Shop local this Thanksgiving at the SFC Farmers' Markets!

The Weekly Dirt
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Nov. 23
Sunset Valley: Welcome Hi-Fi Mycology to the Sunset Valley market and consider picking up some luscious blue oyster mushrooms to roast whole for an impressive side dish. Apple Valley Orchard has fuji, granny smith, and succulent pink lady apples for desserts and relish trays. Johnson’s Backyard Garden will have gigantic sweet potatoes and all the salad fixin's you can handle.

Downtown: Thanksgiving dessert stressing you out? Sit back, relax and let Le Renard Patisserie take care of it all. Reserve your pumpkin, apple, pecan or decadent chocolate pecan this weekend at either the Sunset Valley or Downtown market. Cake and Spoon has a whole host of Holiday pies, from Treaty Oak Bourbon Pecan to classic Southern Buttermilk. Find them Downtown this Saturday!
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"Moving American Agriculture to Net Zero"
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - New report highlights research to help farmers and ranchers meet the growing challenges of the climate crisis. Read more »

"The Human Cost of [Industrial] Chicken Farming"
By Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic - Industrial efficiency from mega-producers has led to plentiful, cheap meat and eggs, while immiserating contract farmers. Read more »

"8 Easy Ingredient Swaps That'll Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Healthier"
By Betty Gold, Real Simple - With these simple swaps you can make your Thanksgiving dinner just a little bit healthier. Read more »
Farm to Plate Early Bird Tickets on Sale
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Farm to Plate - Early Bird Tickets On Sale!
May 7 - At Farm to Plate you'll enjoy bites from 30 of Austin's best chefs, while supporting local, sustainable farms. Get your tickets before January 31st for $50 off. Limited quantities available - get your tickets now! Learn more »

Grown with Love: An Interview with Hat and Heart Farm
We visited Hat and Heart Farm and talked to them about their passion for raising healthy, sustainable food. Read more »

USDA Awards 41 Million for Healthy Food Access Projects
SFC is one of the recipients of the GusNIP grant, helping low-income families increase their ability to purchase produce at farmers markets. Read more »

Eat Pizza for SFC!
All November long, $1 from every Parliament style pizza sold at Via313's Craft Pride and Bufords trailers will be donated to SFC! Learn more »

Trailer Throwback Anniversary Party
Dec. 9 - Odd Duck is celebrating six years in their space. A donation of $35 to SFC grants entry and benefits farmers at our SFC Farmers' Markets. Learn more »

Wheatsville Coop Owners - Last Chance to Vote for SFC!
Vote by Nov. 22 - SFC has been nominated to be a Wheatsville Community Action partner in 2020! Cast your vote online or in person. Learn more »
Holiday Classes
Thanksgiving Meal
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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White Radishes in Basket
Position available - Mobile Market Coordinator, with Farmshare Austin

Dec. 15 - Winter in the Edible Garden, from Austin Edible Gardens

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

Jan 19 - Farm Camp for Adults, with Green Gate Farms

Jan. 22-25 - Southern SAWG Conference

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