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!


Farm Stand is closed until further notice!

  • Tuesday (3pm-6pm)
  • Friday & Saturday (10am-2pm)


1/15 (9am-3) Kids’ Farmer for a Day Camp 

2/3 (10am-1) Beekeeping Workshop

2/24 (5pm-8:30) River Farm Winter Feast

 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

1. Here’s how it works for returning volunteers: Schedule your shift online here

2. 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. 


more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

Braised Carrots with Thyme

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 thyme sprigs Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth DIRECTIONS Step 1 Preheat...

Earthy Kohlrabi Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 medium kohlrabi stem peeled and cubed into 1/4″ pieces 1 large onion chopped Handful of mushrooms cleaned and sliced 3 cups of soups greens – baby kale, spinach and/or chard, cleaned and sliced into strips 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock (how to make) 1 tsp...

Crab with Romaine, Dill Sauce, and Sunflower Seeds

Photos by Peden + Munk INGREDIENTS ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds 2 cups vegetable oil Kosher salt 1 bunch dill, tough stems removed, very coarsely chopped (about 2 cups), plus sprigs for serving ⅓ cup buttermilk ¼ cup whole milk ¼ cup sunflower or vegetable oil, plus more...

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS SOUP 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut or grape seed oil 2 shallots, thinly diced (~40 g) 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g) 6 cups (840 g) butternut squash (~1 small butternut squash) Pinch each sea salt + black pepper, plus more to taste 1 1/2 Tbsp (12 g)...

How to Make Easy Kimchi

INGREDIENTS 1 medium head (2 pounds) napa cabbage 1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt (see Recipe Notes) Water (see Recipe Notes) 1 tablespoon grated garlic (5 to 6 cloves) 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon sugar 2 to 3 tablepoons seafood flavor or water (optional, see...

Kohlrabi Chips

INGREDIENTS Very thinly sliced, unpeeled kohlrabi Olive oil Coarse salt DIRECTIONS Toss kohlrabi with olive oil. Season with salt. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick mat. Bake at 250 degrees, rotating sheet, until crisp and deep golden,...

Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas

INGREDIENTS CHICKPEAS 1 15-ounce (425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained + dried in a clean towel 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or sub grape seed oil) 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste 2 Tbsp tandoori masala spice blend (see notes for DIY/where to buy*) 1 tsp coconut...

Cold Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Kale

INGREDIENTS 1 large head of broccoli, cut into large florets with some stalk attached 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 1 thinly sliced, divided 1½ teaspoons sambal oelek 1 tablespoon plus ½ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, divided ¾ cup vegetable oil, divided...

Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula and Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 ounces wild or baby arugula (4 cups) Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...

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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