Month: March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Indian Hill Product Availability

Indian Hill Product Availability

You may shop in store, order in advance, or request curbside service:
Email us at farm@green-acres.org
or call us at 513-891-4227 then press extension 1

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:30-5, Saturday 9-1

What's New?

    We have eggs available for all your holiday baking!

    Pasture raised, only $5/dozen. Click here to see a video tour of our new fully mobile chicken coop.

    Pre-order your holiday ham

    Whole and half hams (approx 7-20lb each) and whole beef tenderloins are available for December holidays (and Easter if you’re really planning ahead). Click here to email us if you are interested.

    Handmade birdhouses available

    Favored by small birds like chickadees and bluebirds, these unique houses are handmade by longtime Greenacres employee and expert woodworker Ben Brannon, using reclaimed barn lumber and copper roofing from the historic Nippert House. Easy to open and clean, these birdhouses are ready to hang and designed to last a lifetime.

                Fresh Produce

                  Leafy Greens

                  • Lettuce Mix ($5 per 1lb bag)
                  • Spinach ($6 per 1/2lb bag)
                  • Napa Cabbage ($4/lb)
                  • Green Cabbage ($2/lb)
                  • Fresh Herbs: Thyme, Sage ($3 per bunch, or 3 bunches for $6)
                  • Mixed Herb Bundles (Rosemary, Thyme, and Sage, $5 each)
                  • New Dried Herbs! Dill grown, dried and packaged on the farm. $4 per packet.

                          Fresh Vegetables

                          • Butternut Squash ($2/lb)
                          • Acorn Squash ($2/lb)
                          • Carrots ($6/lb)
                          • Sweet potatoes ($3/lb)
                          • Hakurei Turnips (with greens, $4/lb)
                          • Garlic ($3.50 per 1/2lb)
                          • Radishes (red or watermelon, $4 per 1/2lb)
                          • Sweet Onions ($2.25 per lb)
                          • Red Beets ($3.50 per lb)

                                  Pasture Raised Meats and Eggs

                                    Pasture Raised Eggs, $5/dozen

                                     

                                          Please note: All our meats are frozen.

                                              100% Grassfed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

                                              • Tenderloin (whole tenderloin or filet mignon, $32/lb)
                                              • Ribeye Steak (2 per pkg, $22/lb)
                                              • New York Strip Steak (2 per pkg, $22/lb)
                                              • Sirloin Steak (boneless, one per pkg, $12/lb)
                                              • Hanger Steak ($15/lb)
                                              • Flank Steak ($15/lb)
                                              • Skirt Steak ($12/lb)
                                              • Ground Beef (1lb packages. $7.25/lb, 30lb bundles $200, 30lb CSA member price $185)
                                              • Beef Patties (1/3lb each, 3 per pkg, $8.25/lb)
                                              • All Beef Hot Dogs no nitrates or nitrites other than those naturally occurring in celery juice powder, no MSG (8 hot dogs per 1lb pkg, $10)
                                              • Brisket (approx. 3lb portions or 4-5lb whole, $9/lb)
                                              • Short Ribs (2 pieces per pkg, avg. 1-1.5lb, $4/lb)
                                              • Chuck Roast (avg 2-3lb each, $8/lb)
                                              • Rump Roast (avg. 2-3lb each, $10/lb)
                                              • Sirloin Tip Roast (avg. 2-3lb each, $11/lb)
                                              • Arm Roast (Great in the crock pot! Avg. 2-3lb each, $8/lb)
                                              • Shank ($4/lb)

                                              Beef Offal:

                                              • Oxtail ($7/lb)
                                              • Kidney ($5/lb)
                                              • Tongue ($5/lb)
                                              • Marrow Bones ($4/lb)
                                              • Liver ($4/lb)
                                              • Suet ($3/lb) – render into tallow for an excellent cooking fat, or use in skincare recipes

                                                    Woodland Raised Berkshire Pork

                                                    • Bacon (smoked and sliced, $12/lb)
                                                    • Hams (individual slices, $8/lb)
                                                    • Hocks (smoked, $6/lb)
                                                    • Spare Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $8/lb)
                                                    • Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in, 2 per pkg, $12/lb)
                                                    • Shoulder/Boston Butt (2lb portions, $8/lb)
                                                    • Loin Roast (bone-in, 2-4lb each, $12/lb)
                                                    • Ground Pork, Unseasoned ($7/lb)

                                                    Pork Sausages:

