On Saturday, Green Gate Farms celebrating 10th anniversary, good news ahead

Green Gate Farm hosts hundreds of school children every year, including these from the Austin Waldorf School last fall, and on Saturday, the farm will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  Tom McCarthy Jr. for the Austin American-Statesman

Green Gate Farm hosts hundreds of school children every year, including these from the Austin Waldorf School last fall, and on Saturday, the farm will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Tom McCarthy Jr. for the Austin American-Statesman

Green Gate Farms just east of U.S. 183 is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a potluck and, in true Austin style, a barn hug from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The certified organic farm at 8310 Canoga Ave. is located on the 114-year-old Swedish Bergstrom farm site, and the property’s future was uncertain after the land was sold to a developer last year. The farmers, Erin Flynn and Skip Connett, have had some successful negotiations with Roberts Resorts, which bought the 250-acre parcel of land that includes the farm, and was able to extend their lease and make other improvements to the farm.

The event on Saturday is free, and guests can bring a dish to share, as well as a blanket, cups, cutlery and plates. There will be live music, kid-friendly farm activities, bites from Hillside Farmacy and Olive & June and drinks from Live Oak Brewing Company, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery, Hops and Grain, Real Ale Brewing Company and Epoch Coffee. Bands on the line-up include The Honey Trap, The Djembabes, January & June and Bridger & Boyd. For more info, go togreengatefarms.net/10th-anniversary-party.


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