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SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER - WEEKLY NEWS

 
Vegetarian White Bean and Kale Soup

 
A Heart-Healthy Recipe for American Heart Month


February is American Heart Month, and we’re excited to debut a new vegetarian take on a Happy Kitchen classic recipe: White Bean and Kale Soup. This soup has been a class participant favorite for years, and it’s a great heart-healthy choice to warm you up on cold winter days.

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Amplify Austin for SFC!

 

SFC FARMERS' MARKET HAPPENINGS

 
SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Feb 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • Sunny Skies: The guys behind Texas Food Ranch are back this weekend after finishing a renovation on their new grow tunnels! This should ensure that they have enough fresh veggies to feed us here in Austin no matter the weather. Stop by this weekend for lots of lettuce mix, spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Is That A Tamale In Your Pocket? Did you know that Tamale Addiction’s hot tamales make great hand and pocket warmers? The only problem is that we can’t wait to eat them! That’s why you should pick up a few for your hands and a few to chow down on this weekend to fight off the impending cold. Try a chicken mole if you are feeling traditional, or a veggie and feta filled spring tamale if you can’t wait for winter to be over.
  • Meet Chef Kabui! SFC and Eden East are proud to present "Meet Chef Kabui: Food, Race and Justice; a discussion and picnic" this weekend at our Downtown market.

 
SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Feb. 17th from 9am-1pm:

  • We Meat Again: Old Gambler Jerky makes their triumphant return to Sunset Valley this weekend! Stop by their booth for the highest quality jerky around, hand cut from all-natural angus beef. It’s sure to satisfy you as both a strong snack and vibrant protein source.
  • Do You Carrot All? Stop by Johnson’s Backyard Garden for the bounteous offerings you know and love. This week they’ve got a limited amount of Brussels sprout stalks, so don’t wait to stop by and stock up! If you don’t make it before the Brussels sprouts leave the stand, there will be plenty of JBG’s delicious carrots to go around - crisp and sweet, and straight out the ground to you!
  • Hippo Paint Party: No need to get your eyes checked, there IS a herd of hippo statues all over the Sunset Valley market! Swing by the Hippo Home Insurance booth for some info and then you can help decorate and paint these hippo statues before they are auctioned off next week to benefit Special Olympics Texas.

 

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

 
Farm to Plate On Sale Now!

 
Farm to Plate Early Bird Special Ends Today!
Today is the last day to get your discounted early bird tickets for Farm to Plate. You don't want to miss out on this unique event that features bites from the best Austin chefs who are dedicated to sourcing local and sustainable food from our area farmers. You will also enjoy sips from local artisan cocktail makers, local wines and beers, live music, and a silent auction all on the beautiful indoor/outdoor grounds of Barr Mansion. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy an exclusive hour with our chefs, getting first taste of all they have to offer. Get your early bird ticket now »


SFC February Tour
February 20th, 12pm. We invite you to join us for a free, 1-hour tour of our 4-star rated green energy office and community space. We'll take you on a tour of our facility and gardens while sharing with you stories of work we do to strengthen our local food system and provide access to healthy, affordable food for all children and adults in Central Texas. RSVP »


SFC on Good Day Austin
Holy mole! This week on our segment with FOX 7 Austin, we visited with Chef Raymundo Rios as demos how to make a guacamole and talked about the upcoming (sold-out) class he's teaching for us on how to make various types of mole. Watch the video »

 
Business Retreats at SFC

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 
6th Annual Fais Do-Do and Gumbo Cook Off
February 24th, 1pm. Do you like live music, local beer, and home cooked gumbo? If so, join Farmhouse Delivery for their Fais Do-Do and Gumbo Cook Off! Proceeds benefit our friends at Urban Roots, a nonprofit youth-development organization transforming lives through food and farming. Sign up to secure a spot as a competitor. Learn more »


Slow Food Farm Tour of La Flaca
March 3rd, 2:30pm. Join Slow Food for an afternoon farm tour in South Austin at La Flaca Organic Farm. Following the tour, Puli-Ra will give you a taste of this hyper-local produce in their self-defined style, “Low Country Indian meets Hill Country Texan,” with a snack made with ingredients from the farm. Learn more »


Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds: Photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service
February 6, 2018-April 15, 2018, at Austin History Center. The exhibit Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds presents over 600 photographs taken between 1940 and 1964, documenting the variety of services offered by the TCNES, including animal husbandry, crafts, domestic education, gardening, agriculture, and home improvement. Learn more »

 
Fundamentals of Healthy Home Cooking

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SFC FARMERS' MARKET INFO

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