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!


Farm Stand is Open! Come see us:

  • Tuesday (3pm-6pm)
  • Friday & Saturday (10am-2pm)


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

1/15 (9am-3) Kids’ Farmer for a Day Camp 

2/24 (5pm-8:30) River Farm Winter Feast

 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. 


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...

Braised Carrots with Thyme

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 thyme sprigs Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth DIRECTIONS Step 1 Preheat...

Earthy Kohlrabi Soup

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...

Crab with Romaine, Dill Sauce, and Sunflower Seeds

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...

Check out Farmer Skip’s blog

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