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!

Weekly News and Updates

Purple Potato Salad with Fennel and Mustard Greens

Serves 4 to 6 2 pounds purple fingerling potatoes 2 teaspoons salt, divided, or to taste 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (or white vinegar) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 cups...

CSA Spring Week2B Newsletter

For years Erin has challenged me to try no-till farming, at least as an experiment on a couple of our fields. This year, after meeting an intense, passionate farmer from Arkansas named Patrice Gros, I decided to give it a try. The Frenchman’s detailed sharing of his...

Swiss Chard & Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta Serves 4 3 cups raw Swiss chard, sliced (including the stems) 2 handfuls dried spaghetti 2 strips bacon, cut into 1/4-inch slices or lardons 1/2 large shallot, minced Olive oil, as needed 1/3 cup ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons...

One Pot Kale & Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 2-4 2cups salted water 1cup quinoa 1bunch lacinato kale, washed and chopped into 1" lengths 1meyer lemon, zested and juiced 2scallions, minced 1tablespoon toasted walnut oil 3tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1/4cup crumbled goat cheese Salt and pepper Bring the...

CSA Spring Week1A Newsletter

Welcome to the first week of the Spring/Summer CSA season. And what a great start to your culinary commitment to local organic food and small family farms. Warm weather. Nice rains. And hard-working farmers. Those are key ingredients to a bountiful harvest and this...

Daikon Radish Salad (Ensalada de rábano daikon)

Daikon radish salad 2 large daikon radishes 1 large avocado 4 tablespoons olive oil juice of 1 lime       *you can use rice vinegar instead of lime juice salt and pepper to taste Peel and grate the radish, dice avocado. Mix all ingredients. Serve cold....

Garlic Mashed Turnips

INGREDIENTS 4 turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, peeled Half-and-half or almond milk or skim milk or soy milk or lactaid 1 large egg 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper...

Creamy Leek and Turnip Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1cup leek, sliced 2 tablespoons onions, chopped 3cups chicken stock 2cups turnips, peeled and diced salt pepper 1cup light cream DIRECTIONS In a heavy saucepan, heat oil; cook leeks and onions until soft. Add stock and turnip....

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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