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The Weekly Dirt
 
Baby Bella Mushrooms
 
 
THIS WEEKEND AT THE MARKETS
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Jan. 25
 
Downtown: Hearty Meals for Cold Nights
Drizzly days have us dreaming of warm dishes and familiar recipes, like beef stew made with bottom round from Indian Hills Farm and carrots from Animal Farm. On the veggie side of things, consider this mushroom stew and featuring oyster mushrooms from HiFi Mycology, and creminis from Kitchen Pride!

Sunset Valley: A Dog’s World
Take care of your canine friends this January with fresh raw food from Chow Hound. Their premium dog food features top quality proteins, fruits and vegetables prepared in small batches, and convenient delivery or pickup options. For an extra special treat consider a bag of beef bones from Copper Creek Ranch, the extra-large bones are safe for pups to chew on and the rest can be made into nourishing bone broth to carry you through the weekend.
 
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Kitchen Classroom Rentals
 
 
WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
 
"The Future of Food Is Zero Waste"
By Matt Hopkins, The Atlantic - This article and video profiles Douglas McMaster, a British chef, who decided to open a zero-waste restaurant. Read more »

"37 Million Available for Value Added and Local Food Projects"
NSAC - The Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides competitive grants to individual agricultural producers, groups of independent producers, producer-controlled entities, and farmer or rancher cooperatives to create or develop value-added, producer-owned businesses. Read more »

"10 ways grocery shopping has changed in the past decade"
By Addie Broyles, Austin360 - In the past decade, we have welcomed meal kits, reusable bags and curbside pickup or delivery to our grocery routines. Read more »
 
 
Farm to Plate Early Bird Tickets on Sale
 
 
SFC UPDATE
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
 
Farm to Plate - Early Bird Tickets On Sale!
May 7 - At Farm to Plate you'll enjoy bites from 30 of Austin's best chefs, while supporting local, sustainable farms. Get your tickets before January 31st for $50 off. Limited quantities available - get your tickets now! Learn more »

Possibilities - Storytelling with Poetry, Improv, and Song
Jan 31 - Looking for fun weekend plans? Attend this evening of storytelling, poetry and improv with proceeds benefiting SFC! Learn more »

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
Sept 19 - Resolve to exercise more, connect with new people, and give back to your community in 2020 with the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride! Registration is open now and we're proud to be one of the beneficiaries. Learn more »
 
 
 
Dog at Market Booth
 
MORE UPDATES
 
Give your input on Austin’s climate goals. Participate in a Community Climate Plan Workshop, with City of Austin, Office of Sustainability.

Help needed. Teach weekly 45 minute preschool gardening classes, with Toybrary Austin.

Private Group Cooking Classes
Bring your group together in a unique team-building experience in the SFC Kitchen. Learn more »

Kitchen Classroom Rentals
Teach your own cooking classes by renting SFC's kitchen classroom! Learn more »
 
 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
Jan. 26 - Plant Based Pierogi Workshop (Polish Dumpling)

Jan. 28 - El Susto Film Screening and Panel, with American Heart Association

Feb 27 - Managing for Success on Your Small Farm-Waco, with Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

Mar. 1 - Living in the Moment: A Yoga & Cooking Retreat

Mar 7 - Drought to Deluge, Creating the Resilient Central Texas Garden, from Central Texas Horticulture
 
 
 
 

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