We've Moved! We're Now in
the NEW SFC Training Facility
As of Friday, June 7th, we have moved into our new home! But the campaign isn’t quite complete. We have raised 91% of our $4.5 million capital campaign goal. And if you are interested in one of the unique naming opportunities in our new space, this is the FINAL MONTH that you can pledge your gift over 3 years! Simply contact our Capital Campaign Director, Angela Osborn, at firstname.lastname@example.org and invest in Sustainable Food Center and our vision of a vibrant, healthy food system. Please consider making a gift to SFC to help us cross the finish line on this 3-year effort! DONATE TODAY →
Donor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Our campaign donor “ribbon” cutting was an amazing evening – guests were able to interact with all of our programs. Thank you to the guests who planted herbs in our rooftop planters for our teaching kitchen. It was wonderful to experience our volunteer-led “Taste the Place” upstairs in our Farm Direct pod with fresh, local produce. Our fabulous nibbles in the teaching kitchen and community room were from two recipes in our cookbook through The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® with varying cheeses from our amazing market artisans. And we were so thankful to Austin Wine Merchant and Independence Brewing Company for donating the wine and beer for all to enjoy.
To see pictures from the evening and the video of the heartfelt speakers, please click here.
Program Replication Training a Success!
Immediately following SFC's long-anticipated move to our new center, we held our second annual Program Replication Training from June 10-12 in our very own space! Twenty-two individuals representing 10 different entities from Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas came to learn how to implement one or more of SFC’s current programs. Throughout the training, individuals engaged in planning sessions, participated in hands-on activities, spoke with program partners, and toured school and community gardens and SFC farmers’ markets. READ MORE→
Farm to Work Provides
Meals for Head Start Families
In the midst of chaos just before our move, SFC was contacted by a Head Start program in Liberty Hill that wanted to give each of their 86 Head Start families enough food for a special graduation meal. Through SFC’s Farm to Work program, we were able to secure 91 baskets of fresh, local produce, (5 additional baskets for teachers). Imagine the children’s delight when they sat down for that meal of sweet potatoes, yellow squash, red potatoes, onions, with peaches and blackberries for dessert. Lara Adamson, Family Advocate for Head Start, had this to share,"Our Head Start families were so grateful and thrilled to receive the fresh local produce. The big fat blackberries and peaches were an especially unexpected treat!"
Can you help provide food access to Central Texans in need this summer?
We Have a New Address!
2921 E. 17th Street, Building C
Austin, TX 78702
Celebrating a Year
of School Gardens!
Click here to see photos of the Graham Elementary Garden Club!
Calçotada & Rosé Festival
Join us Sunday, June 23rd from 4pm-8pm at Lenoir for the 2nd Annual Calçotada & Rosé Festival. Enjoy great food and the season's best rosé. A portion of the proceeds benefit SFC’s new home! Tickets are $40. $5 drink tickets sold separately at the door. Buy tickets here!
The Reliant EcoShare℠
Reliant and EarthShare of Texas have launched a program that allows Reliant customers to help reduce their carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. For each customer-purchased offset, Reliant will make a contribution to EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations. As an EarthShare of Texas participating organization, SFC will benefit from this program. For more information, follow this link to the EarthShare of Texas website or go directly to reliant.com/ecoshare.
Edible Austin's Sipping Social is Friday, June 21. Come dressed in vintage attire to the 1920s-themed celebration of all things beverage-related with live music, and artisanal food & drinks. Purchase tickets here.
Mecca Gym and Spa is raising funds to support SFC's mission each month of 2013! In June 5% of all skincare products sold and in
July 5% of all mecca monthly treatments sold benefit SFC!
To Our Partners!
• Wholesome Wave Foundation
• Texas Department of Agriculture
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