Food is connection.
SFC's Farm Direct promotes access to fresh, healthy food by connecting local farmers with schools, worksites, and foodservice operations and with Austin shoppers through a network of farmers’ markets.
This direct connection between consumer and producer strengthens our local economy, provides environmental benefits and helps promote the culture of food. We envision a future where everyone in our community sources a significant portion of their food from local farmers and ranchers.
Our weekly SFC Farmers' Markets are vibrant events that connect local growers and shoppers to ensure that local, healthy food gets on your plates at home.
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 our assurance to our customers that they are supporting local farmers and are purchasing the best food for themselves and their families.
To provide relief to low-income residents during COVID-19, Sustainable Food Center, in partnership with Foodshed Investors and with funding by the City of Austin, announces the Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery pilot project.
This project will convert closed restaurant dining rooms— In areas of Austin with high barriers to food access— into neighborhood pop-up grocery markets.
SFC Farm Stands are now Fresh for Less Mobile Markets!
These are spaces where families are able to purchase locally-grown, low-cost produce, engage in our local food system, and gain access to knowledge about cooking healthy, affordable food.
They are situated within neighborhoods and familial spaces where people already go to...more
SFC’s Farm to School programming bridges the gap between local farms, school cafeterias and student participation. We work with our network of local farmers and school foodservice professionals to promote locally grown foods in school cafeterias with promotional materials such as bookmarks, posters and local veggie samplings. Farmers also assist in student education by sharing their farm stories at Meet the Farmer Visits.more