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SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER - WEEKLY NEWS

 
GMOs and Consumer Choice

 
GMOs and Consumer Choice


At Sustainable Food Center, we believe that more can be done to help educate consumers about the risks of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). We are proud to provide a trust-worthy shopping outlet to Austin consumers at our SFC Farmers' Markets, where every vendor is thoroughly audited on their growing practices before being accepted to market. To help achieve our goal of aiding in greater consumer education about food production and agriculture, we are sharing a little bit more about what is currently happening in our nation with consumer choice and GMOs.

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Dumpling Delights

 

SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 
Seed Savin' and Seed Swappin'
Join SFC Farmers’ Market and Colleen Dieter for a seed-saving and seed swapping event at our Downtown market on January 27th! After a short class taught by garden enthusiast and professional landscaper Colleen Dieter, you will have the skills you need to save seeds from your favorite tomato and squash for your upcoming backyard garden. Learn more »


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

  • Humble Pie: If you've stopped by the Munkebo Farms stand lately you’ve noticed that in addition to her assortment of homegrown veggies there are pies for sale! Grab an organic blueberry pie made with preserved berries from this past summer, or a meat pot pie made with local chicken. As always an assortment of kale, collards, Romanesco cauliflower, domesticated wild boar, Piedmontese beef and veal will be available.
  • Bae Shrimp: Did you know that you can get fresh off the boat red snapper, grouper, flounder and shrimp every weekend at our Downtown market? Stop by Concha’s Salsa for some gulf seafood and a jar of salsa just like Grandma used to make.

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

  • A Different Brew: Looking for an upper that is local, sustainable, and won’t crash you out like coffee? Stop by Lost Pines Yaupon Tea for a hot cup of their premier product! Wild harvested from Bastrop, and the only caffeine source native to the US, yaupon tea is sure to please. Find some at both our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets!
  • Got Beef: Seeking something worthy of your stew? Try the wonderful offerings of Indian Hills Farm at both our Sunset Valley and Downtown markets. Cuts of beef, stock bones, and selected seasonal produce abound. Featured produce in the booth this week: Meyer Lemons, great for cocktails, fireciders, hummus, fish, or chicken soup!

 

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 »

 

SFC HAPPENINGS

 
Wheatsville Food Coop January Community Action Partner
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as Wheatsville's January Community Action Partner! Each year, members vote for 10 local non-profit organizations to support, and Wheatsville then donates $1,000 at the end of the organization's assigned month to the non-profit. You can also get involved by electing to round-up your total grocery purchase at check-out for SFC! Learn more »


Odd Duck, Barley Swine Supporting SFC Farmers & Ranchers
Sustainable Food Center, Odd Duck and Barley Swine are partnering for the month of January to support SFC Farmers’ Market growers, farmers and ranchers. Dine at Odd Duck or Barley Swine during December and January and $1 from a special menu item will be donated to SFC to cover vendor fees. We are grateful to partners like Odd Duck and Barley Swine for supporting local food producers and for giving back to the community. Eat local, buy local and support your SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley this holiday season.


An Evening with Michael Pollan
At The Long Center, February 2nd, 8 p.m. Acclaimed author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and SFC Advisory Council Member, Michael Pollan returns to Austin to share the path his writings have taken since he first started examining the ways humans and food intersect. The evening includes brief readings from several of his previous titles and his forthcoming book, How to Change Your Mind. Ronda Rutledge, SFC Executive Director, will introduce him, and following the show there will be a moderated Q&A and discussion featuring Raj Patel. Buy tickets »


Amplify Austin is March 1-2, 2018
Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving, but did you know that you can get involved with Amplify Austin right now? You can preschedule your donation for March 1-2, or sign up to be a personal fundraiser and help us raise $50,000 for our food access programs. All gifts made to SFC through Amplify Austin will be matched by St. David's Foundation! Get involved today »

 
Class Preview Event

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
3rd Annual Local Food Producers Conference
Join GROW Local South Texas on January 25th for this day long conference designed to help existing local food growers expand their business and vision while assisting start up food producers in finding their way into a new business. Learn more »


Ask A Beekeeper
Are you a current beekeeper and wondering what to expect in your hives early spring? Stop by Two Hives Honey on February 1st - their beekeepers will be on hand to answer all your bee related questions! Learn more »


2018 TOFGA Annual Conference
Register now for the 2018 TOFGA Annual Conference to be held February 1st-3rd! Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, and gardening enthusiasts are expected to attend from all over Texas to share ideas, network, build community, and have fun! Learn more »

 
Winter Fruit Tree Care

 

GARDENING CLASSES

COOKING CLASSES

SFC FARMERS' MARKET REPORT

 
Buy Fresh Buy Local

SFC FARMERS' MARKET INFO

 
11th Annual Farm to Plate

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