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!

Weekly News and Updates

Wilted Mustard Greens

  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/wilted-mustard-greens-109100 Discovered by our Community Organizer Christina Jones Makes 12 servings, takes 45 minutes. INGREDIENTS 4 lb mustard greens, stems and coarse ribs discarded 2 large garlic cloves, minced 3...

Coconut Collards

Recipe by Community Organizer Nikkie Shubitz These greens are still a bit "al dente" and invite eastern or Caribbean pairings. I've used them as an alternate topping or side with Mahi Mahi tacos. What * ½ small yellow onion, diced * Collard veins, diced * 4 cloves...

Collards (vegetarian traditional)

Recipe by Community Organizer Nikkie Shubitz  The hours braised version of collard greens means very wilted, very reduced, tender, give-way greens. Ingredients * ½ small yellow onion, diced * 4 cloves garlic, pressed/minced * 3 cups vegetable broth * 1 teaspoon smoked...

Mustard Greens Soup

Mustard Greens Soup Serves 4 Recipe by Vannessa Williamson check out her amazing blog here! 2/3 cup (about 3 ounces) blanched (peeled) almonds, plus a few extra for garnish if you wish Salt 2 poblano chiles 2 (about 1/2 pound total) Yukon gold potatoes (skin on),...

Spicy Thai Beef Salad with Wilted Coconut Lime Mustard Greens

serves 4 Recipe by Vannessa Williamson check out her amazing blog here! 1 lb beef sirloin steak 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch purple mustard greens 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 c fresh beef stock 3...

Roasted Turnips, Braised Greens and Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Turnips, Braised Greens and Cauliflower Couscous Serves 2 as a side dish or double the recipe for 2 main vegetarian dishes Recipe by Vannessa Williamson check out her amazing blog here!  Ingredients 1/2 bunch turnips, washed and topped florets from 1 head...

Notes from the Field 11/22/16

Howdy Folks, Welcome to week 9, where things are going smooth so far. We thought we wouldn’t have them but, carrots are in this week! We will likely have enough for everyone to get a taste of their crazy, crunchy-ness. Come and get ‘em, more are available at our farm...

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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

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746