Micro Barrio is a small urban farm in Bastrop County, Texas. They produce hydroponically grown and nutrient dense microgreens and vegetables. They Have a wide variety of lettuce, pak choi, swiss chard and bell peppers, all grown hydroponically! All of their produce is fresh-cut on the day so you'll be sure that what you're getting is as fresh as possible!
Kalbas Farm was born because of the passion for farming by the owner. They have fresh, local, and healthy vegetables through front yard sustainable farming. Their vegetables include Baby carrots, Lettuce Heads, Lettuce Blends, Leeks, Cilantro, Parsley, Collard greens, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Kale, and even Orach. You may be able to see their produce if you visit the Bastrop Farmers Market 1832. They also have seasonal produce including "cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and basil!!" You may contact them at their website or Facebook page. You can also send an email to order fresh, local, and healthy vegetables and free range eggs.
Bastrop Cattle Company offers the highest quality pasture-raised and naturally-grown beef in Bastrop. Moreover, their humanely-raised meat is free of hormones, antibiotics, and chemicals. You can also have a custom butchery for free. Their business started in 2006 when Rancher Pati Jacobs took over their cattle trade intending to raise grass-fed beef. She decided to directly sell her meat to sustainable co-ops, restaurants, and families in the area. Delivery is available to both Austin and Bastrop. Also, you can get their beef in many Austin restaurants. Give them a call or visit www.bastropcattlecompany.com for online orders or any other specialty cuts.
Red Beard Brothers Farm is a family-run farm in Bastrop with three brothers, also known as the Red Beards, "growing three different breeds of pigs such as Ossabaw Island hogs, Red Wattle hogs, and Large Black". Moreover, their pigs eat organic produce and fermented grains. Also, a Texas State licensed butcher processes their pigs. Aside from pork, "they also have eggs and turkey". Furthermore, their middle Red Beard brother, Zach, creates "baked goods you can find from the farm or Bastrop Producers Market and Wheatsville Co-op". They are under the label Munchees Lunchbox. "The Pringle Family is the best" because "they treat their animals with lots of love and just like they are part of the family. Plus the animals probobly eat better then the Pringles do- we have bought meat from them and its the best!!"
VRDNT Farm is a "small-scale," technology-forward, "female-owned and operated vegetable farm in Bastrop, Texas." It focuses on bio-intensive growing practices while striving to optimize on-farm efficiency. Bio-intensive means that the farm system practices biological processes rather than chemical inputs. All the fertilizers and sprays that are used on the crops are organic, OMRI-certified products. Thus, you can be certain that you'll not only get the most organic but also the most flavorful and colorful vegetables in the area. And the good news is, if you subscribe to the CSA, you can get a box with 5 to 9 different vegetables, fresh from the farm, for 5 consecutive weeks.
The Fruitful Hill Farm is best known for its eggs. They raise their egg-laying hens on their chemical-free pasture. As a result, people are always happy after getting eggs from them.A Facebook review says, "I bought their eggs at the Farmers Market in East Austin, and they were amazingly delicious!! I will be going back for more."On the other hand, someone also said that the farm's eggs are bigger, cheaper, and better tasting than the other local pastured-eggs available to them in Austin.The farm also raises goats. Using their goats' milk, they are able to make soap that is loved by many.
The Waterson Ranch has been raising sustainable beef since the '50s, the 1850's. Yes, they have been in the ranching business for almost 200 years! They raise cattle with no growth hormones and antibiotics. Their herd graze and freely roam their ranch and are never penned up in a feedlot. While it takes twice as long to produce grass-fed beef, they're much, much healthier than their industrial counterparts. In their own words, "Great tasting certified grass fed natural beef from a local, sustainable and proud Texas ranch, previously available only to our kin."
Since the 1850s, the Watterson Ranch has been producing local, natural, sustainable, grass-fed beef. Running on its 6th generation, they continue to provide the luxury that has only been available to them in the past. But today, they are ready to share their food on your plate. They commit to delivering honest food without shortcuts, fillers, hormones, antibiotics, nor additives. Therefore, the farm takes twice as long to raise cattle for harvest compared to commercial ones. Get your beef from a certified honest ranch today! Watterson Ranch is American Grassfed certified, and Animal Welfare Approved. Contact Tim Miller to learn more.
In Choctaw (American Indian) language, 'chickamaw' means native, or sacred land. The Chickamaw Organic Farm & Ranch is the only certified biodynamic farm in Texas.This certificate means that the farmers focus on healing the farmland by nurturing it properly. This method is done so that in return, the farm can 'heal' us through the food it produces.According to the owner, everything they do to the soil, water, land, and animals matter a lot because it is what we also do to ourselves. Therefore, getting food from properly raised food means we are also correctly taking care of ourselves.The farm offers five different kinds of blueberries and Irish Dexter beef.If you love to pick blueberries, be sure to check them out.
The Green Gate Farms was restored by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn. They left their corporate careers in public health and with little knowledge on community-supported agriculture. Despite this, they set out to restore the historic Green Gate Farms. Their mission/vision was to create “a community (food) resource for neighbors of all incomes” and to “cultivate an organic farm that feeds mind, body, and soul”.Today, the farm is a USDA certified organic farm with over 125 seasonal CSA members. In addition, they regularly provide educational classes and camp programs to community members. They also operate a farm stand three days a week selling organic vegetables, flowers, eggs, and meats. A Workshare Program allows community members to work in exchange for organic produce. It accepts SNAP and WIC food vouchers.The farm is a past winner of the Critics’ Choice Best of Austin award from The Austin Chronicle. “Excellent opportunity... for youth and adults to explore the world of farming. My kids did the farm camp and loved it!” – Facebook review
Middle Ground Farm is a community farm by the community, for the community. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and are certified to be USDA organic. Some of the vegetables that they produce (all organic!) are onions, tomatoes, eggplants and a whole slew of leafy greens.
