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!
We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but Farm Stand is open on Friday & Saturday!
CSA PICK UP SITE CHANGES:
APTS and YMCA pick ups are on Tuesday 11/21
in.gredients pick up is on Wednesday 11/22
Farm Stand is Open! Come see us:
- Tuesday (3pm-6pm)
- Friday & Saturday (10am-2pm)
Join our 2018 Winter CSA before November 30th and get $10 off!
11/19 (9am-12) Duck Harvesting
11/25 (11am-12) Farm Yoga
11/26 (9:30am-12:30) Adult Farm Camp
12/17 (10:30am-12) Foraged Wreath Making Class
12/21 (12pm-3) Christmas Cookies in the Farmhouse
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 medium kohlrabi stem peeled and cubed into 1/4″ pieces 1 large onion chopped Handful of mushrooms cleaned and sliced 3 cups of soups greens – baby kale, spinach and/or chard, cleaned and sliced into strips 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock (how to make) 1 tsp...
Photos by Peden + Munk INGREDIENTS ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds 2 cups vegetable oil Kosher salt 1 bunch dill, tough stems removed, very coarsely chopped (about 2 cups), plus sprigs for serving ⅓ cup buttermilk ¼ cup whole milk ¼ cup sunflower or vegetable oil, plus more...
INGREDIENTS SOUP 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut or grape seed oil 2 shallots, thinly diced (~40 g) 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g) 6 cups (840 g) butternut squash (~1 small butternut squash) Pinch each sea salt + black pepper, plus more to taste 1 1/2 Tbsp (12 g)...
INGREDIENTS 1 medium head (2 pounds) napa cabbage 1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt (see Recipe Notes) Water (see Recipe Notes) 1 tablespoon grated garlic (5 to 6 cloves) 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon sugar 2 to 3 tablepoons seafood flavor or water (optional, see...
INGREDIENTS Very thinly sliced, unpeeled kohlrabi Olive oil Coarse salt DIRECTIONS Toss kohlrabi with olive oil. Season with salt. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick mat. Bake at 250 degrees, rotating sheet, until crisp and deep golden,...
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INGREDIENTS CHICKPEAS 1 15-ounce (425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained + dried in a clean towel 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or sub grape seed oil) 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste 2 Tbsp tandoori masala spice blend (see notes for DIY/where to buy*) 1 tsp coconut...
INGREDIENTS 1 large head of broccoli, cut into large florets with some stalk attached 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 1 thinly sliced, divided 1½ teaspoons sambal oelek 1 tablespoon plus ½ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, divided ¾ cup vegetable oil, divided...
INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 ounces wild or baby arugula (4 cups) Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...
Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field Intercropping cowpeas and lab lab with maize in Mozambique. Cowpeas on the top of photo and lab lab beans on bottom. This week, we're sampling a new item in your share. Before we tell you what it is, remember, it’s not fair to...