Farms & Ranches in Austin, Texas

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Urban Roots

Austin, Texas

It is "a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors with the community and do some good helping out around the farm". Urban Roots also participate "at the Saturday farmers' market downtown". Aside from "providing Austinites with another source of real food grown locally, they donate 40% of their produce to other community needs and nonprofit programs". Also, "through their farm internship program, they bring young people together from across Austin". They also "teach them about good food, and empower them to find their voice". Their "interns prepare the fields, plant, weed, harvest, sell, and do all the other laborious tasks involved in making good food". Finally, "it's a great way to get out, help the community and even learn some new things".

Margaret’s Farm

Austin, Texas

This farm is owned by Margaret Taylor from Margaret’s Farm. Since she was a child in Kenya, although Margaret has been in Texas for 13 years, she only started farming part-time in the last three years. Margaret grows maize (corn), a variety of greens, herbs, and black-eyed peas. She also raises goats, chickens, guinea fowl, and ducks. Also, one of Margaret’s favorite meals is a flavorful Kenyan stew with greens like swiss chard or collard greens, tomatoes and chunks of goat meat. Ugali, a dish of maize flour (cornmeal) cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency, typically accompanies the stew. You can find Margaret most Tuesdays at the SFC Farmers’ Market East. Be sure to stop by and pick up some of her greens and delicious chicken eggs!

Rain Lily Farm

Austin, Texas

What's going on at Shady Lane is something special, and it's happening just five minutes from downtown. They offer delicious organic vegetables, fresh chicken eggs and dairy from their goats. They are also a design & landscaping company, specializing in native Texas plants and sustainable practices. "Anyone looking for a landscaping change, be it massive (like our project), or small", they are highly recommended. "Also worthy of mention is the crew - they worked tirelessly, carefully, and professionally.  Nothing sloppy or second-rate about the work they do". Also, "the plants they selected are thriving and filling in beautifully, and it really looks like a different property".

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Goldenwood Mushrooms

Austin, Texas

Goldenwood Mushrooms opened in May 2018, intending to grow gourmet and specialty mushrooms and microgreens. They wanted to offer their food to the public, restaurants, groceries, and catering services. To start, the farm cultivates their mushrooms in rooms that they specifically made to produce high-quality shrooms solely. They can control the climate in each room to encourage fruiting. In addition to that, they also grow microgreens that thrive in soil. They use coffee grounds and mushroom production by-products to cultivate their microgreen soil. As a result, they can produce nutritious greens while being sustainable. Find them at Jolt Coffee and Beverage or visit their farm in Driftwood, off FM1826.

Ives Creek Organic

Austin, Texas

In Bellville, Texas, the Ives Creek Organic provides the freshest and most nutritious product in towns, such as fruits, herbs, and many more! They are using aquaponics techniques on their farms. Also, they replace the soil with water and fish to create an environmentally and all-natural non-GMO product. The fish can provide the nutrients for the plant that is helpful for its growth. With the process of aquaponics, the outcomes lead to having a better taste and quick growing products. To see the latest update about Ives Creek Organic, you can follow their Instagram account @Ivescreekorganics. Find them and visit their page!

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Diamond H Ranch

Austin, Texas

In 2009, the Diamond H. Ranch in Bandera, Texas, started producing all-natural quail. Diamond H Ranch sells premium quail that raised an all-natural diet and has no antibiotic or any additional hormones. It is one of the most excellent quail in Texas because the farm grows it inside the ranch. Furthermore, the farm is also supplying in some of the most esteemed restaurants in the country. According to the owner, Diamond H. Ranch, their far has everything, including the hatchery on-site. The quails at diamond H. Ranch is raising quite more extended than the usual one that makes it healthier. Visit the farm and check their website for more information! 

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Agua Dulce Farm

Austin, Texas

At 5015 Maufrais Lane, Agua Dulce Farm is a certified-organic urban farm that nestles in the heart of southeast Austin. Moreover, they are looking forward to having two new team members in their team. They need a farm manager and an aquaponics technician. In 2011, the owner Jack Waite was successful in founding a grassland that produces and shares high-quality food. His passion for farming is evident throughout his childhood because of his experience in dealing with homegrown food. Although he admits it was never his intention to become a farmer, growing up with a vast garden was memorable and a huge influence.

