October Farm Events: Plant Sale, Farm Camps, Canoeing


Austin, TX, September 27, 2012 – Green Gate Farms is expanding its opportunities to trade work for food due to popular request.


“Our organic farm feels like an economic indicator given how many people are applying for work,” says co-founder farmer Skip Connett. “In response, we’re opening up our work trade programs. Our farm’s mission is to feed people of all incomes and this is one way we can help our neighbors who are struggling to find  employment or need to reduce expenses.” The farm also accepts WIC, Lone Star, and Double Dollars through its partnership with the Sustainable Food Center.


To learn more about our community-based farm and work trade programs at our Austin and Bastrop farms, attend our weekly Farm Orientation sessions. Participants can stay and work; all volunteers leave with food.


Ongoing Events

Farm Orientation, Saturdays, 12:00-1:00 + Thursdays, 9:00-10:00: Take a farm tour and learn about our community-based farm (8310 Canoga Ave, Austin)


Farm Stand Open: Tuesdays, 3-6; Fridays 10-2; Saturdays, 10-2.


October Events

++Saturday, October 6: PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Join CSA member and health consultant Robin Arutt, M.Ed, CHCC, as our monthly nutrition series continues. Kids will get to design “food pictures” using fresh veggies and fruit that they can eat and take home with them. Robin will also sneak in some nutrition info as we play. See robin’s web for more info. 11:00-12:30.

++Saturday, October 13: FALL PLANT SALE: Certified organic veggies, flowers, and herbs for your garden or school garden! (10-2)

++Sunday, October 14: Adult FARM CAMP at Urban Farm: Come get a behind-the-scenes look at running a farm. Great gift for gardeners and fantasy farmers, monthly, Sunday mornings, 9-1.

++Saturday, October 20: Kids FARM CAMP: Kids ages 5-15 get to accompany a farmer, taking care of the animals, harvesting and exploring the farm. Monthly Saturdays, 9-1.

++ Friday, October 26: Outstanding in the Field Our farm will feature chef Todd Duplechan of Lenoir restaurant in an elegant, white-tablecloth feast in the field. Reserve your tickets for an unforgettable meal and farm experience.
++Sunday, October 28: Canoe Trip from River Farm. CSA members will savor the beauty and quiet of the Colorado River, departing from our River Farm for a leisurely 3-hour float that ends just a half mile from our farm. Perfect trip for all ages.  Join our CSA today to join in the fun!

++For 10 Saturdays: Permaculture Design Course begins meets in hayloft of Big Red Barn. Fall class is full so sign up for spring, www.permieaustin.com



Green Gate Farms, a certified organic farm on Austin’s eastside, provides vegetables, meat and flowers to people of all incomes via its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farmstand open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The farm’s mission is to cultivate healthy food, community and farmers, which is why it created New Farm Institute, a 501©3, to engage people of all ages in farm-based education, including: camps, workshops, and the first Incubator Farm in Texas.


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