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.

Contact Us

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Manager of Livestock Operations

Jonathan Gabis

Garden Manager

Ian Zeglin

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Happy holidays from all of us at Greenacres! The farmstore will be closed for a holiday break Dec 24 - Jan 5. ...

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It’s a baby boom at Greenacres, with a total of 44 calves joining our herd in 2020! This little one enjoys breakfast under the watchful eye of its momma. We look forward to seeing these little ones grow up in the New Year! ...

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Delicate paperwhites make a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table! We’ve grown them in pebbles, so you can see their beautiful root structure up close. Available in the Farm Store. ...

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Our Research Department is proud to contribute data to the new book Sacred Cow: the Case for (Better) Meat by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. Makes a perfect gift when given with a Greenacres gift card, so the recipient can buy their own grass-fed beef in the New Year! ...

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You don’t typically see poinsettias in cut-flower bouquets, but they’re stunning! 😍 perfect for holiday gift-giving. Now available in the Farmstore! ...

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Winter mornings at the Greenhouse have a special glow.... The grow lights help us produce fresh veggies throughout the dark days of winter. ...

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