Both our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets will be open on Saturdays from 9-1.
The Weekly Dirt
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Mar. 21
To our valued SFC Farmers’ Market community:

Thanks to an order passed by the Travis County Judge on Tuesday, we are considered a critical healthy food access point during the COVID-19 crisis and will remain open to the public. Both our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets will be open on Saturdays from 9-1.

We can only do this if our vendors, shoppers, and staff follow a new set of guidelines for interacting at the market. Please read more on our website to find out about social distancing at the market, our sanitation procedures, and the importance of supporting local farms and businesses during this scary time.

Please check back to our website, Facebook and Instagram for updates on how you can support local farms, ranches, and small businesses. We will update with additional purchasing outlets, community organizations offering additional support, and market layouts this Friday to make your trips easy and quick.

If you have additional questions please contact us at

Thank you for all of your support and we will see you at the markets!
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