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!


Reserve Your SPRING CSA Shares Today!

Farm Stand is open

  • Saturday (10am-2pm)
  • March-December: Tuesday (3pm-6pm) + Friday (10-2)


Farmers Skip and Erin love to write about farming…Read more here about the beauty of farming in Central Texas.


Volunteers Welcome at Austin and Bastrop Farms

Are you a returning volunteer? 

Schedule your shift online here

 New volunteer? 
1. Fill out this form
2. Attend $10 Farm Tour/Orientation (Sat., 12-1)
3. Schedule attendance here
4. Come to the farm (8310 Canoga Ave.) dressed for work, weather and with water. 


more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

CSA Newsletter Week 5A

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...

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Lots of Kale

Photo by Alex Lau INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 3 large or 4 smaller bunches kale, any type (about 1½ pounds) 5 garlic cloves ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling Freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces spaghetti, thick spaghetti, bucatini, or other long strand pasta...

CSA Newsletter Week 4B

Letters from the Field Blue skies at River Farm this month. Atmospheric changes are altering the plants we eat.  One of the big selling points of eating organic produce is the increased nutrient density it provides compared to conventionally grown and GMO crops. While...

Carbonara with Bell Pepper, Ham & Radish

Ingredients 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 1/2 lb low-sodium lean ham, no added nitrates or nitrites, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 8 oz whole-wheat linguine (TRY: Jovial Foods 100% Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Pasta...

Summer Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink) Ingredients 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Fine-grain sea salt 1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste, plus more if needed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the tofu...

CSA Newsletter Week 3A

Farmer Skip's Letters from the Field TRANSFORMATIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD   Our farming adventure took two extraordinary — and fairly exotic — detours these past few months; hence, a partial explanation for our long absence from these pages. In August, we were...

CSA Newsletter Week 2B

 LETTERS FROM THE FIELD  Welcome to the Fall CSA everyone!  We’re so excited to have our community of organic produce lovers joining us for another season as we savor the shift into some cooler weather and the crops that come along with that sweet relief.  If this is...

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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

Phone: 512-484-2746