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Mark Bethell
Announcing Sustainable Food Center's New Executive Director: Mark Bethell
We are excited to announce that Mark Bethell will serve as Sustainable Food Center’s next Executive Director. Mark is an accomplished nonprofit leader with a depth of experience in business and organizational development. With a background in health care, he has a proven track record for leading organizations through significant change and growth, which will be a real asset as we work to achieve our ambitious vision. Continue reading on our blog for the full announcement from our Board Chair, Carrie Dyer, including more about Mark, our board's selection process, and plans for transition.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Nov 21
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: It’s time to shop! Johnson’s Backyard Garden is onsite with sweet potatoes (sweet potato pie is better than pumpkin), massive heads of broccoli, fresh bundles of herbs and anything else you could want to round out your sides. But what about more meat? Stop by Peach Creek Farm for ground sausage that is perfect for adding to an extra decadent stuffing this year. Also onsite this weekend is Julie Myrtille Bakery who have an entire Thanksgiving Menu to order off of (check it out here) and delicious treats just to help you through your morning at the market.

SUNSET VALLEY: Come and get your Thanksgiving needs met at Sunset Valley this weekend. Dorothy’s Choice has pecan carrot cheesecake it’s pecan pie, carrot cake, and cheesecake all rolled into one! Flameleaf Farm is onsite with delicious greens and fresh herbs for all your turkey day sides. Don’t forget to stop by Bradshaw Farm for rolls, babka, and sourdough bread for the traditional after meal sandwich.

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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Purchase a LOVE shirt for SFC
Our friends at LOVE Cycling Studio are donating proceeds from their love shirt to SFC through the end of the month. LOVE Cycling Studio provides an indoor cycling experience, helping you sweat out your stress, build confidence, and inspire you. Head to lovecyclingstudio.com/shop to buy the shirt and learn more about this awesome cycling studio.

Buy One Give One with Zymmo
Nov. 23-Dec. 31. We're partnering with Zymmo for a Buy One Give One promotion! They will match every dollar spent on the Zymmo app with a donation to SFC — meaning every dollar spent is a dollar donated! Zymmo connects you with local chefs to order ready-made meals or book private chef experiences. This holiday season, take a night off with a chef-made meal while giving back to SFC. Download the Zymmo app and help SFC during this giving season! For Android: https://bit.ly/3kwsrCY. For iOS: https://apple.co/2Tdwjhb.

Wheatsville Members - Vote for SFC!
Vote by Nov 20. Calling all Wheatsville co-op members! It's your last chance to vote for SFC as a WheatsvilleCommunity Action partner, 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.
Siete Foods Class
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"A New Native Seed Cooperative Aims to Rebuild Indigenous Foodways
By Ray Levy-Uyeda, Civil Eats - The Indigenous Seed Growers Network sprouted from the pandemic, and is quickly evolving to help communities secure their own food systems for generations to come.

"Sustainable Food Trends Will Become Center Of The Plate With Modern Consumers"
By Jeff Fromm, Forbes - A majority of consumers today look for products that can help them live a more sustainable, socially responsible life.

"How to Do Thanksgiving With Less Waste"
By Priya Krishna, The New York Times - For environmental advocates, it includes small measures like reusing ingredients, and broader efforts like rethinking our relationship to the holiday.
Mixed Winter Squash
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Spice Roasted Butternut Squash
Spice up your Thanksgiving meal with this simple, savory, side dish from Food and Wine that is sure to impress!

Conference Submissions: Conference on Food Resilience, Access, and Equity
Submissions and Sponsorships are availalbe for this virtual conference to be held January 27-28, 2021. Submission deadline is Nov 30, 2020. Presented by The Cook's Nook, this conference has been created to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between local, private and public organizations that address food insecurity for people most at risk during emergencies and disasters.

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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