Fall produce is here and the hens are happy. Visit the markets this weekend for the best local selection around!


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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Nov. 9
Downtown: They say if you don’t like the weather in Texas wait thirty minutes! This week is surely putting that to the test, so if you craving stew during these cold nights and crisp salads during the day, the Downtown market can provide all the ingredients you are looking for.

Check out Peach Creek Farm this weekend to pick up a pork loin that tastes great roasted for dinner alongside a pan of cubed sweet potatoes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden, and makes for great lunch leftovers the rest of the week on top of a bed of greens from Animal Farm.

Sunset Valley: As the weather cools off hens start producing more eggs, so make sure to pick some up from Shirttail Creek Farm this weekend. If you are scratching around for a recipe idea, try a simple potato and egg frittata using potatoes from Hairston Creek Farm. If breakfast for dinner doesn’t move you pick up a roast from Copper Creek Ranch and cook up a hearty company pot roast this weekend.
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Vegan BBQ Fest
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"More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’"
By Andrew Freedman , The Washington Post - A new report by 11,258 scientists warns that the planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” and provides six policy goals that must be met to address it. Read more »

"We mapped how food gets from farms to your home"
By Megan Konar, The New Food Economy - Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a first-of-its-kind resource: A comprehensive, interactive map detailing our food's enormous supply chain. Read more »

"When I buy local, does it hurt farmers in other countries?"
By Eve Andrews, Grist - As environmentally conscious Americans, we know we should support our local farmers. But we’re also told that we have a responsibility to support those less fortunate abroad. Grist explores why buying local really is the better choice. Read more »

"If You Make Soup, You Should Be Making Stock"
By Mark Bittman, Heated - Is stock essential for every soup? No. Will it improve almost any soup? Yes. Get the recipes from Mark Bittman. Read more »
Farm to Plate Early Bird Tickets on Sale
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Farm to Plate - Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!
May 7 - Next year's Farm to Plate will be held in downtown Austin at Brazos Hall - and Early Bird Tickets are now on sale! At Farm to Plate you'll enjoy bites from over 30 of Austin's best chefs, all while supporting local, sustainable farms. Purchase your ticket before January 31st and get $50 off. Limited quantities available - get your tickets now! Learn more »

Volunteers Needed - Food Access Outreach
Our Food Access team is looking for volunteers to join us in the office and help update our brochures and other printed materials. Several sites have changed, so we’ll be putting printed inserts into each brochure, easy task and you will have the chance to learn more about Food Access. Contact sayuri@sustainablefoodcenter.org for more information.

Volunteers Needed - Herb Garden Helper
Join us in the SFC Herb Garden! We will be weeding, cleaning, and moving garden beds. Shifts are available Fridays from 8:30-10:00 am in November and December, excluding Friday’s after the holidays. Contact adriana@sustainablefoodcenter.org for more information.

We're Hiring at the Markets!
Spend the morning outside helping farmers and ranchers make a living at the SFC Farmers' Markets. We're looking for part-time associates to join our Saturday morning market crew. 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. Cast your vote online or in person. Learn more »
Holiday Classes
Sweet Potatoes
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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Daikon Radishes
Donate to the Kickstarter for the Thai Fresh Cookbook

Nov. 7 - Health & The Right to Stay Community Action Meeting, from GAVA

Nov. 10 - Pickled Eats & Smoked Meats Dinner, from Eden East Farm and Contigo

Jan. 16-18 - Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Conference

Jan. 22-25 - Southern SAWG Conference

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