Green Gate FarmsCultivating 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!
Farm Stand is Open! Come see us:
- Tuesday (3pm-6pm)
- Friday & Saturday (10am-2pm)
11/26 (9:30am-12:30) Adult Farm Camp
12/17 (10:30am-12) Foraged Wreath Making Class
12/21 (12pm-3) Christmas Cookies in the Farmhouse
1/15 (9am-3) Kids’ Farmer for a Day Camp
2/24 (5pm-8:30) River Farm Winter Feast
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.
Weekly News and Updates
INGREDIENTS SOUP 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut or grape seed oil 2 shallots, thinly diced (~40 g) 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g) 6 cups (840 g) butternut squash (~1 small butternut squash) Pinch each sea salt + black pepper, plus more to taste 1 1/2 Tbsp (12 g)...
INGREDIENTS 1 medium head (2 pounds) napa cabbage 1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt (see Recipe Notes) Water (see Recipe Notes) 1 tablespoon grated garlic (5 to 6 cloves) 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon sugar 2 to 3 tablepoons seafood flavor or water (optional, see...
INGREDIENTS Very thinly sliced, unpeeled kohlrabi Olive oil Coarse salt DIRECTIONS Toss kohlrabi with olive oil. Season with salt. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick mat. Bake at 250 degrees, rotating sheet, until crisp and deep golden,...
RSVP for the Workshop on our Facebook event page! FREE to attend! Read the weekly newsletter in full...
INGREDIENTS CHICKPEAS 1 15-ounce (425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained + dried in a clean towel 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or sub grape seed oil) 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste 2 Tbsp tandoori masala spice blend (see notes for DIY/where to buy*) 1 tsp coconut...
INGREDIENTS 1 large head of broccoli, cut into large florets with some stalk attached 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 1 thinly sliced, divided 1½ teaspoons sambal oelek 1 tablespoon plus ½ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, divided ¾ cup vegetable oil, divided...
INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 ounces wild or baby arugula (4 cups) Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...
Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field Intercropping cowpeas and lab lab with maize in Mozambique. Cowpeas on the top of photo and lab lab beans on bottom. This week, we're sampling a new item in your share. Before we tell you what it is, remember, it’s not fair to...
INGREDIENTS Salad ½ cup pecans 8 ounces kale (I used regular curly green kale, but Deb recommends Cavolo Nero or Lacinato, Dinosaur or Tuscan Kale) 4 to 5 medium radishes ½ cup dried cranberries (or dried cherries) 1 medium Granny Smith apple 2 ounces soft goat...
INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups (250 g) dried black-eyed peas (cowpeas), soaked 2 tomatoes, grated 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or pressed 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2...