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Community Engagement: Our Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Program Success
"I love sharing new experiences with participants, whether it be introducing them to a new vegetable, a new cooking technique, or a new basic skill. The joy in learning a new process lights up the participants' face and warms my heart." - Cristina, Happy Kitchen Facilitator

These words above are an example of one of the longest-running pieces of SFC’s work: community engagement. Recognizing the knowledge, skills, and insight of community leaders is a key piece of our equity work, and the key to our program success. Today we're sharing more about the promotora model we use at SFC and our tips for how you can incorporate community engagement work at your organization.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Sept 12
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: Late summer provides more than just okra although there are plenty of pods to go around. Head to Johnson’s Backyard Garden for melons of all shapes and sizes, sweet and hot peppers, summer squash, eggplant, cucumbers, and late summer greens like mizuna and arugula. Once you’ve had your fill of veggies treat yourself with a homemade hand pie from Le Renard Patisserie - we recommend the sweet potato handpie made with fresh JBG sweet potatoes!

DOWNTOWN: Belle Vie Farm is selling market baskets so you get the best price and introduce you to a few new cuts. The discovery basket includes pork sausage, bacon, chicken legs, duck breast and bone broth for the low price of $50. After you pick up your provisions make a beeline for some local fresh honey at Austin Honey Co. It’s great for simple syrup to sweeten a summer cocktail, or marinate fresh fruit in it before sizzling them on the grill.

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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Action Alert!
CALL TO ACTION Tell Your U.S. Senator: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief
USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has distributed billions in aid, but the program has left out thousands of producers. Call your Senators today and urge them to support local food in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill.
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SFC events, news, blogs and more.
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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"In Nebraska, he’s working to break up meat monopolies"
By Brianna Baker, Grist - Graham Christensen, president/founder of GC Resolve, is working to raise awareness about the effects of the modern, corporate food system, while voicing the need to expand support for regenerative, community-focused farming.

"This Labor Day, a Reminder of Who Works for Our Food (and 4 Orgs Fighting for Them)"
By Mina Vasquez, The Kitchn - If you care about a just and equitable food system, here are four organizations you should be aware of and support.

"Workers Keeping Americans Fed Are Going Hungry in the Heartland"
By Catarina Saraiva, Carolina Gonzalez and Peyton Forte, Bloomberg - Hunger is surging in the heart of the breadbasket, showing just how dire the problem has become during the pandemic.
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We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Gardening Advice: 4 Tips to Help You Get Better at Garden Planning
September is here and that means it’s a great time to prepare for the fall and winter gardening season. Garden planning can be challenging but it’s also rewarding and fun! Here are our top 4 tips to help you get better at garden planning.

Community Input: Austin’s Climate Equity Plan
The Climate Equity Plan is up and ready for your feedback! We were glad to be a part of this collaborative effort between the City of Austin, partners, and community members. Read the plan and share your input by September 30th.




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