                                                    • Jalapeño Sausage Links (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $7.25/lb)
                                                    • Mango Habanero Sausage Links (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $10/lb)
                                                    • Smoked Andouille Sausage (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $10/lb)
                                                    • Chorizo Sausage (Click here for our recipe for quick pork chorizo tacos with cabbage slaw! 1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)
                                                    • Breakfast Links/Patties: (Small links, 8 per pkg, or small patties, 4 per pkg, $7.25/lb)
                                                    • Sugar Free Sage Sausage (perfect for biscuits and gravy! 1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)

                                                    Pork Offal

                                                    • Heart ($2/lb)
                                                    • Liver ($4/lb)
                                                    • Leaf Fat (for glorious biscuits and pie crusts $6/lb)
                                                    • Back Fat (Render for lard or make your own sausage $4/lb)
                                                    • Caul Fat (lacy net of fat, try wrapping around a lean cut like a loin roast or a whole chicken, to baste while roasting! $6/lb)
                                                    • Bones (Excellent for ramen broth – roast with onions, garlic, and ginger, then make your stock. $2/lb)

                                                          Pasture Raised Chicken

                                                          • Freedom Rangers heritage breed chickens – excellent foragers on pasture with superior flavor. Click here to learn more about Freedom Rangers.  (Whole, approx. 4lb each, $5/lb)
                                                          • Whole Chickens ($4/lb)
                                                          • Whole Chickens, Cut-up/Pieced ($4.25/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Breast Tenders (about 1.25lb per package. $10/lb)
                                                          • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 pieces per pkg, approx. 1lb, $8/lb)
                                                          • Split Breast (bone-in, skin-on, 2 pieces per pkg, $8/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Wings (6 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $3/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Drum Quarter (Drum and thigh together, 2 pieces per pkg, $5/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Thighs (4 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $5/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Drumsticks (4 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $3/lb)
                                                          • Chicken Backs (3 backs per pkg, $3/lb)

                                                          Chicken Sausages:

                                                          • Tomato Basil Chicken Burger Patties (4 patties per 1lb package, $7.25)
                                                          • Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patties (4 patties per 1lb package, $7.25)
                                                          • Links: Bratwurst, Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, Chipotle, or Chorizo (5 links per 1lb package, $7.25/lb)

                                                          Chicken Offal:

                                                          • Feet (collagen rich addition to bone broth! 1lb packages, $3/lb)
                                                          • Liver (1-2lb per package, $4/lb)
                                                          • Hearts ($2/lb)
                                                          • Gizzards ($2/lb)

                                                              Grassfed, Grass Finished Lamb

                                                              We harvest lamb once a year, in the spring.

                                                              • Spare Ribs ($9/lb)
                                                              • Fat ($2/lb)
                                                                21 Mar 2020

                                                                Lesser Celandine….Smotherer of Native Plants

                                                                Lesser Celandine….Smotherer of Native Plants

                                                                Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) is a broadleaf plant with a yellow flower, which is native to Europe and Western Asia. In North America it is considered to be a highly invasive plant. You can find it growing in 21 of the lower 48 states, and in southern parts of Canada.

                                                                Lesser celandine produces both seeds and bulbils. This type of reproduction strategy causes it to be highly invasive, and allows it to spread like wildfire. The three easiest and fastest ways it spreads are water ways, boots of hikers, and hooves of ungulates. The spread of lesser celandine begins to create dense green carpets in our woods and lawns. Studies have shown that these “carpets” inhibit native wildflowers and other plants from finishing their life cycles. When these native wildflowers and plants cannot finish their life cycles, pollinators are losing their sources of nectar and mammals are losing food sources. Can the mammals just eat the celandine instead? Unfortunately no, because lesser celandine has compounds that make it taste bitter and possibly toxic to mammals. These are just a few out of many ecological impacts that are the driving forces to research ways to eradicate lesser celandine from our woods and lawns.

                                                                We are starting a research project in early 2020 to test eradication methods of lesser celandine. We will be testing the effects of hand removal, and two types of herbicides: glyphosate and metsulfuron. We will measure cover of celandine and count other species pre and post treatment. This study will likely be a multiple year study because other data shows lesser celandine needs multiple rounds of treatments to eliminate it.

                                                                Below are photos of lesser celandine before and after it flowers, and the dense carpet it creates.

                                                                –Chad G.

                                                                pre-flower stage
                                                                flowering stage
                                                                13 Mar 2020

                                                                Wildflower Data

                                                                Wildflower Data

                                                                In winter we spend a lot of time indoors, analyzing data from the previous year.  In 2019, we had our first opportunity to collect data on native spring ephemerals.  These are native (as opposed to alien or invasive) species whose life cycle is quite short.  The plants emerge, grow, flower and die generally between February and May, before trees fully leaf out.  Our data show that Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) is the most dominant ephemeral across the woods in both frequency and density.  The frequency of wildflowers across 3 of our woodland is shown in the graph.

                                                                –Jennifer