I am partnering up with Green Gate Farms, a 35 acre urban organic farm in Austin, TX, to create recipes using their CSA shares for my blog. The first visit was on a beautiful day last week (80 degrees in February!) where Christina Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for the farm, showed me around. They have Guinea hogs and heritage pigs, chickens, fresh eggs and beautiful produce. It's a smallish operation but what a bustling and active place! There are classes, they host field trips and even rent the place out for weddings and events. Their farm stand opens Tuesday3pm-6pm, Friday 10am-2pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm and is set up in their "rover," which you can read about here.
My first share included broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Brussels sprout greens, kale, carrots, spring onions, leeks and radishes which I have been playing with to create some new recipes. Stay tuned for some great ways to use these delicious ingredients!