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Agua Dulce Farm

Farm & Ranch in 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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Austin Honey Company

Farm & Ranch in 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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Barnison Farm

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

Jeremy, the owner of Barnison Farm, purchased the 10-acre land in 2004. While he did not have any agricultural experiences, the was full of motivation to start. On the first four years of farming, he learned a lot about organic and sustainable food production. However, his heart fell in love with cooking. Therefore, he pursued a career where can make healthy and delicious meals organically and sustainably. Barnison Farm still takes care of pasture-raised animals, but now, they also offer catering services. Jeremy prepares 100% locally-sourced meals for school children, private dinners, and parties. Follow them on Facebook to know which other local farms they source their ingredients from!    

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Bee Friendly Austin

Farm & Ranch in 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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Blue Star Ranch

Farm & Ranch in 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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Boggy Creek Farm

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

Boggy Creek Farm offers a slice of history of Austin and the property gives a unique glimpse of life in mid-19th century Austin, TX. Carol Ann Sayle and her late husband Larry Butler owns and operates the historic working urban firm. Once a foreclosed property prior to their purchase of the area in 1992, they meticulously restored Boggy Creek through the years since then. As a working farm, they sell their own harvest onsite. Their produce is supplemented with goods of other local farmers. Visit their website for what’s available in season and for the full list of products they offer. The farm also runs a vacation rental onsite and conducts paid and free tours for guests. They accept checks, cards, and cash and have a “no-dogs, no-smoking” policy for everyone’s safety.

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Diamond H Ranch

Farm & Ranch in 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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Eden East Farm

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

The farm is formerly popular as Springdale Farm. Glenn and Paula Foore owns and operates it. Eden East is currently on its extended life and run by Chef Sonya Coté and David Barrow. The Foores originally owned Springdale Farm having established it in 2009. They have a popular vegetable farm stand that was an East Austin favorite. In 2013, Sonya and David established a restaurant within the farm. After that they brought the concept of farm-to-table to a new level. The Foores eventually sold the farm to a developer in early 2018, and it’s just Sonya and David running the farm now. Throughout the changes that happened, Eden East continues to operate the farm stand and the restaurant. They have continued the Foores’ farm tours, and given its location just 3 miles of downtown Austin, the farm continues to be a popular destination. When questioned on the fate of the farm and restaurant once development starts, the twinkle in David’s eyes hint at exciting months ahead.

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F-Stop Farms

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

Ryan, the owner of F-Stop Farms, makes the best pickled-veggies and sells the best hot peppers in Texas. At least, that's what his customers tell when asked about F-stop Farms. "Get his pickles; his pickles are great! His veggies are pretty tasty too."  Another reviewer commended Ryan's skills when it comes to gardening and cooking. "Extremely fresh veggies, amazing pickles, and great service. Ryan is always accommodating. He is also knowledgeable about growing vegetables in the garden and using them in dishes!"
Someone even said his peppers are the best hot peppers they've ever had in Texas. Ryan sells different varieties of peppers: ghost peppers, Japanese lemon, Anaheim, Thai bird, shishitos, and more. Aside from that, he makes fermented chili recipes. For Asians and Asian food lovers, he makes kimchi and sambal sometimes too! Okras, eggplants, onions, and melons are some of the farm's products that are not spicy.

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Hartley Ranch

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

The Sixth generation of the Hartley family runs the Hartley Ranch. They are striving to provide high-quality beef as it has been a family tradition and legacy. The founders of the farm established the business over a hundred years ago. With long-standing expertise in raising cows, the farm's breed is nothing but the best cattle in Texas. They also keep on improving. They brought American Angus beef to the top. Their customers keep on asking for more for their beef's superior taste, delicate and textured marbling, exceptional tenderness, and deep flavor. Aside from beef, they also offer the best Berkshire pork in town.

Hi-Fi Mycology Farm

Farm & Ranch in 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.

Ives Creek Organic

Farm & Ranch in 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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Joe’s Microgreen

Farm & Ranch in 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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Johnson’s Backyard Garden

Farm & Ranch in 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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Lettuce Networks

Farm & Ranch in 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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Lost Pines Yaupon Tea

Farm & Ranch in 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.

Margaret’s Farm

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

Margaret's Farm is owned and operated by Margaret Taylor. 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!

Nutty Brown Farmers Market

Farm & Ranch in Austin, Texas

The Nutty Brown Farmers Market in Austin, Texas, is a local flower farm that is built from the ground up. Kim Stearns, the founder of Nutty Browns Market, uses nature's beauty with a whimsical style as her inspiration. Kim Stearns' husband Joel helped her to start the business until her passion for flowers leads her to make beautiful bouquets. One of their clients says, "The Nutty Brown Farmers Market is a beautiful flower farm! I went for a mother's smother's day event and had a wonderful time! I highly recommend it!" You can drop by on the flower farm if you are looking for fresh-cut flowers and bouquets. They are accepting cash, card, or checks for payment. To know how you can reserve flowers for an event, contact Kim on their official website!

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Rocking B Ranch

Farm & Ranch in 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!

Urban Patchwork

Farm & Ranch in 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.
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