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
or call us at 513-891-4227 then press extension 1

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

What's New?

    Farmstore Closed Tuesday March 28

    Spooky Hollow Road will be closed Monday and Tuesday – the Farmstore will also be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we’ll see you again on Wednesday March 29.

    Flower Bouquets!

    Hellebores, anemone, daffodil and tulips! $10-$20 each.

    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 our property. Easy to open and clean, these birdhouses are ready to hang and designed to last a lifetime.

                Fresh Produce

                  Leafy Greens

                  • Spinach ($6 per 1/2lb bag)
                  • Swiss Chard ($4 per 1/2lb)
                  • Microgreens ($3-4 per container)
                  • Dried Herbs (Fennel Seed, Basil, Rosemary, Sage, $4 each)

                    Fresh Vegetables

                    • Carrots ($6/lb)
                    • Jumbo Carrots (great flavor and texture, just really big! $3/lb)
                    • Garlic ($3.50 per 1/2lb)

                            Pasture Raised Meats and Eggs

                              Pasture Raised Eggs, $6/dozen

                                    Please note: All our meats are frozen.

                                        100% Grassfed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

                                        • Tenderloin (whole tenderloin or cut into 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)
                                        • 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:

                                        • Kidney ($5/lb)
                                        • Liver ($4/lb)

                                              Woodland Raised Berkshire Pork

                                              • Hams (9-10lb half, or 19lb whole $8/lb)
                                              • Hocks (smoked, $6/lb)
                                              • Spare Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $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)
                                              • Breakfast Links or 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)
                                                    • 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)
                                                    • Ground Chicken, Unseasoned ($7/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:

                                                    • 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.