Sustainable Food Center is headed back to the land. This year our Farm Direct team will be visiting all 38 farms and ranches selling at our SFC’s Farmers’ Markets and through Farm to Work. This adds up to a total of 4,100 miles across Central Texas, which is equivalent to driving from SFC to Anchorage, Alaska!
We are blessed to work with many amazing agricultural producers across the vast and varied landscapes of Central Texas, from Cat Spring to Fredonia and Mexia to Seguin, and everywhere in between. Farm visits are the best way to hear and experience the farm story firsthand, as well as capture pictures to share with shoppers, supporters, and regional and national partners.
Farm visits provide context to better understand what makes each farmer and rancher unique, such as sustainable growing practices and unique operational features. Farm visits are also important to help us understand the challenges associated with growing and raising food in this region, in hopes that SFC can identify ways to step in and provide support to help producers thrive.
Below are just a couple highlights of what we’ve seen and heard so far. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (SFC Farmers’ Market and Sustainable Food Center) and Instagram (@sfcfarmersmarket and @sfclocal) to keep up with our farm and ranch travel logs!
And come down to markets and meet these farming and ranching superstars for yourself: SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley every Saturday rain or shine, from 9am – 2pm.