprofit looks to build local food center in Elgin"
By Brandon Mulder, Austin American-Statesman - The Texas Center for Local Food is in the final stretch of a fundraising campaign to build a food center in downtown Elgin that will promote local production and consumption of food in Bastrop and surrounding counties. Read more »

"A Weekly Planetary Health Menu"
By Chef Lise Finckenhagen, EAT Foundation - If you've been keeping up with our newsletter, you might have heard about making dietary changes for a healthier planet. What does that look like in practice? Check out some of these sample recipes to find out. Read more »
Kiss the Ground Soil Workshop
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Gearing Up For Fall Planting with Spread the Harvest
Our Grow Local program hosted another fun and fruitful Spread the Harvest Resource Giveaway Day on September 19th, during which 336 Central Texas gardens received resources to kick off their fall gardening efforts. Learn more »

Wheatsville Coop Owners - Vote for SFC!
Vote by Nov. 22 - SFC has been nominated to be a Wheatsville Community Action partner in 2020! The funds we receive help us support our local, sustainable farmers and increase access to healthy food for the our neighbors who need it most. Cast your vote online or in person at your closest Wheatsville location. 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 »
Vegan BBQ Plate
Oct. 22 to Nov. 9 - Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking (6-class Series)

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

Nov. 18 - Break it Down: Essential Knife Skills

Dec. 11 - Break it Down: Essential Knife Skills

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »
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Beets at the Market
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.

Nov. 2 - Farmshare Austin Farm Tour, from Slow Food Austin.

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