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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, October 24
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.

Turkey Pre-orders: It’s that time again - order your local, humanely raised, sustainable Thanksgiving turkey now! Richardson’s Farm (Downtown and Sunset Valley) and Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen (Downtown) will be taking preorders online and in person this weekend. Reserve yours soon!

DOWNTOWN: Peeler Farms is the place to pick up several varieties of homemade beef sausages (try the garlic and herb in a soup) and cuts of Texas raised, pastured, grass finished wagyu beef. Head to Animal Farm next for spicy bags of arugula, nutty tasting sunchokes, and a fresh bouquet of local and foraged flowers. To round out your morning pick up a new tincture to heal your soul from Lemon Tree Herbs. A perfect market haul!

SUNSET VALLEY: We cannot get over the beautiful rainbow display at Flameleaf Farm! Deep red kale, fluffy lime-colored mustard greens, speckled golden acorn squash, black and white eggplant - it’s a colorful explosion! Once you have your weekly veg in hand, head to Buddhas Brew Kombucha back at the market and slinging pineapple ginger, fruity blueberry, and tart cranberry booch in refillable glass containers. For a snack just for you on your way out, don’t miss Lua Brazilian Cheese Bread for a crunchy, gooey, melt in your mouth cheese bite.

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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Join Our Team!
We are currently seeking candidates for two positions: SFC Farmers' Market Manager and Development & Communications Coordinator. Visit our website to learn more, and apply today!

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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"The Increasing Need For Regenerative Agriculture + 4 Ways To Support It"
By Emma Loewe, mindbodygreen - Implementing regenerative strategies like cover cropping, diversifying crops, and using natural fertilizers and pesticides take time and money. Here are 4 things you can do to help.

"'Staggering' need: COVID-19 has led to rising levels in food insecurity across the U.S."
By Grace Segers, CBS News - Studies show that food insecurity has doubled overall and tripled among families with children due to the pandemic.

"Hunger is nonpartisan, so these initiatives are helping fight food insecurity at polling places on Election Day"
By Kelly McCarthy, Good Morning America - How these groups plan to feed thousands of hungry voters at the polls on Election Day.
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We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Cooking Hack: A Super-Flexible Meal Plan for Tired Cooks
Are you cooking at home more often and feeling some "kitchen burnout"? These simple meal plans from Epicurious can help! And we love that they're flexible so you can include whatever looks good at the farmers' market, too!

Open Position: CTFB Temporary Distribution Coordinator-Mobile Pantry
This role will coordinate Central Texas Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry distribution sites which directly serve community members in need across CTFB’s 21-county territory.

Conference Recommendation: 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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