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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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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"Mushroom Stairs".. Fence checks around our orchard field led to discovering the perfect setting for April's photo of the month winner. 📷 @l_stump4 ...

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These beautiful and edible borage flowers are available in the Farm Store! They taste like cucumber and make a great salad topper. ...

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Make Mothers Day a little brighter with our estate grown pansies! Two flats for $40. Each flat has ten plants. ...

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Part 2 of our recycling series is now online! Educators Laurie and Kelly will give you tips on recycling more difficult items like batteries and plastic bags. Check our profile for the link. #recycle ...

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Our first batch of broilers have made their way outside! Here you’ll see our livestock technicians Courtney and Stephanie moving and feeding the broilers during morning chores. ...

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