Green Gate Farms

Cultivating Organic Food, Communities, and Farmers

Welcome to Green Gate Farms!

Green Gate Farms, a certified organic farm, was established by us (Skip Connett and Erin Flynn) in an underserved neighborhood in east Austin in 2006. Working off-farm jobs to fund our efforts, we restored a historic farm site to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes. Our vision is to cultivate an organic farm that feeds the mind, body, and soul. The past few years have been a whirlwind! Come help as we add an Education Center and Pavilion to the farm!

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Daikon Radish Salad (Ensalada de rábano daikon)

Daikon radish salad 2 large daikon radishes 1 large avocado 4 tablespoons olive oil juice of 1 lime       *you can use rice vinegar instead of lime juice salt and pepper to taste Peel and grate the radish, dice avocado. Mix all ingredients. Serve cold....

Garlic Mashed Turnips

INGREDIENTS 4 turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, peeled Half-and-half or almond milk or skim milk or soy milk or lactaid 1 large egg 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper...

Creamy Leek and Turnip Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1cup leek, sliced 2 tablespoons onions, chopped 3cups chicken stock 2cups turnips, peeled and diced salt pepper 1cup light cream DIRECTIONS In a heavy saucepan, heat oil; cook leeks and onions until soft. Add stock and turnip....

Wilted Mustard Greens Discovered by our Community Organizer Christina Jones Makes 12 servings, takes 45 minutes. INGREDIENTS 4 lb mustard greens, stems and coarse ribs discarded 2 large garlic cloves, minced 3...

Coconut Collards

Recipe by Community Organizer Nikkie Shubitz These greens are still a bit "al dente" and invite eastern or Caribbean pairings. I've used them as an alternate topping or side with Mahi Mahi tacos. What * ½ small yellow onion, diced * Collard veins, diced * 4 cloves...

Collards (vegetarian traditional)

Recipe by Community Organizer Nikkie Shubitz  The hours braised version of collard greens means very wilted, very reduced, tender, give-way greens. Ingredients * ½ small yellow onion, diced * 4 cloves garlic, pressed/minced * 3 cups vegetable broth * 1 teaspoon smoked...

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Farm for Thought

Meet Your Farmers and Staff

We’re a small group of individuals (and a lot of volunteers) working to connect people to agriculture in a new way.

Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Phone: 512-484-2746