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Volunteers at SFC Farmers' Market

 
The Impact of Volunteers


What can we say? Volunteers make the work we do at SFC possible! At SFC our mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Volunteers give their time week after week to support this mission. From Fridays in the garden to afternoons in the office packing seeds, to Saturday mornings at one of our SFC Farmers‘ Markets, volunteers do this and so much more!

Keep reading to learn more about our amazing volunteers and just how much support they have given us over the last year.


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SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Aug 19th from 9am-1pm:

  • Happy Anniversary: Round Rock Honey is celebrating its 15th anniversary and benefiting SFC in the process. Stop by their booth this weekend for samples, a kids’ art station and an information station. Visitors can learn about honey bees as well as enter to win prizes like free beekeeping classes.
  • Early Birds: Since his debut in 2011, Kris from Milagro Farm has quietly become the most beloved vendor at our Downtown market. Congratulate him on his win in this year's win “Love Your Vendor” contest and pick up some delicious eggs. Just be sure to get there early - his eggs sell out fast!

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Aug 19th from 9am-1pm:

  • Crowd Favorite: Stop by Yard To Market Co-op and congratulate them on winning our annual "Love Your Vendor" contest while picking up some melons, eggplant, squash blossoms, herbs or cucumbers.
  • Wake Up: Get a buzz on with Texas Coffee Traders every Saturday morning at Sunset Valley or our Downtown market. Cold brewed coffee, mocha latte and vanilla soy chai are on demand. Caffeine not your thing? Ask about their herbal teas!

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Aug 23rd from 3pm-7pm:

  • Grilling Season: Up your weeknight dinner game with some steaks, roasts and ground beef from Ranger Cattle. And be sure to ask about their prime wagyu beef!

 
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SFC HAPPENINGS

 

Fall 2017 Class Preview

 
SFC On Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with Fox 7 Austin, Tye Lewis of Tye Cooks Austin uses fresh ingredients to make some delicious Thai noodles and chicken. You can learn more from Tye at our Thai Street Food class on Sept 9th! Watch the video »

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 

More than Honey
Join Farmshare Austin tonight at Patagonia for a screening of More Than Honey, as well as a presentation from a local beekeeper and business owner Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey. They will be raffling Patagonia Workwear, Provisions, and Two Hives Honey items - benefiting Farmshare Austin. Refreshments provided. Learn more »


BESPOKE: An Exploration of Taste & Thought
This luncheon event will be held August 19th at Contigo around the theme of food and movement and will feature a keynote speech from world-renowned food studies historian, Dr. Rachel Laudan. Among the panelists are Sam Hellman-Mass of the upcoming restaurant Suerte and Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca D’Oro. The event will also feature a pop up ramen bar by Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla (who will also be leading a round table discussion.) Learn more »


Edible Austin Chef Auction
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Edible Austin Chef Auction benefitting Urban Roots and SFC. Held October 5 at The Allan House, the event gives guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. Learn more »


Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest
On Sunday August 20th, sample hundreds of hot sauces, dine on local foods, and enjoy live music. Admission is free with a donation of three non-perishable food items or a $5 cash donation to the Central Texas Food Bank. Learn more »


"Go Fig or Go Home” with Lick Honest Ice Creams
Lick is donating 100% of proceeds from their "Fromage and Fig" flavor throughout the month of August to SFC! Sharing its commitment to supporting local farms, Lick is giving back to SFC by highlighting an ice cream featuring figs locally sourced from Urban Roots Farm. Learn more »


Round Rock Honey 15th Anniversary
We are honored to be the beneficiary of Round Rock Honey Company's 15th Anniversary celebration. They'll be teaming up with local restaurants all month long on special dishes and cocktails featuring their delicious honey. One dollar from each dish or cocktail sold will be donated SFC! Learn more »


Farm and Food Leadership Conference
September 24-26th - This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food, as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture. Early bird registration has been extended to August 25th. Learn more »


 

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