As we each move into the holiday season, I want to thank you for participating in our local food system. Your support of SFC as well as our local producers is much appreciated throughout the year, but I’m particularly grateful as we come to the end of 2012 after seeing the growth and expansion of this movement. Your involvement is helping heighten awareness of local, healthy food throughout a year of vibrant growing seasons and the ups and downs of producing food in challenging Central Texas weather. Thank you! From my home to yours, enjoy a wonderful winter break, one that I hope will include a bounty of sustainable food and moments of peace, joy and happiness.
Capital Campaign Update
We have thrilling news to share with you! We continue to have incredible momentum for the capital campaign as we reach $3,479,147 - 77% of our $4.5 million campaign goal. This feels amazing as we close the year and as we see our training facility being built. Next year will be an exciting one for us all as we look to complete the campaign, move into the training facility at the end of May and look forward to Fall 2013 planting!
Help bring gardens to life
at the new Sustainable Food Center!
Most of you already know that SFC is in the midst of building a brand new training center, but did you know that the center will include 2.3 acres dedicated to a teaching garden and a neighbor-driven community garden, too?
The JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation Teaching Garden will showcase a plethora of sustainable gardening methods appropriate for our Central Texas climate, and will provide our very own site for hosting Basic Organic Gardening and Citizen Gardener classes, as well as workshops about specialized topics like vermicomposting, beekeeping, and container gardening.
Click here to read more about how you can get involved with the garden!
Have a Sweet Holiday
With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us and the December holidays quickly approaching, you may find that you’ve had more sugar than you’re used to. For many of us, the holidays are sweet because sugar is often a key ingredient in celebratory foods. If you ask someone what they’re looking forward to at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, chances are they’ll mention grandma’s apple pie or sweet potatoes with a crust of brown sugar and butter. You may be surprised to hear me say this, but I’m kind of OK with that.
Click here to read The Happy Kitchen's tips for the holidays!
Farm to Work Launches at UT
SFC launched Farm to Work on UT Main Campus on Friday, December 7. The amazing Lightsey Farms is serving the account and we are expecting 100 baskets to be ordered per week. For more information on Farm to Work, please visit our website: https://farmtowork.org/
Can you help provide food access to Central Texans in need this holiday season?
Chef Sonya Cote of The Homegrown Revival presents a fondue party inspired by Disco era food & drink to benefit the Capital Campaign of Sustainable Food Center. Tickets include All you can eat Fondue party (all local meats, bread, veggies & cheese), two Dripping Springs Vodka cocktails per person and dancing featuring DJ Chino Casino. Disco Dress Encouraged.
Buy Ticket Here!
Thank You to Our Partners!
CYC Fitness, a new indoor cycling studio that combines a unique, full-body workout with social philanthropy, has opened at 715 West 23rd. For every mile completed, CYC will donate a portion of its profits to one of its charity partners, and expects to reach more than one million miles in 2013 alone. SFC is proud to be one of CYC charity partners! To learn more, visit www.cycfitness.com.
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