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

Newsletter Week 6

Last Saturday, Green Gate Farm hosted an education event for Holistic Management International, a leader in regenerative agriculture. More than 40 aspiring farmers and ranchers spent the day touring the city farm, learning HMI practices and tools, and hearing from...

Stuffed Pattypan Squash

Serves 6 6 pattypan squash 2 cups roughly chopped kale 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup chicken broth 2cups corn, fresh or frozen 1/3cup diced white onion 1tablespoon minced garlic 1/2teaspoon salt 1/8teaspoon black pepper 1cup grated Cotija cheese  1/4cup basil Oil or...

Tempura Garlic Scapes

Tempura Garlic Scapes 1 pound garlic scapes 3 to 4 cups canola oil for deep frying 2 egg yolks 2 cups ice water 1/4 cup ice cubes 2 cups flour, cake or all-purpose Prepare scapes: cut off the stringy tip from the flower end, and trim off the very bottom of the stem...

CSA Spring CSA Week4B Newsletter

Some days in Spring are especially busy for the farm and today was one of them. Crazy busy.  There were melons to plant, tomatoes to trellis, slicing onions to dry. There were weeds to pull (nothing new about that.) And then, of course, the harvesting for this week’s...

Join us for Yoga at the Farm

Need to unwind from the week on our beautiful farm? Join us for Yoga the Farm on April 22nd, from 12-1pm. All levels are welcome and encouraged to come, our instructor can accomodate all levels of experience. Cost for yoga is $10 and please bring your own mat, but we...

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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