SFC's Weekly Newsletter
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Canary Melons
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, June 20
Markets are open this weekend! 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: Not so fast! Slow down this weekend with a bite to eat from your favorite Sunset Valley vendors. Head to Bradshaw Farm for a fresh loaf of sourdough bread and top it off with some smoked peach jelly from Left Hand Jelly! For easy afternoon snacking don’t leave without a bag brimming with Yapa Empanadas our favorites are Peruvian chicken and creamy spinach pecan.

DOWNTOWN: New vendor bonanza! Flameleaf Farm is our newest farmer and they are bringing big juicy melons to market this weekend. Check them out for watermelon, honeydew, and bright yellow canary melons this weekend. Head down to Touta Biscotti for the eponymous Italian treat. Founder Cosette learned this specialty recipe on a trip to Italy and is now at market serving traditional biscotti, chocolate cookies, and fruit biscuits. Summer stings won’t get you down if you stop by Hamsa Heal Natural Healing. Mosquito repellant, bug bite lotion, salve for fire ant bites, locally grown aloe vera and more will be available this weekend.

SFC Farmers' Market match SNAP, WIC and FMNP benefits with Double Up Food Bucks! Visit our website for more information on which vendors will be at market, what products are in season, and more.
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SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Celebrating Pride Month
By Naomi Silverman. Last fall, we wrote about SFC’s journey toward building a culture of belonging. In the spirit of pride month, we wanted to provide an update on our process and share some of the more tangible developments we have made as an organization.

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.

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!
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"A Juneteenth of Joy and Resistance"
By Nicole Taylor, New York Times - With the dual pressures of unrest and the pandemic, black chefs are contemplating the ways this holiday can help Americans cope.

"This Essay Collection is a Roadmap Toward A Healthier Post-COVID Food System"
By Jared Kaufman, Food Tank - In the journal Agriculture and Human Values, over 80 inspiring researchers and advocates share their own insights into how COVID-19 has impacted the food system and how we move forward.

"‘Thug Kitchen’ authors finally change name, but it took too long"
By Addie Broyles, Austin360 - After facing criticism for more than six years, the authors behind Thug Kitchen have announced they are changing the name of their company and their three published cookbooks.

"In Praise of Pandemic Gardening"
By Hannah Phillips, Texas Monthly - Thousands of Texans are finding much-needed stress relief by digging in the dirt. Plus: four tips for novice gardeners.
Garden Transplants
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Gardening Tip: How to Take Care of Transplants
Do you still have space in your garden? Colleen, an SFC Intro to Food Gardening facilitator, shows you how to make sure your plants thrive after transplanting!




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