FIELD NOTES

Summer preview

Summer preview

Is it really already mid-June? Well as we solidly enter the second half of the season, we’ve alreadybegun to think about the fall. We’re trying to get our seed orders placed so we can began seeding fall tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants as soon as this week. Seems like the summer just started, though. Last week we saw some pretty hot days, and this week it looks like will get a break with some slightly cooler weather, and possible more rain… We also saw the very first eggplants come on, hopefully we’ll have enough for the shares soon, and there are lots of melons in the fields. This week in the shares you’ll see more potatoes and shallots, okra, cucumbers, the very last carrots,and green tomatoes. Hope yall enjoy and thanks for supporting us! Farmer Jason

 

ABUNDANT SUMMER CSA: WEEK 12A

[1 Basil] [2 Carrots] [3 Cherry Tomatoes] [4 Potatoes] [5 Okra] [ 6 Tomatoes] [7 Cucumbers] [8 Shallots] [9 Peppers, variety]

[1 Basil] [2 Carrots] [3 Cherry Tomatoes] [4 Potatoes] [5 Okra] [ 6 Tomatoes] [7 Cucumbers] [8 Shallots] [9 Peppers, variety]

RESERVE YOUR FALL YUMMIES, JOIN THE FALL CSA TODAYAt just $25 a week, and 14 pick-up spots (and more forming) all over town, our CSA is affordable and convenient.
Contact: members@greengatefarms.net

 

 

 

 

 

Farm educator Michelle starting orientation for the students from Austin Christian Academy. 05/08/2015

Farm educator Michelle starting orientation for the students from Austin Christian Academy. 05/08/2015

RECIPE SHARE WITH FARM EDUCATOR MICHELE

Natural Pickled Cucumbers

We have had so many tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers this season that we’ve needed to be creative with how they are processed. The best way to get vegetables to last longer than their season, and a method that has been used by nearly every culture for as long as people have been cultivating their food, is through fermentation.

Farmer Michele shares her favorite method for pickling cucumbers (or nearly any crunch vegetable), the natural way.

For other delicious recipes using veggies from your CSA this week, check out our Pinterest account.

 

TexasKeeperLogoTEXAS CIDER KEEPER SUPPORTS GREEN GATE FARMS

Come out to the Cidery for the release of their new cider, Grafter Rosé, and to support Green Gate Farms!

Nothing is better on a Texas summer’s day than a cold glass of rosé, and nothing goes better with rosés than BRISKET! Tony Grasso of Moontower Co-op and Native Family will be smoking brisket and providing a variety of farm-fresh sides and other delectables to accompany.

The produce and brisket will all come from Central Texas farms, with a particular focus on sourcing ingredients from farms hit hardest by the recent Memorial Day floods.

10% of ticket purchases will also go to support Green Gate Farms and their New Farm Institute.

Live Music from the Brothers Diers and Possum Posse!

Click Here to buy your tickets.

 

group 1st dayWORLD REFUGEE DAY

Our farm’s partnership with Multi-cultural Refugee Coalition gives us great joy. We have the opportunity to help people who are passionate about farming bring new flavors to Central Texas. An ongoing hurdle, though, continues to be getting folks to the farm. You can help advance this program by becoming a TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR. Call us to learn more, 512-484-2746.

 

meatHOG SPECIAL + MEAT WEEK NEXT WEEK

The meat from our rare-breed Guinea Hogs has an unmatched flavor and is perfect for grilling. Lucky for you, we have a few whole meat shares available from smaller animals (about 60 pounds).

These go quickly so give us a call to get an unbelievable mix of meat, bones and other parts you can’t find in a store, 512-484-2746.