Welcome to Boggy Creek Farm

East Austin’s Original Urban Farm since 1992
Market Stand open Wednesday-Saturday, 8-1

photo_3The greenhouse will soon be full as we are planting for Fall Crops! Tomato starts go into the field the last week of July. New eggplant and peppers follow! Broccoli, greens, cauliflower, cabbage, etc will be sown into flats (and then potted on to 4 packs) by August 15th.

Because of the transition to Fall, the farm stand days are changed! From Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to Wednesday and Saturday only! 8-1 beginning August 1st.

We’ll resume the four days a week on October 1st. Please spread the word. We all are needed in the field and in the green house during August and September.

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Park on the farm — bring your family — check out the fields and our new hen house!  Harvest continues on the farm until 11 AM. Come early for the best selection.photo

Cash, check and credit cards.

Currently on our Market Tables:
 

Purple Long Beans, Sweet Melons (green-fleshed Arava, various Cantaloupe types) Cucumbers, Eggplant (3 varieties including our fabulous Daesene Green!), Cherry Tomatoes (Sun Gold, Juliet) Summer Squash, Okra, Potatoes, French Sorrel, Dandelion Greens and Native Greens (Amaranth…Purslane,) Baby Arugula, Frilly Mustards, Larry’s Strawberry Jam, Mustang Grape Jam, and Fire-roasted Tomato Juice (three “flavors” great for soups, stews, sauce, gazpacho!)

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Larry’s Smoke-dried Tomatoes will not happen this year.The recent heavy rains that Central Texas endured this spring damaged/killed our crop for JULY, 2015. Of course we hope for a great year in 2016 of Larry’s Original Smoke-dried Tomatoes, (since 1994; featured on Food Network TV.)

LARRY’S CORN MEAL…from certified organic/non-gmo Coyote Creek Mill corn, cleaned, ground and packaged at our Gause farm. Wonderful for Cornbread (without wheat flour) and Polenta. Check Recipe page under Home section for recipes for polenta and cornbread…

In the freezer: Thunder Heart Bison, Grass-fed Longhorn Beef (Dear Run Land & Cattle Co., Buda) and Loncito Cartwright’s Twin Oak Ranch Peaceful Pork (bacon, ham, and chops).

In the cooler: Dairy from Water Oak Farm (goat milk, chevre, feta,  and yogurt); Gramen low-temperature pasteurized Jersey Cow Milk, Pure Luck Farm (goat feta, chevre, specialties); Dos Lunas aged/raw cheddars from Jersey milk. Richard’s RainWater from Dripping Springs.

Miles of Chocolate from East Austin. World’s Best Eggs from Coyote Creek Farm. Two varieties of Local Honey: Bee Weaver’s Wildflower Honey/Central TX, and Gause Yaupon Honey/Milam County….both delicious!!

 

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Meanwhile in the Hen House:

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Our Chickens eat very well! In the photo above they are taking care of a culled lettuce crop. Most afternoons the Girlies are out on the farm choosing their food.

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Four hens in the nest. They lay their eggs “in one basket” so that only one hen has to set on the eggs….It “takes a village” to lay the eggs but only one hen to hatch them…..

New favorite hen! Little Owl...

New favorite hen! Little Owl…

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Restaurants that regularly shop at the BCF farm stand:

With their commitment to great produce,
you can trust their protein/dairy buying too!

Wink Cool Wine Bar & Exquisite Cuisine: Over 18 years serving BCF vegs! Meet Chef Eric Polzer at the farm stand twice weekly Year-round! Congratulations to Chef Eric Polzer as he won the 2014 Snailblazer Award, given by Slow Food Austin to the person/company that has made a real difference. Chef Eric is one of the first Austin chefs to bring produce from the farm (Boggy Creek, for the last 18 years!) to the restaurant (WINK)!!!(http://www.winkrestaurant.com/)

Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher shop BCF Wed/Sat for ingredients for their very popular LENOIR Restaurant 1807 South 1st St. Make reservations! Congratulations on Lenoir being named the “Best Restaurant” in Austin, by Food Writer Odom of the American Statesman newspaper….http://lenoirrestaurant.com/

 

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Texas French Bread Either Chef Michael or Sous Chef Daniel is at the BCF Farm Stand twice a week, shopping for the Evening Menu! (http://www.texasfrenchbread.com)

 

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Chef Michael of East Side Pies visits with Larry at the farm stand. Their gluten-free pizza crust is great! We order it with sauce and cheese and then add our own toppings! Here are our green beans and Long Horn Beef! (http://www.eastsidepies.com/)

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Olamaie’s gorgeous Old South/New Restaurant is located at1610 San Antonio St., Austin. Olamaie’s chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas shop at BCF twice a week! http://olamaieaustin.com/

Other Restaurant chefs who come to the Farm Stand: Dai Due, The Hightower, Congress, Gardner and Contigo, Native…

Caterer/Private Chefs:
Fine Home Dining (http://www.finehomedining.com) Chef Brandy Gibbs

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Boggy Creek Farm in the News:

http://m.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/how-i-got-hooked-weeds-and-why-you-should-too

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From the Austin Chronicle:
“Boggy Creek was a USDA-certified organic urban farm before it was trendy to be one (1992.)
Turn in at the big, red tomato sign on an unassuming driveway on the near Eastside, and you’ll find
a hen house, a farmhouse from the 1840s, and five acres of earthly bounty. The market stand is … .stocked with local artisanal items and the farm’s own produce harvested from either these fields or Boggy Creek’s sister farm outside Gause. Owners Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle have built a small culture around their labor of love with an engaging website and blog, seasonal recipes,
and even a children’s book based on their chickens.”

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Look for photos of past events on the Events Page
Look for more photos of the Farm on the Farm Photos Page

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