SFC's Weekly Newsletter
The Monthly Beet
Dobbin Kauv Farm
5 Black-led Food Systems Organizations You Should Know
As part of our commitment to promoting equity in the food system and in honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-led companies and organizations working to make the local food movement in Central Texas a more racially inclusive space. Leaders from Dobbin-Kauv Farm, Green Thumb Farming, Inter-Generational Gardening Soul to Soul, The Rooted in Melanin Initiative, and Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers Community Based Organization generously shared their time and experience to help us learn more about their work and how we can all support their missions.
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Pork Chops, Beans and Squash
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. Feb 13
DOWNTOWN: It’s gonna be chilly this weekend, but it’s nothing a steaming hot cup of soup from Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen can’t cure! While you are shopping for freshly made pork sausages and packs of duck breast, be sure to pick up a pork and lentil soup to warm your bones on the drive home. Once you’ve filled up on meat, head to Lemon Tree Herbs for just mixed tea blends. Milky oats, mullein, lavender and more all sourced locally (from former market farmer Herban Austin) are blended for heart-centered, mineral rich, hormone balancing teas. Also offered are sprays, tinctures, and potions to keep you healthy and adjusted all winter.

SUNSET VALLEY: Teximo Comfort Foods serves locally smoked salmon in flavors you’ll have to try to believe. This wild-caught salmon is house made in original, zydeco (cajun-ish), and kangnam style (Korean barbecue influenced). Perfect for making brunch at home on a blustery weekend morning or giving as a gift to the ones you love. Speaking of warming up don’t forget to pick up a cup of coffee (or cocoa) from Texas Coffee Traders! We prefer the market blend (obviously) but you can try a few and take home a pound of beans to power you through your entire week.

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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Amplify Austin for SFC
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
Amplify Austin for SFC
March 4-5. Get ready for Amplify Austin, our city's annual community-wide campaign of online giving. Early giving is open NOW and will culminate in the 24-hour giving drive, starting 6pm March 4th. We need your help to raise $22,000 to support our local farmers and increase access to healthy, local food for everyone in Austin. Donate today, or set up a fundraiser page on behalf of SFC!

A Letter From Our New Executive Director
Mark Bethell shares a note with our community. Please join us in welcoming him as he takes the helm of SFC and leads us toward our future goals of increasing the consumption of regionally and sustainably produced food in Central Texas.

Case Study of a Food Relief Grocery Model
In 2020, we were proud to offer COVID-19 relief through the Neighborhood Pop-up Grocery Project. Read the newly published case study of this project in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

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.
SFC Garden Party May 6
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"From NFL Stardom to Family Farming"
By Alex Robinson, Modern Farmers - A Q&A with Jason Brown, a former St. Louis Rams player and current farmer who wants to feed the hungry.

"America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates"
By Ariel Shapiro, Forbes - Bill Gates has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states - enough to make him the top private farmland owner in America.

"Two Bills to Support Farmers of Color Introduced"
By Jennifer Fahy, Farm Aid - The legislation aims to deliver $5 billion in pandemic relief to Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic farmers and other agricultural producers of color, as well as address longstanding inequity in agriculture.
On the Table
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Video Series: Introducing "On the Table"
Our new video series, On the Table, is launching soon! We'll be sharing videos about what a just and regenerative food system means to us, and how you can connect with your local food system. Check out the trailer and subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates.

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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