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Radishes at Market
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Jan. 18
Downtown: Head out this weekend to greet our newest farmer, Becky Hume, of VRDNT Farms! She will be there with her signature smile and vividly purple collard greens, glowing cheddar cauliflower, and flowing fennel fronds! While you are here head down the row and welcome Germaine of Munkebo Farm back to the fold. She will have delicate greens, sour oranges, and homemade fruit and meat pies for you to enjoy.

Sunset Valley: Hairston Creek Farm makes a triumphant return to the market this January with savory green onions, baby Harukei turnips, radishes, tat soi, and spicy greens mixes. Also returning are our friends from Flintrock Hill Farm  - check out their European seedless cucumbers, vine ripe tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli and fresh chicken eggs.

TreeFolks will also be giving away 500 free trees to Austin Residents and Austin Energy Electricity customers through the NeighborWoods program. Bring a Photo I.D, Austin Energy Electricity Bill, or Austin Library Card as proof of residency, and pick your free native tree.
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"Ag Policy Must Value Independent Farmers Over Corporate Ag"
By Arohi Sharma, NRDC - NRDC Food is interviewing farmers and ranchers around the country to learn more about their journeys and the hurdles they must overcome to practice regeneratively and stay afloat. Read more »

"Is it time to retire the term 'food desert?'"
By Lauren Masur, The Kitchn - We spend millions subsidizing grocery stores in areas without them. But emerging research suggests that proximity doesn’t matter as much as affordability in getting healthy food to people who need it. Read more »

"The best books on Food Studies"
By Jamie Ducharme, Time - Matt Garcia, Professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies & History at Dartmouth College, discusses the production of primary foods in the United States and globally. He recommends five books to learn more about food studies, with particular attention to agricultural workers, often among the most marginalized and least protected members of the US labor force. 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 »
Start Your Career in Sustainable Ag - Spring classes are open for registration, at Austin Community College. Learn about Horticulture, Animal Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture, Soil & Water Conservation, and Agronomy.

Help Needed - Farmers' Market Booth Attendant, with Buddha's Brew

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

Kitchen Classroom Rentals
Teach your own cooking classes by renting SFC's kitchen classroom! Learn more »
Jan 18 - Neighborwoods 500 Tree Adoption, from TreeFolks at SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley

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

Jan. 20 - Embody the Dream: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Circles on MLK Day, from Austin Health Commons

Jan. 22-25 - Southern SAWG Conference

Jan. 26 - Plant Based Pierogi Workshop (Polish Dumpling)

Mar. 1 - Living in the Moment: A Yoga & Cooking Retreat

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