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

Chocolate- Beet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 2 cups diced peeled beets ( ½-inch; about 2 medium) ⅔ cup buttermilk 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 large egg ¼ cup canola oil or grapeseed oil 1¾ cups packed...

Spiced Okra Curry

Ingredients 5 tbsp olive oil 400g onions, sliced 500g okra, trimmed, washed, dried and sliced into 2cm pieces 2 tomatoes, diced 1 red chilli, finely chopped (or ½ tsp powdered) 2 tsp ground coriander handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped, to serve Methods Heat a...

CSA Newsletter Week 11

Meditation on Abelmoschus esculentus The first okra harvest is always the hardest. The plants are short and your back is bent and the row is long.  And it’s hot, of course. This is the only time you wear gloves picking vegetables; the pair you found on the shelf are...

CSA Newsletter Week 10

Thanks to the warmest winter in Austin, we’ve had a solid 12 weeks of abundant harvests. The farm has the look and feel of the end of June rather than the beginning. Flowers have turned to seed. Grasses have started to turn brown and bend down with heavy heads....

Awesome Carrot Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup raisins 2 cups warm water 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 cups shredded carrots Directions Combine raisins and...

Eggplant, Green Olive and Provolone Pizza

INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove, minced 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/4 pound eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch-thick rounds 1 pound store-bought pizza dough at room temperature 5 ounces sliced provolone, cut into short thin matchsticks (1 1/4 cups) 18 pitted green olives,...

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...

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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