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-2pm)


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

12/17 (10:30am-12) Foraged Wreath Making Class

12/21 (12pm-3) Christmas Cookies in the Farmhouse

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

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

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Lots of Kale

Photo by Alex Lau INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 3 large or 4 smaller bunches kale, any type (about 1½ pounds) 5 garlic cloves ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling Freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces spaghetti, thick spaghetti, bucatini, or other long strand pasta...

CSA Newsletter Week 4B

Letters from the Field Blue skies at River Farm this month. Atmospheric changes are altering the plants we eat.  One of the big selling points of eating organic produce is the increased nutrient density it provides compared to conventionally grown and GMO crops. While...

Carbonara with Bell Pepper, Ham & Radish

Ingredients 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 1/2 lb low-sodium lean ham, no added nitrates or nitrites, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 8 oz whole-wheat linguine (TRY: Jovial Foods 100% Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Pasta...

Summer Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink) Ingredients 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Fine-grain sea salt 1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste, plus more if needed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the tofu...

CSA Newsletter Week 3A

Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field TRANSFORMATIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD   Our farming adventure took two extraordinary — and fairly exotic — detours these past few months; hence, a partial explanation for our long absence from these pages. In August, we were...

CSA Newsletter Week 2B

 LETTERS FROM THE FIELD  Welcome to the Fall CSA everyone!  We’re so excited to have our community of organic produce lovers joining us for another season as we savor the shift into some cooler weather and the crops that come along with that sweet relief.  If this is...

CSA Newsletter Week 1A

FALL CSA WEEK 1A We are looking forward to a delicious season packed full of exciting events and farm happenings. Don't miss the community party on October 7th celebrating Spot's 7th birthday! Check out our amazing farm-based education classes we are offering this...

Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

Ingredients SALAD 1/2 cup (50 g) raw pecans 7 ounces (198 g) arugula (organic when possible) 2 small apples (1 tart, 1 sweet), peeled, quartered, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced optional: 2 Tbsp (20 g) dried cranberries DRESSING 1 large...

Bhindi (Crispy Indian Okra)

Ingredients 12 oz fresh okra 3 tablespoons fat of choice (avocado oil, ghee, or schmaltz work well) ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 onion, diced 1 Serrano pepper (or 1-2 thai bird chilies), minced 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ inch ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon...

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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