Greenacres

Farm

Positive Impact Farming

From the beginning, Greenacres has operated using environmentally sensitive farming techniques. Mr. Nippert, recognizing that years of growing grain had depleted the soil, converted 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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Livestock Manager

Manager of Livestock Operations

Greenhouse Manager

Stephen Sehlhorst

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Lettuce plants prefer cool days and chilly nights, which means our garden team puts in a lot of extra work to bring you crisp, sweet lettuce mix in the heat of summer! With a combination of shade cloth, landscape fabric, careful variety choices, and frequent overhead watering, you’ll be able to enjoy every tasty bite. Head over to our Facebook page for a more detailed look at this new infrastructure. 🥗#summerlettuceproduction ...

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Our pastured hens have been working overtime! Eggs are on sale this week, only $3 per dozen🥚 ...

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This just in: adorable, delicious potatoes are now in the farmstore! Eating local doesn’t mean you need to skimp on the carbs🍴 ...

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Haricots verts: the slender and flavorful French relative of traditional green beans. Pick up a recipe bundle at the farmstore to make this beautifully simple dish! ...

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Rob (research intern) and Chad (research assistant) collecting soil data in our entrance field pasture. Rob is timing water infiltration in the pasture and Chad is digging a soil pit for bulk density. Both are indicators of soil health and soil structure. ...

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