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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. Feb 6
IN SEASON NOW: Check out our markets for the perfect mix of winter and spring veggies. Tender greens (like mustard, tat soi, arugula, and swiss chard) still grace all our farmers tables, alongside the king of winter heavies: brassicas. Vegetables in this illustrious family include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kales, and brussels sprouts. Also lined up in brightly colored rainbows are an array of root veggies including beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, and rutabaga. Delicious herbs round out the offerings, this time of year expect to find dill, parsley, cilantro, oregano, fresh rosemary, and lemongrass. Happy cooking!

DOWNTOWN: Shop for your sweetie this weekend with Rose Burkhardt Jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day. Find unique, handmade pieces with understated elegance like gold necklaces with heart shaped pendants and drop earrings with a captive lava rock. If you want to set the mood even further look no further than Gojema Candles for high quality, all natural candles in scents like rosewater and fern, smoked oak and bergamot, or white grapefruit and yuzu.

SUNSET VALLEY: With only a week to go before V-day, consider preordering treats from one of Sunset Valley’s illustrious bakers. Le Renard Patisserie has pies on the menu (including this Kahlua molasses pecan pie) among piles of delicious goodies. For homestyle comfort food look no further than Dorothy’s Choice. Preorders are available for cookies by the dozen, layered banana cream pies, and red velvet cupcakes.

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.
"Can This Unlikely Duo Revive Rural America and Help the Planet?"
By Art Cullen, The New York Times - Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack plan to take swift action on climate change proposals.

"Farming, seen as a cause and victim of climate change, is seeing radical new tech drive innovation"
By Anmar Frangoul, CNBC - The agriculture sector is changing, with a range of new tech and innovations now being developed.

"Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms"
By Hiroko Tabuchi and Nadja Popovich, The New York Times - The Biden administration has pledged to make agriculture a cornerstone of its plan to fight climate change, but also to tackle a legacy of discrimination that has pushed Black farmers off the land.
Vegetarian White Bean and Kale Soup
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipes: White Bean and Kale Soup
February is American Heart Month! Looking for heart healthy recipes? Our cookbook is full of quick, affordable, delicious recipes - like our White Bean and Kale Soup - that are low in sodium, use healthy fats, and pack in lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Our cookbook is available for purchase on our website as a print or digital edition!

Date Night: Club Homemade Valentine's Day Virtual Cooking Class
Feb 14. Celebrate Valentine's Day cooking together while supporting Farmshare Austin's Farmer Training and Food Access programs! You'll get a box full of all the ingredients you'll need for your vegan Mediterranean mezze feast for two - featuring veggies from Farmshare, VRDNT Farm and Johnson's Backyard Garden.



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