SFC's Weekly Newsletter
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Aug 29
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: Up next on the grill is fajita night! Pick up a few pounds of flank steak from Copper Creek Ranch, marinate in oil and lime zest, season to taste and grill til sizzling. When your ready to eat serve with warm corn tortillas and top with fresh and crispy cilantro micros from Gracy’s Microgreens! A farmers’ market match made in heaven.

DOWNTOWN: Pick up a bouquet of local sustainably grown flowers this week from Cassiopeia Farm or Animal Farm. Whether you need to brighten up your work from home space or to drop them off to a friend who needs a little pick me up - fresh cut flowers are always a good idea. In season now are zinnias, marigolds, and big bold sunflowers.

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.
ICYMI: 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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"The Chick’s in the Mail? Rural America Faces New Worries With Postal Crisis"
By Jack Healy, New York Times - The Postal Service is crucial to farmers and rural areas that President Trump won in 2016. Now, residents worry it is being dismantled.

"Sustainable food production is becoming critical due to population growth, experts say"
By Anmar Frangoul, CNBC - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), food systems “currently consume 30% of the world’s available energy” and rely heavily on fossil fuels. As concerns about the environment and pressure on resources increases, efforts are being made to change the way food systems function.

"In a Wistful Age, Farmers Find a New Angle: Chore TV"
By Ellen Barry, New York Times - To grow their income, some small farmers are turning to social media and YouTube. These “farmer-influencers,” earn more by streaming farm life, in all its comforting monotony, to a growing online audience.
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We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Fajitas
Quick-cooking thin strips of chicken, steak, or tempeh, mixed with local vegetables, make fast fajitas—and an incredibly easy dinner. Check out these recipes from Cooking Light and spice up your weekend with a new healthy dinner idea.

Preview: Kiss the Ground Movie
We can't wait for the upcoming release of the Kiss The Ground Movie! Watch the trailer now and tune into Netflix on September 22nd for the premier of this exciting documentary.

Gardening Demo: Seed Saving 101
Learn how to save tomato seeds and squash seeds during this live online demonstration featuring Colleen Dieter of the Central Texas Seed Savers.




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