Dismiss
LOCALLY GROWN, ORGANIC PRODUCE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR.

PICTURES FROM THE POTLUCK & HOEDOWN

04/01/14 — Farm

Sky Candy performs at the potluck.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Sky Candy performs at the potluck. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Many thanks to all of you who came to our 7th Annual Potluck & Hoedown this past Sunday - we hope you enjoyed it!  The weather was beautiful and the music even better.  Thank you to Doug Moreland, Silas Lowe, and Little Mickey and the Soda Jerks for providing such great tunes.  And thank you, too, to Sky Candy for their amazing aerial circus performance in our pecan grove and to Ray Ray Mitrano of Hope Play for hosting such creative activities for the kids.  Finally, we extend our gratitude to all of you who brought a dish to share - we have some really good cooks in this community!

Doug Moreland plays for the crowd.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Doug Moreland plays for the crowd. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Sky Candy performs.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Sky Candy performs. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Photo by Scott David Gordon Photo by Scott David Gordon

Enjoying the music in JBG's Pecan Grove.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Enjoying the music in JBG's Pecan Grove. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Photo by Scott David Gordon Photo by Scott David Gordon

Full plates.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Full plates. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Silas Lowe.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Silas Lowe. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Proceeds from the event went to support Farmshare Austin.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Proceeds from the event went to support Farmshare Austin. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Farmshare Austin Board President talks about the programs the nonprofit will offer.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Farmshare Austin Board President talks about the programs the nonprofit will offer. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Farmshare Austin's Education Director, Marissa Lankes, gives the hula hoop a try.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Farmshare Austin's Education Director, Marissa Lankes, gives the hula hoop a try. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Ray Ray Mitrano leads young guests in creative activities.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Ray Ray Mitrano of Hope Play leads young guests in creative activities. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Photo by Scott David Gordon Photo by Scott David Gordon

Little Mickey & the Soda Jerks take to the stage in the pecan grove.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Little Mickey & the Soda Jerks take to the stage in the pecan grove. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Listening to Little Mikey & The Soda Jerks as the sun goes down.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Listening to Little Mikey & The Soda Jerks as the sun goes down. Photo by Scott David Gordon

TEXAS YOUNG FARMER COALITION MIXER THIS SATURDAY!

04/01/14 — Farm

Photo by Scott David Gordon Photo by Scott David Gordon

The Texas Young Farmer Coalition Meet & Mingle Mixer is coming up, this coming Saturday, April 5th from 5pm - 9pm at Green Gate Farms in Austin, TX! All-Star Young Farmer Panel Discussion is at 6pm. Booze and light bites on hand, as well.  Free, although there is a suggested $10 donation (whatever you think is reasonable is fine - we just want to see you out!)

Event Details:

What: Join TXYFC for an evening of mixing, mingling, and conversing with farmers and food lovers from around Texas. Celebrate the arrival of spring and a bountiful harvest. We’ll kick off the evening with a Farmer Panel Discussion. Throughout, please enjoy some delicious, micro-brewed libations and horderves! Beer and cider generously donated by Landlocked Surfer Brewing, Tony Grasso of Split Rail Ales / Field and Fare, and Spent Planet Fermentation.

When: Saturday, April 5th, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga Ave, Austin, TX 78724

Price: $10 Suggested Donation RSVP not necessary to come, but helps us out. You can RSVP through Facebook below: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378085499136667/

More event info here: http://www.texasyoungfarmers.org/event/txyfc-meet-and-mingle-mixer-saturday-april-5th/

FARMGRASS FEST THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 6TH!

04/01/14 — Farm

farmgrass

We hope you will head out to Farmgrass Fest this Sunday, April 6th from 2pm to 8pm!  Tickets are $15 if you purchase between now and 12pm on Saturday, April 5th.  After that, tickets will be $20.   Proceeds will benefit The Growers Alliance of Central Texas' Farmer Emergency Medical Fund.  For more information and to get your tickets to this great bluegrass festival, please click here.

CSA BOX CONTENTS WEEK OF MARCH 31ST

03/31/14 — Scott

CSA Box Contents Week of March 31st CSA Box Contents Week of March 31st

Large Box
Beet, Red
Carrot, Orange
Celery Root / Celeriac
Greens, Dandelion
Greens, Kale, Curly
Greens, Salad Mix
Herb, Dill
Lettuce, Braising Mix
Lettuce, Red Leaf
Mystery Vegetable
Onion, Spring Yellow
Parsnip
Medium Box
Beet, Red
Carrot, Orange
Celery Root / Celeriac
Greens, Dandelion
Greens, Kale, Curly
Greens, Salad Mix
Herb, Dill
Lettuce, Braising Mix
Mystery Vegetable
Onion, Spring Yellow
Small Box
Beet, Chioggia
Carrot, Orange
Greens, Collards
Greens, Salad Mix
Herb, Fennel
Onion, Spring Yellow
Parsnip
Individual Box
Beet, Chioggia
Carrot, Orange
Lettuce, Braising Mix
Lettuce, Red Leaf
Onion, Spring Yellow

FROM THE FARMER'S PERSPECTIVE

03/27/14 — Farm

Photo by Scott David Gordon. Texas Dept. of Agriculture National Ag Week Promo. Photo by Scott David Gordon.

