Go Local This Spring

March 15, 2024 2:14 pm Published by

Get ready to embark on a farm-to-table adventure like no other! We’re diving deep into the heart of Bastrop’s rich agricultural landscape, where local farmers offer fresh and local eats. You can get everything from organic produce to organic eggs to pasture-raised meats at these two Bastrop farms, and maybe you’ll learn about other sources as you go along. 

Why Local?

Why buy local? First and foremost, you’ll get fresher food that’s better for you because fewer nutrients are lost. Since the food goes straight from the farm to your table, it hasn’t been transported by a truck or ship or been sitting in a warehouse for days before you got it. It’s better for you and safer because it retains more nutrients like antioxidants and other vitamins. You’ll also support your neighbors and build relationships with them, strengthening your community. Buying locally also helps farmers diversify their crops, conserve fertile soil and clean water, and preserve open spaces.

Now, on to the most important question — where do you go for local produce?!

Green Gates Farms

Everything Green Gates Farms grows is organic! You’ll find a wide variety of produce, garden plants, flowers, and more upon visiting. They have honey from their own Utopia Hives, bulk grains grown in Bastrop, and Coyote Creek organic eggs. If you need fresh baked treats (and who doesn’t?), try Nichole’s breads and sweets. Stop by their farm stand on Saturdays or order veggies to pick up on Wednesdays. You can also get fresh flowers twice a week or join the monthly flower club, where you can attend floral design classes. Plus, become an amateur farmer by volunteering at the farms on Thursdays. Need a pretty place to gather? Rent the farm for just about any occasion—baby showers, weddings, fundraisers, tea parties, dinners, you name it.

Eden East Farms

You’ll find more than organic veggies at East Eden Farm, where everything is produced sustainably. You can fill your table with seasonal vegetables, preserved foods, eggs, medicinal and culinary herbs, meats, and other finds at their farm stand. And you’ll be in good company because many local restaurants also purchase some of their food here. Check out Store House Market+Eatery on Main Street to taste the dishes they create from the farm’s products! You’ll love the rich taste of their free-range eggs and fresh, in-season produce like turnips, radishes, broccoli, and cabbage. If you want to get your own garden started, you can pick up free seasonal seeds at the farm’s seed library. The farm stand is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. And if you need a beautiful open space for a wedding or other event, you can book their lush grounds or the storehouse.

Living in The Colony gives you quick access to these local farms, where you can buy the ingredients you need to craft culinary masterpieces or just a nice lunch salad in your well-appointed and spacious kitchen. Contact us today to go local.

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman