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

Charred Okra with Tomatoes

    Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound okra, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup onion, sliced vertically 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and julienned plum tomato 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon butter...

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Pico de Gallo

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUCUMBER SOUP: 2 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped 1/2 cup cilantro 1/2 pound silken tofu 3/4 cup vegetable broth 1 large garlic clove 2 teaspoons white wine, or champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt FOR THE PICO DE GALLO: 1 large, ripe...

Summer Tomato Jam

Ingredients 2 pounds ripe tomatoes 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (I like roasted ground ginger) 4 half-pint jars, sterilized Instructions Add the tomatoes to a blender or food processor. Pulse several times to crush...

Vegan Zucchini Fudgy Brownies

  10 min prep, 25 min cook  Ingredients 1 medium zucchini, peeled and sliced, then measured 150g 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (120g) pure maple syrup 1/2 cup (128g) creamy roasted almond butter 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) vanilla extract 1/4 cup (32g) superfine oat flour (see...

CSA Newsletter Week 9

THE CROP THAT COVERS IT ALL by Farmer Skip If I had to choose one essential element of organic farming it would be cover crops. Nature abhors bare ground yet drive through a countryside of conventional farming in winter and what you'll see is a landscape stripped of...

CSA Spring 2017 Week 9A

1) Beets 2) Cucumbers 3) Green Onions 4) Potatoes 5) Roma Tomatoes 6) Green Tomatoes 7) Green Beans 8) Garlic 9) Sungold Tomatoes 10) Summer Squash/Zucchini/Pattypan Squash

Fried Green Tomatoes

Serves 6 4 medium green tomatoes, cored and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices Salt Sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup panko 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus...

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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

Phone: 512-484-2746