Johnson's Backyard Garden
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9515 Hergotz Ln Austin, TX 78742
9515 Hergotz LaneUSTexasAustin78742
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"Love the fresh veggies!"
"Got some carrots from them and they were limp the next morning."
"Well, it's a fully-functioning farm."
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keith brunson
6 months ago
I think that the people at JBG, just from dealing with them on the phone, are perhaps some of nicest and kindest people I have encountered. Whoever taught them how to greet a blind call deserve a Pulitzer. I write this because when you are calling there, in my case, to inquire about the status of a job ...I got treated as though I was a vital member of their staff already, She was kind and considerate and acted as though she cared about me and my forthcoming interview. I have yet TO be hired, but I can tell you that my experience with the bright cheerful female voice I encountered brought back memories of what it was like for me being raised on a farm in the Smokie mountains in Tennessee. It's where people actually care about one another and no one is a stranger... and it made me feel valid and important. So to sweet and lovely voice that made me feel at home, Mr and Mrs sure did an excellent job with picking that piece of produce. Because they don't make people like that anymore. But as a farmer myself, I can honestly say, she brought back memories of the 70s when my Father and I and our farm hands would communicate...all on the same level. It was outstanding in style, courteous in intent and just down right polite. And for that I wanted to write a review saying that the Johnson Backyard Organic Garden knows how to hire salt of the earth people who just make ya feel welcome and proud to be a member of the organic movement. For that, I give JBG Garden Five Stars. I sincerely mean every word I wrote. With Respect and Admiration, Keith Brunson Austin, Texas "we're no longer weird, but we're still here."
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Linda Gonzalez
3 months ago
Love the fresh veggies! They donate the leftovers to a community pantry and they've kept me from going hungry numerous times.
Fred Guerra
2 years ago
If you've ever visited a local farmers market, you've undoubtedly seen the big, black and white logo Johnson's Backyard Garden trucks. Their market space is usually the largest at any site, due to the variety of organic vegetables they grow. I've already volunteered (actually, it should be called bartering) three or four times at their Hergotz Lane location. There, flats are filled with organic soil, seeds are planted in the flats' cells, seedlings are... well, it's a fully-functioning farm. Tasks are matched up with capabilities and we are allowed to work at our own speed. The entire staff is so friendly and warm; it's not unusual to hear a "thanks for volunteering today" from everyone there. Linsday—one of the volunteer coordinators—is pleasant and patient as she shows us what we'll be doing each session. After that, those with whom we're assigned to work with are free to converse freely about our experiences working there, our personal lives, our views on politics... whatever. Before you know it, the short shift is over and we're thanked and sent home with a beautiful stash of freshly-picked, organic vegetables. Johnson's Backyard Garden is located off Airport Blvd. in east Austin amidst other large tracts of land. Parking is free and convenient. If you like to experience a calm atmosphere, thoughtful conversation, and the feeling that you've made a difference in the local community, then Johnson's is a must-do experience!
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modi frank
a year ago
LOVE LOVE JBG! I am so grateful they are here in our town and truly the best organic veggies ever!
John Smith
8 months ago
Great customer service and very tasty CSA deliveries. I'd take off marks for a hard to navigate web-site/renewal policy, but they were very accommodating and quick to reply when I contacted them about my problem. Definitely worth trying out for a fun month of cooking, and perhaps sticking with it if you have the money.
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Kacie Pattavina
a year ago
I absolutely love the produce at Johnson's Backyard Garden. The quality is always great and I look forward to seeing what they have each week at the downtown Austin farmer's market. I've tried the CSA but I ended up preferring to go to the farmer's market and pick out what I want each week. The people working the booth are always super friendly and happy to answer any questions you might have. Highly recommend!
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Raechel French
a year ago
I get their CSA's weekly and have loved it! It is so nice getting fresh vegetables each week and you can either be surprised or go on-line and customize your box. Mine are delivered to their Running Rope location and I've never had any issues with a pick-up. Though, putting some foods such as melons in the shade would be helpful on hot days. Definitely love learning about more veggies and watching them change with the seasons.
Matt Beauchamp
7 months ago
Got some carrots from them and they were limp the next morning. Very disappointed.