Find unique local holiday gifts at our SFC Farmers' Markets!

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Thank You for a Wonderful #GivingTuesday!

Because of the support of our community, we raised nearly $5,000 on #GivingTuesday. We are so grateful for this generosity, and send our sincerest thanks to everyone who donated and helped us spread the word about this global day of giving back. Thank You!
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Dec. 7
Make every weekend this holiday season Small Business Saturday. Support your local farmers, ranchers, artists and food businesses by shopping at the SFC Farmers’ Markets.

Sunset Valley: At Sunset Valley find one of a kind gifts like a grow-your-own microgreens kit from Gracy’s Microgreens. For the meat lover in your family, consider a gift card to Shirttail Creek Farm so your loved one can pick up steaks, chickens and eggs all season long. Round out your visit with a stop by Medicine Woman Herbs for balms, potions, and tinctures for your natural loving friends.

Downtown: If you find yourself Downtown this weekend make sure to pick up a one of a kind gift from Stone’s Throw Studio. Delicate rings, handmade earrings and custom orders just in time for a winter engagement. Nothing says you care about the chef in your family like a gift card for knife sharpening from Knife Party. Check out Springfield Farms this weekend for famous shiitake salve, beautiful handmade candles, and a little kale on the side for yourself. Happy shopping!
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Farm to Plate Early Bird Tickets on Sale
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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 »

We're Hiring!
We're looking for a Supply Chain Program Manager to provide direction, oversight, and expertise to guide SFC’s current and future supply chain initiatives. 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 »
Position available - Mobile Market Coordinator, with Farmshare Austin

Position available - Senior Teacher in Small Farm Horticulture, with Texas Tech

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »
Dec. 12 - Beer and Cheese tasting with 512 brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese, from Slow Food 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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