Welcome to the Last Week of Winter CSA!

Newsletter
April 3, 2021

Farm News:

Farm Stand and REKO Ring Reopening! Now that we have had a chance to recover from the storm, we will be re-opening our Farm Stand and Reko Ring starting Saturday, March 20th. This will be a great way to get Green Gate Farms veggies during our CSA break. The farmstand is at the city farm from 10-12 each Saturday. To join our Reko Ring ordering group follow this link!

  • Spring CSAs for Veggies and Flowers Sign up has begun, don’t dally! https://greengatefarms.net/shop
  • Flower Power Workshares: Learn how to cultivate organic cut flowers this spring. Farmer Erin is putting her team together for the season…Apply here
  • Spring Veggie Workshares: We are about to start planting for spring and summer and we need your help! Learn to grow organic veggies with us at the farm. Follow this link to apply!
  • We’re hiring! Seeking a farm manager and seasonal workers. See www.greengatefarms.net

Another Season Comes to a Close…Welcome Spring!

By Farmer Kalina

Well folks, we did it. We made it through the winter season of the CSA. In the last ten weeks we have seen a bounty of winter veggies, watched the farm go through an intense winter storm, and now we see the beginnings of spring. Ten weeks ago, many of our winter crops were just beginning to grow in size. We harvested hundreds of broccoli and cauliflower and countless bunches of greens. We expanded our wholesale network, finished the csa despite the odds after the storm, and were even able to donate over 300lbs of produce to the Bastrop Emergency Food Pantry. It has been a big and successful season!

Now with many of our big winter crops gone after the storm, the rows at our farm are a blanket of tiny beautiful veggie starts that are sure to explode in growth in the warm days of early spring. We will be taking a short two week break, to give these crops a chance to grow, before resuming the CSA for the spring season. The spring CSA will host the last of the winter crops, some broccoli and cabbage that weathered the freeze. We will see lots of greens, including kale, collards, mizuna, arugula, spinach, lettuce, and more. Our root crops are thriving and new successions will be coming over the next couple of months. We will even be sure to see our first tomatoes and summer crops towards the end of the season. The sign ups for the Spring CSA are still live. Don’t dally, the spaces are filling up fast!

Winter CSA - Week 10 Veggie Share

  1. Broccoli
  2. Red Russian Kale
  3. Green Onions
  4. Carrots - From New Leaf Farm
  5. Beets OR Winter Squash
  6. Spinach
  7. Lettuce

Food and Flower Snapshot

  • Veggie CSA Winter season, 10 weeks: January 4th - March 10th *This is the last week!
  • $25 each week, prorated
  • 5 pick-up locations, Wed/Sat; no home deliveries
  • Additional vegetables, herbs, flowers and specialty items (e.g., pickled okra, plants for your garden, etc.) posted every Wednesday on Green Gate’s private Facebook page; touchless pickup at our intown farm is on Saturdays, 10-noon. (8310 Canoga Ave., Austin 78724)
  • Volunteers welcome at both farms. More information on our website.
  • Veggie CSA shares still available – tell your pals!
  • Got a question about your CSA share? Contact your Community Organizer, the volunteer who manages your pickup site and handles any issues that might arise.

Recipes From Kalina:

  • Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce - This is one of my favorite broccoli recipes. It’s simple, delicious, and satisfying!



Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce | Feasting At Home


A simple delicious vegetarian recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce - full of flavor and nutrients! Easy to make with accessible ingredients!



  • 5-Minute Sauteed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic - There’s nothing fancy about this recipe. It’s simple and yummy. And to be honest, it’s how I usually cook my spinach after a busy day in the field!

https://www.eatwell101.com/sauteed-spinach-recipe

  • Roasted Spiced Carrot Dip! - Get creative with your carrots this week and try this roasted spiced carrot dip!



Roasted spiced carrot dip - Recipes - delicious.com.au


By roasting all the ingredients before blitzing into a dip, you get a maximum of flavour with a minimum of fuss.