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Boggy Creek Farm

3414 Lyons Road, Austin, TX 78702

Wednesday through Saturday 8am - 1pm.


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Boggy Farm brings nature and fresh air to the urban landscape and offers a variety of vegetables year-round!

Bust out the straw hats and denim shorts for a refreshing morning on a lovely urban farm. Located in the heart of East Austin, the historic Boggy Creek Farm invites guests to “take a step back in time, walk the grounds, see the crops, smell the flowers!” 

Open four days a week – on market days (Wednesday-Saturday) – visitors can explore farm life via free, self-guided tours of the five-acre property before stocking up on luscious seasonal produce. (The farmhouse, which is the owners' home, is not open to self-guided explorers). During your excursion, expect to cross paths with Buddy, the farm dog, and the many chickens that call Boggy Creek home – rumor has it they have 150 chickens roaming the grounds. 

Not only is Boggy Creek a great introduction to farms – it was one of the first urban farms in the U.S., too! – it’s a historic site. The Farmhouse is supposedly one of Austin's two oldest, still-existing homes. Research suggests the house has been around since the 1840s, just like The French Legation, which is also in East Austin. To learn more about the farm’s history, visit the website for an in-depth read, which includes documentation of an 1841 visit from Sam Houston, a leader of the Texas Revolution who was elected president of the Republic of Texas in 1836 and 1841. The website also pays tribute to the Black slaves who constructed the house and “worked the fields of this antebellum plantation.”

Take advantage of the morning hours – the farm is open from 8 am to 1 pm – as an excuse to get outside before the Texas sun gets too hot.

For adults seeking more hands-on entertainment, Boggy Creek also offers guided tours for a charge. The minimum for an hour-long kid-friendly tour of the grounds or the house is $100; they also offer a two-hour guided tour of both the property and the house for a minimum charge of $200 for up to ten people. However, the house tour is better for adults and teenagers. 

Check out Marcellino's down the street for breakfast or brunch on your way, or stop at the Cesar Chaves Juiceland location for a smoothie to cool off after your adventure!



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