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Austin Goes to Market

Take a walk through the Sustainable Food Center farmers' markets that bring local, healthy food to Austin


SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center
SFC Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Food Center

Sustainable Food Center operates four of the largest Farmers' Markets in the state of Texas, right here in Austin.

With roots dating back 40 years, SFC is all about cultivating a healthy community by strengthening our local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food in Austin. 

The SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm in Republic Square. At Sunset Valley, the SFC Farmers’ Market also operates on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Toney Burger Center.

On the East Side, the SFC Farmers’ Market East can be found on Tuesdays from 3pm to 7 pm at the corner of Miriam and MLK, in front of the new SFC building. And The Triangle is home to the SFC Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 3pm to 7 pm.

Take a walk with us through a photo essay to discover Austin's SFC Farmers’ Markets. And sign up to join the SFC Farmers' Market newsletter!

In addition to fresh, seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables and pastured meats and dairy products, at SFC Farmers’ Markets you’ll also find handmade, small-batch food products. Think preserves, tamales, kombucha, candies, pastries, breads, Texas olive oil and much more! 

 

Each week at one of these farmers' markets, you can find more than 100 vendors, including local area farmers bringing fresh meats, produce and dairy, as well as artisans selling everything from clothing and soap to jewelry and pet treats.

There are also drop spots for composting and recycling, playgrounds and activities for the kids, live music and Taste the Place, where you can sample delicious food from the market.

Oh, and did we mention that the farmers' markets also accept food assistance benefits SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Aid Program) and WIC (Women with Infants and Children) and double the dollar value of those benefits with the DDIP (Double Dollars Incentive Program)?

Food from SFC Farmers’ Markets is the freshest you can find anywhere — harvested just before you buy it, it’s full of nutrients and flavor.

At SFC Farmers’ Markets, you buy directly from the farmers who grow the food — they’ll tell you how it was grown and harvested, run down the health benefits and even give you cooking tips!

Farmers' markets are a family affair! It's never too early to for kids to experience the sights, sounds and smells of freshly harvested food.

 

SFC Farmers’ Markets are a great place to spend a leisurely Saturday morning — getting groceries for the week, enjoying brunch from one of our prepared foods vendors and people (and dog!) watching.

Kids who spend time at a farmers’ market understand where food comes from — they’re much more likely to try new foods!

Reduce, reuse and recycle at the market! Ride your bike, bring reusable shopping bags and take advantage of our onsite composting stations.

SFC Farmers’ Market growers are local heroes! Working tirelessly to bring fresh, delicious food to our community, they use sustainable growing practices that preserve natural resources, enrich the soil and improve the environment.

The Double Dollar Incentive Program allows families and individuals who receive SNAP and WIC benefits to double the dollar amount that they can spend on fruits and vegetables at all of the SFC Farmers’ Markets — visit the info booth at the market or call the office at 512-236-0074 for more details.

You’ll also find lots of fun activities and events at SFC Farmers’ Markets — music, kids’ activities, cooking demos, and lots more. Sign up for the newsletter to get all the scoop!

The best-kept food secret in town! SFC Farmers’ Market prepared foods vendors incorporate local, seasonal market finds into their offerings — you’ll find everything from handmade doughnuts to mouthwatering tacos and everything in between.

At SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, check out our thriving artisan market, where vendors offer handmade, one-of-a-kind wares such as hand-bound books, pottery, handmade soaps and so much more.

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