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

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...

Okra Summer Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1 ear of corn (fresh sweet peak-season corn preferred) 1 large, white onion, diced 1 pound (about 15-20) cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive...

Crispy Baked Eggplant

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds small to medium-size eggplant (about 6 depending on exact size) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs (use Rice Chex crumbs for a gluten-free option) 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning 1/2 teaspoon each...

Vegan Potato Salad

Ingredients VEGETABLES 1 pound (453 g) small red potatoes (or sub sweet potatoes // yellow work, too, but can get soft) 2 1/2 cups (~370 g) diced vegetables (i.e. bell pepper, celery, red onion, etc.) SAUCE 1 cup (120 g) raw cashews 1/3 cup (80 ml) water 1 Tbsp (15...

Pecan Encrusted Friend Okra

INGREDIENTS 1 large bag pecans 1 lb. okra, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces 3-4 eggs 3 T flour Salt & pepper Oil, for frying Ranch, for dipping INSTRUCTIONS Pulse all pecans in a food processor until ground. Pour into a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs and flour (or...

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Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Phone: 512-484-2746