Sign Up for Summer Farm Camp!

Come learn and play at our Kids Farm Camp this summer!

Summer Farm Camp at our award-winning certified organic farm provides your child with an experience like no other. Mornings are spent helping farmers and afternoons are a mix of play, games, learning, napping and independent exploration. There is something to do for every age and interest.

Children ages 5-15 can:

  • -plant, harvest, cook -care for livestock (rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, horse)
  • -build treehouses
  • -learn from local sustainability experts -play on our organic farm, just 8 miles east of downtown Austin

Help us spread the word about our Kids Summer Farm Camp, share our Farm Camp flyers: 2017 Summer FARM CAMP

 

Notes from the Field 11/22/16

Howdy Folks,

Welcome to week 9, where things are going smooth so far. We thought we wouldn’t have them but, carrots are in this week! We will likely have enough for everyone to get a taste of their crazy, crunchy-ness. Come and get ‘em, more are available at our farm stand on Friday and Saturday 10:00am- 2:00pm. The fields at our city farm are going through transition with this cold weather. We pulled our rows of squash out and moved them to the sweet compost bin to be turned into soil. Golden frill mustard was planted in some of it’s place. Peppers and some of our baby starts were hit by the cold over the weekend. Kale, although aphids have found their place within them, are still going strong. Collards, head lettuce, and other treats are coming in soon. At the city farm we will be hosting a composting class on December 3rd from 11:00am- 12:30pm. Learn all you need to know from Zach Halfin, one of the most seasoned composter I know; $25.00 – group discounts may apply. Thanks for being a part of Green Gate’s CSA and prepare yourself for our winter CSA starting January 9th, aka let us know if you want to join!
Ali Stone
Urban Farm Manager
Green Gate Farms
612.619.5251

Notes from the Field 11/10/16

Howdy Folks,

Blister beetles have been storming the river farm during this fine raining week. The beetles mutilated the chard, everything else is hanging in and growing big for a ride to your dinner plate. At the city farm we have a few new treats growing strong. Cilantro, collards, head lettuce, and golden frill mustard should all be making their way into the shares over the next few weeks. The squash is tapering out, enjoy the rest while it lasts. And if you are ever looking to get your hands on more of Green Gate’s rocking vegetables we are beginning to wholesale with Vinaigrette (http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/) and In.gredients (https://in.gredients.com/). Thank you for being a part of our CSA, we all look forward to continuing and building our relationship with y’all. Until next time.

-Farmer Ali

Green Gate Farms 10th Anniversary Party!

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Join us in celebrating

Green Gate Farms 10th Anniversary Party

on Saturday, September 24th from 4-10PM

We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of organic farming here in Austin, Texas, and we have big news to share about the future of the farm! We want to thank our farm friends, past and present, by inviting you all to the farm party of the year! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4PM-10PM for live music, dancing and great food. There will be a potluck so bring a covered dish (and your own blanket, cups, plates and cutlery), your guitar, your kids (no pets though), a drum and help us celebrate!

What: Green Gate Farms’ 10th Anniversary Party will be a celebration of local, organic food, flowers and farms at one of East Austin’s most historic farms.

The celebration will include:

  • Potluck (bring a dish to share!) 
  • Local Brews 
  • Barn Hug 
  • Live Music 
  • Aztec Dancing to Bless the Farm 
  • Drum Circle – BYOD, bring your own drum 
  • Games for all ages 
  • Unveiling of our new Farm Development Plan

The event is free and open to all ages. 

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 4-6PM

Where: At our Urban Farm, 8310 Canoga Ave. Austin, TX 78724 (near Decker Lane and FM 969) 

Who: Everyone is invited! CSA members, volunteers, workshare members, neighbors, community supporters, etc. Even if you have never been to our farm before, this is a great time to visit.

Website link: https://greengatefarms.net/10th-anniversary-party/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/232556787109840/

Sign up to volunteer – email Carolyn at carolynweaver813@gmail.com.