Slow Food Austin and Lenoir are teaming for a night of cocktails and snacks on November 19 to benefit the folks at Green Gate Farms, a certified organic farm in East Austin. The Green Gate family has undergone a series of blows in recent months, including a car accident that totaled their delivery van and left farm co-founder Skip Connett
unable to plant crops for Green Gate’s Community Supported Agriculture. They also experienced a raise in rent and were denied agricultural valuation for their River Farm by Bastrop County, meaning their taxes will more than quintuple.
Entry to the event costs a suggested $15, which includes a drink ticket. Lenoir will sell discounted snacks like shrimp toast, shishito peppers, bar nuts and sausage, and cocktails will be sold. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting Green Gate Farms.
“We’ve used our life savings to create and maintain an award-winning, community-based farm that serves people of all incomes. We’ve been blessed by helping hands, enthusiasm and encouragement, and are confident that our innovative programs will continue when we get over this hurdle,” says Green Gate Farmer Erin Flynn.
More learn about Green Gate Farms at GreenGateFarms.net.