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  • farmers | Green Gate Farms
    Content Tag Archives farmers Farmer Jamie By Green Gate Farms on January 17 2012 in Farm News Staff Jamie began volunteering at the farm in 2008 and she has been a work share member for three seasons Prior to coming on board she taught English in Japan and Mexico and most recently worked for the Austin Housing Authority She loves the taste of fresh picked okra the smell of cut kale and the community focus at Green Gate Farms Continue Reading A gift of grass By Farmer Skip on October 24 2011 in Essays Hay and lumber Feeding and rebuilding These are the gifts and the stories that emerge from this once in a lifetime drought Nature may knock us down but human nature lifts us back up Continue Reading 1 Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms a certified organic farm was established by us Skip Connett and Erin

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  • Green Gate Farms | Green Gate Farms
    CSA Newsletter Week 15B By Green Gate Farms on July 6 2015 in Blog CSA Farm News Newsletter Recipes FIELD NOTES Howdy folks Only 4 more CSA pick ups left of the summer season if you signed up at the beginning your last share will include a storage share I must admit I m excited to clear out the fields at the Urban Farm and Continue Reading 0 Road Not Taken By Green Gate Farms on July 3 2015 in Blog CSA Flowers After so many gray rainy days we re celebrating yellow Time for new choices With so many changes afoot on the farm Robert Frost s yellow wood inspires The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler long I stood And looked down one Continue Reading 0 CSA Newsletter Week 14A By Green Gate Farms on June 29 2015 in Blog CSA Essays Jobs Newsletter Notes From the Field Recipes ContentsFIELD NOTES RECIPE SHARE WITH FARMER KATIETomato SauceSoups and StewsTips and WarningsThings You ll Need CSA WEEK 14A SUMMER ABUNDANCE CONTINUES4th of July Plans GREEN GATE FARM IS HIRINGFIELD NOTES Howdy As we get deeper into the summer and closer to the end of the CSA the heat is really starting to set in I do have to Continue Reading 0 Farm Angels By Green Gate Farms on June 24 2015 in CSA Farm News Flowers This photo of Community Organizer Nikkie Shubitz holding our first flower share of the season makes me happy She put together a group of people a k a farm members at her office a k a pick up site who receive vegetables eggs and flowers from Green Gate each week a k a reliable income COs are our

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  • What a Difference a Year Can Make | Green Gate Farms
    choices have become more extreme While scientists and politicians contest whether we re gripped by global warming or just another 1000 year aberration we farmers in Central Texas have plenty to grouse about when it comes to weather What a difference a year makes Erin and I were on mesquite pins and cactus needles last year at this time as we started what became a 10 month quest to become landowners In January we finally closed on our river farm 18 5 acres in Bastrop County Although we plan to stay here at Green Gate Farms for years to come we now have a sense of security should we be unable to extend our lease A farmer without land is not a happy farmer and the land we found is a rare combination of great soil plentiful water and a little slice of the Colorado What a difference a year makes As we contemplated owning land rather than leasing we knew we wanted to certify Green Gate Farms as organic The task however seemed overwhelming on top of everything else This winter we slogged through all the paperwork completed a five hour in depth inspection with plenty of rigorous follow up What do all these changes mean for you The most obvious will greet you when you arrive for your pickup Our vegetables look great The rain is a big factor but also our new fertility plan For the past year we have been making compost from Whole Foods discarded vegetables This winter we applied tons of it by hand on several fields that were looking a little tired We are still improving our compost skills but the vegetables are greener hardier and hopefully tastier The next obvious difference is at the farmstand and CSA pickup area We never liked the layout but it got us through the first year This spring we have rearranged everything put in lower tables so you can access the coolers easier and fixed the walkway area We ve also moved the freezer there so you can purchase meat including Loncito s Lamb without going to the barn Our on line farm greengatefarms net also has undergone improvements thanks to Erin s persistence and some training at the Apple store We aren t web developers but hopefully you will see the difference as you navigate through the pages including a Goodle calendar and an expanded events page We re also excited to announce that LocalHarvest Org has chosen Green Gate Farms to beta test its new CSA software that allows you to add to your share More on that later Other changes to the farm include an assortment of baby sheep and goats 10 in all including our Nubian orphan Callie who shadows us around the farm We also purchased Abby a purebred Saanen doe the oldest and largest of the diary goat breed With some more training she should be giving goat cart rides later this spring And our passel of piglets born this