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La Flaca Organic Farm

Austin, Texas

In Austin, Texas, there is a La Flaca Organic Farm. They are passionate about producing varieties of herbs, edible flowers, & hot peppers. Furthermore, the Farm offers fresh aromas for every cuisine. Also, they have a wide assortment of herbs to uniquely flavor every dish. The availability of herbs varies by season. Moreover, the farm is a beautiful place and has an exciting variety of plants. And if you’re looking for something different, this is a perfect place to visit! Check their Facebook Page and Website for inquiries! Experience the sustainable and organic product of La Flaca Organic Farm!

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Urban Patchwork

Austin, Texas

Urban Patchwork "provides fresh, affordable Food for Austin, one neighborhood at a time". Furthermore, this network believes that the community is the backbone of health, security, sustainability. It "helps neighbors turn unused yard space into farmland" to produce vegetables, fruit, nuts, and eggs. Additionally, they "offer start-up programs, nutritional workshops, and home food production". They also provide courses in "canning, fermentation, and job training and creation". In exchange for hosting farm plots, residents and businesses receive fresh vegetables. Urban Patchworks lets you hire personal gardeners, landscapers, and consultants for your residence or commercial project. Just visit their website to learn more about them.

Bee Friendly Austin

Austin, Texas

Off 290 West, near Circle Dr. between Austin and Dripping Springs, you can find Bee Friendly Austin – a small "certified naturally-grown apiary" in Southwest Austin. Furthermore, it is a working bee yard of Tanya and Chuck Phillips with live bees and beekeepers. They are "passionate and informative beekeepers" that offers "the best honey ever". Moreover, they "sell bee nucs, beehive boxes, and equipment, beeswax, and apothecary items". Aside from that, they also have "natural raw honey, wax, pollen, handmade soaps, lip balm, lotion bars", and more. Also, they have "ongoing classes" and "give consultations to become a better beekeeper or help you with AG Exemptions". Before going there, please call to schedule a visit to make sure they are available. Reminder, there are always bees on site and dogs on patrol, so please drive carefully on your way there.

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Rocking B Ranch

Austin, Texas

The key to having high-quality animal products is to have high-quality pasture. If you want to buy organic meat, visit Rocking B. Ranch owned by Branson family! It is a 320-acre working ranch located in a beautiful place of Mason and Menard, in the heart of the texas hill country. The Rocking B. Ranch is a grass-fed livestock operation. They raise Boer crossbred goats, Angus cross, and Devon cattle. According to tot he farmers, their animals are healthy due to non-confinement and non-artificial growth. They are free of pesticides. Then encourage grass-fed and organic beef as it is better than the usual feedlot beef. Furthermore, it has less fat, less cholesterol, and fewer calories. Also, grass-fed beef has more vitamin E, more beta-carotene, and more vitamin C!

Blue Star Ranch

Austin, Texas

In just half a mile from Lake Travis in the Austin resort area, you'll reach the Blue Star Ranch. The farm offers certified non-GMO chicken eggs from their cage-free facility. The farm guarantees A-1 quality for their products. Therefore, people with allergies can benefit from them. With a tamed and gently-raised flock of chicken, the farm raises healthy and happy animals that are sure to lay nutritious eggs. Aside from eggs, the farm sells live chickens and chicks as pets or for breeding. Speaking of reproduction, they have a great selection of the sought-after breeds in Texas. From hens, pullets, and chickens, they have it. Just call them to inquire! They also carry poultry supplies for chicken owners.  Besides, the farmers Mary Ann and Will Fordyce offer 'eggspert' advice in traditionally raising poultry animals and fixes for chicken pens.

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Local Leaf

Austin, Texas

Eric Knight and Stacy Coplin founded Local Leaf in 2016. With an abundance of foliage in Central Texas, they have found a treasure! The couple focuses on providing locally wild-harvested Yaupon tea. Before the business opened, the two have wandered away from Texas. However, their love for local Yaupon tea has always been with them. For this reason, they came back to Texas in 2016 and founded the Local Leaf. Today, they offer Yaupon Mate and Yaupon Matcha. Every week, they forage yaupon in the forest to produce North America's only caffeinated drink. Yaupon is also high in polyphenols, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory flavonoids. A happy customer said, "That stuff is beyond delicious! The roasted is my favorite!"

Austin Honey Company

Austin, Texas

Raul Vergara, the owner of Austin Honey Company, didn't always have an interest in beekeeping. While he grew up with his father harvesting honey, he only started having an interest when his mentor and friend taught him the art behind it. He took classes in beekeeping, making him more familiar than he already is and eventually opened the farm. In 2012, Raul and Mark opened the farm. Since then, they have expanded their apiaries to six. Get their raw, unheated, and unfiltered honey today! All of their jars of honey are harvested straight from the combs to you. The two also love sharing their passion for the community. If you are interested to learn, their farm is within a 30-mile radius from downtown Austin today. Learn to manage your beehives without chemicals today! Don't miss out on their honey bears, creamed honey, pure beeswax candles, and lip balms too!

