Farmers’ markets are open, and farmers are moving quickly to adapt to a changing food system
The Weekly Dirt
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, April 25
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 »

SFC Live @ 5: Food Waste & Food Storage
April 22, 5pm. Join us on Facebook Live tonight at 5 pm. As part of our quarantine cooking series, our Happy Kitchen Director will take you on a tour of her fridge & freezer and share tips for preparing and storing healthy meals. Read more »

"What Does the CARES Act Mean for our Local Food System?"
By Simone Benz, Food Equity and Outreach Manager On Friday, April 17, 2020, the USDA announced the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to support farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does this actually mean for our local food system? 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. If the Covid-19 lockdown inspired you to dig your bike out of the garage to help you stay active, or has you daydreaming about fun community events, consider signing up for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride! Learn more »
Keep Local Food Available
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"Food Distribution 101: What Happens When the Food Supply is Disrupted by a Pandemic"
By Lisa Held, Civil Eats - As farmers are forced to dump food and food banks are struggling to feed millions, Civil Eats explains U.S. food supply and distribution. Read more »

"Texas approved to let SNAP recipients get their groceries delivered amid coronavirus"
By Tessa Weinberg, FortWorth Star-Telegram - USDA, which oversees SNAP, has required EBT cards - known as the “Lone Star Card” in Texas - be used in person. The online pilot is a great opportunity for Texas to make sure that low-income people can shop safely during this pandemic. Read more »

"Farmers markets may be your safest bet for food shopping during the coronavirus pandemic"
By Catalina Jaramillo, WHYY - Health experts say the new rules governing farmers markets have made the open-air grocery destinations safer than other options. Read more »
Raspberry Almond Cookie
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Raspberry Almond Cookies
This delicate, but decadent, cookie is one of our favorites. A mix of almonds, oats, maple syrup, and jam to make sheltering-in-place that little bit sweeter! Read more »

Term You Should Know: "Earth Day"
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes for environmental protection. Learn more about the history of Earth Day »




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