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  • Bergstrom History | Green Gate Farms
    Sweden The howl of the wolf the cry of the owl the rattle of the rattlesnake tree stumps and rocks it was all the same to them they all had to be cleared A stranger who comes to this area today and sees the well tended farm and attractive homes can hardly guess at the toil of the first settlers You can now travel on wide graveled roads in six cylinder automobiles at speeds of forty miles per hour where fifty years ago an ox cart was the mode of transportation and the roads were cow trails In the 80s the settlement went faster and the community grew in all directions Because of the proximity to the capital the inhabitants of Decker have become involved before others in political battles in Travis county They have been prominent in the temperance movement which in later years played such an important role in the state At the latest election when Travis County became a dry county every vote from Decker was on the side of prohibition I like musing on our real and imagined similarities with the Bergstroms We came to the farm with small children and high hopes after toiling in other careers They were active in civic affairs us too and supported prohibition not so much Carl described as conscientious and industrious became a successful farmer like Skip And like them we savor the way the sun fires the sky as it sets behind the barn and marvel at the sound of howling coyotes as we fall asleep Visitors to our house always comment on how good this place feels We feel it too Maybe it s the lingering of a traditional Swedish blessing commonly found over doorways at work O Gud du livets källa välsigna alla som här inträda med liv god hälsa och välgång Amen Oh God the giver of life bless all who enter here with life health and prosperity amen Whatever the reason we encourage you and your family to come to the Bergstrom homestead and experience the blessings here at Green Gate Farms Note Elizabeth Flynn provided this photo of the Bergstroms Together with the Swedish Historical Society and the Association of Civil Litigants she is forming a committee on wills and inheritance to advise people on how best to use the photos and documents they inherit For more information contact her at 512 345 5584 About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms Dai Due and Green Gate Farms What a Difference a Year Can Make 3 Responses to Bergstrom History Robert Sjoberg May 9 2012 at 6 12 am I read your article about the Bergstroms with great interest Hilma was my great aunt I only met her once when I was 8 years old in 1958 We were up from Corpus for my grandfather s funeral At least I think that was the time I remember it being summer and very hot I was taken to a room at

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  • Green Gate Farms | Green Gate Farms
    of an area farmer for a day The team learned a lot about local farming and as an added benefit harvested 124 pounds of assorted produce Continue Reading 0 Cooking Classes By Green Gate Farms on May 8 2010 in Events Take some time to enjoy Green Gate Farm s fresh organic produce on a whole new level with cooking classes at our brand new outdoor cooking pavilion in the herb garden Our pavilion was constructed just for the purpose of cooking beside the field of produce Chef Kert Peterson of Kert s Natural Kitchen is teaching a Continue Reading 0 Perfect Potatoes By Green Gate Farms on April 25 2010 in Essays Potatoes never grow to such perfection as ones pulled from the earth by tiny fearless hands Like Easter eggs said one child And so today was a kind of Easter for us at Green Gate Farms Erin put the word out at Discovery School that kids were invited to help harvest our pomme de terre Continue Reading 0 Tasting Events By Green Gate Farms on April 23 2010 in Events New local food company El Locavore wants your palate Come sample some amazing creations by local food enthusiast Barbara Frisbie and help name her new products Friday April 23 12 30 1 30 at our Farm Stand Continue Reading 0 Fund a Farmer s Machinery Co Op By Green Gate Farms on January 1 2010 in Action Alert Barriers to entry for new farmers include the high cost of equipment a new tractor costs as much as a new car Create an equipment lending cooperative for area farmers Continue Reading 0 Previous 1 85 86 87 88 Next Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick

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  • Rain Share | Green Gate Farms
    season It looks a whole lot like what you may be receiving this week One of the main differences is that it will include lots of fennel and Mexican mint marigold MMM Fennel tastes like licorice and is great for digestion MMM is a pungent tarragon substitute that also makes a delicious tea According to an article in Mother Earth News the plant was used by Aztecs to calm victims prior to sacrifice Maybe I should grind some up for myself The weather lately has made me feel like I m scaling steep steps to something fearsome In some ways the bouquets this week are fabulous Scented bright long lasting tasty the problem is that a big gap is coming Rains delayed our planned successions then the May floods now June floods wiped out our zinnias artemesia ammi goldstick chamomile and others The floods also washed away the paper mulch that smothered weed seed Without that protection the fields are not pretty Topsoil s gone in some beds and weeds are doing a happy dance Nuts What s a flower farmer to do Frankly I m not sure We take pride in varying our bouquets every week but nature is working against us We ll keep you posted on how things develop In the meantime we hope you enjoy what comes your way About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms CSA Newsletter Week 12A CSA Newsletter Week 13B One Response to Rain Share Paula June 17 2015 at 9 20 pm Erin I love your bouquets even the ones you apologize for By cutting the bottoms every couple of days and putting them in clean very warm water they last almost 2 weeks Thanks so much Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment

