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Guest Teacher Tye Lewis

Guest Teacher Spotlight: Tylesia "Tye" Lewis

Our new guest teacher Tylesia “Tye” Lewis provides cooking lessons and classes all over the Austin Metro area through her business, Tye Cooks Austin. Tye’s classes focus on creating ethnic-inspired meals using budget-friendly pantry staples. She also works with individuals who are following or transitioning to specialized diets like gluten-free, soy-free and vegetarian. Tye's classes are full of hints, tips and above all fun! We recently chatted with Tye about her experience with cooking and her advice for budget-conscious cooks. Continue reading on our blog to learn more Tye, plus get her special recipe for Cuban-style Picadillo!

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Tables on Sale Now for Farm to Plate!

SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 
SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. April 29th from 9am-1pm:

  • Aquaponic Fruits & Veggies: Agua Dulce will have squash, greens, carrots, strawberries, turnips, radishes and more!
  • On Tap This Week:  Buddha's Brew will have Blueberry, Ginger, Pineapple Super Greens, Tangerine, Strawberry Lemonade and the debut of their new seasonal Meyer Lemonade!

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. April 29th from 9am-1pm:

  • Eat Your Greens: Esperanza Farms will have beautiful basil, mustard greens, different types of lettuce and much more!
  • Fermented Foods: Boulanger Fermentation is going to have awesome probiotic products including Sauerkraut “Kare,” Sauerkraut “Beetnik,” and Sauerkraut “Pickle,” and Kraut Jerky!

Continue Reading This Week at SFC Farmers' Markets »

 
World Disco Soup Day

SFC HAPPENINGS

 
SFC’s Fotonovela Press Conference at Expo-Amigha
Our new fotonovela is a collaborative effort between Sustainable Food Center, Mama Sana Vibrant Woman, Latino Health Care Forum and Asian American Resource Center Nonprofit, and will be presented at Expo-Amigha 2017 on April 29th. Titled “Conozca los Mercados SFC: Bienestar a tu Alcance”, this fotonovela highlights real-life characters as they take us step-by-step to learn how families can obtain up to $30 dollars in additional benefits when they buy fruits and vegetables at participating markets. Learn more »


Thank You to Our Sponsor, Farm Credit Bank!
Farm Credit Bank of Texas is a generous sponsor of our 10th Annual Farm to Plate fundraising event. Farm Credit Bank has been a leading source of credit and financial services for rural Americans for nearly 100 years, and is committed to enhancing the quality of life in rural America. Bank employees often volunteer in the SFC Teaching Garden and at other SFC events. Farm Credit Bank, thanks for your continued support of SFC! Learn more »


New Opportunities at SFC
We are currently hiring set-up and break-down crew for the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown and Sunset Valley locations, as well as seeking an intern to assist with our summer kids programming. Learn more »


SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Chef Michael Castillo from Uchi makes his local twist on the traditional Japanese Sunomono salad. Be sure to check out Chef Michael at our 10th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on May 10th! Watch the video »


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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
Farmgrass Fest

 
TAKE ACTION to SUPPORT the Young Farmers & Military Veterans Bill
We need help getting this bill to the finish line! Call or email your State Representative to urge him or her to support HB 950 / SB 330 and help move the bill forward. Learn more »


H-E-B EarthShare Tear Pad Campaign
We are pleased to announce that H-E- B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas, and its members like SFC, to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work throughout the State of Texas for the entire month of April. Learn more »


Green Gate Farms Day with Holistic Management International
Green Gate Farms Day, to be held April 29th, is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day, connect with others who care about a healthy food system and help strengthen your local communities. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown. Learn more »


Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Lenoir
Join Lenoir on May 4th to learn about fine wine and chocolate, and how to properly pair and taste these two together. Learn more »

 

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