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!


Reserve Your SPRING CSA Shares Today!

Farm Stand is open

  • Saturday (10am-2pm)
  • March-December: Tuesday (3pm-6pm) + Friday (10-2)


Farmers Skip and Erin love to write about farming…Read more here about the beauty of farming in Central Texas.


Volunteers Welcome at Austin and Bastrop Farms

Are you a returning volunteer? 

Schedule your shift online here

 New volunteer? 
1. Fill out this form
2. Attend $10 Farm Tour/Orientation (Sat., 12-1)
3. Schedule attendance here
4. Come to the farm (8310 Canoga Ave.) dressed for work, weather and with water. 


more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

CSA Newsletter Week 10B

Happy Thanksgiving! Bring your guests to the farm -- farm stand's open Friday and Saturday, 10-2. See what's cooking in our sun oven, tickle the bunnies or enjoy a farm tour. Make a difference in your community this holiday season by giving gifts of health and...

Carrot & Kale Soup

INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic Half of an onion 3 c carrots 5 c liquid (I used 3 c vegetable broth, 2 c water) 1 c (packed) kale 2 oz orange juice 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp finely chopped thyme Salt and pepper to taste Grated parmesan reggiano for topping DIRECTIONS...

Cornbread with Mustard Greens and Cheddar

INGREDIENTS 1 Poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large bunch mustard greens, large stems removed 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups coarse-ground cornmeal 2 teaspoon...

CSA Newsletter Week 8B

So much beauty on the farm these days...from Spot recycling Peter and Sally's Jack's ole lantern to Katie Duffy leading friends of Austin Materials Marketplace in re-purposing some of the many shells available from Quality Seafood as a decorative border. Catch up on...

CSA Newsletter Week 7A

Howdy! I'm Spot and I LOVE to eat pumpkins! Don't put your pumpkins in the trash, give SPOT a snack. (Or we can compost them for you.) ~~~ Please consider recycling your jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins during our Farm Stand hours (Tuesdays, 3-6; Fridays/Saturdays, 10-2)....

The Most Awesome Sauteed Kale

INGREDIENTS 1 large bunch kale, washed and coarsely chopped Dinosaur kale is my favorite 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste 2 cloves garlic, minced 2-3 shallots, sliced into rings 1/2 cup chicken or...

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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