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 will reopen for the Fall season on October 7th and resume our normal hours:                                                                                             Tuesday 3pm-6pm                                        Friday & Saturday 10am-2pm

                              Fall CSA begins September 18th                                                               ~Limited memberships available~                                         We prorate our prices weekly to allow convenient sign up throughout the season!

We have an amazing lineup of Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts.


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

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. 


more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

Important Summer Season Update

Farmers surely have more to talk about than the weather, but it’s hard to ignore when you face triple digits day after day and the hottest part of summer is yet to come. This season began and ended with unseasonable temperatures. In between, we have had some of the...

Butternut Squash Galette

INGREDIENTS 3tablespoons unsalted butter 1onion, sliced 1butternut squash (about 1½ pounds), cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices kosher salt and black pepper 2teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves 1basic flaky piecrust 1tablespoon heavy cream ½cup crumbled blue cheese (2...

Ham and Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons margarine 1 tablespoon flour 1 dash pepper 1 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 cups potatoes, cooked and diced 2 cups ham, cooked and diced DIRECTIONS HEAT oven to...

Skillet Okra w/ Garlic

Ingredients 1 pound of okra ¼ cup of olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 teaspoon of adobo all-purpose seasoning (I like Goya) ½ teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper Instructions If using fresh okra...cut the ends of the okra and cut into ½ inch...

CSA Newsletter Week 16B

Become a Guest Teacher at Green Gate Do you have a special skill related to agriculture, gardening, cooking or sustainability you want to share with our community? Become a part of our farm-based education team by becoming a guest speaker/teacher at Green Gate Farms!...

CSA Newsletter Week 15A

Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field Pictured are students that we are training from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts -- this week they help harvest okra at our River Farm. This is the fifth year that we've participated in this Farm to Table program, which offers...

CSA Newsletter Week 14B

Farmer Erin's Letter from Farm Camp One of the best performing crops of our summer season has been our Junior Counselors (JC). An abundance of teenagers donating their time and energy has meant that this year's Farm Campers have enjoyed unparalleled attention. Our...

CSA Newsletter Week 13A

Farmer Erin's Letter From Farm Camp Camper parents tend to dawdle at drop off. They linger, asking, "Why isn't there a camp for adults?"  I tell them about our  Farm Camp for Adults, (next class: July 23); they sigh. They want to play. They don't want to go to the...

CSA Newsletter Week 12

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...

Honey-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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...

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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