Attended by more than 100 vendors, including local farms and artisans, the SFC Farmers’ Markets are a project of Sustainable Food Center. Currently, SFC hosts two weekly farmers’ markets every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Republic Square in Downtown Austin and the Toney Burger Center in Sunset Valley.
Both SFC Farmers’ Markets are producer-only, which means that farmers may only sell what they grow, and other vendors can only sell products that they themselves produce. This is SFC’s assurance to customers that they are supporting local farmers and are purchasing the best food for themselves and their families.
The kinds of products offered include dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers, local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; jams, jellies, salsas, and honey; plus delicious ready-to-eat foods. SNAP, WIC, and FMNP accepted, and SFC Double Dollars benefits interactive activities and children’s activities; live music every week.
Located in Austin and founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. SFC’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.
From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes, and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.
More information at sustainablefoodcenter.org.