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Vital Farms

Austin, Texas

A great source of delectable butter and eggs from pastured cows and chicken, Vital farms has been bringing ethically-produced food from farm to table since 2007. They go beyond free-range and cage-free chicken as they allow their chickens to live in pastures for their whole lives. They regularly rotate the chickens on different areas in the field to keep the grass supply fresh and clean. The farm is Certified Humane and Certified B-Corporation. Happy customers are willing to pay the price for such a quality product! "Pay a little bit more; Yes, but the eggs are delicious. Try to d  a side by side taste test yourself at home, you’ll see."

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Johnson’s Backyard Garden

Austin, Texas

Brenton Johnson started gardening in his backyard in 2004. By 2006, he was able to start Johnson's Backyard Garrden, a small community-supported agriculture (CSA) program with about 30 members. The small backyard operation eventually took over the grounds of the house, and Brenton decided to move to a larger 20-acre lot. He quickly outgrew that lot, too, and in 2010, with the help of his CSA members, purchased a much bigger lot to accommodate the farm’s expanded operations. Today, Johnson’s Backyard Garden sits on 186 acres of farmland where they grow over 200 different crops! Still family-run and community-supported, the farm provides CSA members with organic produce year-round. It also participates in different farmers’ markets around the area and supplies various restaurants and grocery stores. Check out their website and social media feed. It’s filled with amazing food photography, recipes, and tips. A key section gives members a glimpse of what to expect in their CSA boxes each week.

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Lost Pines Yaupon Tea

Austin, Texas

Jason Ellis, Heidi Watcher, and John Sibold founded the Lost Pines Yaupon Tea in 2015. While they all love the taste and benefits of Yaupon Tea, they have seen an excellent opportunity to harvest Yaupon tea ethically. Back in 2011, the 6th of the largest wildfire happened in the Lost Pines area. Aside from this damage, human damage has also greatly affected the place in the past. As a result, the government created the Lost Pines Habitat Conservation. It encourages property owners within the area to help in restoring the forest for the endangered toads that lived there. Cooperating in the project meant that a property tax break for the owners. The trio started cooperating the property owners to harvest yaupon trees. This makes everybody a winner: the environment, the toads, the property owners, the government, the founders of the farm, and you.

Lettuce Networks

Austin, Texas

Yogesh Sharma, Hal Roberts, and Ved Prakash founded the Lettuce Network in 2016. The three were on a mission to produce local food that is sustainable but more affordable than the rest. Yogesh got the land to pursue his passion for growing food. Hal helped in the farming aspects using his experience. Ved helped streamline all the logistics involved in delivering high-quality, sustainable goods. Today, they send their produce to their CSA members, and they totally love it. "I love Lettuce Network! The subscription is very affordable, locally-grown, and customizable. Plus they promote a zero-waste lifestyle." Aside from delivering fresh produce, they also help people grow their aown garden in the urban setting. And if you have spare land, you can be an anchor for them to use your property for a good cause.

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Joe’s Microgreen

Austin, Texas

Joe's microgreen is a small sustainable urban farm and a food recycler in East Austin. Joe founded the farm in 2012. They are driven to reduce waste while producing nutritious food. They do this by getting all organic food waste that could have ended up in landfills and turning it into a valuable resource Food companies generating lots of food waste can sign up on his composting services. Then, these wastes turn into nutritious compost for plants. Joe uses the composts on his produce. He also sells compost by the truckload or by the bag. "Local family farm with high-quality products and a focus on sustainability. Love it!"

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Hi-Fi Mycology Farm

Austin, Texas

Sean Henry and Cory Nellissen are the founders of Hi-Fi Mycology farm. They grow over six varieties of mushroom. Sean has been working in the growing industry for a while. He got acquainted with the fungi world through his work. On the other hand, Cory fell in love with mushroom while working as a professional cook in New York City.  When the two met, the fascination even grew much stronger, which lead them to the founding of the Hi-Fi Mycology. It is Austin's first urban mushroom farm. They sell King Oyster, Blue Oyster, locally foraged Texas Oyster, Black Poplar, Chestnut, and Lions Mane mushrooms. They sell them in Farmer's markets, restaurants, and even beer breweries.
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