Green Easter Egg Hunt supported by Texas Gas Service Next Saturday!
Plus: A Special Visit from the Easter Bunny and a Grill Giveaway!
Come celebrate Green Easter with cascarones filled with grass-seed and fun-fun confetti! Our Green Easter Egg Hunt will be March 30th at 10am at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown. Don’t forget to bring your own Easter Egg basket. Line up is at 9:40 am - just look for the Easter Bunny!
Easter Bunny will also be visiting the market, so don't miss your
chance for some pictures with the kids. For the grown-ups, Texas Gas Service will be giving away a gas grill that day, so be sure to enter the drawing!
Sweet, Sweet Strawberries - Get 'Em Now!
the next few weeks, we're celebrating strawberries! This sweet treat is
growing like crazy right now, so stock up for your spring/summer
desserts and salads - you could make a strawberry pie for Easter! Check
out these vendors at each of our markets for lots of strawberry
- Downtown: Engel Farm (and starting April 7, Markley Family Farm)
- Sunset Valley: Engel Farm, Finca Pura Vida Farm, Flintrock Hill Farm
- East: Engel Farm, Finca Pura Vida Farm
- Triangle: Engel Farm, Markley Family Farm
Edible Austin's 2013 Local Heroes Announced
You voted, and now the results are in! We couldn't be more thankful to have received the Edible Austin 2013 Local Hero Award for Best Non-Profit! It means so much to us to have the support of our community, and we will continue striving to make Austin a better place to live and eat. We're proud to share this distinction with the winners in the other categories - congratulations to them!
Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair Coming Up in April
Edible Austin, the SANDE Youth Project, the Children's Environmental Health Institute, and the French Legation Museum are co-presenting a Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair on April 7th from 1pm-5pm!
This FREE community event features healthy foods from local farms and vendors, along with family-friendly activities including:
- Interactive workshops and games
- Demos on home gardening and healthy cooking
- Meeting local farmers and food makers
- Visiting with health and wellness professionals
- Live music and movie screenings
- "Children and Their Food” photography exhibit
Bring the kids for a day of food and fun - learn more about vendors and details here!
PARKING: Is still FREE at all the markets (some, on a limited basis). Click here to find out the inside scoop, especially fairs and parade traffic flows; we can get you to the market easily!
BICYCLES ARE ENCOURAGED: Come use the newly accessible bike racks on 4th and 5th street on the sidewalks by the Federal Courthouse Downtown on Saturdays, drop your bikes for safekeeping at the Info Booth at Sunset Valley, and use the bike racks on the south side of Triangle Park on Wednesdays. When the Downtown market is set up in the street, you can also access more bike racks on Guadalupe in the park.
DID YOU KNOW? You can find real-time parking information on the go with the app ParkMe.
SFC TENT: Bring your kids and stop by for an activity with The Little Kitchen: we'll be making cascarones!
SFC ACTIVITIES at SUNSET VALLEY: The imagination playground, funded and supported by Jay Hargrave Architecture and Furry Feet Furniture, is ready for some imagination from little ones in this child-centered, shaded area that features 90 modular pieces to "make" a playground.
NEW FEATURE! FOR KIDS! International Immersion School Center will start a "Kid's Market" activity booth at Sunset Valley by the playground. Come to market, to market.
For more details on ongoing activities, visit our SFC Tent Events page.
DROP SPOT KIOSK: To learn more about being green at the market, click here.
This is the most up-to-date information about which vendors will and won't be attending the market as of Friday afternoon, when we send this letter. If there are no changes to a vendor's status, they will not be listed. To find out which farmers and specialty vendors regularly attend each market, click here. Some of the farmers only come seasonally because of a time-sensitive crop, like peaches, but we host more than 65 family farms throughout the year. Please understand that there are often last minute changes--it's the nature of farming!
DOWNTOWN - SATURDAY
IN: Pate Letelier, Confituras, Indian Hills Farm, Peach Creek Farm, Fat Frog Farm (formerly known as Bar W), Mom & Pops, Thunderheart Bison, Texas Olive Ranch, Tecolote Farm (back for the 2013 season!)
SUNSET VALLEY - SATURDAY
IN: Engel Farm (will have strawberries!), Pate Letelier, Dream Bijoux, Hands of Chi
OUT: Clipper Guy, All Kooped Up, Peached Tortilla, Melly Collars
EAST - TUESDAY
IN: Our regulars! Those coming are Richardson Farms, Engel Farm (strawberries!), Happy Vegan Baker, Johnson's Backyard Garden, Finca Pura Vida Farm, Nisha's EZ Indian Foods, Tamale Addiction by Gardener's Feast, Kala's Kuisine, Concha's Salsa, Round Rock Honey, Wunderpilz Kombucha, Texas Coffee Traders. More to come! Mill-King Creamery Dairy, Simmons Family Farm and many others.
TRIANGLE - WEDNESDAY
IN: Most of our regulars, including The Peached Tortilla
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Tecolote Farm is Back!
Spring has sprung, and Tecolote Farm is back at the markets for the 2013 season! Come visit them at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown for fresh produce and a smile.
Austin Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards
Congratulations to Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due (one of our regular vendors) and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine (one of our regular market shoppers) for their 2013 James Beard nominations! Jesse is nominated in the Single Subject book category for his book Afield: A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish, and Bryce is nominated for Best Chef: Southwest. Best of luck to both chefs!
Tacodeli Has Great Tacos
(But We Already Knew That!)
We were excited to see SFC Farmers' Market vendor Tacodeli mentioned on the Huffington Post for having the best tacos in Austin. From the deliciously prepared local ingredients to the perfect and mysterious Doña sauce, Tacodeli always delivers!
Sign Up for April Composting Classes
If you missed the March classes, don't fret - Austin Resource Recovery will be returning to the markets in April for more free composting classes! They will be at the SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle on April 10th and at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown on April 13th. You could earn a rebate of up to 75% off the cost of a home composting system. Reserve your spot today!
9am - 1pm
SFC Farmers' Market
Downtown at Republic Square Park (4th and Guadalupe)
9am - 1pm
SFC Farmers' Market in Sunset Valley at Toney Burger Center (3200 Jones Road)
3pm to 7pm
SFC Farmers' Market East
at MLK & Miriam Street, near Cap MetroRail MLK, Jr. Station
3pm to 7pm
SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle, Triangle Park (Lamar & 46th)
Check Downtown Austin Alliance Get Around section for weekly traffic updates.
Saturday, March 23
Blacktop Bend's George Rios
George Rios of Blacktop Bend plays eclectic bluegrass inspired by Texas and country artists such as Steve Earle, The Gourds, and Joe Ely.
Saturday, March 23
@ Sunset Valley
Shand Walton and the All Amigos Club play edgy Americana music, uniquely
blending rock, folk, country, mariachi, and blues.
Wednesday, March 27
@ The Triangle
Victoria Pennock will be performing an acoustic duo with Frank Larossi.