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The Weekly Dirt
 
Purple Bell Peppers in Baskets
 
 
THIS WEEKEND AT THE MARKETS
Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Sept. 21
 
Step to Zero! Join AIDS Service of Austin this weekend for the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk Austin, stepping off from Republic Square at 11:00 am with special guest Big Freedia! Our Downtown market will still be open, so come early to pick up your weekly groceries, or fuel up with a snack and coffee before you walk!

In the Neighborhood Find some respite at our market to the south and get your shopping done on your time. Shirttail Creek Farm will be at Sunset Valley with beef cuts and (if you get there early) plenty of delicious local chicken eggs. Pairs well with farm fresh pickled okra, peppers and more from Priverno Farm.
 
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Edible Austin Chef Auction
 
 
WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
 
"$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report"
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of it driving the climate crisis. Redirecting the subsidies to storing carbon in soil and producing healthier food is a huge opportunity that may cut food prices as land improves. Read more »

"I Followed the Climate Diet For a Week and Now I’m Afraid We’re Doomed"
By Alejandra Borunda, Bon Appétit - One urban dweller tries the Climate Diet and outlines her challenges and successes along the way. If you're willing to give the diet a go, we recommend starting with adding more veggies and local food onto your plate and building from there. Read more »

"Trends and Barriers in Lending to Farmers of Color and Women"
By Emily Miller and Tyneshia Griffin, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - A new report by the USDA looked at lending trends and barriers for women and farmers of color. Read more »
 
 
 
Kombucha Class
 
 
SFC UPDATE
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
 
We're Hiring! Farm Direct Program Director
Apply by Oct. 6 - We're looking for an experienced individual to lead our Farm Direct team, and manage a project portfolio that includes weekly farmers’ markets, institutional food procurement, farm viability services, funding opportunities, and collaborative partnerships. Read more »

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
Sept. 21 - We are proud to be a beneficiary of this ride to beat breast cancer and we need your help to staff Rest Stop 1 in Seguin , TX from 7:30 am - 10 am. Email to molly@sustainablefoodcenter.org to stay posted on any additional details. This is a family-friendly volunteer event! Sign up and make sure to select Rest Stop 1 »

SFC Discount for Politics Live with The New York Times
Sept. 27 - Join the NY Times for an evening devoted to understanding the 2020 political campaign, and how food and politics often go together. SFC newsletter readers receive 25% off with discount code NYTFRIEND. Learn more »

Kiss The Ground Workshop
Nov. 23 - Join us and Kiss the Ground for a half-day workshop designed to empower you to understand and advocate for soil health and regenerative agriculture. Read more »
 
 
A Taste of East Africa cooking class ad
 
 
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UPCOMING SFC CLASSES
 
Sept. 25 - Gone Wild: Kombucha, Kimchi and Probiotics

Oct. 1 & Oct. 2 - Garden Leadership Training (2-part Training)

Oct. 6 - Spice it Up: The Indian Home Cook

Oct. 12 - Spice it Up: Taste of East Africa

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »
 
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COMMUNITY UPDATE
 
Sept. 20 - Austin Climate Strike

Sept. 21 - Intro to Edible Gardening (Free!), from Austin Edible Gardens.

Sept. 21 - Show & Help: Seed Savers, from TreeFolks and Central Texas Seed Savers.

Sept. 28 - Grow Box Construction Workshop, from Travis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Apply by Sept. 30 - Conservation Policy Specialist job opening, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
 
 
 
 

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