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!

Announcements

Farm Stand will reopen for the Fall season on October 7th and resume our normal hours:                                                                                             Tuesday 3pm-6pm                                        Friday & Saturday 10am-2pm

                              Fall CSA begins September 18th                                                               ~Limited memberships available~                                         We prorate our prices weekly to allow convenient sign up throughout the season!

We have an amazing lineup of Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

9/30 (11-12pm) Yoga at the Farm

10/7 (10am-12) Family Farm Day

10/14 (10-11:30am) ‘Growing Winter Tomatoes in Central        Texas’ Workshop

10/21 (10am-2:30pm) Cheesemaking Class

10/28 (10am-1pm) Beekeeping Class

10/29 (9:30am-12:30) Adult Farm Camp

11/5 (10:30-12) Flowers! Growing Pollinators and Perrenials 

11/26 (9:30-12:30) Adult Farm Camp

 Farmers Skip and Erin love to write about farming…Read more here about the beauty of farming in Central Texas.

 

Fall Volunteers Welcome at Austin and Bastrop Farms

Fall season volunteer opportunities begin in August for our returning volunteers who have been trained. Schedule your shift online here

New volunteer? 
STEP 1: Fill out this form
STEP 2: Attend $10 Farm Tour
(Saturday 12-1pm at our Urban Farm, first tour of the season is 8/19)
STEP 3: Schedule attendance here
STEP: Please come to intown farm (8310 Canoga Ave.) dressed for the weather and with some water. 

Questions? 
carolyn.greengatefarms@gmail.com 

more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

Okra Summer Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1 ear of corn (fresh sweet peak-season corn preferred) 1 large, white onion, diced 1 pound (about 15-20) cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive...

Crispy Baked Eggplant

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds small to medium-size eggplant (about 6 depending on exact size) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs (use Rice Chex crumbs for a gluten-free option) 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning 1/2 teaspoon each...

Vegan Potato Salad

Ingredients VEGETABLES 1 pound (453 g) small red potatoes (or sub sweet potatoes // yellow work, too, but can get soft) 2 1/2 cups (~370 g) diced vegetables (i.e. bell pepper, celery, red onion, etc.) SAUCE 1 cup (120 g) raw cashews 1/3 cup (80 ml) water 1 Tbsp (15...

Pecan Encrusted Friend Okra

INGREDIENTS 1 large bag pecans 1 lb. okra, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces 3-4 eggs 3 T flour Salt & pepper Oil, for frying Ranch, for dipping INSTRUCTIONS Pulse all pecans in a food processor until ground. Pour into a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs and flour (or...

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...

Check out Farmer Skip’s blog

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

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746