SFC's Weekly Newsletter
The Monthly Beet
Farm Visit
How We Verify the Environmental Impact and Viability of Small Farms
Early enough to beat the heat of the day, SFC staff arrives at a nearby mixed vegetable farm, donning boots, hats, and clipboards. This is a very familiar routine for the Farm Viability team at SFC. Since 2018, our Farm Viability staff have committed to biannually visiting every farm in our network as part of a new project called Sustainability Impact Statements.

Through this project, we are working to better understand the unique environmental factors that influence the viability of our local farms and ranches. Over the past three years doing this work, we’ve gotten to see these farms grow and change, some shifting dramatically while others plug away at small improvements.
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Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. June 26
It’s another week of markets and delicious options to choose from. Find the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley at the Toney Burger Center, or Downtown at Republic Square; both markets run Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM.

Downtown: Bringing the flavors of Tabasco, Mexico to downtown Austin, La Masa Tabasquena shares their love for the traditional foods of Mexico. This small family-owned business takes great pride in the essential ingredient to Mexican cuisine, the masa. Try their delicious assortment of tamalitos including gluten and vegetarian options. Make sure and stop by and visit Mama Noy's Kitchen, one of the newest vendors to the market. They serve home-style Laotian dishes, Tex-Mex inspired Asian tacos, and delicious Asian fusion entrees with a twist to surely please your palate. Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms specializes in high-quality, white, brown, sliced, and other specialty mushrooms and are a great stop to add for your gourmet weekend meals.

Sunset Valley: For some of the best Fredericksburg peaches, visit Engel Farms. It’s peach season so those mouth-watering peaches await! Plus, they’ll also have their delicious blueberries and plums for sweet desserts and morning salads. Eve's Arabic Sweets & More offers a wonderful assortment of Arabic baked goods including Haressa, a sweet cornbread covered in syrup. Plus delicious orange and carrot cakes and banana chocolate chip bread and other desserts to choose from. With some of the finest Texas pepper jelly around and over 39 flavors to choose from, stop by and visit with Brian from Left Hand Jelly. He will walk you through his assortment of sweet, savory, and other varieties of jellies to compliment any meal.

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.
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
"California’s Drought Is So Bad That Almond Farmers Are Ripping Out Trees"
By Elizabeth Elkin, Bloomberg Green - The famed farming valleys of California are being swept into what feels like permanent dryness, raising the specter of food inflation.

"Palm Oil Is in Almost Everything We Eat, and It’s Fueling the Climate Crisis"
By Gosia Wozniacka, Civil Eats - In her new book, ‘Planet Palm,’ journalist Jocelyn Zuckerman investigates the devastating environmental, health, and human costs of the global palm oil industry.

"New Book Addresses Hidden Costs of Food"
By FoodTank - True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale addresses the hidden costs of food and signals a movement toward seeing food as a public good.
Peach Salsa
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
Recipe: Spicy Peach Salsa
Peaches are plentiful now--ripe and juicy and fragrant--perfect for sweet and savory summer recipes. In addition to your favorite cobbler, pie, and ice cream recipes, give this easy peach salsa recipe from our archives a try. You'll be spooning it over everything from quesadillas to grilled pork chops.

Submit Your Feedback: Planet Texas 2050
Want to have a say in making access to food more equitable and sustainable in Texas? Planet Texas 2050 is gathering community input as part of their Equitable and Regenerative Cities Project. Don’t miss your chance to provide valuable feedback, take the survey, and learn more about the project’s mission for local food systems.

Classes: Green Gate Farm Classes
Spend the day at the beautiful Green Gate Farm and enjoy learning at one of their upcoming summer classes. Throughout June they have Farmhouse Cooking, Flower Crown Making, and Adult Farm Camp!



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