SFC's Weekly Newsletter
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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we felt the anxiety and confusion as interruptions plagued our food system. As a result, more people began to question how our food system works and started to pay attention to how we access our food. So, what happened to our food supply chain, and how can we avoid it in the future?

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the dramatic shortcomings of our supply system. Supply chains are so consolidated and siloed they break at the slightest pressure. This leads to food loss and squeezes the people at the very bottom of the supply chain: farmers and farmworkers. To learn more about this issue, we looked at three different case studies of supply chain failure this year: Pork, Milk and Potatoes.
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Pickle Jars
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Aug 15
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 our safety measures.

SUNSET VALLEY: It wouldn’t be a market in August if we didn’t talk about our favorite southern delight, okra! Pickled, stewed, roasted until crispy, pan-fried or grilled this versatile summer veggie will be all over the markets this weekend. If you need a little more inspiration, catch up with our friends at Green Thumb Farming who would love to share some insight and recipes.

DOWNTOWN: Richardson’s Farm is onsite with fresh A2, low-temperature pasteurized milk from their happy cows in Rockdale. A2 milk has less of the protein that make some people sensitive to dairy, so try some out this weekend. Cheese lovers can also find cheddar, pepper jack and gouda made with farm fresh milk at both the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets.

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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Pop-up Grocery
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
A Message from Our Board Chair
This week, our Board Chair Carrie Dyer announced the resignation of our amazing Executive Director, Ronda Rutledge, who leaves after nearly 15 years with SFC. Visit our blog to read the full message and learn 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.

Texas Mamma Jamma Challenge
Sept 12-19. The Texas Mamma Jamma bike ride won’t happen in person this year, but you can still join the Mamma Jamma Challenge! Participate by logging 120 minutes of cumulative activity during the event dates, and you’ll support this great event and SFC in the process.
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"Betting the farm"
By Helena Bottemiller Evich and Catherine Boudreau, Politico - Exploring the growing hype around carbon credit markets as a way to pay farmers to battle climate change — and whether such solutions are practical on a large scale.

"Social and Environmental Justice Activists React to EU Farm to Fork Strategy"
By Katell Ane, Food Tank - The European Commission’s new Farm to Fork Strategy to curb climate change tackles environmental and social challenges in the food system.

"Restaurant/Butcher Shop Salt & Time Opens Downtown Park Cafe"
By Nadia Chaudhury, Eater Austin - Adjacent to our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown in Republic Square, the new Salt & Time Cafe is now open for to-go orders at their walk-up window.
Golden Summer Soup
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Golden Summer Squash and Corn Soup
Check out this classic favorite from our Happy Kitchen Cookbook, Fresh Seasonal Recipes. We know it can be tempting to save soup for a cold-weather meal. But especially for those of us who eat most of our meals inside under plenty of air conditioning, there’s no reason not to enjoy it year-round! If you’ve been avoiding summer soups, this one is the perfect place to start. The blended vegetables make for a rich, creamy texture and the herbs and lemon juice add a great fresh flavor. Enjoy some of your favorite summer vegetables in a new way!




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