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16 Feb 2021

Emily Pickett – Saturday Stream Snapshot Organizer

Emily Pickett – Saturday Stream Snapshot Organizer

Emily has been an Environment Educator at Greenacres since 2019. She took over Saturday Stream Snapshot in 2020 after participating in the program many times herself. She has been working on building awareness of the efforts to protect the watershed ever since.

Why is it important for people to get involved with programs like Saturday Stream Snapshot?

Protecting the water quality of our rivers and streams is incredibly important for both human health and the health of the plants and animals that make the watershed their home. Clean water is one of the most important resources on the planet! There are just too many bodies of water for one person or organization to protect, so we are absolutely dependent on our volunteers to make sure we are doing our part.

What is your favorite part of the program?

I love working with our volunteers who are passionate about caring for the environment. Even though we all have different backgrounds we are all coming together over this shared goal. The time spent running chemical tests is a great opportunity to get know and learn from each other.

What are you looking forward to with the program this year?

Watching the program grow with the support of our volunteers! The pandemic really slowed down our efforts in 2020 as we worked on a plan to resume the program safely. We’re fortunate enough to have plenty of room to spread out and I’m looking forward to getting samples collected and tested again.

 

Emily will be leading a Virtual Kickoff and Training session on February 20 for those interested in volunteering this year. You can sign up to attend here.

09 Dec 2020

Wine Spring Cleaning Sale

Wine Spring Cleaning Sale

The Greenacres Arts Center will be holding an inventory reduction sale for our dry non-refrigerated house wines as we make space for our summer wine inventory. There are limited quantities and availability is on a first come first serve basis. Please note that this form is simply to let us know what you are interested in and does not count as a sale. Once we have received your information we will reach out about payment and pickup. All sales must occur in person so that we may verify that you are 21 or older. Sales tax will be added to your final purchase amount.

  • Whites - Prices are per bottle

  • Price: $10.33 Quantity:
  • Sorry, we are sold out of this variety
  • Sorry, we are sold out of this variety
  • Price: $10.33 Quantity:
  • Reds - Prices are per bottle

  • Sorry, we are sold out of this variety
  • Price: $10.33 Quantity:

23 Mar 2020

Farm Store Product Availability

Farm Store Product Availability

We have returned to in-store shopping!

All COVID protocols will remain in place. Masks are required for entry regardless of vaccination status. We will continue curbside service for guests who are unable to wear a mask, and for those who prefer a no-contact experience.

You may still order in advance:
Email us at farm@green-acres.org
or call us at 513-891-4227 then press extension 1

Pansies $25/flat!

Grown from seed in our greenhouse, completely spray-free and pollinator friendly. No pesticides are used, we instead keep our plants healthy and beautiful through the use of beneficial insects and beneficial soil biology!
Flats of 10 individual plants in 4″ pots, $25, or $5 per each. CSA members always save 10% on flowers.

Tulip and Anemone Bouquets $20

SALE ITEMS:

  • Arugula: Buy 1/2lb, get 1/2lb free!
  • Spinach SALE! (buy 1lb for $12, get a 1/2lb free!)
  • Beef Short Ribs: $4/lb
  • Beef Liver, $2/lb, Save 50%
  • Chicken Backs: $1.50/lb, Save 50%
  • Chicken Feet: $2/lb, Save 50%

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    Fresh Veggies

    • Lettuce is back! ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
    • Spinach SALE! (buy 1lb for $12, get a 1/2lb free!)
    • Baby Kale ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
    • Arugula on sale ($5 per 1/2lb bag, buy one get one free)
    • Microgreens ($4): Micro Arugula, Pea Shoots, Power Mix, Spicy Mix, Sunflower Shoots
    • Herbs: Oregano, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme
    • Carrots ($6/lb)
    • Jumbo Size Carrots (great for cooking or juicing, 2lb or more, $3/lb)
    • Sweet Potatoes (small, medium or large, $3/lb)
    • Red Beets ($3.50/lb)
    • Watermelon Radish ($3.50/lb)

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      Please note: All our meats are frozen

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      Grass-fed, Grass Finished Lamb

      • Ground Lamb, $10/lb
      • Stew meat, $12/lb
      • Loin Chops, $20/lb
      • Rib Chops, $18/lb
      • Shoulder Roast, $12/lb
      • Spare Ribs, $9/lb
      • Shank, $10/lb
      • Neck, $12/lb
      • Heads, $20 each
      • Heart, Liver, Bones, $4/lb
      • Fat, Tongue $2/lb

      Grass-fed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

      We have 100% Grassfed beef in stock from Indian Hill and also from Michigan State University. To find out more about our beef and our research partnership with Michigan State University,  click here to read our blog post by Greenacres Research Director Chad Bitler.

