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The for-fee classes and free trainings listed here are held at SFC’s facilities. All proceeds from our for-fee offerings support our free programs and efforts to improve access to nutritious, affordable food for low-income residents and communities facing health disparities and food insecurity in and around Central Texas.

To find out more about our free Grow Local "Intro to Food Gardening Class Series", contact lucinda@sustainablefoodcenter.org. For info on our free The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® "Community Cooking Class Series", contact molly@sustainablefoodcenter.org.

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09/30/2017, 9am-12pm | 10/03/2017, 7:00-8:30pm | 10/07/2017 9am-12pm. If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 3-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic, sustainable food garden.
$60.00 
10/07/2017, 2pm-5pm | 10/10/2017, 7:00-8:30pm | 10/14/2017 2pm-5pm. If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 3-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic, sustainable food garden.
$60.00 
10:00am-12:00pm. Guest instructor Akshaya Chinapa Reddy will guide you through the techniques that go into making delicious Indian curries by exploring curry made 3 ways: coconut-based curry, tomato-based curry, and a simple dhal (lentil curry).
$40.00 
10/12 | 10/19 | 10/26. 6:30-8:30pm. Buy all three "Butchery for the Home Cook" classes for 20% off the total price. In this series you will learn how to choose, cut, handle, season and prepare meats commonly used in home cooking.
$96.00 
10/14/2017, 9am-12pm | 10/17/2017, 7:00-8:30pm | 10/21/2017 9am-12pm. If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 3-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic, sustainable food garden.
$60.00 
6:30-8:30pm. In this class, we will review primal cuts of meat, as well as the smaller, retail cuts you will find at SFC Farmer's Markets and in grocery stores. You will learn ways to prep meat for cooking, and several basic cooking methods including: searing, braising and roasting.
$40.00 
6:30-8:30pm. In this class, you will learn step-by-step how to choose, prep and grind a variety of meats. Then, you will transform them into the best burgers, meatballs and sausage patties you've ever tasted.
$40.00 
10/28/2017, 9am-12pm | 11/01/2017, 7:00-8:30pm | 11/04/2017 9am-12pm. If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 3-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic, sustainable food garden.
$60.00 
1:00pm-4:00pm. This class is dedicated to learning how to inspect a honey bee hive. This class is perfect for new beekeepers, or those preparing to start their own hives soon. Learn how, when, and why you should conduct hive inspections.
$95.00 
6:30-8:30pm. In this class Miles Sims from HuntCrafted will show you how to process, prepare and cook locally harvested venison. We will discuss local hunting opportunities, how wild venison differs from venison you can purchase from a butcher or at a restaurant.
$40.00 
Nov. 7, 6:00-8:00pm & Nov. 8, 6:00-8:00pm At this 2-part training for teachers, parents, and community members, we will share how to use the school garden for lessons. We will teach classroom management best practices and hands-on, engaging activities and lessons that are TEKS-aligned.
FREE 
10am-noon. In this class, you will learn the what, how and why of using spices and spice blends. Hema Reddy, from Sneaky Apron, will show you simple ways to add health-promoting spices to your food, like seasoning a salad with toasted cumin or adding ground cassia cinnamon to your smoothie.
$40.00 
Nov 14, 6:00-8:00pm & Nov 15, 6:00-8:00pm. In this interactive training, we will cover: locating community support and resources for your garden, accessing land and water, organizing a strong garden team, school-specific strategies and guidelines, garden management, and more.
FREE 
6:30-8:30 pm. Join Chef Ted Prater of Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden as he demonstrates how to make sausage and how you can cook any sausage at home to perfection. Sample some of their most popular sausages alongside some of their homemade pickles and mustards and German beer.
$70.00 
1:00-4:00pm. If you make only one change to your Thanksgiving menu this year, skip the supermarket bird and go with a locally raised heritage breed turkey. While they are more expensive, heritage breeds are distinctly different from commercially-raised turkeys: they are healthier. Learn everything you need to know about how to trim, brine, stuff, cook and serve this special turkey, and what to do with every part, including how to make gravy and stock
$200.00 
10am-noon.. In this class, Hema Reddy, from Sneaky Apron, will show you how to make 3 varieties of no-bake energy balls, a savory snack mix, and ready-to make-overnight oats mix. Hema will demonstrate decorative presentations of these handmade gifts. You will take home what you make in class.
$60.00 
3:00-6:00pm. Join SFC Market Vendor El Cruz Ranch for our annual tamalada! Learn how to make authentic Mexican tamales step-by-step, from making fresh masa and fillings to wrapping and steaming. You'll even create your own tamales to take home, ready to freeze or cook and eat.
$70.00 

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