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23 Mar 2020

What Would the Nipperts Do?

What Would the Nipperts Do?

A Letter from our President

Greenacres dedicated 2020 as the first year of  “WWTND”  — What Would the Nipperts Do?  The idea was to engage employees and sharpen our focus on the mission and vision of Louis and Louise Nippert. Little did we know that the year would change so dramatically and that we would really have to think about WWTND in whole new light. In response to COVID-19, Greenacres is taking the following actions:

  1. Non-Essential Employees began working from home last week.  We have asked employees to work on new ways to educate and communicate and to work on their skills as experts.
  2. Essential employees – those associated with farm activities – are reporting to work but we are using a skeleton crew.
  3. We are following the guidelines of distancing and washing frequently.

These are internal steps but our team is dedicated to serving the community and wanted to do more. So we looked at what we can offer to help with the current challenge.  Here are additional thing Greenacres will be doing:

  1. Expand garden production by “plowing fence row to fence row” in our garden areas.
  2. Add more animals as fields green up to increase our ability to provide grass finished protein products.
  3. Develop an electronic media way to deliver lessons that we used to deliver in person. We will use this channel to further inform people of our research and other activities.

All of the above are actions that the Nipperts would approve of and would participate in. During WWII the going was getting very difficult in the Philippines due to rain – typhoon season. Jeeps and wheeled vehicles were bogging down in the mud and the enemy had the advantage of being entrenched while our soldiers needed to move forward and advance. The problem was discussed and a solution was proposed – send in the Cavalry, not the modern wheeled or even more modern helicopter Cavalry but the old fashioned horse Cavalry.  Mr. Nippert was a Captain who knew a thing or two about horses and called upon to head to Kansas and restart the horse Cavalry to be used to invade the Philippines.  Mr. and Mrs. Nippert headed west to Kansas and began to rebuild the horse Cavalry.  Mr. Nippert described the effort as challenging because so few of the chosen soldiers could ride a horse, let alone care for it.  The “old” Cavalry manuals were out of date and out of print and the horse Cavalry was needed in the Philippines now.  So Captain Nippert went to work training horses and soldiers and preparing to invade the Philippines. The day came for the Horse Cavalry to prove it was ready to leave Kansas with orders given to pack up and head to California to get on ships. As they prepared to depart, the typhoons ended and the Jeeps started rolling.  Captain Nippert received new orders – disband the horse Cavalry.  When he talked about this story which he did infrequently and with little detail, he always mentioned that he, like so many in the GREATEST GENERATION, never thought about the downside, the danger or the sacrifice they were making. They just thought about their country and their duty to answer the call, whatever it was.

Today, we are all being asked to answer the call to take on a new enemy, an enemy that is here among us, a virus.  WWTND? The answer is clear – answer the call and serve. Some will serve by growing more food, some by creating new education channels and some just by following the rules and self-quarantine.  In each case there is individual sacrifice, but those sacrifices are small compared to the sacrifice of the Greatest Generation in WWII.  It is time to pull together, do what you can and listen to and follow the lines of Bob Dylan’s “You got to serve somebody”.   It does not matter who you are, now is the time to serve somebody and the somebody I suggest is your neighbors and friends and serve them with kindness and care and follow the COVID-19 rules.  That is what the Nipperts would do.

Please stay healthy and happy and remember to serve someone.

-Carter Randolph

Greenacres President

23 Mar 2020

Farm Store Product Availability

Farm Store Product Availability

We are still operating curbside pickup, but are hard at work on a plan to safely re-open for in-store shopping next week. Even after re-opening the inside of the store, we will continue to offer curbside pickup for our customers who would prefer contactless shopping. Stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, please place an order via email or phone prior to your arrival. Our staff will assist you in ordering and provide instructions for pickup.

Please note that the Farm Store is still on limited hours.
Tuesday – Friday: 12 PM – 5PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 12 PM

To Place an Order:

Email: farm@green-acres.org
or Call: (513) 891-4227, then press 1

Updated 5/30/2020

Produce

Baby Lettuce Heads ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
Leaf Lettuce Mix ($5 per 1/2lb bag)
Butter Chard
(baby chard leaves for salads, $8 per 1/2lb bag)
Rainbow Swiss Chard (full size leaves, $4 per 1/2lb bag)
Kale
Green Curly or Lacinato ($4 per 1/2lb bag)
Broccolini (tender baby broccoli, $6/lb)
Red Beets
(approx. $5 per bunch of 5 beets)
Celery (approx. $1.50/bunch)
Red Radishes (approx. $2.50 per bunch of 8-12 radishes)
Hakurei Turnips: young, white roots & tender greens (approx. $2.50/bunch of 5-6 turnips)
Microgreens ($3-4 per bag): Spicy Mix, Power Mix, Pea Shoots, Micro Arugula, Micro Radish
Herbs: Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley

Pastured Poultry

Our next chicken harvest will be in-store June 19. Call or email us to pre-order.

Eggs ($5/dozen)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 pieces per pkg, approx. 1lb, $9/lb)
Chicken Sausage (Mild Italian or Chipotle, $7 for 1 package of 4 links)
Chicken Drumsticks
(8 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $3/lb)
Chicken Wingettes (the meatiest part of the wing, sometimes called Party Wings, approx. 2lb per pkg, $4/lb)
Chicken Backs (for making stock, 3 backs per pkg, $3/lb)
Chicken Feet (approx. 2lb per pkg, $4/lb) Great for stock, check out our recipe here: https://green-acres.org/chicken-feet-stock/
Chicken Liver ($4/lb), Heart ($2/lb), Gizzards ($2/lb)

Ground Turkey ($7/lb, 1lb packages)
Turkey Wings ($3/lb)
Turkey Drumsticks ($3/lb)
Turkey Necks ($3/lb)

Grass-fed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

Our next beef harvest will be in-store June 25. Call or email us to pre-order.

Burger Patties (1/3 or 1/4 lb patties, 4 per package, $7.25/lb)
Beef Ribs (avg. 5-6 ribs, 1.5lb per package, $9/lb)
Short Ribs
(2 pieces per package, avg. 1-1.5lb, $6/lb)
Stew Beef
(1lb packages, $8/lb)
Chuck Roast
(avg 2.5-3.5lb each, $8/lb)
Rolled Rump Roast
(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 (Great for braising, meaty with marrow bones. $6/lb)
Bones (Make your own bone broth! Avg 2.5-4lb per bag, $4/lb)
Liver
($4/lb) Tongue ($4/lb) Heart ($4/lb)

Pastured Pork

Jowl (Make your own bacon! $7/lb)
Heart ($2/lb), Kidney ($2/lb), Tongue ($4/lb)
Lard ($4/lb)

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Upcoming Livestock Harvests, Dates of In-Store Availability
We have increased our available livestock for 2020.
Call to pre-order from any future harvest.

Beef: June 25, September 5, September 10, December 17
Chicken: June 19, July 7, July 24, August 4, August 21, September 1
Pork: November 3, December 15

All livestock harvest dates are subject to change

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