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The Monthly Beet
 
Radish Sign
 
3 Ways You Can Deepen Your Connection to Our Local Food System
 
For many people, the New Year is a time to think about fresh starts, setting goals, and healthy habits. As we head into this New Year, we’re offering up a few ideas for starting or deepening your connection with a healthy local food system.

2020 tested our food system and challenged us to creatively respond to new food access challenges. In the words of Vandana Shiva, “We need to reinvent our eating and drinking, our moving and working, in our local ecosystems and local cultures.”

Are you ready to embrace a deeper connection with your food and your community? Read on for a few ideas to get you started!
 
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Eggs in Carton
 
 
THIS WEEKEND AT THE MARKETS
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat. Jan 16
 
DOWNTOWN: Market partnerships are popping up all over the place! Richardson’s Farm is partnering with Mulberry Dry Goods for a special discount. After buying milk and eggs from this local farm, you’ll get $2 off your purchase of any Mulberry baking mix! Just down the row, you can stop by a pair of newer vendors for a serendipitous snack. Mercado Sin Nombre makes fresh corn tortillas (to order) and is right next door to TLC Kimchi. Put these two together and you’ve got a recipe for kimchi-quesadillas and the easiest breakfast, lunch, or late-night snack imaginable. A match made in heaven!

SUNSET VALLEY: This weekend, Sunset Valley is exploding with over 30 vendors including Sweet Sensi with their locally grown and produced full spectrum CBD oils. Purchase a bottle of tincture for everyday stress support or a box of chewables for a special treat. Then head on down to HiFi Mycology (featured this month on the cover of Edible Austin!) for bindles of beautiful mushrooms. Blue oyster, tender chestnut, and lion’s mane are all on the table this week.

To keep our vendors, staff and customers safe, we request everyone wear a face covering or mask while in the market area. Click here to learn more about our safety measures. SFC Farmers' Market match SNAP, WIC and FMNP benefits with Double Up Food Bucks! Visit our website for more information on which vendors will be at market, what products are in season, and more.
 
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Thank You!
 
 
SFC UPDATE
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
 
Thank You!
We'd like to thank everyone who gave for their support to SFC during this past holiday season. Because of people like you, we raised over $57,000 by December 31st - exceeding our goal by 125%! Plus, these gifts will go even further thanks to the generous matching grant from Tito's Handmade Vodka. We couldn't support our local farmers and increase access to healthy food in Central Texas without our community, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you!

Become a Beekeeper with Two Hives Honey
If you've ever toyed with the idea of becoming a backyard beekeeper, this 4 part series is full of gorgeous imagery, cheeky animations, and everything you need to get started. The best part? $15 of every class purchased with this link is donated to SFC!
 
 
 
Team Building with SFC
 
 
WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
 
"The 2021 Texas Legislative Session has begun!"
By Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance - Texas State Representatives and Senators gathered on Tuesday for the opening day of the session. For the next 140 days, our elected officials will be debating bills on just about every topic imaginable. Here are some things to keep in mind as we look ahead to the next few months.

"America’s Grand Bargain on Agriculture Is in Danger"
By Adam Minter, Bloomberg - U.S. farm policy has long held urban and rural interests in delicate balance. Can David Scott maintain it?

"Green Bronx Machine Debuts New Documentary on Food Access"
By Food Tank - Green Bronx Machine’s work in food access comes to life in this new documentary, showing food focused curriculum that creates healthy, sustainable futures.
 
 
Pesto
 
 
THE WEEKLY
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
 
Recipe: Any Greens Pesto
Reduce food waste by making your leftover greens into pesto! In this recipe from our archives, you can take any fresh greens you have on hand and turn it into a delicious, versatile pesto.

CSA Promotion: Johnson's Backyard Garden
Kick-start 2021 with a subscription to the JBG CSA! When you join, you'll get a weekly or every-other-week delivery of seasonal certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs freshly harvested from their fields in Central Texas. Plus, when you join this January, you get one box free! Use code "JOINTHEFAMILY" at checkout to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Gardening Classes: Austin Edible Gardens
Accomplish your gardening resolutions by attending one of the new virtual gardening classes by Austin Edible Gardens! Learn to build a raised garden bed, prep your spring garden, and learn different planting techniques.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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