Green Gate FarmsCultivating 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-2p
- Farm CSA Memberships Available for Veggies, Meat, Flowers, Eggs. Though our Fall CSA began September 18th, membership is prorated to allow convenient sign up throughout the season!
- Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts include making cheese, planting heirloom veggies, caring for ducks, harvesting….join us!
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
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.
Weekly News and Updates
INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups (250 g) dried black-eyed peas (cowpeas), soaked 2 tomatoes, grated 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or pressed 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2...
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...
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...
Ingredients 1 recipe of Olive Oil Tart Crust 2 cups half and half (or mixture of half and half and milk) 6 eggs 3/4 tsp salt pinch cayenne pepper 2 green onions 1 garlic clove bunch of Swiss chard 1 cup cheddar cheese Directions Blind bake the tart crust for about 10...
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...
(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...
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...
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...
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...
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...