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How the Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery Project helped Austin farms and restaurants during COVID-19
COVID-19’s surprising entrance to daily life has affected everyone. One of the most visible interruptions to daily life has been in our food system. Empty grocery shelves and shuttered restaurants have become a reality to people who may never before have thought about the security of their next meal.

And while everyone has been hit by this pandemic, local restaurants and local farmers have faced a unique set of hardships. When restaurants shut down in March, local farmers immediately lost up to 80 percent of their weekly sales. Fortunately, Austin-based restaurateurs were willing and able to adapt quickly, and the Neighborhood Pop-up Grocery Project was there to help. Continue reading to learn more about how this project helped Austin farms and restaurants during COVID-19.
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Pomegrantes and Persimmons
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Nov 14
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!

Remember nothing goes better with your delicious Thanksgiving meal than a fresh edge on your kitchen knives. Get your dull blades sharpened with Star Knife Sharpening Downtown or Southpaw Bladeworks at Sunset Valley.

DOWNTOWN: Jlei Juices starts at the market this week with refreshing flavors like celery and immune booster. Ingredients are local but recipes and beliefs reflect the owners Hawaiian culture. Also at the market is Lightsey Farms for the very tail end of their season. Get the last of their persimmons, summer squash, runner beans and more before they go on seasonal hiatus.

SUNSET VALLEY: Art Bags by Felisa is introducing a new service - hems on the spot! Got a shirt with a loose button, a sleeve with a small tear, or a bag that needs a spiffing up? Bring it to market and have it fixed while you wait! Also available at market this weekend are treasure troves of eggs, beef, and chicken from Shirttail Creek Farm. These fine folks raise their animals according to humane guidelines in Brenham, TX with plenty of sunshine, corn and soy free chicken feed, and beef is grass-fed for the duration of the animals life.

To keep our vendors, staff and customers safe, we request everyone wear a face covering or mask while in the market area. Click here to learn more about our safety measures. 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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Team Building with SFC
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
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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"Kamala Harris Brings Food Justice to the Democratic Ticket"
By Nadra Nittle, Civil Eats - In this article from last August, CivilEats outlines how as Vice President, Kamala Harris will be able to advance her years-long focus on hunger, worker rights and protections, and environmental justice.

"Magic in the Dirt"
By Julia Turshen, New York Times - Three small farms where people are cultivating far more than food.

"Cutting Greenhouse Gases From Food Production Is Urgent, Scientists Say"
By Henry Fountain, New York Times - Efforts to limit global warming often focus on emissions from fossil fuels, but food is crucial, too, according to new research.
Yammy Muffins
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Yammy Muffins
Sweet potatoes are a fall favorite in our Happy Kitchen classes. They’re affordable and nutritious. They pair well with sweet or savory flavors. They don’t spoil quickly, so it’s easy to keep a few on hand for a last-minute side dish or to bulk up a soup or stew. Looking to add more sweet potatoes to your fall meals? Try these Yammy Muffins for breakfast or dessert!

Education: ACC Agricultural Sciences
Classes for Spring 2021 are now open for enrollment! Check out ACC's offerings in Pasture Management, Agribusiness, Shop Skills and more.



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