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 9

THE CROP THAT COVERS IT ALL by Farmer Skip If I had to choose one essential element of organic farming it would be cover crops. Nature abhors bare ground yet drive through a countryside of conventional farming in winter and what you'll see is a landscape stripped of...

CSA Spring 2017 Week 9A

1) Beets 2) Cucumbers 3) Green Onions 4) Potatoes 5) Roma Tomatoes 6) Green Tomatoes 7) Green Beans 8) Garlic 9) Sungold Tomatoes 10) Summer Squash/Zucchini/Pattypan Squash

Fried Green Tomatoes

Serves 6 4 medium green tomatoes, cored and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices Salt Sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup panko 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus...

Newsletter Week 6

Last Saturday, Green Gate Farm hosted an education event for Holistic Management International, a leader in regenerative agriculture. More than 40 aspiring farmers and ranchers spent the day touring the city farm, learning HMI practices and tools, and hearing from...

Stuffed Pattypan Squash

Serves 6 6 pattypan squash 2 cups roughly chopped kale 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup chicken broth 2cups corn, fresh or frozen 1/3cup diced white onion 1tablespoon minced garlic 1/2teaspoon salt 1/8teaspoon black pepper 1cup grated Cotija cheese  1/4cup basil Oil 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