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!


Last Farm Stand of the season is July 29th. During this time the intown farm is closed for repairs. We reopen in September. 

Fall CSA begins September 18th! Limited memberships available so don’t delay. 

Check out our Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts.

 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. 

~ Note: Carolyn will be out August 1st-22nd ~

more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

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...

Chocolate- Beet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 2 cups diced peeled beets ( ½-inch; about 2 medium) ⅔ cup buttermilk 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 large egg ¼ cup canola oil or grapeseed oil 1¾ cups packed...

Spiced Okra Curry

Ingredients 5 tbsp olive oil 400g onions, sliced 500g okra, trimmed, washed, dried and sliced into 2cm pieces 2 tomatoes, diced 1 red chilli, finely chopped (or ½ tsp powdered) 2 tsp ground coriander handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped, to serve Methods Heat a...

CSA Newsletter Week 11

Meditation on Abelmoschus esculentus The first okra harvest is always the hardest. The plants are short and your back is bent and the row is long.  And it’s hot, of course. This is the only time you wear gloves picking vegetables; the pair you found on the shelf are...

CSA Newsletter Week 10

Thanks to the warmest winter in Austin, we’ve had a solid 12 weeks of abundant harvests. The farm has the look and feel of the end of June rather than the beginning. Flowers have turned to seed. Grasses have started to turn brown and bend down with heavy heads....

Awesome Carrot Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup raisins 2 cups warm water 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 cups shredded carrots Directions Combine raisins and...

Eggplant, Green Olive and Provolone Pizza

INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove, minced 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/4 pound eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch-thick rounds 1 pound store-bought pizza dough at room temperature 5 ounces sliced provolone, cut into short thin matchsticks (1 1/4 cups) 18 pitted green olives,...

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