Monday, March 19, 2012

Dignitarie​s Confirmed for SFC Farmers' Market East 3/20 Grand Opening

Dignitaries Confirmed to Speak at Grand Opening of New SFC Farmers’ Market on Austin’sEast Side
Sustainable Food CenterAdds Fourth Market to Local Scene

WHO:  Sustainable Food Center, with Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Council Member Mike Martinez; Earl Maxwell,CEO of St. David’s Foundation and more!

WHAT:  A new farmers’market from Sustainable Food Centeris coming to Austin'seast side!

Opening day of the market will host more than adozen farmers including vegetable, fruit, egg, cheese, meat and honey farmers.Prepared food and drink vendors will also showcase their products for attendees. Children’s activities includeplanting take-home seedlings, a Little Kitchen cooking session, face painting,a farm animal petting pen, and more.

The grand opening will feature live music and ademonstration from Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas of El Alma Bar y Restaurante. Also,there will be produce tastings along with recipe demonstrations by The HappyKitchen/La Cocina Alegre™.

WHEN: Tuesday,March 20, with ceremonies at 9:30 am, followed by market hours of 10 am to 1pm.

WHERE: 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd.,at the YMCA East Communities Branch (51st Street and Hwy. 183).

ABOUT SFC: Thenew market will be open year-round on Tuesdays, 10 am to 1 pm.  The market provides a shaded picnic area,playground and plenty of free parking. To find out more about SFC’s family ofother farmers’ markets, go to  SFC envisions a food secure community whereall children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy, local food.

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