Given that this Sunday, March 30th, is the last day of National Agriculture Week, it seems fitting it's also the date of our 7th Annual Hoedown and Potluck.  The purpose of National Ag Week is to honor and recognize the people who grow our food.  Now, if you're reading this blog post, you probably  don't need a nationally-recognized week to remind you to support local farms - you do it all the time!  I feel very, very grateful for this supportive community, and I hope you will come be a part of the celebration we have planned this Sunday from 4pm to 9pm in our Pecan Grove at 9515 Hergotz Lane, Austin, TX 78742.

I always look forward to these community gatherings, and I've been really excited all week.  My favorite part is the music - I love everything from picking out the line-up to finally hearing the bands play.   First up this year, we will have Doug Moreland (on stage from 5pm to 6pm).  I've known Doug for a long time as he's a strong supporter of our local farmers market at Sunset Valley.  In addition to being a talented musician who writes his own music, he's also a chainsaw artist!  Next up is Silas Lowe (on stage from 6:15pm  to 7:15pm).  My kids refer to Silas as Mr. Lowe since he used to teach at their school - he's a teacher by day and a musician by night.  You can see him every Thursday from 8pm to 9:30pm at the White Horse.  Finally, we will welcome Little Mikey and the Soda Jerks back to JBG for a repeat performance!  These guys are great - not only at performing but also in welding and metal works.  I have to say, only in Austin could you find such an unusually talented group of musicians - my thanks to all of them for performing on Sunday.  I for one can't wait!

And, please, bring your kids!  We'll have activities just for them, including drawing with Ray Ray Mitrano who leads the HOPE Play at the farmers market.  Plus, Sky Candy will be there doing an aerial circus performance!  Please bring your friends and neighbors, too, as this event is open to everyone  (no dogs or pets, though).  You will also need to bring something to sit on (a chair or blanket) and something to drink (it's BYOB).

Not only will this event be tons of fun, proceeds from it will also go to support Farmshare Austin.  Farmshare Austin's mission is to accelerate organic food access in Central Texas through new farmer education, research, farm land preservation, and innovative food access programs.  Classes for their new farmer education program start in late August, and I think we should do everything we can to get them off to a great start as this area needs more organic farmers, now and in the future.  And, what better time to support Farmshare Austin than during National Ag Week!  Come celebrate the week's end at JBG by getting your tickets here.

Get your very own limited edition Keep On Farmin' t-shirt at the Hoedown!  Photo by Scott David Gordon Get your very own limited edition Keep On Farmin' t-shirt at the Hoedown this Sunday! Photo by Scott David Gordon

IMAGES FROM THE FARM

03/27/14 — Farm

Artichoke are here!  Photo by Scott David Gordon Artichoke are here! Photo by Scott David Gordon

We have exciting news - we have artichokes growing in the field!  We planted this crop for the first time this year as a trial, and so far so good.   They'll be ready to harvest soon, so we'll see how they taste!  This planting was just a trial, but given how well its going, we'll likely be growing more in the future.

Rainbow chard.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Rainbow chard. Photo by Scott David Gordon

A carrot ready to be harvested.  Photo by Scott David Gordon A carrot ready to be harvested. Photo by Scott David Gordon

A pitchfork to breakup the dirt prior to harvesting carrots.  Photo by Scott David Gordon A pitchfork to breakup the dirt prior to harvesting carrots. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Carrot harvest.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Carrot harvest. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Rows of spinach.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Rows of spinach. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Just harvested spinach.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Just harvested spinach. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Lettuce closeup.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Lettuce closeup. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Photo by Scott David Gordon Rows of Salad Mix. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Transplants ready to go in the field.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Transplants ready to go in the field. Remember to pickup transplants for your own garden at our Spring Organic Transplant Sale this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  Photo by Scott David Gordon

A lady bug lands on a transplant.  Photo by Scott David Gordon A lady bug lands on a transplant. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Just a reminder that our Spring Organic Transplant Sale is ongoing every Saturday now through April 19th  at our greenhouse located at 9515 Hergotz Lane, Austin, TX 78742.  Stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm on Saturday - we will have a wide selection of certified organic transplants including tons of Heirloom, cherry, San Marzano, and large red tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet & hot peppers, onions, seed potatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, basil, kale, swiss chard, watermelon, lettuces, kale, broccoli, cabbage, okra, cauliflower and spinach.

Can't make it to the on-site sale at the greenhouse?  There are a couple of other ways you can still get the plants you need.

1. Pre-Order Online. Place an order below for the transplants that you want, and we will have them ready for pickup at the Farmers Market of your choice on the date you select.  To order, click here.

2. At all of the farmers markets we attend, between now and April 19th, we will have a selection of certified organic transplants.

Choose the way that works best for you and start planting!

NATIONAL AGRICUTLURE WEEK

03/27/14 — Farm

Brenton with Fox News and Lindsay Pope from the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Photo by Scott David Gordon Brenton with Fox News and Lindsey Pope from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Photo by Scott David Gordon

Did you know it's National Agriculture Week?  National Ag Week is celebrated all across the country from March 23rd-March 30th.  Here in Austin, our very own Brenton Johnson was interviewed by Fox News in honor of National Ag Week (click here to watch the interview).  We thank all of you for supporting JBG this and all weeks throughout the year!
OLDER POSTS

0.031607866287231