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SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER - WEEKLY NEWS

 
Thanksgiving Bounty at SFC Farmers' Markets

 
Thanksgiving Shopping at SFC Farmers' Markets + A Recipe!


With Thanksgiving just one week away, it’s time to finalize your menu, make your shopping list and start stocking up on ingredients. Instead of fighting the crowds at the grocery store, though, why not give thanks to and celebrate the bounty of Central Texas’ farmers, ranchers, and artisans at our SFC Farmers’ Markets? Our vendors have almost everything you need for your special meal - read on to see what you can find this week at the markets!

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New 2018 Classes Available!

 

SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 
Thanksgiving Farmers' Market Bike Ride
Join Smart Trips Austin for a pre-Thanksgiving bike ride to our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown on November 18th! Meet at 10:00am at the Twin Oaks Branch, Austin Public Library for an easy 2 mile ride to the market, where you can stock up on all your Thanksgiving goodies. Learn more »


Mark Your Calendars - Holiday Sing Along and Downtown Stroll
Ring in the season at the annual Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll on Saturday, December 2 from 5-9pm. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and the joy it brings. Enjoy live music from Austin favorites while you shop at our special night market! Then see the lighting of the Capitol tree, and take photos with Santa at the Vannagram Winter Wonderland. Learn more »


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Nov. 18th from 9am-1pm:

  • What’s the Dill: You already know how Tecolote Farms delivers the biggest bunches so stop by for your weekly allotment of French carrots, Japanese turnips, curly kale and collard greens. A mild and tender new planting of arugula is up along with salad mix, curly cress (aka peppergrass), cilantro, dill, sweet Asian mustard greens, French sorrel, red radishes, garlic chives, Chinese leeks, fenugreek and French thyme.
  • Picky Kiddos: Do you have a harder time getting your little ones to try whole fresh veggies? Try slipping it past them with Sneaky Apron’s Wondernuggets! These tasty little dippers are chock full of lentils, fresh veggies, herbs and superfood chia seeds! Try the gluten free rosemary chicken or vegan minty lentil this weekend!

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Nov. 18th from 9am-1pm:

  • We’re Jammin’: Looking for some sweet things for your sweet thang this holiday? Come find Confituras’ booth at our Sunset Valley market! Tipsy Cranberry Pecan Sauce, Fresh Pumpkin Butter, and Bourbon Caramel Apple Jam are but three of their multitude of mouth-watering offerings. They’ll be slinging their jams every Saturday at the Sunset Valley and Downtown markets from now through January 6th.
  • Beet You To It: Johnson’s Backyard Garden has all the fall color you could need to bring vibrant rainbows of color and flavor to your plate this autumn. Dash of crimson? Red Radishes, Final Tomatoes, or Crimson Beets! Green Grocer(ies)? Green Onions, Kale in Dino and Curly shapes, and Mustard Greens, to name a few. Orange you looking for root veggies? Carrots are here for you. Stop by the booth and stock up for this coming week! Available at our Sunset Valley and Downtown markets.

 
Find even more vendor and product listings, what's in season, and who's in or who's out, on our "This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets" webpage »

 
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SFC HAPPENINGS

 
We're Hiring!
We are seeking a personable and dynamic individual to fill the position of Farmers’ Market and Advocacy Manager, who is responsible for overseeing the operations and success of the SFC Farmers’ Markets. Learn more »


Citrus Fundraiser for Ortega Elementary
We've partnered with Ortega Elementary and G&S Groves again this year on an exciting and healthy fundraiser! Purchase a 10lb. or 20lb bag of sweet, juicy, certified Organic Valencia Oranges from G&S Groves in Weslaco, TX, and raise needed funds for Ortega Elementary student field trips! Place your order now through December 1 and pick up your oranges at Ortega Elementary on December 14th - 15th between 2:00 - 4:00pm. Order now »


SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, we visited with Adam Carter and Jennifer Robinson of Yard-to-Market Co-op. Watch the video »

 

#GivingTuesday - Healthy Food is a Right.
 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
Spring 2018 Farmer Starter
FarmShare Austin is now accepting applications for their Spring 2018 Farmer Starter program. This is an immersive farmer training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Learn more »


10th Annual Green Holiday Party
Join us for the Austin green mixer of the year! This event is a fun place for area environmentalists to come together, celebrate, scheme and prepare for the new year. Enjoy magical music by Seu Jacinto, experience how our hosts and sponsors Barr Mansion are at the nexus of a merging of the environmental and food movements while enjoying a buffet featuring a variety of their seasonal, all-organic favorites. Learn more »

 
Conquer The Holidays: Gain Wisdom, Not Weight
We have teamed up with Carly Pollack, owner of Nutritional Wisdom. She has created a 6-week online course called Conquer The Holidays: Gain Wisdom, Not Weight. This course contains some amazing and not so obvious tools for how to conquer the holidays. Learn more »

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SFC FARMERS' MARKET REPORT

 
Buy Fresh Buy Local

SFC FARMERS' MARKET INFO

 
11th Annual Farm to Plate

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