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This Week at the Markets

Each week, SFC brings Central Texas two farmers’ markets featuring an incredible variety of produce, prepared foods, artisan goods, music, and activities. We encourage you to check each market and find the one that best fits your shopping needs. In the meantime, check out a few highlights of what will be at the market this coming week. Happy Shopping!

SFC Farmers' Market Now on Instagram!

We are pleased to announce the new dedicated Instagram account for our SFC Farmers' Market Downtown and at Sunset Valley! Follow us at @sfcfarmersmarket to see the latest market happenings and sneak peeks at all the delicious and beautiful items our farmers and vendors bring for you each week. See you at the markets!

Fresh And New

What’s Fresh: February 15th 2018

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Saturday (February 17th):

Sunny Skies: The guys behind Texas Food Ranch are back this weekend after finishing a renovation on their new grow tunnels! This should ensure that they have enough fresh veggies to feed us here in Austin no matter the weather. Stop by this weekend for lots of lettuce mix, spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.

Is That A Tamale In Your Pocket? Did you know that Tamale Addiction’s hot tamales make great hand and pocket warmers? The only problem is that we can’t wait to eat them! That’s why you should pick up a few for your hands and a few to chow down on this weekend to fight off the impending cold. Try a chicken mole if you are feeling traditional, or a veggie and feta filled spring tamale if you can’t wait for winter to be over.

Meet Chef Kabui! SFC and Eden East are proud to present Chef Kabui: A Picnic and Discussion on Race and Food Justice this weekend at our Downtown market.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Saturday (February 17th):

We Meat Again: Old Gambler Jerky makes their triumphant return to Sunset Valley this weekend! Stop by their booth for the highest quality jerky around, hand cut from all-natural angus beef. It’s sure to satisfy you as both a strong snack and vibrant protein source.

DO YOU CARROT ALL? Stop by Johnson’s Backyard Garden for the bounteous offerings you know and love. This week they’ve got a limited amount of Brussels sprout stalks, so don’t wait to stop by and stock up! If you don’t make it before the Brussels sprouts leave the stand, there will be plenty of JBG’s delicious carrots to go around - crisp and sweet, and straight out the ground to you!

No need to get your eyes checked, there IS a herd of hippo statues all over the Sunset Valley market! Swing by the Hippo Home Insurance booth for some info and then you can help decorate and paint these hippo statues before they are auctioned off next week to benefit Special Olympics Texas.

What's in Season Now

WINTER (DEC-FEB):

Arugula / Beets / Broccoli / Brussels sprouts / Cabbage / Carrots / Cauliflower / Cilantro / Collard greens / Dill / Garlic / Grapefruit / Kale / Leeks / Lemons/ Mustard greens / Oranges / Parsley / Radishes / Spinach / Strawberries / Swiss chard / Tomatoes / Turnips.

Who is at the Market this Week

We do our best to maintain this list accurately, but unforeseeable conditions like weather may prevent a vendor from attending the SFC Farmers' Market.

SFC FARMERS' MARKET DOWNTOWN

Saturdays 9am-1pm at Republic Square Park

Music »

From 10-12 on the deck we have Bob Appel!

With unlikely roots for a country singer, Northern California native Bob Appel was exposed to the neo-traditional country sounds of Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Aaron Tippin as a teen. It took years to appreciate the poetic story-telling, simple musical structure, and heartfelt vocal performance evident in their songs, and to understand that there was a common source of inspiration -- one steeped in country music traditions from prior generations. It was through the allusions in the lyrics and sounds of these singers that Bob found the music of icons like Hank Williams, Faron Young, Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, and Wynn Stewart. After a few visits to the "home of country music", he was disillusioned by the commercialism he witnessed in the impersonal and overblown stadium shows, selling songs that capitalize on modern trends rather than respecting country music’s rich tradition. After one visit to Austin, Texas, Bob found music brought back to the basics, on a small stage with a small audience -- a participatory audience with diverse ways of appreciating traditional country music, by two-stepping and waltzing, tapping a foot, singing along, marveling at the fiddle and steel, or simply reminiscing. Since moving to the live music capital in 2010, after years of watching from a seat, Bob Appel stands up every day and night -- at dance halls, festivals, markets, opry shows, honky tonks, beer joints, and bars -- bringing the musical traditions of times gone by to times yet to come.

Activities »

Don's miss tomorrow's Seed Saving Workshop with master gardener Colleen Dieter! There will be a brief seed saving class taught at two different times (10am and 11am), each followed by an opportunity to swap seeds with fellow gardeners. Parking is free in the lot at 400 W 3rd St.

Remember to bring some of your favorite seeds for after the class to swap seeds with your friends and neighbors at our First Annual Seed Swap!

Taste the Place will prepare delicious samples and recipes using healthy, local food produced by our vendors!

Every Week »

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Aid Program), WIC (Women with Infants and Children), and DDIP (Double Dollars Incentive Program) accepted. Learn More »
  • Recycling & composting drop spots
  • Café
  • ATM

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT SUNSET VALLEY

Saturdays 9am-1pm at Toney Burger Center

Farmers, Ranchers, & Dairies »

Music »

From 9-11 we'll have Sylla Music playing for us! Aboubacar "Abou" Sylla is a master percussionist, musician, performer and teacher of West African music and dance, as well as a traditional instrument builder. Abou has been performing professionally for over 20 years, and teaches and shares the music, dance and culture of West Africa throughout the United States and around the world.

From 11-1 is Eric Burton! Eric Burton has a way of making us feel at home. He is the kid who grew up down the street and the boy who walked the very same roads into adulthood. Somewhere between leaving home and taking a ride, he picked up the guitar. Between finding love and getting lost, he threw on the harmonica. And between here and now, residing in Austin, Texas, he found his voice.

Activities »

TKO Puppets delights spectators with original productions featuring unique characters. They encourage audience participation by engaging the young and young-at-heart with language arts, music, and compelling stories.

Travis County Master Gardeners will be leading a youth activity to learn about herbs and make herb sachets

Taste the Place will prepare delicious samples and recipes using healthy, local food produced by our vendors!

Every Week »

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Aid Program), WIC (Women with Infants and Children), and DDIP (Double Dollars Incentive Program) accepted. Learn More »
  • Imagination Playground
  • Rocking Painting
  • Café
  • ATM