Wow! It’s been 10 years. The Sustainable Food Center opened their downtown Austin market in Republic Square in 2003 and now has grown to be one of the premiere markets in the state and one of four markets that they run. I wasn’t at the market the first day it opened, but I made my way there not long after that.
I have learned so much over the years by shopping at, and writing about, the market and have made incredible friends with vendors, farmers and fellow shoppers. I’ve discovered foods I’d never heard of before (remember the kohlrabi?) and been challenged to rethink how I approach cooking. We’re fortunate to have a place where we can explore, share and celebrate right in the heart of our city.