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What is a Food System Anyway? Breaking it Down into 4 Parts
Since the coronavirus upended our daily lives, you might find yourself thinking more than ever about how to get food on your plate. Mile-long food bank lines are a stark contrast to stories of unused supply like milk dumping. These stories highlight how complicated it can be to get food from farms and ranches onto your plate.

So, what does our current food system look like, and how does it work? And if it’s broken, how can we fix it? Today, we take a look at the four main parts of our food system and the factors that influence them.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, June 13
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.

To keep our vendors, staff and customers safe, we request everyone wear a face covering or mask while in the market area. Please visit our website to learn more about these and other safety measures to help you prepare for your visit.

SUNSET VALLEY: Get some of the best kraut, kimchi, and pickles around, because We Culture is back at market! Pair it with some pork from Richardson’s Farm for a perfect meeting of quality ferment and prime protein.

DOWNTOWN: Hat & Heart Farm is back at the Downtown market this Saturday! Farmers Katherine and Bradley are bringing the best of Fredricksburg’s goat, eggs, produce and more back to bear on downtown Austin. Swing by early to get their goods and to wish Bradley a one-week-late happy birthday!
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SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Wholesale Readiness Webinar Series
June 16, July 14, August 18. In this 3-part webinar series, Ellen Polishuk will give farmers all the in's and out's of setting up a wholesale operation. Your $20 registration fee will get you access to all 3 webinars, plus a copy of Ellen's book, Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer. 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 »
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"Black Communities Have Always Used Food as Protest"
By Amethyst Ganaway, Food & Wine - The history of food as a part of the culture and identity of Black communities and how it has played a role as a source of comfort, strength, and protest. Read more »

"Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit"
The National Young Farmers Coalition has developed a Racial Equity Toolkit to serve as an initial resource for people who are overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the problem, and need help determining how to start dismantling racism in their communities. Read more »

"Controversial herbicide dicamba no longer legal, federal court rules"
By Johnathan Hettinger, The Counter - Farmers will have to immediately cease using dicamba on 60 million acres of crops across the Midwest and South. Read more »
Molly with Carrot Salad
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Shredded Carrot and Beet Salad
Spring and summer in Central Texas mean carrots and beets! Make this refreshing, seasonal salad as a light side to any locally-sourced meal. Read more »




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