SFC's Weekly Newsletter
The Weekly Dirt
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. Jan 30
DOWNTOWN: Chop Chop Ramen is Downtown this weekend with homemade flavors made easy with their heat and serve ramen cups. Try the Kimchi Ramen for a spicy and simple lunch, or try to snag the last of the monthly special farmer’s ramen featuring local produce like rutabaga and cauliflower. After that take a stroll down to Shirttail Creek Farm for your weekly fresh eggs, pastured beef, and whole chickens perfect for soup – in case the weather turns on us again.

SUNSET VALLEY: Flameleaf Farm is back after a short winter hiatus with delicious greens, roots, and some surprises from the garden. Try the sweet and tender heads of napa cabbage in a stir fry this week! When you’ve loaded up on veggies it’s time to try the sweeter side of things. Julie Myrtille Bakery has brioche bread, tarts, and just in time for mardi gras delicious and traditional French King Cake. This is not the New Orleans special, but rather a Gallette de Rois with thick and creamy frangipane filling. This seasonal delicacy is only around for a short while so make sure you preorder one today!

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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SFC Garden Party May 6
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Garden Party for SFC
May 6. Held in the beautiful gardens of Barr Mansion, you'll enjoy a unique, upscale — and socially-distanced — picnic experience featuring delicious, exclusive meals prepared by Austin's top chefs. All proceeds benefit SFC. Tickets and restaurant line-up will be released soon. *In the event of inclement weather or COVID-19 safety concerns, this event will move to a virtual experience.

Become a Beekeeper with Two Hives Honey
If you've ever toyed with the idea of becoming a backyard beekeeper, this 4 part series is full of gorgeous imagery, cheeky animations, and everything you need to get started. The best part? $15 of every class purchased with this link is donated to SFC!
Team Building with SFC
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"How America’s Food System Could Change Under Biden"
By Kim Severson, The New York Times - New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.

"Federal government wants Americans to buy groceries online, but most people on SNAP can’t"
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena, USA TODAY - Roughly 30% of American households buy groceries online, which health experts recommend during the pandemic. However, less than 5% of people on SNAP can afford to buy groceries this way. We need to prioritize SNAP purchases for all online grocery platforms, including ones that support our local food system.

"Vertical Farming’s Success Depends on the Cheapest Lightbulb"
By Jess Shankleman, Bloomberg - Indoor vertical farming has been expected to change agriculture as we know it - but it hasn’t quite done that yet because of energy costs. And some argue it may not be a good strategy for providing more food access to low-income communities. What would the impact be if the same money was invested in rural areas and farmers growing in-ground food using regenerative techniques?
Market Radishes
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Food Tip: Getting to Know Your Radishes
The different varieties of radishes can vary in size, shape, color, and flavor, and the SFC Farmers' Market is a great place to try some new ones! Learn more from Edible Door.



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