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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Butternut Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients 1 flax egg (1 TBSP ground flax + 3 TBSP water) or 1 egg 1 cup mashed black beans [refried black beans work too!] 1 cup pureed butternut squash 1/3 cup diced onion 1/3 cup diced celery 2 cloves of garlic, smashed and minced 1 TBSP olive oil [or butter] 3/4...

Melon Salad with Hazelnuts

Toss 1/2 sliced cantaloupe with 1/4 cup each chopped toasted hazelnuts and parsley, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. Drizzle with more olive oil; top with shaved parmesan. Original...

Vegan Cucumber Semolina Dosa

Ingredients  1 medium-sized cucumber 3/4 cup semolina 2 teaspoons sugar A bunch of coriander leaves 5 strands of cilantro, chopped 3 green chilis, chopped Salt, to taste Vegetable oil Directions  Wash and grate the cucumber. Add the semolina, green chilis, sugar, salt...

Arugula Pesto with Pasta

Photo by: Holly A. Heyser Ingredients  PESTO 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, chopped 2 tablespoons grated cheese (I like grana padano) About 2 cups chopped arugula Salt Olive oil (use the good stuff) PASTA 100 grams semolina flour (about a...

Vegan Pesto

Ingredients  2 cups tightly packed fresh basil 1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts 1 to 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (to taste) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast...

Okra and Potato Hash

Okra and Potato Hash  original recipe here 1 tablespoon whole brown mustard seeds 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 small sweet onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1/2 pound small russet potatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/4...

Eggplant and Arugula Salad

Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 2-3 cups arugula ½ cup raisins 2 tbs olive oil + 3 tbs olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbs balsamic vinegar Salt & pepper Optional – grated parmesan Preparation: Pre-heat oven to 400 F Peel the eggplant and chop it in bite sized...

Angie Omer from Angie’s Sweet Treats!

Meet our new baker, Angie Omer from Angie’s Sweet Treats One bite of Angie’s moist, homemade banana bread will have you saying goodbye to store bought treats for good. As the soft crunch of oats and moist raisins tickle your tastebuds and warming cinnamon sugar floods...

Crash Hot Potatoes

Ingredients 12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil Kosher Salt To Taste Black Pepper To Taste Rosemary (or Other Herbs Of Choice) To Taste Method Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make...

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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