SFC's Weekly Newsletter
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. Feb 20
SFC Farmers’ Markets are open at both locations this weekend. We hope everyone in our community has been able to stay safe and warm throughout this unprecedented winter weather. Now, we are asking for your support of our local farmers, ranchers, and small business owners.

Many farmers are facing a total loss of their end-of-season cold-weather crops, and their carefully laid plans for spring veggies are delayed even further. Our ranchers have been working around the clock to keep animals safe, fed, and watered. And our cadre of local food entrepreneurs, who rely on local ingredients and reliable market channels, have lost income and products with power failures and supply chain interruptions.

If you can, please visit the SFC Farmers' Market this Saturday to directly support our local farmers and vendors. If you can safely drive, consider checking in with your neighbors and friends to pick up groceries for your pod.

To provide even more direct recovery relief to the local farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs in our network, we have created a donation drive to gather funds in support of our local producers. Donate now »

Thank you for supporting local agriculture, and we can’t wait to see you this weekend!

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!

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
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"Texans running out of food as weather crisis disrupts supply chain"
BY Duncan Agnew and Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune - Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state's citrus and vegetable crops.

"How Austin Restaurants Are Dealing with the Historic Power Outages"
By Erin Russell, Eater Austin - In addition to handing out bread and hot meals, business owners are turning restaurants into refrigerators to save inventory.

"Texas agriculture commissioner issues 'red alert' for food supply chain"
By Jay Wallis, KHOU - 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.We’re looking at a food supply chain problem like we’ve never seen before, even with COVID-19," Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said.
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Recipes: Makeshift Pantry Recipes During The Austin Snow
Whether you have power or not, grocery supply in the city is limited. You may be wondering what to cook at home with the limited pantry items you have available. If you're in dire straits and can safely make it, visit our SFC Farmers' Markets this weekend for local goods. If you have some groceries and want to throw something together, Do512 has a list of makeshift pantry recipes you can try.



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