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Moontower Co-op Fall Celebration and Launch Party!

November 9, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Moontower Community Agricultural Cooperative (Moontower Co-op) and the Texas Young Farmers Coalition (TXYFC) warmly invite you to join us at Green Gate Farms on Saturday November 9th at 4:30pm for a hearty celebration of the fall season, the growth of Moontower Co-op, and the cultivation of our farm and food communities! Locally sourced food, small batch ales and ciders, great conversation, and good ole fashioned revelry will be in abundance!

Our festivities will include:

  • Socializing and Farm Tour (5pm). Meet and greet with other supporters of the local farm and food communities. Have the farmers show you around their place!
  • Panel Discussions (6pm). We will be talking food hubs, cooperative models, and local food systems with panels featuring cooperative founders, farmers, ranchers, and other members of our local farm and food communities
  • Hog and Brisket Roast (7pm). A whole hog and over 50 pounds of local brisket served with an array of pickles and produce dishes
  • Spirited Libations. A range of small batch ales and ciders from Split Rail Ales, 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, and Landlocked Surfer Brewing will be offered throughout the event
  • Membership Drive. The first opportunity to sign up with Moontower Co-op as a supporting member
  • Free Massage. Get a massage from the talented folks at Eastside Community Health Cooperative.
  • Tabling. Partner groups working to strengthen the local food system and promote healthy living will be on hand to tell you all about their efforts.

*Tickets prices are $30 online before the event and $40 at the door.* 


(1) Smoked Guinea Hog (quartered) brined with chipotles, apples, honey, black strap molasses, course peppercorns, and kosher salt – Green Gate Farms

(2) Slow Roasted Brisket brined with anchos, smoked blueberries, pomegranate molasses, coffee, brown sugar, course peppercorns, and kosher salt – Winters Family Beef

An array of produce dishes (everything will be Gluten Free) made with:

  • Tuscan and Red Russian Kale
  • Daikon and Icicle radishes
  • Arugula and Sorrel
  • Carrots
  • Green Onion and Chives
  • Zephyr Squash and Zucchini

*All produce will be sourced from Green Gate Farms, Tecolote Farmers, Phoenix Farms,  Boggy Creek Farms, and Johnson’s Backyard Garden 

We encourage folks to bring chairs/blankets and your favorite drinking vessel (we’ll have a limited number of mason jars), and to come ready for good times out in the fresh air. No dogs please; too many animals out and about.

Let’s eat and drink our fill, have some great conversations, and build some community this fall! Much obliged for all your support and we hope to see everyone out at the farm on November 9th!

Moontower Co-op strives to build, support, and strengthen the local food and farm communities by serving as the regional food hub for Central Texas. We employ a multi-stakeholder cooperative model that will be substantiated by local farmers, ranchers, and other food producers, as well as patrons and purveyors who all contribute to and shape our local food system in Central Texas. As a distribution-based cooperative Moontower Co-op will take a comprehensive approach to cultivating its two main priorities:

(1) Keeping Farmers Farming and

(2) Keeping Food Local


TXYFC acts as a medium for building connections between young farmers throughout the state in an ongoing effort to encourage the exchange of ideas and the creation of synergistic relationships. We work to cultivate these relationships by developing a real world community of young and established farmers, encouraging farm education, cultivating relationships between farmers and workers, and by promoting advocacy at the city, state, and national level.


November 9, 2013
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, 78724 United States
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