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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The fireworks aren’t just in the sky this week! Pick up a bouquet to brighten your holiday. In observance of Independence Day, our farmstore will be closed Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4. ...

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We are thankful that Jules found success in his rain dance last Friday! He swears that if you want to trigger a rainstorm, just start watering by hand. 😂 ...

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Looking forward to our Fall weddings while looking back at all of the gorgeous weddings we've hosted. This one still takes our breath away! #tentedwedding #eventdesign Photographer: @benelsassphoto Planner: @i_doweddingsandevents Florist: @clflorals Rentals: @alloccasionseventrental Draping: @fitztheoccasion ⠀ TeePee Lounges: @the_campfire_experience ...

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It’s pollinator week! Celebrate with pentas, grown in our greenhouse without the use of harmful neonicotinoids. Safe for all your pollinator friends! On sale this week at the farm store. #pollinatorgarden ...

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Our eggs and lettuce mixes are on sale! Add some broccolini and garlic scapes, and you’re well on your way to this delicious frittata for an elegant Fathers’ Day brunch. Recipe available in store, or on our website. ...

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You never know what you’ll stumble upon while setting up temp-lines in fields for cattle moves! Livestock technician, Stephanie found a snapping turtle navigating through the tall grass. She has plenty experience handling these fascinating creatures as she was part of a research team at Ohio State that worked with various reptiles. With her expertise she was able to relocate it safely to a near by pond. ...

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The farmstore is overflowing with flowers! Geranium patio planters, pollinator attracting pentas and cheerful mini sunflowers are all neonicotinoid free and safe for bees 🌻🐝 ...

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Look at that color! Our baby swiss chard is so full of flavor we're calling it butter chard. It's going quickly so place an order with the farm store to pick up some for the weekend. ...

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