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!

Announcements

  • Farm Stand is Open! Come see us:                                                                        Tuesday 3pm-6pm          Friday & Saturday 10am-2p

  • Farm CSA Memberships Available for Veggies, Meat, Flowers, Eggs.  Though our Fall CSA began September 18th, membership is prorated to allow convenient sign up throughout the season!

  •  Fall classes taught by farmers and other local experts include making cheese, planting heirloom veggies, caring for ducks, harvesting….join us!

UPCOMING EVENTS 

9/30 (11-12pm) Yoga at the Farm

10/7 (10am-12) Family Farm Day

10/14 (10-11:30am) ‘Growing Winter Tomatoes in Central        Texas’ Workshop

10/21 (10am-2:30pm) Cheesemaking Class

10/28 (10am-1pm) Beekeeping Class

10/29 (9:30am-12:30) Adult Farm Camp

11/5 (10:30-12) Flowers! Growing Pollinators and Perrenials 

11/26 (9:30-12:30) Adult Farm Camp

 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. 

Questions? 
carolyn.greengatefarms@gmail.com 

more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

Bhindi (Crispy Indian Okra)

Ingredients 12 oz fresh okra 3 tablespoons fat of choice (avocado oil, ghee, or schmaltz work well) ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 onion, diced 1 Serrano pepper (or 1-2 thai bird chilies), minced 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ inch ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon...

Roasted Radishes

ROASTED RADISHES WITH BROWN BUTTER, LEMON, AND RADISH TOPS INGREDIENTS 2 bunches medium radishes (such as red, pink, and purple; about 20) 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Coarse kosher salt 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice PREPARATION...

Important Summer Season Update

Farmers surely have more to talk about than the weather, but it’s hard to ignore when you face triple digits day after day and the hottest part of summer is yet to come. This season began and ended with unseasonable temperatures. In between, we have had some of the...

Butternut Squash Galette

INGREDIENTS 3tablespoons unsalted butter 1onion, sliced 1butternut squash (about 1½ pounds), cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices kosher salt and black pepper 2teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves 1basic flaky piecrust 1tablespoon heavy cream ½cup crumbled blue cheese (2...

Ham and Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons margarine 1 tablespoon flour 1 dash pepper 1 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 cups potatoes, cooked and diced 2 cups ham, cooked and diced DIRECTIONS HEAT oven to...

Skillet Okra w/ Garlic

Ingredients 1 pound of okra ¼ cup of olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 teaspoon of adobo all-purpose seasoning (I like Goya) ½ teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper Instructions If using fresh okra...cut the ends of the okra and cut into ½ inch...

CSA Newsletter Week 16B

Become a Guest Teacher at Green Gate Do you have a special skill related to agriculture, gardening, cooking or sustainability you want to share with our community? Become a part of our farm-based education team by becoming a guest speaker/teacher at Green Gate Farms!...

CSA Newsletter Week 15A

Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field Pictured are students that we are training from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts -- this week they help harvest okra at our River Farm. This is the fifth year that we've participated in this Farm to Table program, which offers...

CSA Newsletter Week 14B

Farmer Erin's Letter from Farm Camp One of the best performing crops of our summer season has been our Junior Counselors (JC). An abundance of teenagers donating their time and energy has meant that this year's Farm Campers have enjoyed unparalleled attention. Our...

CSA Newsletter Week 13A

Farmer Erin's Letter From Farm Camp Camper parents tend to dawdle at drop off. They linger, asking, "Why isn't there a camp for adults?"  I tell them about our  Farm Camp for Adults, (next class: July 23); they sigh. They want to play. They don't want to go to the...

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

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746