While our motto has long been "Certified Organic! Certified Good!", we have now dropped our organic certification and have been growing the same way without the paperwork. We first were certified Organic in 1994, but surrendered our certificate in 2018. We continue to grow food following the same organic standards, and are actually "beyond organic" in that we do more than is required to retain soil, and to protect the groundwater, our clients, and our workers. Our farm and home are 100% Solar-Powered, and we have a Rainwater Collection System holding 20,000 gallons.
We are one of the pioneering organic farms in the Austin area, and ran the longest-running CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in Texas, definitely the first one over 100 customers! Our CSA is no longer offered. We started with 16 customers in 1994, and finished out 2017 with 320 "basketeers", our affectionate name for our CSA clients. Our big thing has always been Quality. From the varieties we choose to the ways in which we handle produce post-harvest, our goal has always been to share a fresh-from-the-garden experience with you. (Except we do all the cleaning!) We want the beautiful and tasty vegetables we grow to retain all their moisture, nutrition, vibrancy, and taste for the people who eat them. Voted the Austin Chronicle's Best Organic Veggie Delivery Service, and the downtown Austin Farmers' Market's "Favorite Farmer" in 2010 and 2012, we've been doing our best to keep Austin healthy since 1993. In 2010, we grew into a fuel-efficient Dodge Sprinter delivery van in order to keep up with the demand for our home delivery vegetable service and keep our waiting lists from getting so long.
Thank you Austin for 27 years of support! We have loved sharing the harvest with you: it was not only certified organic for 25 years; it's also always been and continues to b Certified GOOD!! Our farm is no longer serving the public, but Steelbow Farm is growing produce here on our fields now-- please check them out!
Happy 26th Anniversary to us! We have been farming at the land we call Tecolote Farm for 26 years this spring: 1993-2019!!!
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Schedule and Location:
We are no longer at markets, but the folks renting our farm fields, Steelbow Farm, will be selling at the Downtown Austin Farmers' Market, Republic Square Park, 4th and Guadalupe, one fine Saturday soon.
We were also regular vendors at the Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline Mall. Both on Saturdays, 9-1 p.m and open year-round.
We sell to the restaurants in the Austin area who care about locally grown and high standards. We also sell to some small grocery stores and delivery services.
The woman who works at the booth downtown on Saturdays ROCKS! She always knows so much about the food she is selling. I like to shop here over the other stalls because you can tell she really cares about what she is producing/selling.
I had gotten some of Tecolote's produce at the Sunset Valley Farmer's Market, and been impressed not only by the quality of the food but by how knowledgeable and friendly the folks in the booth were.... [more]
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I just received my first CSA basket from Tecolote and it is all just the lovliest stuff you've ever seen. I'll be a customer for a long long time! Thank you David & Katie.