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  • CSA | Green Gate Farms
    of Continue Reading 0 CSA Newsletter Week 10A By Green Gate Farms on June 2 2015 in Blog CSA Farm News Newsletter Notes From the Field Recipes NOTES FROM FARMER ERIN Several days of consistent sunshine has helped us shift from despair to repair Weeds are thigh high and all farmers are scrambling to harvest what remains Now is the time to organize a volunteer group at Continue Reading 1 Flooded Flower Fields By Green Gate Farms on May 28 2015 in CSA Farm News Flowers On Saturday I gathered stems for Kerstin s weekly portrait of your upcoming share I was tickled to see the scarlet celosia filling out and bright rudebekia beginning to pop As you can see from this image a colorful bouquet was coming your way But the rain came first And wouldn t stop Eight inches of water Continue Reading 0 May s Monthly Meat CSA By Green Gate Farms on May 26 2015 in CSA Farm News ContentsYour small medium share will include a mix of the following UPCOMING MEAT CSA DATESPurchase Half or Whole HogWhen Saturday May 30 2015 Class Time 9 00am 12 00pm Where Green Gate Farms 8310 Canoga Ave Austin TX Cost 75 if you use one of our rabbits 50 if you bring your own Email us for a coupon code if you plan to Continue Reading 0 CSA Newsletter Week 9B By Green Gate Farms on May 26 2015 in Blog CSA Notes From the Field Recipes NOTES FROM THE FIELD Hey y all Not to sound like a broken record but the rain seems to keep on coming The river has now jumped its banks and we ve got a small lake forming in the middle of the Continue Reading 0 Previous 1 3 4 5 8

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  • Recipe Share with Workshare Emily: Week 5 | Green Gate Farms
    green into some new meals knowing that a mere one cup of shredded bok choy provides 60 of your recommended daily amount of vitamin A plus 50 of your DV of vitamin C To find some fresh ideas check out this blogpost that includes 21 Scrumptious Bok Choy Recipes Our CSA shares will also include more chard which has become one of my favorites of the winter greens This delicious Green Chickpea Chicken Coconut Curry with Swiss Chard is particularly good especially for any of these springtime crazy Texas weather cold nights You can also explore this great slideshow from Food Wine that features easy one pan meals including this Baked Pork Chops with Swiss Chard dish plus a Roaster Chicken with Potatoes Kale and a Tomato Chard Gruyere Casserole Lastly if you re excited about all these greens but are struggling to get through them before they go bad in your fridge take a look at these tips for how to store leafy greens so as to add extra days to their shelf life Also these greens are soon going to give way to more diversified produce this spring and summer so check out this article on how to blanch and freeze winter greens so that you can save some of this great bounty for recipes later in the year Happy cooking Workshare Emily About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms First Flowers of the Season Winter Veggies and Wildflowers Garlic Scape Tarragon Pesto 2 Responses to Recipe Share with Workshare Emily Week 5 April Masters April 16 2014 at 12 18 am Here s the recipe for the meat CSA sheep ribs that we LOVED so much and Kerstin suggested we share on the blog Thanks again for all of the incredible food 1 Thaw ribs then season well with mixed seasoning of choice I use Costco Organic No Salt Seasoning and salt if not already included in mixed seasoning 2 Smoke fat side up for 6 hours in wood smoker we used oak mesquite with a pan of water in the smoker to keep ribs moist Alternately you could bake at 275 in the over for 4 hours 3 During last 30 minutes brush ribs with generous portion of Cherry Barbecue Sauce see recipe below 4 Allow to rest for 10 minutes after pulling off grill before serving Cherry Barbecue Sauce by Michelle Tam from her new cookbook Nom Nom Paleo 2 t ghee or fat of choice 1 2 c minced shallots 1 clove garlic minced 1 T fresh ginger grated about a 1 piece 1 4 c coconut aminos could use Bragg s or tamari or soy sauce but these are all off the list for us Paleo folks 1 4 c balsamic vinegar 1 4 c apple juice 10 oz pitted fresh or frozen dark cherries roughly chopped freshly ground salt pepper Melt ghee over medium heat in small saucepan Add shallots and pinch of salt sauteing until translucent 5

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