Greenacres

Farm

Generative Since 1949

From the beginning, our farm has been operated using environmentally sensitive farming techniques. Mr. Nippert, a Greenacres founder, recognized that years of growing grain had depleted the soil, and set out to convert the farm from a grain operation to a cattle farm, believing that the cattle would naturally fertilize the pastures. His theory paid off, as Greenacres is now covered in lush green pastures and healthy living soil. We continue to use and research these sustainable practices while producing meat and a variety of seasonal produce.

Agriculture

Department

Livestock Production

We raise a variety of animals using humane and low-stress handling techniques. Grass-finished Black Angus cattle and lamb, woodland raised pork, and a mixture of pastured poultry. We limit the use of antibiotics and avoid using pesticides or herbicides where animals will be grazing. Pasture rotation is strictly managed to help keep both animals and land healthy.

Department

Vegetable Production

Holistically and sustainably we grow a variety of vegetables that are exceptional in quality and ability to nourish. You can sample and purchase them at the Greenacres Farm Store or when we are at various farmer’s markets. They are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides because of our growing methods like crop rotation, cover crops, and a living soil approach.

Department

Greenhouse Production

The greenhouse raises the majority of the plant materials needed by other departments. They work closely with the landscaping and events teams to provide over 5,000 annuals for the seasonal plantings and events around Greenacres. The vegetable production team relies on them to assist with vegetable seed propagation, as well as oversee the micro-greens program.

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Manager of Livestock Operations

Jonathan Gabis

Garden Manager

Ian Zeglin

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Our garden team has been busy “potting up” pansy seedlings in the greenhouse! Potting up is a technique that allows a seedling to grow big, strong, and healthy. As the seedlings grow, they become too large for their small starting cells, where their roots can become bound as they search for more room and nutrients. This can be a stressful time for the plant and is detrimental for its health. ⠀

This is the perfect time to pot up the seedling and place it into a larger container where it has the space to spread its roots more comfortably and focus on growing into a happy, healthy plant!
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The cold weather this week brings some unique challenges to vegetable gardening. Our garden manager, Ian, explains a few of these challenges and the ways we keep our gardens growing when it freezes. ...

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Looking for a perfect Super Bowl snack? Our pasture-raised wings are on sale this week to celebrate the Big Game, only $2/lb. Get our latest recipe: Crispy Baked or Fried Chicken Wings on our site. ...

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Maple season is here! 🍁🍁

Join us for one of our upcoming Children's Discovery Days where you can learn how this product goes from tree to table. Details on our site. Link in bio.
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Just a couple guys enjoying their breakfast 😊 We bring in high-quality hay to make sure our cattle are 100% grassfed year round, even in the winter. ...

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Our microgreens, including these pea shoots, are happily growing in our greenhouse…they are blissfully unaware of the snow outside! ...

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Have you ever ruminated about ruminants ruminating? Here’s a fact to chew on…cows and sheep spend about 40% of their day ruminating! They’re re-chewing their earlier meal to make the plant material easier for their gut microbes to digest. ...

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