Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga, Austin, 78724, 512/484-2746
takes the humdrum out of "farm tour" with two October Farm Camps: Farmer for a Day for ages 6-14, and Farm Camp for Adults. The adult camp promises coverage of all aspects of running a five-acre farm, including irrigation, composting, livestock management, plant selection, drought management and resource sharing. Held on Second Sundays from 9am to 1pm.
- 2010: Critics Best Place To See Where Your Food Comes From (Green Gate Farms' Farm Camp)
Tucked into the industrio-residential landscape, a single field opens behind the historic farmhouse - flowers dotting one edge, Miss Ethel's Hen House off to the side, and a sea of greens quietly collecting sunlight to feed their delicious offspring. The vegetable stand is open 9-1 Wed. and 9-2 Sat.
3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650
This locally sourced grocer and cafe is drawing a lot of new fans. Try their Raw Bar for their fresh oysters, or go with their daily specials for ingredients in season.
1209 E. 11th, 512/628-0168
"Grade A goat dairy, which specializing in providing drug-free, goat dairy and meat products directly to the health-conscious consumer. Goat milk, goat cheeses, goat yogurts, and natural meats, including beef, pork, goat, turkey, chicken, and guinea fowl. All products are made or raised here on the farm. No hormones, antibiotics, or growth promoters. "
15704 Webberville Rd., 512/276-7408