      • Ground Beef (1lb pkgs $7/lb)
      • Burger Patties (3x 1/3 lb patties per pkg, $7.25/lb)
      • All Beef Hot Dogs clean label, no nitrates or nitrites other than those naturally occurring in celery juice power, no MSG (8 hot dogs per 1lb pkg, $10)
      • Ribeye Steak (2 per pkg, approx 2lb, $18/lb)
      • New York Strip Steak (2 per pkg, approx 1.5lb, $20/lb)
      • Hanger Steak (approx. 1lb each, $15/lb)
      • Skirt Steak (approx. 1lb each, $12/lb)
      • Sirloin Steak (approx. .75lb each, $12/lb)
      • Stew Beef (1lb package, $8/lb)
      • Brisket (approx. 3lb portions from Indian Hill or 8lb whole from Michigan, $9/lb)
      • Short Ribs on sale! (2 pieces per pkg, avg. 1-1.5lb, $4/lb)
      • Chuck Roast (avg 2.5-3.5lb each, $8/lb)
      • 4 Piece chuck roast bundle deal! (Buy 4 or more chuck roasts, only $7/lb)
      • Rump Roast (avg. 2lb 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 on sale! (Great for braising, meaty with marrow bones. $4/lb)
      • Liver on Sale! ($2/lb)
      • Tongue ($4/lb)
      • Heart ($4/lb)
      • Kidney ($4/lb)

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      Book for Sale: It’s not the cow, it’s the how

      Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat ($15) Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. We’re told that if we care about our health—or our planet—eliminating red meat from our diets is crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for the environment. But science says otherwise.
      Greenacres Research department is proud to contribute data to this book. Click here to read about the book

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      Woodland Raised Berkshire Pork

      • Hams (12-17lb whole, 8-12lb halves, 4-6lb partial, or individual slices. $8/lb)
      • Bacon (belly, jowl, or ends/pieces, $12/lb) Check out our bacon & spinach salad recipe!
      • Smoked Hocks (one per pkg, $6/lb)
      • Baby Back Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $14/lb)
      • Spare Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $8/lb)
      • Pork Chops (bone-in or boneless, 2 chops per pkg, $12/lb)
      • Loin Roast (bone-in, approx. 5lb each, $12/lb)
      • Shoulder (Boston Butt, 2lb pieces, $8/lb)
      • Unseasoned Ground Pork ($7/lb)
      • Breakfast Links ($7.25/lb)
      • Mild Italian Sausages (Bratwurst size links,$7.25/lb)
      • Jalapeño Sausages (Bratwurst size links, $7.25/lb)
      • Sugar Free Sage Sausage (1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)
      • Heart ($2/lb)
      • Kidney ($2/lb)
      • Tongue ($4/lb)
      • Leaf Lard (for glorious biscuits and pie crusts $6/lb)
      • Rendered Lard ($4/lb)
      • Caul Fat (Lacy net of fat, try wrapping around a lean cut like a loin roast, to baste while roasting! $6/lb)

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      Pastured Poultry

      Eggs ($5/dozen)

      • Whole Chickens ($4/lb)
      • Whole Chickens, Cut-up ($4.25/lb)
      • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 pieces per pkg, approx. 1lb, $9/lb)
      • Chicken Sausages Sweet Italian Links, Chicken Bratwurst Links, Chipotle Bulk ( $7/lb)
      • Chicken Thighs (8 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $5/lb)
      • Chicken Backs on Sale! (for making stock, 3 backs per pkg, $1.50/lb)
      • Chicken Feet on Sale! (approx. 2lb per pkg, $2/lb) great for stock, check out our recipe
      • Hearts ($2/lb)
      • Gizzards ($2/lb)
      • Whole Turkeys (Frozen, 25lb+ large birds, $4/lb)
      • Ground Turkey ($7/lb, 1lb packages) Great for this burger recipe!

      Tulips! Pansies!

      Pansies are here! Grown from seed in our greenhouse, completely spray-free and pollinator friendly. No pesticides are used, we instead keep our plants healthy and beautiful through the use of beneficial insects and beneficial soil biology!
      Flats of 10 individual plants in 4″ pots, $50, or $5 per each. CSA members always save 10% on flowers.

      Bouquets: Tulip, Anemone, and Hellebore (lenten rose) bouquets are here! ($20)

      SALE ITEMS:

      • Spinach SALE! (buy 1lb for $12, get a 1/2lb free!)
      • Beef Short Ribs: $4/lb
      • Beef Liver, $2/lb, Save 50%
      • Chicken Backs: $1.50/lb, Save 50%
      • Chicken Feet: $2/lb, Save 50%

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        Fresh Veggies

        Lettuce will be back next week!

        • Spinach SALE! (buy 1lb for $12, get a 1/2lb free!)
        • Baby Kale ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
        • Arugula ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
        • Turnips! Fresh, small, tender spring turnips, great raw or lightly cooked, $4/lb
        • Microgreens ($4): Micro Arugula, Pea Shoots, Power Mix, Spicy Mix
        • Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme
        • Carrots ($6/lb)
        • Jumbo Size Carrots (great for cooking or juicing, 2lb or more, $3/lb)
        • Sweet Potatoes (small, medium or large, $3/lb)
        • Red Beets ($3.50/lb)
        • Winter Radish: Watermelon, Black Spanish, or Green Daikon ($3.50/lb)

          _________________

          Please note: All our meats are frozen

          _________________

          Grass-fed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

          We have 100% Grassfed beef in stock from Indian Hill and also from Michigan State University. To find out more about our beef and our research partnership with Michigan State University,  click here to read our blog post by Greenacres Research Director Chad Bitler.