Priverno Farm is a small farm that grows vegetables using ORGANIC methods. This is owned by a "passionate farmer who is very knowledgeable about his craft". Their Ducks and Chickens are PASTURE raised, supplemented with Non-Soy and Non-GMO layer feed, for the most nutritious and best-tasting eggs around. They also make Biscotti with their Duck eggs. "They have awesome duck eggs!" You will also "love their veggies" and they also "have a great variety of peppers". They also have "great and tasty fresh produce"."Try spaghetti with onions from Priverno and oil and you will eat it again and again and again".
RRR Farm is a small organic family ranch in Bastrop, Texas, "specializing in heritage breed livestock and heirloom varieties of seasonal vegetables". You can find their products at farm stands, and they offer them in local restaurants. Currently, they are working on their USDA organic certification. Moreover, "their livestock eats a natural diet and free to forage" in large areas. Furthermore, they rotate their vegetables and livestock throughout harvesting and fortifying their land. Also, they are "always looking for volunteers and people who want to get to know about farming". Since their place is on the Lower Colorado River, "they welcome volunteers and friends to camp and swim".
Are you looking for restaurant-quality meat? Countryside Farm might be the place for you. Founded in 2007, Sebastien Bonneau and Esther Alvarez-Hill are the people behind the farm. Back then, they only raised chickens. Eventually, they added ducks, guinea hens, geese, rabbits, and pigs. Their meat is butchered and handled by Sebastien, himself. Facebook reviews from customers generally say their meat quality is impeccable, fresh, and consistent. On weekends, you can catch them at Downtown Austin, Cedar Park, Sunset Valley, and Hope (East Austin) Markets. If you want to try their meat, there are lots of restaurants that get meat supplies from them. Check their website to know more!
Located on a 7-acre farm in Cedar Creek, Texas, Countryside Family Farm “raise, process, and sells happy and healthy animals” including duck, chicken, goose, rabbit, guinea fowl, pigeon, heritage pig, as well as capturing wild hog. All of these animals are raised in an “herbicide, pesticide, and chemical fertilizer free environment,” with their natural diets supplemented with a locally milled custom grain mixture that is free of growth hormones. Countryside Family Farm utilize their animals from nose-to-tail, creating an “extensive charcuterie line of sausages, rillettes, pates, terrines, mousses, cured meats, stocks, fats, etc.” They process all of their poultry on-site in a state licensed facility and the large animals at a local custom abattoir.
In 2005, Sean and Lisa Frackowiak established Flying Pony Farm just outside Smithville, Texas. Since Lisa is a passionate advocate for sustainable and humane farming, she raises their pigs humanely in large grassy paddocks. Flying Pony Farm is home to a breeding herd of Gloucestershire Old Spot Hogs. Furthermore, more animals such as rescued cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, and a Jersey milk cow live on the farm.Besides the vast range of various pork cuts, they also are famous for their homemade jams and jellies, and fresh turkey that are seasonally available. Customers can pre-order these products on a first-come, first-served basis.Undoubtedly, customers are looking forward to purchasing more of their products in the future.
Chris Nagelhout and his father Bob Nagelhout owns Crisp Farms which is an innovative, technology-driven farm located in Central Texas. They are passionate about providing clean, organic, and local produce while championing accessibility and affordability for all Texans. You can also avail their "beautiful Organic Green Butter Lettuce" which are available "at ALL Central Market locations statewide". Also, their products are "available at both Wheatsville Coop locations". Furthermore, "Wheatsville is one of Austin’s epicenters for healthy living and organic produce and it’s an honor to be on their shelves!"
With a goal of raising animals with love, dignity, respect, kindness, and care, the Mockingbird Farm was born. The owners of Mockingbird Farms believed that a happy animal leads to healthier meat. According to the owners, they name, pet, and hug their animals to give them the best treatment, love, and respect.Kristie and Nolan help each other in running the small farm. They raise heritage pork as they have been around long before industrial agriculture. On the other hand, they grow the Murray Grey cattle breed as well. Finally, their famous chicken meat and eggs are from several heritage breeds like Delawares, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, and Barred Plymouth Rock.All of their animals are allowed to forage on spacious pasture land all their life and are supplemented with non-GMO, non-soy, gluten-free feed.
Mockingbird Farm, which is located in Paige, Texas, is a small farm that sells pastured meat (pork, chicken, and beef). If you want quality pastured pork and beef but you are unable to visit the farm, don't worry. Mockingbird Farm delivers to different locations in Texas, like Austin, Bastrop, Elgin, New Braunfels, Georgetown, San Marcos, Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Dripping Springs. They have different cuts of beef (for stewing, for stir-fry, and ground beef) and pork (belly, bone-in chops, ham hocks, ham roast, and ground pork). They also have pan sausage and sausage links.
Here's LeBouef Farm has custom smoked bacon, smoked sausage and they also have fresh pork cuts from their pigs that they raise. "Their products are excellent". Roasts, spare ribs, rib tips, tenderloins, pork chops, pork steaks, ground pork, stew meat, belly, smoked ham hocks, soup bones, fat, organs, neck bones roast, Lard (savory or baking). Their "Pork Chops are delicious!" You will also be "impressed with how great they taste". Also, you will be able to "buy more cuts of meat to try out". Also, "the bacon is almost all meat (hardly any fat) and if warmed, it's great on sandwiches or with eggs". And, "if cooked longer, it turns into the best jerky you ever had!""And of course their grass-fed beef and other dishes (tamales, casseroles, etc.) are outstanding".