2012 Press

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER KEEPS AUSTIN GROWING

Austin Fit Magazine

Willie and Annie Nelson, along with Dan and Jean Rather, are the honorary chairs of the Sustainable Food Center’s Capital Campaign. A nonprofit organization, the Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. (Read More)

UT'S DHFS CONTINUES EFFORTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

October 25, 2012

By Christine Ayala, The Daily Texan

For beekeeper Konrad Bouffard it is honey harvesting season, and some of his harvest will be served with fresh bread at campus dining halls Thursday in support of locally produced food.

Bouffard, owner of Round Rock Honey, is one of several producers who supply local food to UT’s Division of Housing and Food Service through the Sustainable Food Center. The center’s Farm to Cafeteria program connects local growers, including Bouffard, with organizations looking for locally grown products. (Read More)

10 BEST AUSTIN DINERS FOR BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

October 17, 2012

By Addie Broyles, The Guardian

The Sustainable Food Center Farmers' Market Downtown. The City of Austin recently allowed hot food to be prepared and served at local farmers' markets, which means that some of the best breakfasts being served in Austin on any given Saturday are at the downtown market in Republic Square Park. In addition to farmers, ranchers, bakers and cheesemakers, you'll find chefs preparing fresh breakfast at a number of booths. (Read More)

FARM TO WORK

Center TRT

An overview of SFC's Farm to Work program is posted as an intervention on The Center for Training and Research Translation's (Center TRT) website. Center TRT is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Read More)

DEFINING A FOODSHED

September 3, 2012

By Rob Williams, Change Magazine

Anybody see any food growing around here?

The term foodshed may be unfamiliar to most. Researching this term proved that it is difficult to characterize in the Houston metropolitan. Andrew Smiley, deputy director of Sustainable Food Center Austin reasonably states that, “Like the more familiar term ‘watershed’ describing the geographic flow of water to a certain place, a foodshed refers to the area from which a specific community or population center derives its food.” (Read More)

FIVE LEADERS: FARMERS’ MARKETS THAT BUILD COMMUNITY

August 15, 2012

Neighborland.com

It should come as no surprise, then, that some very smart and forward-thinking groups are capitalizing on support for markets to start roping in more health and community services and programs, creating multi-purpose hubs of activity. Below are five organizations that serve as inspirations for anyone who’s looking to turn their local farmer’s market into a true hub of neighborhood life... (Read More)

THE GROWTH OF THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER: BLOSSOMING FROM SMALL ORGANIZATION TO VALIANT CULINARY FORCE

July 27, 2012

By Layne Lynch, CultureMap Austin

In 1975, an Austin YMCA aligned themselves with an ambitious project called Austin Community Gardens (ACG) and began cultivating and harvesting homegrown food with the help of a small group of devoted grassroots activists. At its beginning, ACG had one core mission: to help low-income Austin residents utilize fertile land and learn to grow healthy, affordable food.

With the greens they rooted into the earth, the agricultural organization grew slowly but surely and in 1993, the nonprofit organization was incorporated into what we now know as the Sustainable Food Center (SFC)... (Read More)

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER FEATURED IN THE IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

July 25, 2012

By Austin City Council

Sprouting Healthy Kids, Sustainable Food Center’s farm-to-school and food-systems education program, features local foods in school cafeterias, plus educational activities like this “Meet the Farmer” event with Erin Flynn of Green Gate Farms.... (Read More, p.175)

COOKING UP COMMUNITY: NUTRITION EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMS

By Tara Pascual, MPH with Jessica Powers, WhyHunger, National Hunger Clearinghouse

The Happy Kitchen is featured in this national guide after interviewing with the creators of WHY Hunger.Click here to read the entire report. The Happy Kitchen is featured on pages 25-27.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER HUNGRY TO LEAVE YEARS OF CRAMPED SPACE BEHIND

June 12, 2012

By Addie Broyles, Austin360

When I first moved to Austin, long before I started writing about food for living, my interest in sustainable agriculture led me to a brief volunteering stint with the Sustainable Food Center... (Read More)

DOUBLING UP AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET

June 1, 2012

By Cheryl Smith, Texas Observer

A lot of people shop at farmers’ markets for fresh and locally grown produce, much of it organic. But until early in the 2000s, with the exception of a few pilot programs across the country, most food stamp recipients couldn’t use their benefits at these markets. Now that they can, many are unaware of the shopping option... (Read More)

SLIDESHOW: EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUNDBREAKING

May 30, 2012

By Andy Uhler, KUT

East Austin is getting a new community garden. The Sustainable Food Center of Austin broke ground today on Martin Luther King Boulevard, just west of Airport Boulevard. The community center will be equipped with gardens, a tool shed and a teaching pavilion. (Read More)

NONPROFIT ROUND-UP: AUSTIN EXECS TURN DIRT AT COMMUNITY GARDEN

May 21, 2012

By Sandra Zaragoza, Austin Business Journal

About 600 volunteers — including several top Austin executives — broke a sweat and turned some dirt at the site of Sustainable Food Center’s future community garden at the MLK Rail Station...

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SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER AND THE HAPPY KITCHEN

April 20, 2014 12pm

By Rachel Merriman and Joy Casnovsky, Austin Woman

How to use fresh, local produce to keep your family healthy, wealthy and wise... (Read More)