          • Ground Beef (1lb pkgs $7/lb)
          • Burger Patties (3x 1/3 lb patties per pkg, $7.25/lb)
          • All Beef Hot Dogs clean label, no nitrates or nitrites other than those naturally occurring in celery juice power, no MSG (8 hot dogs per 1lb pkg, $10)
          • Ribeye Steak (2 per pkg, approx 2lb, $18/lb)
          • New York Strip Steak (2 per pkg, approx 1.5lb, $20/lb)
          • Hanger Steak (approx. 1lb each, $15/lb)
          • Skirt Steak (approx. 1lb each, $12/lb)
          • Sirloin Steak (approx. .75lb each, $12/lb)
          • Stew Beef (1lb package, $8/lb)
          • Brisket (approx. 3lb portions from Indian Hill or 8lb whole from Michigan, $9/lb)
          • Short Ribs on sale! (2 pieces per pkg, avg. 1-1.5lb, $4/lb)
          • Chuck Roast (avg 2.5-3.5lb each, $8/lb)
          • 4 Piece chuck roast bundle deal! (Buy 4 or more chuck roasts, only $7/lb)
          • Rump Roast (avg. 2lb 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 on sale! (Great for braising, meaty with marrow bones. $4/lb)
          • Liver on Sale! ($2/lb)
          • Tongue ($4/lb)
          • Heart ($4/lb)
          • Kidney ($4/lb)

          _____________________

          Book for Sale: It’s not the cow, it’s the how

          Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat ($15) Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. We’re told that if we care about our health—or our planet—eliminating red meat from our diets is crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for the environment. But science says otherwise.
          Greenacres Research department is proud to contribute data to this book. Click here to read about the book

          _____________________

          Woodland Raised Berkshire Pork

          • Hams (12-17lb whole, 8-12lb halves, 4-6lb partial, or individual slices. $8/lb)
          • Bacon (belly, jowl, or ends/pieces, $12/lb) Check out our bacon & spinach salad recipe!
          • Smoked Hocks (one per pkg, $6/lb)
          • Baby Back Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $14/lb)
          • Spare Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $8/lb)
          • Pork Chops (bone-in or boneless, 2 chops per pkg, $12/lb)
          • Loin Roast (bone-in, approx. 5lb each, $12/lb)
          • Shoulder (Boston Butt, 2lb pieces, $8/lb)
          • Unseasoned Ground Pork ($7/lb)
          • Breakfast Links ($7.25/lb)
          • Mild Italian Sausages (Bratwurst size links,$7.25/lb)
          • Jalapeño Sausages (Bratwurst size links, $7.25/lb)
          • Sugar Free Sage Sausage (1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)
          • Heart ($2/lb)
          • Kidney ($2/lb)
          • Tongue ($4/lb)
          • Leaf Lard (for glorious biscuits and pie crusts $6/lb)
          • Rendered Lard ($4/lb)
          • Caul Fat (Lacy net of fat, try wrapping around a lean cut like a loin roast, to baste while roasting! $6/lb)

          _________________

          Pastured Poultry

          Eggs ($5/dozen)

          • Whole Chickens ($4/lb)
          • Whole Chickens, Cut-up ($4.25/lb)
          • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 pieces per pkg, approx. 1lb, $9/lb)
          • Chicken Sausages Sweet Italian Links, Chicken Bratwurst Links, Chipotle Bulk ( $7/lb)
          • Chicken Thighs (8 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $5/lb)
          • Chicken Backs on Sale! (for making stock, 3 backs per pkg, $1.50/lb)
          • Chicken Feet on Sale! (approx. 2lb per pkg, $2/lb) great for stock, check out our recipe
          • Hearts ($2/lb)
          • Gizzards ($2/lb)
          • Whole Turkeys (Frozen, 25lb+ large birds, $4/lb)
          • Ground Turkey ($7/lb, 1lb packages) Great for this burger recipe!
          29 Nov 2017

          Glacier Survivors

          Take a peek around our area and you may notice some evidence from our past. Ice age plants are among us and have persisted over the past 10,000 years since the last glacier left Cincinnati.  Many of these plants hit their evolutionary prime during the beginning of the Cenozoic era when mega-fauna, which includes mammoths and giant sloths, roamed freely across North America. The fruit attracted these very large animals that would then eat it whole, travel very far distances and go to the bathroom, leaving the seed to grow in a new place with a bit of natural fertilizer to help it along. However, many of the plants that relied on mega-fauna for dispersal went extinct at the end of the Ice Age.  That being said, there are a few that have persisted despite the changes in environment.  This type of plant is called an evolutionary anachronism, meaning it is out of place in its current time period. Plants like the Osage-orange tree, with its large “monkey brain” fruit found a way to survive despite the fact that there are no animals that can eat and disperse it that way it was intended. Other plants like the Honey Locust, with its large seed pods and huge thorns are remnants of a time when the tree needed to protect itself from the huge animals who brushed up against them. These trees help to remind us of our history and reinforce the fact that the only thing that is constant in our world is change.