Monday, Jan.18: Day of Service! Bring a friend to volunteer from 9-12 at our Bastrop farm to finish some special farm projects (156 Howard Ln.)
Sunday, Feb. 14: Adult Farm Camp from 9-12, come learn homestead/farm management and get your questions answered by Farmer Skip and Erin.
The Spring Veggie CSA and Flower CSA sign-ups are open!
Flower Power Workshares: Learn how to cultivate organic flowers this spring. Farmer Erin is putting her team together for the season…contact us to apply!
We’re hiring! If you or someone you know with farming experience wants to learn farm management, contact us or go to the ‘visit’ section of our website.
Green Gate Gift Cards Now Available!
Need something special for your friends and family? Give the gift of fresh, organic food! Farm Bucks are on the website for order now with a price range for all of your congratulatory celebrations.
At the Whim of the Weather
By Farmer Kalina
This time of year in particular, we are at the whim of the weather. Last week I was harvesting cauliflowers in a t-shirt in the sun. I was wishing for cooler weather to slow down their unseasonably quick growth. My wish was answered with snow. Snow! I can hardly believe it. Now this week I’m crossing my fingers that our crops will survive the few frozen nights that we are expecting. This unpredictability is both a challenge and a joy. I can honestly say that my job as a farmer is never boring. At times a quick change in the weather can completely alter our plans for the week; I could end up on the farm till the sun is going down, or stuck at home in the cold (that one is my fault for driving a vintage diesel truck that likes the cold even less than some of our more delicate crops). However, I appreciate the adaptability that farming has taught me. The demand to switch gears at a moment’s notice and to do it with grace and creativity is a lesson I am happy to learn in life. No matter what mother nature throws our way, we have the ability and choice to move forward, readjust, and continue to grow the beautiful organic produce that we are passionate about.
Winter CSA - Week 2 Veggie Share
Red Russian Kale
Collards OR Mustard Greens
Food and Flower Snapshot
Winter season, 10 weeks: January 4th - March 10th
$25 each week, prorated
5 pick-up locations, Wed/Sat; no 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.
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:
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Recipe: Try making cauliflower rice with this flavorful recipe!
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice - Cookie and Kate
This cauliflower rice recipe features fresh Mediterranean flavors, including toasted almonds, lemon and parsley. It’s the perfect light side dish! It’s low carb, vegan and gluten free, too.
Broccoli Rabe with White Beans and Lemon: Use your broccoli rabe to make this hearty and delicious side dish!
White Beans with Broccoli Rabe and Lemon Recipe | Bon Appétit
If you like bold, assertive flavors—like broccoli rabe and lemon—this rustic white bean side dish is the recipe for you.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Thyme: A simple way to enjoy the sweetness of these butternut squashes!
Roasted Butternut with Sage and Thyme Recipe | Cooking Light
Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. In this one, butternut squash combines with oil, sage, and thyme for a can’t-be-beat weeknigh…
Green Gate Farms, a community-based certified organic farm, was established by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn 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. In 2010, we added 30+ acres - our "River Farm" - a few miles west of Bastrop. Our vision is to cultivate an organic farm that feeds mind, body, and soul.
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