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 Open! Come see us:                                                                        Tuesday 3pm-6pm          Friday & Saturday 10am-2p

  • Farm CSA Memberships Available for Veggies, Meat, Flowers, Eggs.  Though our Fall CSA began September 18th, membership is prorated to allow convenient sign up throughout the season!

  •  Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts include making cheese, planting heirloom veggies, caring for ducks, harvesting….join us!


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

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

CSA Newsletter Week 12

Farmer Erin's Letter from Farm Camp Our urban farm is abuzz with campers. Some are exploring fields and trees with Junior Counselor Josephine seeking flavor -- herbs, edible flowers and berries -- for the foraged breads they will make this afternoon. The "Sprouts" are...

Honey-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS 1 pound/500g cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon clear honey 3 tablespoons olive oil Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. Lightly oil a roasting pan. Halve the tomatoes and place them, cut...

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...

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

Phone: 512-484-2746