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How Double Up Food Bucks is Keeping Texas Healthy
Low-income communities of color are most impacted by a widening inequity gap. In 2019, in Texas, 30% of households with children were food insecure. Before COVID-19, 1 in 7 Texans experienced food insecurity. The number of food-insecure households has risen significantly in the wake of COVID-19.

To address inequity in access to healthy food, SFC is working in partnership with organizations across the state to launch and support SNAP incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks at their local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Today, we’re excited to share the ways in which we’re deepening engagement and expanding the program to communities across Texas.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. May 15
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: As you walk up towards Mercado Sin Nombre, you will see their artisan, warm and delicious tortillas being made fresh on site. Not only do they encompass the small-batch, freedom in creativity, and one-off mentality of their company, but they highlight the ingredients, origins, and traditions of the products they make. And fill those tortillas with eggs from Milagro Farm. Their eggs sell quickly for a reason as per one testimonial from Texas Real Food: “The yolks are glorious rich orangy, yellow, and the flavor is amazing.” And stop by Munkebo Farm to find their assortment of veggies and meats including grass-fed beef and pasture-raised hogs.

Sunset Valley: If you are looking for some of the freshest and bursting with flavor meats, look no further than Richardson Farm. Their weekly assortment includes grass-fed beef, hogs, and pasture-raised chickens all their offerings make any meal special. And treat yourself and friends to Le Renard Patisserie where you’ll come across some of the most delicious works of art in their pastries, cakes, and jams, all made with seasonal and local ingredients. Finally, don’t forget about your four-legged friends. Chow Hound uses only quality proteins, vegetables, and fruits for all their premium raw dog food and treats.

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 events, news, blogs and more.
We're Hiring!
We are looking for part-time associates to assist at our Double Up Food Bucks booth on Saturday's at our SFC Farmers' Markets, as well as a paid intern to assist with a National Organic Program standards research and planning project with our Farm Viability staff.
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"‘Percy vs. Goliath’ Is a Cautionary Tale of Corporate Control in Agriculture"
By Lynn Curry, CivilEats - A Canadian-American director with roots in the civil rights movement spotlights the seed sovereignty maverick who took on Monsanto in the 1990s.

"‘It’s like a place of healing’: the growth of America’s food forests"
By Mike Jordan and Salomé Gómez-Upegui, The Guardian - There are more than 70 ‘food forests’ in the US as part of a growing movement to tackle food insecurity and promote urban agriculture.

"Michelle Obama on her Netflix show and new healthy food initiative: "There's still plenty of time to do some good"
By CBS News - The former first lady announces target cities for "Pass the Love," providing healthy meal kits for families in need.
JBG Kale at Farmers' Market
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Easy Skillet Kale with Lemon & Garlic
Knowing the best ways to prepare kale is the secret to converting even the most staunch kale haters. Try out this recipe from The Kitchn and see if you can get the picky eater in your life to give kale another chance.



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