Green Gate Farms, a certified organic farm, was established by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in a blighted neighborhood in east Austin in 2006. Working off-farm jobs to fund our efforts, we restored a historical farm site to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes. Our vision is to cultivate a healthy farm that feeds mind, body and soul.

Whether you call our neighborhood a Food Desert or Food Swamp, the result is the same: not enough healthy food choices.

That’s why we run a farm stand three days a week and accept WIC vouchers (hope to have Lone Star card paperwork finished soon). Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop — meat, vegetables, eggs, flowers, honey, educational information — in a neighborhood starved for organic food.

Please support our efforts. Your taste buds will know the difference.