SFC's Weekly Newsletter
The Weekly Dirt
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Aug 22
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: Mushroom roll-call! Sunset Valley has all your fungus dreams covered this weekend. Stop by Hi-Fi Mycology for grow your own kits, king oyster mushrooms, and savory chestnut mushrooms begging to be fried up for salad toppings and side dishes. Goldenwood Mushrooms will be onsite with lion’s mane and shiitake to be included in your late summer grilling round up.

DOWNTOWN: Texas Food Ranch is here for you their mix of spicy peppers: popping poblanos, tasty Thai red chiles, amorous Anaheim, hopping jalapenos and ab-fab Armenian spicy! Plus RED BELLS are ringing in the late summer! Don't be caught without some colorful flavor and remember, it’s never too late to start your summer pickling!

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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A Message from Our Executive Director
Last week, our Board Chair shared the news that our wonderful Executive Director, Ronda Rutledge, will be leaving SFC at the end of this year. Today, Ronda shares a personal message about her pending departure and hopes for the future.

We're Hiring at the Markets!
We're looking for backup associates to assist us on-site at our SFC Farmers' Market locations. This is a part time position on Saturdays, 7am-3pm, Rain or Shine.

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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"Reset the Table: Meeting the Moment to Transform the U.S. Food System"
By The Rockefeller Foundation - This new report summarizes what Covid-19 has added to our food system and proposes 3 shifts to transform the U.S. food system to make it more efficient, equitable, healthy, and resilient.

"Small farmers left behind in COVID-19 relief package"
By Kit Ramgopal and Andrew W. Lehren, NBC News - According to an NBC News analysis, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has favored large, industrialized farms over smaller, diversified ones, provided loopholes for corporate farms and sent sizable payments to foreign-owned operations.

"And Now for Some Good News: 20 Inspiring Food and Agriculture Stories"
By Civil Eats - Despite the headlines, people nationwide are working together with compassion, ingenuity, and solidarity to solve problems across the food system.
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We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Cooking Tip: How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables
There are lot of methods for preserving your favorite summer produce to enjoy later in the year, but freezing is one of our favorites. New to freezing fresh produce? This article from Epicurious can help!

Community Partner Job: Farmshare Austin Program Coordinator
The Farmshare Austin Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and implementing Farmshare Austin’s Food Access Programs, including the Mobile Market Program and Curbside Delivery Program.




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