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Farm to Plate: Oh What A Night!

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SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER - WEEKLY NEWS

10th Annual Farm to Plate

Farm to Plate: Oh What a Night!

We'd like to thank everyone who attended our 10th Annual Farm to Plate on May 10, 2017. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, we raised $37,695 to support access to local food for everyone in Austin. And thanks to a matching grant, we were able to double the first $25,000 in donations received that night! We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of the silent auction donors and bidders at the night’s event, who helped us raise an additional $13,045.

With the combined total of donations, sponsorships, tickets & tables sales, we raised close to $200,000! No Farm to Plate is ever complete without thanking the local culinary artists who crafted the delicious bites and sips for us. Please join us in thanking them by paying a visit to one of their establishments for a meal and/or a beverage soon. And be sure to check out our fabulous photo gallery of the night's festivities!

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SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 
SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. May 20th from 9am-1pm:

  • Fresh Milk: This week Richardson Farms will have fresh whole milk, fresh eggs, pastured pork and chicken, grass-fed beef, and whole wheat flour and corn meal. Visit them Downtown or Sunset Valley.
  • School Gardens: This week we will have Brooke Elementary School joining us! They have been hard at work planting, tending to, and harvesting vegetables in their school garden and will have a variety of produce for you.

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. May 20th from 9am-1pm:

  • LEGO’s: Snapology Austin will be joining us with lots of LEGO’s this Saturday! Check them out to learn more about their STEM related activities they offer through their classes and camps.
  • Natural Champion: Stop by Natural Champion for chicken eggs, chicken, pork sausage, and pork ribs.

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. May 24th from 3pm-7pm:

  • Vegan Goodness: Stop by and pick up some yummy vegan treats from the Happy Vegan! There will be Savory Mac N Cheese, Chick Un Salad, Oatmeal Sammies, Hibiscus Tea, and more.

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SFC HAPPENINGS

 
Seed to Plate: A Gardening and Cooking Experience

 
SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Lauren Petrowski visited with our own Food Access Coordinators, Sayuri Yamanaka and Sara Law, about the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program! Watch the video»


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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
Fancy Being A Farmworker?
Working at Tecolote Farm provides farm workers with the opportunity to observe and actively experience successful small-scale commercial farming. They are looking for reliable and hardworking individuals who are able to work until the end of their CSA deliveries in August. Learn more »


ACC Summer Sustainable Agriculture Courses
Registration is now open for Austin Community College's Sustainable Agriculture courses. Classes include topics on small scale farming, beekeeping, business planning and more! Learn more »


EarthShare of Texas Presents: Bats, Birds and Barbecue
The second event of EarthShare's anniversary series is, "Bats, Birds and Barbecue: A Dinner Discussion of Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Beneath a Bat-Filled Sky" on May 20th at Bracken Cave. Watch the awesome evening emergence of the world’s largest bat colony and meet some raptors up close and personal. Learn about what is being done to conserve wildlife habitats and what yet needs to be done, while enjoying a barbecue feast. Learn more »


Patterson Park Community Garden Opening
Visit the grand opening of the Patterson Park Community Garden and the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 27th, and be on hand for the donation of a kinetic sculpture, "Dance of the Cosmos", to Patterson Park! Learn more »


Water Capture, Storage, and Conservation at Community Gardens
Visit Homewood Heights Community Garden for a tour and panel discussion all about water capture, storage, and conservation. Meredith Gauthier from City of Austin Parks and Recreation will also explain the City's rainwater rebate program. Learn more »

 

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