Support SFC during Amplify Austin, March 5-6!
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Amplify Austin 2020
Amplify Austin is just 1 week away! With your generosity, we hope to raise $54,000 for our new and existing programs that work to support our local farmers and improve access to nutritious and affordable food for everyone in Austin.

Even better, your gift to SFC will be amplified through generous matching grants from St. David's Foundation and the Alamo Gives charitable giving program of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. You don't want to miss this once a year gift matching opportunity to further the impact of your donation!

Early giving is open now! Make your gift today and invest in our local farmers and food access for everyone in Austin.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Feb. 29
Sunset Valley: Black pearl king oyster mushrooms, lion’s mane, shiitake (last batch!). Head to Sunset Valley this weekend for the last shiitake mushrooms of the season from Goldenwood Mushrooms. Shiitakes are great to flavor broths, mix into a stir fry, and is a key ingredient in the best veggie burger recipes. While you are there check out the black pearl king oyster mushrooms, lion’s mane, and suite of salsa’s from Brenda’s home kitchen.

Downtown: Pretty and Nutritious! Magenta Spreen is the multicolored green you need to pick up this week. Stop by Munkebo Farm for this bright pink and dark green leaf, and then cook it just like spinach in simple sautes, vivid salads, and even your morning smoothie. Also on the table are frozen organic blueberry pies, duck pot pies, vegetable pot pies, Piedmontese beef, and domesticated wild boar.
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Farm to Plate
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"How farming in forests could sustain the planet"
By Sophie Yeo, BBC - As the need to provide food for a growing population while also protecting the environment becomes more acute, there has been a resurgence of interest in agroforestry, the practice of incorporating trees into agriculture. Read more »

Where are all the black farmers? How this mother is fighting racism through food
Today Show - [VIDEO] In 1910, black farmers made up 14% of America's farmers. Today, that figure is less than 2%. Determined to end racism and injustice in the modern food system, Leah Penniman co-founded Soul Fire Farm, a community farm dedicated to training people of color. Read more »

"Plant-Based Diets and Regenerative Ag Have Sparked a Pea and Lentil Renaissance"
By Gosia Wozniacka, Civil Eats - Health and environmental concerns are driving 'phenomenal' growth for these humble pulse crops, which offer soil as well as dietary benefits. Read more »
Kitchen Classroom Rentals
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Farm to Plate
May 7. At Farm to Plate you'll enjoy bites from 30 of Austin's best chefs, while supporting local, sustainable farms. Farm to Plate also features local artisan cocktails, local wines and craft beers. Get your ticket or table today! Learn more »

Farmer Finance Success Training with Ellen Polishuk
April 1st (Central Texas) or April 3rd (The Valley). This one-day workshop will cover topics including: Pricing how low can you go?; Pros and cons of wholesaling; what you need to know about benchmarking; Efficiency: where to really focus your energy. Learn more »

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
Sept 19. Resolve to exercise more, connect with new people, and give back to your community in 2020 with the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride! Registration is open now and we're proud to be one of the beneficiaries. Learn more »
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 »
Cabbage and Carrots
Mar 7 - Urban Farm Bike Tour, from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and Urban Roots

Mar 7 - Drought to Deluge, Creating the Resilient Central Texas Garden, from Central Texas Horticulture

Mar 24 - May 14 - Marketing for the Small Farm, from Austin Community College

April 28 - 29 - Women Leading Regeneration Summit, from At the Epicenter

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