Category Archives: small business

Exploring Elgin, Texas – Elgin Local Goods Market & Cafe

Catherine and I were visiting Elgin, Texas and strolled through a shop where we could see lots of local products. Many products were specialty items fresh and directly from farmers to the shop.    There were shelves full of preserved … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock—Could it be Opportunity Knocking?

  Plans and actions are taking place all over the world to create farming and marketing opportunities with a plant that grows here in our fields and yards. Is our mystery sustainable crop right here under our feet? Is this … Continue reading

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Texas Solar Society Tours

We got a real surprise. The Texas Solar Society asked The Purple Gate Farm to be one of the open house solar tour locations in Bastrop County. Because we are a very small farm, we were surprised to be asked … Continue reading

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Can Bastrop County Support Urban Agriculture, Small Farms & Community Gardens?

City of Austin gives out $31,000 in food and agriculture ‘mini-grants’ Posted: 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Filed in: Food & Cooking Some good news today from the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens Program. … Continue reading

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