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Eat, Shop & Play

April is a big month of activity for us here at SFC. We have a lot of exciting events coming up that you can participate in to help support all of our community programs. From celebrations of local food & beer to a picnic for the kids, we've got something for everyone nearly every week this month. See our list below of ways to get involved and support local food in Austin. We hope to see you out and about, while you Eat, Shop, & Play for local food in April!

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H-E-B EarthShare of Texas Tearpad Campaign

We are pleased to announce that H-E- B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work throughout the State of Texas for the entire month of April.

H-E- B supports many EarthShare of Texas organizations with corporate grants or in- kind contributions. The April tear-pad promotion is a bit different as it enables H-E- B customers to bolster the diverse environmental program work of more than three dozen EarthShare of Texas’ organizations, including SFC.

The customers’ dollars will go directly to these organizations, benefitting both the Texas environment and economy.

Throughout the month of April and into the first week of May, look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons at the check-out stands in any Texas H-E- B and Central Market stores. Support EarthShare of Texas and the Texas environment!

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Give 5% to Mother Earth Campaign

Austin Give 5 is an annual Earth Day campaign where Austin businesses pledge to donate 5% of their gross sales from that day to benefit five Austin environmental non-profits, including SFC! Please join us and EAT, SHOP, and PLAY on April 22nd in support of local businesses and in the spirit of keeping Austin green, clean, and healthy.

Many of our valued partners will be participating. Stop by 24 Diner, Alamo Drafthouse, Barr Mansion, Easy Tiger, Lick Honest Ice Cream, Odd Duck, Sway, Tacodeli, Thai Fresh, and many more to support SFC and Mother Earth on Earth Day! Click here for a full list of participating businesses»

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Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger

Join us on April 3rd from 2-6pm for Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger to celebrate local food and beer! The event will benefit SFC and features: $1 Austin Beerworks cans, Métier Cook's Supply Pop-Up, food specials & raffle prizes, tunes from DJ Gatsby, Fine Southern Gentlemen screenprinting, and more! Stop by the SFC table for more info about our classes and events, or just to say hi! Learn more »

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FREE Salad Day at MAD Greens - Domain

If you’re a fan of fresh, scratch-made, locally-sourced food AND if you love FREE gourmet, made-to-order salads, you’re invited to join us in celebrating the opening of the FIRST MAD Greens restaurant in Austin on April 7th! All attendees will receive a FREE regular-sized salad (with optional protein) and a fountain drink. How cool is that?!

Nothing but your appetite is needed to participate, but in lieu of charging for food they’ll be collecting cash donations to benefit SFC. Look for contribution jars during the event and please support us during this great event! There will also be some surprise live entertainment, giveaways + a photo booth.

PLEASE spread the MADness and SHARE this event with everyone you know. (P.S. - Everyone who shares this event on their Facebook wall will be entered for a chance to win a MAD Greens gift card!) We'll see you April 7th! Learn more »

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Edible Austin Children's Picnic

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Children's Picnic: A Real Food Fair presented by Edible Austin, SANDE Youth Project and the French Legation Museum.

The event will be held Sunday, April 10 from 1-5pm at French Legation Museum — 802 San Marcos Street.

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, grow a garden, get moving, meet farmers and local food vendors, and enjoy cooking demos, baby farm animals, music from Bob Appel and the Austin Community Steelband, and much more! Be sure to the stop by the SFC booth for a fun kids gardening activity! Learn more »

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Bee Week!

Stay tuned for more information about all the exciting events we have planned from April 16-23. We will be celebrating all things bee & honey with 3 Beekeeping classes, an open house of our garden and apiary, demos at our SFC Farmers' Markets, and a special film screening. More information and ways to sign up for events will be coming next week.

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Latin Dance Session with Fred Astaire Austin

Every Wednesday in April, cha-cha down to the SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle for a free latin dance session from 5:45-6:15pm!