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Bird Dog Farm Basil Starts
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, October 17
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.

DOWNTOWN: Bird Dog Farm might be the newest farm on the scene in Central Texas, but they are steeped in tradition - some of their tomato and chard varieties have been passed down for four generations! With a commitment to small-scale sustainable farming, they are bringing high quality produce to shoppers Downtown. Check them out this weekend for spicy mustard greens, velvety kale, and super fresh salad mix. Purchase $10 of greens to get a free basil start!

The Original Austin Kolache Shop has been serving the best kolaches to families for more than 40 years and now they are available at the market! It's all about ‘that dough!’ They will be onsite with traditional fruit filled kolaches as well as authentic Czech sausage klobasneks, perfect for a quick bite while you relax on the lawn at Republic Square.

SUNSET VALLEY: Please give a warm welcome (back) to Texas Coffee Traders! Onsite this and every weekend going forward with the $2 cups of joe, delicious coldbrew coffee, fresh roasted bags of beans that you almost certainly cannot live without. Find them at both markets this weekend!

Kimchi Rok makes small batch kimchi from a traditional recipe from their family in Korea. With three varieties all boasting unique ingredients and time honored processes this kimchi makes amazing accents to any meal. Try the Traditional (fan favorite, bringer of joy), the Vegan, or the Funky (it’s extra fermenting time packs a unique punch).

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 Resource Giveaway Day Unlike Any Other
Interest in gardening has skyrocketed during the pandemic, so we were thrilled to provide free gardening resources to 405 gardens at our first-ever no-contact, drive-thru Resource Giveaway Days.

Wheatsville Members - Vote for SFC!
Vote by Nov 20. Calling all Wheatsville co-op members! SFC is on the ballot for Wheatsville’s Community Action Program, and we need your support. Cast your vote for SFC and help us receive this wonderful funding from our friends at Wheatsville.

Government Employee Charitable Campaigns
Support the environment through workplace giving! If you're a government employee, look for Sustainable Food Center under the EarthShare of Texas heading in workplace giving campaign literature at all state agencies, federal agencies, and at the City of Austin.
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"12 Native-Owned Food Businesses to Support on Indigenous Peoples’ Day"
BY Maria Givens AND Alison Creasy, Civil Eats - Ways to honor the original stewards of this country, through reverence, respect, and remuneration.

"Chellie Pingree: Here's How The 2020 Election Will Affect Our Food Supply"
By Jodi Helmer, HuffPost - COVID-19 changed the national food supply chain, and Rep. Chellie Pingree is hopeful that lawmakers are ready to help local farms, not just Big Agriculture.

"Trump Funnels Record Subsidies to Farmers Ahead of Election Day"
By Alan Rappeport, New York Times - Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure. Critics, including both Democrat and Republican lawmakers, argue that small farmers have missed out on the bulk of the bailout.
Vegetarian White Bean and Kale Soup
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Vegetable Stock
Great ready for soup season with some homemade broth! Making your own broth turns a few leftover veggies or scraps into a delicious flavor boost for homemade soups, whole grains, and more.

Conference Recommendations:
Virtual Conference on Food Resilience, Access, and Equity

Presented by The Cook’s Nook, this conference provides a forum to facilitate much needed dialogue and cooperation between local private and public organizations to share experience, know-how and best practices that address food insecurity for people most at risk during emergencies and disasters in local communities.

Farm & Food Leadership Conference
Registration is open for the first-ever virtual conference from Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture.



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