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Molly Costigan, The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® Program Director
During these uncertain times, it’s great to keep up with any healthy habits that you can. Try to put together balanced meals with whole grains, lean protein, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Limit added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages. Take walks and explore your options for at-home exercise. However, this is probably not the best time to be lingering in the grocery stores, reading labels, and debating the healthiest options.
We don’t want anyone to feel guilty about the food choices that are available to you right now. If you’re feeding yourself and your family, you’re doing a great job. And if you’re having a hard time doing that, there are resources that can help.
One of the tips that we share in our Happy Kitchen classes is to cook from scratch more: buy more fresh ingredients and less prepared foods. From what we’re hearing, some stores are...more
Updated March 27th
With the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic setting in, we have compiled a list of food access resources for our Central Texas community. From farmers' markets, CSA's, delivery options, and everything in between, we will continually update this blog with a list of ways you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table at home.more
To our valued SFC Farmers’ Market community:
Thanks to an order passed by the Travis County Judge, we are considered a critical healthy food access point during the COVID-19 crisis and will remain open to the public.
Both our Downtown and Sunset Valley markets will be open on Saturdays from 9-1. In addition, Double Up Food Bucks is still available at both of our markets and at the Texas Farmers' Markets.
We can only do this if our vendors, shoppers, and staff follow a new set of guidelines for interacting at the market. Please read on to find out more about social distancing at the market, our sanitation procedures, and the importance of supporting local farms and businesses during this scary time.
Please check back here to our website,...more
Updated Wednesday, March 18 at 3:40 pm
At SFC, we’re taking seriously the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community – our staff and volunteers, our partner agencies, and our program participants. We are committed to doing our part to ensure that everyone stays healthy during this rapidly evolving public health situation. We are also concerned about the economic impact on local growers as well as the food access impact for our low-income neighbors.
These are unsettling times, with the potential for our programs, work, and timelines to be disrupted. In an effort to take every precaution and prioritize health and safety, SFC will close our physical office to the public for the next two weeks through March 27th, with our staff working from home, except for participation in essential community activities that are needed to keep farms in business and families nourished by healthy, local food. If you need to...more
Molly Costigan, The Happy Kitchen Program Director
Food insecurity. Food desert. Food access.
Have you heard these words before, and not really understood what they meant? Over the years at SFC, we have spent a lot of time talking to you about “food access”, but what does it really mean?
From location to affordability, cultural relevancy to cooking skills, today we’re breaking down the 4 key barriers to accessing healthy, local food along with our strategies that have been proven to address them.more
April 28 - 29, 2020. The Women Leading Regeneration Summit is At the Epicenter’s celebration of the spirit and power of women leading. As women in business, academia, agriculture, and civic service, we gather together online in this virtual conference to hear from one another, to share our hopes, dreams, and challenges.
Sept. 19, 2020. Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike ride, for riders of every ability, that raises funds to support local support programs and services for breast cancer fighters and survivors in Central Texas. Registration is open now and we're proud to be one of the beneficiaries.