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The Weekly Dirt
 
Kimchi
 
 
THIS WEEKEND AT THE MARKETS
Highlights, Vendors, Events and more. Downtown and Sunset Valley - Sat, Dec 5
 
DOWNTOWN: Get some hot food while you’re at the market this weekend! Grab some kimchi fried rice from Three Legged Crow Kimchi Co. - traditional Korean street food in the heart of the ATX. They’ve also got kimchi jarred and ready to go if you can’t get enough of it while you’re at the market. The tortas from Zoma's are another market treat (especially their chicken adobo) - make sure you ask for a fork with your order so you don’t leave anything behind!

SUNSET VALLEY: Nab some comfort food as the colder weather settles in! Dorothy’s Choice cheesecakes are some of the best around, though you should also nab some of their perfectly portable puddings, cakes and cobblers for the cold to come. If you are looking for savory sensations, look no further than our new vendors at Teximo Comfort Foods, with salmon smoked locally coming to you right in time for the holidays!

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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SFC UPDATE
SFC events, news, blogs and more.
 
Thank you for #GivingTuesday!
We are so grateful to everyone who supported us on #GivingTuesday! Your generosity will do so much to support our local food system and increase access to healthy food in Austin. If you missed #GivingTuesday, it's not too late to give! All gifts made until December 31st will be matched by a generous challenge grant from Tito's Handmade Vodka. That means your gift will be DOUBLED!

SFC's Holiday Wishlist
At SFC, we don’t want a lot this holiday. There are just 12 things we need! From thriving farmers and ranchers to healthy food for all, can you make our wishes come true?

Become a Beekeeper with Two Hives Honey
This course is perfect for the budding beekeeper overwhelmed by where to begin. The 4 video course and accompanying guidebook will provide you the the tools and information you need to get started as a successful beekeeper! Plus, when you follow the link in our newsletter, 20% of proceeds will be donated to SFC! Sign up here, or purchase a gift certificate.

Buy One Give One with Zymmo
Nov. 23-Dec. 31. We're partnering with Zymmo for a Buy One Give One promotion! They will match every dollar spent on the Zymmo app with a donation to SFC. Zymmo connects you with local chefs to order ready-made meals or book private chef experiences. Download the Zymmo app and help SFC during this giving season! For Android: https://bit.ly/3kwsrCY. For iOS: https://apple.co/2Tdwjhb.
 
 
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WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
We've dug up the dirt so you don't have to.
 
"UT study links COVID-19 and food insecurity in Travis County"
By Drew Knight, KVUE - The study conducted by a partnership between Dell Medical School and CommUnityCare Health Centers, has found a link between COVID-19 surges in the spring and summer and food insecurity in the Travis County area.

"Pandemic inspires new front yard farm in North Austin"
By Addie Broyles, Austin360 - If you find yourself walking or driving through the North Austin neighborhood of Quail Creek, keep your eyes peeled for a front yard farm that popped up this fall. Then visit Bird Dog Farm at our SFC Farmers' Markets!

"How Admired Farm-to-Table Restaurant Odd Duck Is Adapting to COVID-19"
By Erin Russell, Eater Austin - Bryce Gilmore shares his disappointment with the government, but praise for the Austin community.
 
 
Parsnips and Radishes
 
 
THE WEEKLY
We'll be sharing recipes to cook, terms you should know, and more in our weekly selection!
 
Recipe: Parsnip Apple Coriander Cumin Soup
One of our favorite things about shopping the farmers' market is that it shines a light on some often overlooked vegetables. Pair fresh veggies, like parsnips, with a great recipe like this one from Jason Wilson and maybe you'll be ready to applaud, too!

Event: Farmshare Austin's Annual You (and We) Pick!
Dec. 12. Enjoy the seasonal bounty while supporting Farmer Starter scholarships! There are TWO ways to participate: 1) Reserve a box of just-picked Farmshare organic veggies PLUS local artisanal food items! 2) Sign up to tour the farm and have a hands-on veggie harvesting experience.
 
 
 
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