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Market Radishes
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. April 17
Welcome and please enjoy either of our two markets this Saturday, 9AM to 1PM: Sunset Valley, located just across from the Toney Burger Center, at Sunset Valley Elementary, and Downtown Austin at Republic Square.

Downtown: For some of your freshest veggies this week, stop by Billie & Jean's Farm at the market. A woman-owned backyard farm located in Kyle, TX growing fresh greens and veggies. This week, enhance your meals with some of the freshest Arugula, cherry belle radishes, salad mix, and leaf lettuce. For your ready-to-eat or take-home preparations, visit Flavours Indian Food for a wonderful array of scents and flavors. They share authentic Indian flavors to the market and serve pre-cooked Indian food, meals, bread, chutneys, rice biryani, and more!

Sunset Valley: Visit Gracy's Microgreens and stock up on their nutritional and flavor-filled microgreens. Black oil sunflower, cilantro, and fennel microgreens are just a few she has at the market and are great for adding to salads, sandwiches, or your favorite dishes. Austin Honey Company has a variety of quality honey and other honey products. Their happy bees comfortably reside on local farms within a 30-mile radius of downtown Austin providing valuable pollination of local organic produce, thus benefiting the whole of our food community. And what began as a hobby, our market visitors now get to enjoy. Steel Heart Bitters offer three flavors of custom bitters, "Lemonade Stand", "La Borracha", and "Malcontent" to add to your favorite drinks.

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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Garden Party - On Sale Now
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
On Sale Now! 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 available now! *In the event of inclement weather or COVID-19 safety concerns, this event will move to a virtual experience.

Shop for Good with Kendra Scott
Get a head start on Mother's Day shopping! When you purchase anything from Kendra Scott, today by 11:59pm, enter code GIVEBACK-1EWL in your cart at check out for 20% of your purchase to go back to Sustainable Food Center.
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We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"A Food Program for Women and Children Is About to Get More Federal Support"
By Lisa Held, Civil Eats - Unlike SNAP, WIC has a smaller budget, and less of a spotlight. Now, Congress and the USDA are working to address food insecurity in families head-on by investing in and modernizing the program.

"Biden administration to end USDA food box program"
By H. Claire Brown, The Counter - "There were a lot of problems." The Trump-era Covid-19 relief initiative will have lasted a year and cost as much as $5.5 billion.

"The next generation of Black farmers"
By Anoa Changa, Vox - "It’s a reminder of my beginnings and who I am": 3 Black farmers on their relationship to their vocation.
Beets and Radishes
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Garlicky Roasted-Radish Bruschetta
Love radishes but tired of only using them in salads? Try this bright bruschetta from Good Housekeeping - we bet it makes the perfect spring snack!

Job: Farm Help Wanted at Texas Food Ranch
Seasonal farmhand needed from May 6 to June 6 at the Texas Food Ranch in Fredonia, TX. Help at soil preparation, planting, harvesting and packing for deliveries and farmers market. A guest room is available if needed. Contact Rick at 325-218-2673.



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