Farmers’ markets are open, and farmers are moving quickly to adapt to a changing food system
The Monthly Beet
B5 Farm Wearing Mask and Gloves at Market
Small farms, local ranches, and farmers’ markets - symbols of a slow food movement that may have seemed out of place to some people in our modern food economy - have stepped up to bat in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Classified as a critical food access business, the farmers’ markets are open, and farmers are moving quickly to adapt to this changing food system.

Continue reading to learn more about how our local farmers are adapting in the face of the cornoavirus pandemic.
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Keep Local Food Available
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, April 18
Markets are open this weekend! Come visit over 60 local farmers, ranchers, and small food businesses to keep your pantry stocked with fresh and delicious food.

Keep in mind that due to the Travis County ordinance all customers will be required to wear a face covering or mask in order to enter the market area. Please visit our website to learn more about these and other safety measures to help you prepare for your visit.

Would you like to get in and out in even less time? Check out our post on food access resources and a list of vendors you can preorder from before you arrive!
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The Food Must Go On
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
The Food Must Go On
April 30, 7pm. Tune in for our virtual event celebrating the people who are committed to nourishing our community in the face of unprecedented challenges. Enjoy interviews, demos, tours and more with chefs, farmers, and foodies, while we rally to raise funds for SFC! Read more »

Women Leading Regeneration Summit - Online "Face to Face" Gathering
April 28-29. Join At the Epicenter’s celebration of the women who lead from a diverse spectrum of industries. This gathering will offer meaningful exchange between women from diverse backgrounds, including Ronda Rutledge, SFC Executive Director. Read 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 »
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"No, You Don't Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here's How To Shop Safely"
By Maria Godoy, NPR - Going to the grocery store? Scientists share their advice about what to worry about and what not to. Read more »

"The Rebirth of the Food Sovereignty Movement"
By Jason Mark, Sierra Club - The pandemic is reviving the push for locally produced foods. Read more »

"A Running List of Austin Restaurants Adding Pop-Up Markets to Their Lineups"
By Sarah Engstrand, Eater Austin - Local restaurants are selling surplus products and pantry essentials directly to customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Chickpea Salad
This quick and easy chickpea salad is a great vegan alternative to tuna salad. Put it in a sandwich, on a green salad, or eat it as a dip - it’s versatile, delicious, and utilizes affordable pantry and fridge staples. Read more »

Term You Should Know: "Resilience"
The ability to persist, innovate and transform into more desirable configurations in the face of change. The capacity for self-organization, to learn and adapt.




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