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!


We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but Farm Stand is open on Friday & Saturday! 


 APTS and YMCA pick ups are on Tuesday 11/21

in.gredients pick up is on Wednesday 11/22 

Farm Stand is Open! Come see us:

  • Tuesday (3pm-6pm)
  • Friday & Saturday (10am-2pm)


    Join our 2018 Winter CSA before November 30th and get $10 off!


11/19 (9am-12) Duck Harvesting

11/25 (11am-12) Farm Yoga 

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

 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. 


more information about volunteering

Weekly News and Updates

Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

Ingredients SALAD 1/2 cup (50 g) raw pecans 7 ounces (198 g) arugula (organic when possible) 2 small apples (1 tart, 1 sweet), peeled, quartered, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced optional: 2 Tbsp (20 g) dried cranberries DRESSING 1 large...

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...

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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