Winter CSA Week 3! January 18th-24th

Newsletters
February 11, 2021

Farm News:

  • Sunday, Feb. 14, 9-12: Adult Farm Camp. Spend the morning getting your homesteading, gardening and farming questions answered by the founders of Green Gate Farms. You’ll get to try out tools, tractor and make new friends. Bring your sweetie for a couples discount.
  • We have room for you in our Spring CSAs for Veggies and Flowers; sign up here – 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
  • We’re hiring! Seeking a farm manager and seasonal workers. See www.greengatefarms.net
  • Green Gate Gift Cards Now Available! Need something special for your friends and family? Give the gift of fresh, organic food! We have Farm Bucks for all your celebrations.

Helping Hands At The Farm

By Farmer Kalina

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve,” said Martin Luther King. And it is this sentiment that was at the heart of our annual day of service on Monday.

Thanks to eight great volunteers, farm tasks we could not do alone were finally completed. Everything from reviving a garden bed and trenching water lines to caring for a neglected grove of eucalyptus and moving an enormous greenhouse table. These extra hands also helped in the fields, harvesting three large coolers full of cauliflower, broccoli, and collard greens, donating more than 115 pounds of fresh food to our friends at the Bastrop Food Pantry*.

As a community farm it’s central to our mission to host events like this. Bringing our community together around organic food is what we love to do. Though the pandemic has reduced our events and visitors, we’re grateful that we can still provide a beautiful, inspiring outdoor space where friends and neighbors can volunteer, learn about organic farming, and connect with one another safely. Look forward to seeing you on the farm!

*If you have extra growing in your garden that you’d like to donate, they will gladly take what you have on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Winter CSA - Week 3 Veggie Share

  1. Cabbage
  2. White Russian Kale
  3. Kohlrabi
  4. Brussel Sprout Greens
  5. Green Garlic
  6. Parsley
  7. Hakurei Turnips

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.

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