Fall veggies are popping up at the markets, perfect for your first soup of the season.


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JBG Kale at Farmers' Market
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Oct. 19
Cold Snap! This cold snap has us dreaming of one pot stews, soups, and warm desserts. Kale has been spotted at the market, which pairs perfectly with the first of the fall carrots and a handful of potatoes and beans for a hearty ribollita. Try starting some butternut squash with Richardson Farm’s bacon for an extra savory take on a classic. Remember to decorate your fall table with an array of edible and decorative gourds from Hairston Creek Farm.

Spooky Season: Get your frights in this month when you purchase Bloody Butcher cornmeal from Barton Springs Mill. This ground cornmeal cooks up a beautiful blueish color and can be used in your favorite cornbread recipe (perfect for sopping up chili made with Shirttail Creek Farm’s chili meat), or to crust the last of the season’s okra for a pan fried delight.
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Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking
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"If food is medicine, why isn’t it taught at medical schools?"
By Jessica Fu, The New Food Economy - Students in medical schools across the country spend less than 1 percent of lecture time learning about diet. Read more »

"Young Farmers Are Inspiring, But Are They Making a Living?"
By Lisa Held, Heated - Young people are driven to grow sustainable, healthy food but many cite student loan debt, labor, health insurance, and affordable housing as significant challenges to farming, but land access was the number one challenge. Read more »

"Why Immigrant Families Are Avoiding Food Assistance"
by Elizabeth Hewitt, Civil Eats - Even though the ‘Public Charge’ rule has been blocked, fewer immigrants nationwide are accessing SNAP and other programs. At SFC, we have seen a decline in food assistance participation at our markets. But we, and other food assistance groups, aren't giving up. Read more »
Vegan BBQ Fest
SFC events, news, blogs and 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 »

Canceled - Kiss The Ground Workshop
Our November soil workshop with Kiss the Ground has been canceled. We hope to host similar events in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Skillet Cornbread
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 and Carrots at Market
Positions Available - Farm Educators with Agmenity, and AmeriCorps Vista with Houston Food Bank.

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

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

Oct. 20 - Austin Fermentation Festival, from Texas Farmers' Markets.

Oct. 23 - Project Connect: MetroRapid at ACC Highland Business Center, from CapMetro.

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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