Green Gate FarmsCultivating 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.
Weekly News and Updates
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
INGREDIENTS 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed or cut into half moons 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 slices bacon 1 shallot, minced 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. brown sugar 5 oz. baby spinach (about 6 cups)...
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...
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...