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Fighting Food Insecurity Through The Happy Kitchen

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Fighting Food Insecurity through the Happy Kitchen

Fighting Food Insecurity Through The Happy Kitchen

Here at SFC, we acknowledge that food insecurity exists in our community. We’re aware that food access also means having the skills and time to turn that food into something that a family will eat. We were honored to have recently been featured in Food Frontiers, a film released last year that features community efforts that help people access healthy food. Continue reading to learn more about Food Frontiers and the work we do in The Happy Kitchen to build greater food access and security for our participants.

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Spring Preview

 

THIS WEEK AT SFC FARMERS' MARKETS

 
SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Saturday from 9am-1pm:

  • Raspberry Truffles: Stop by Cocoa Puro to pick up some deliciously wonderful raspberry truffles, along with their amazing Kakawa Cocoa Beans!
  • Organic Kraut: Munkebo Farms will have organic Kim Kraut this week! This kraut has the ingredients of kimchi and is fermented like sauerkraut. It's a beautiful fuchsia color because of added beets!

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Saturday from 9am-1pm:

  • Wide Range of Produce: Johnson’s Backyard Garden will have beets, cabbage, cilantro, Tatsoi, green onions, sweet potatoes, bok choy, dandelion greens and much more!
  • Natural Champion: Stop by Natural Champion for chicken eggs, chicken, pork sausage and pork ribs!

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »

 

SFC HAPPENINGS

 
New Spring Gardening and Cooking Classes!
Our new spring gardening and cooking classes are now available for registration. Space is limited, visit our classes webpage and sign up today! Learn more »


We're Hiring!
We are seeking an hourly bilingual Food Access Associate to work on-site at SFC Farmers’ Markets on Food Access programming, including SFC Double Dollars, WIC, SNAP and FMNP programs. Learn more »


SFC on Good Day Austin
Did you know we help a number of area schools establish gardens on campus? This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, Bianca Peterson, our Grow Local School Garden Manager, and Diana McMillon, a pre-K teacher at Mathews Elementary, discuss more at the garden at Mathews. Watch the video »


Do you know you can rent out our community room and kitchen?
Book your event with us today »


 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
Bites and Brews
On February 17th, Barr Mansion is hosting an evening of Jester King Beer paired with sausage and fermented foods in a beautiful beer garden setting- featuring Jester King Brewery and Barr Head Chef Jessie Ximenes.  Learn more »


5th Annual Fais Do-Do & Gumbo Cook Off
The Fais Do-Do & Gumbo Cook Off is back again on Feb 25th from 1pm-5pm with gumbo, beer, live Cajun tunes, and more. Hosted by Farmhouse Delivery, all proceeds to benefit Austin non-profit Brighter Bites. Tickets $25, at the door.  Learn more »


Love is in the Share
Join Farmshare for an evening full of local food, sips and song to keep them growing at the Love is in the Share Farmraiser, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Saengerrunde Halle in Austin.  Learn more »


Traffic Jam! A Mobility Solutions Workshop
The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) and Project Connect invite you to join them on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum for a fun-filled, stimulating event to collect your feedback on both initiatives. Learn more »


FARFA’s Local Foods Awareness Day
Make an impact on local food laws by joining the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance at the Texas State Capitol on Thursday, March 9. Be on the front lines and educate legislators about the issues important to the local food movement. Learn more »


Fighting the Fire with Food
Nutrition Strategies to Prevent Chronic Disease and Inflammation. On March 25th, University of Texas Nutrition Institute presents a special continuing education program that combines the latest in nutritional sciences research in disease prevention with hands-on learning. Speakers include our very own Business Development Manager, Amy Rodman! Learn more »

 

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