Month: March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Indian Hill Product Availability

Indian Hill Product Availability

Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests. If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask while in the Farmstore. Curbside pickup is still available!

You may still order in advance if you prefer:
Email us at farm@green-acres.org
or call us at 513-891-4227 then press extension 1

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:30-5, Saturday 9-1

Fresh beef this week and next!

Turkey pre-orders and waitlist now closed.

Join our waitlist for next season here.

Marinara Sauce is back! 

Enjoy the flavors of our summer tomato harvest all year.  $10/jar.

A note about our egg supply

We continue to experience shortages of eggs. We will not have a supply of eggs again until Christmastime. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we’re hard at work to get our eggs back on your table as soon as we can.

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Cut Flower Bouquets

Fall mum bouquets are here!

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Leafy Greens

  • Spinach ($6 per 1/2lb)
  • Lettuce ($5 per 1/2lb)
  • Arugula ($5 per 1/2lb)
  • Baby Kale ($5 per 1/2lb)
  • Cabbage ($2 per lb)
  • Curly Kale ($4 per 1/2lb)
  • Microgreens ($4): Pea Shoots, Power Mix, Spicy Mix, Micro Cilantro

Fresh Veggies

  • Broccoli! ($6/lb)
  • Cucumbers (slim, seedless, English style, $5/lb)
  • Kohlrabi ($2.25/lb)

Roots

  • Sweet Potatoes ($4/lb)
  • Red Beets ($3.50/lb)
  • Potatoes ($4/lb)
  • Red Radishes ($4 per 1/2lb)
  • Carrots ($6/lb, large-size carrots $4/lb)
  • Sweet Onions ($2.25/lb)
  • Hakurei Turnips (sweet, with greens, delicious raw or cooked $4/lb)
  • Scarlet Queen Turnips (slightly stronger flavor than the Hakurei. Pretty pink starburst in the center! $4/lb)
  • Garlic ($3.50 per 1/2lb)

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        Please note: All our meats are frozen.

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        Woohoo Bin! 30% off!

        Meats that have a broken vacuum seal are 30% off! Same quality, just enjoy them soon, as they are prone to freezer burn after long storage.

        • Whole Beef Brisket, 1 available

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        Meat Bundle Deals

        • 30lb Ground Beef Bundle:
          • Non-CSA Members: $180 – save $30, final cost $6 per pound
          • CSA Members: $165 – save $45, final cost $5.50 per pound
        • Chuck Roast Bundle: 4 or more Chuck Roast, save $1 per pound
        • Sirloin Steak Bundle: 5 or more Sirloin Steaks, save $2 per pound
        • Chicken Breast Box: Approx. 35lb box, $7.50 per pound – save about $20 when you buy a full box!

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          100% Grassfed, Grass Finished Angus Beef

          Bulk beef is sold out until June 2022.

          • Ground Beef (1lb pkgs $7/lb)
            • 30lb Ground Beef bundle Deal (CSA members $165, non-CSA members $180)
          • Burger Patties (1/3 lb or 1/4lb. 4 patties per pkg, $7.25/lb)
          • All Beef Hot Dogs clean label, no nitrates or nitrites other than those naturally occurring in celery juice power, no MSG (8 hot dogs per 1lb pkg, $10)
          • New York Strip Steak (2 per pkg, approx 1.5lb, $20/lb)
          • Ribeye Steak (2 per pkg, approx 1.5lb, $18/lb)
          • Sirloin Steak (approx. 0.75lb each, $12/lb)
            • Sirloin Steak Bundle Deal! (Buy 5 or more Sirloin Steaks, only $10/lb, applies to bone-in sirloin steaks only.)
          • Hanging Tender ($15/lb)
          • Stew Beef (1lb package, $8/lb)
          • Brisket (approx. 3lb portions or 8-11lb whole, $9/lb)
          • Short Ribs (2 pieces per pkg, avg. 1-1.5lb, $4/lb)
          • Chuck Roast (avg 2.5-3.5lb each, $8/lb)
            • Chuck Roast bundle deal! (Buy 4 or more Chuck Roasts, only $7/lb)
          • Rump Roast (avg. 2lb each, $10/lb)
          • Sirloin Tip Roast (avg. 2-3lb each, $11/lb)
          • Arm Roast (Great in the crock pot! Avg. 2-3lb each, $8/lb)
          • Shank  (Great for braising, meaty with marrow bones. $4/lb)
          • Marrow Bones (crosscut, $4/lb)
          • Liver ($4/lb)
          • Heart ($4/lb)
          • Kidney ($4/lb)
          • Suet ($2/lb)

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          Woodland Raised Berkshire Pork

          • Hams (16-17lb whole, 4lb partial, or individual slices. $8/lb)
          • Bacon (jowl, or ends/pieces, $12/lb)
          • Hocks: Smoked or Unsmoked loaded with collagen for excellent broth, or for simmering with beans (one per pkg, $6/lb)
          • Spare Ribs (about 5 ribs per 1/2lb pkg, $8/lb)
          • Pork Chops (boneless, 2 chops per pkg, $12/lb)
          • Loin Roast (boneless or bone-in, approx. 5lb each, $12/lb)
          • Shoulder (Boston Butt, 2lb pieces, $8/lb)
          • Ground Pork, Unseasoned ($7/lb)
          • Smoked Andouille Sausage (horseshoe-shape links, $10/lb)
          • Mango Habanero Sausage Links (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $10/lb)
          • Chorizo Sausage (Click here for our recipe for quick pork chorizo tacos with cabbage slaw! 1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)
          • Breakfast Links (Small links, 8 per pkg, $7.25/lb)
          • Mild Italian Sausage Links (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $7.25/lb)
          • Jalapeno Sausage Links (Bratwurst size links, 4 per pkg, $7.25/lb)
          • Sugar Free Sage Sausage (perfect for biscuits and gravy! 1lb bulk packages, $7.25/lb)
          • Heart ($2/lb)
          • Kidney ($2/lb)
          • Liver ($4/lb)
          • Leaf Lard (for glorious biscuits and pie crusts $6/lb)
          • Fat (Render for lard or make your own sausage $4/lb)
          • Caul Fat (lacy net of fat, try wrapping around a lean cut like a loin roast or a whole chicken, to baste while roasting! $6/lb)

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          Pastured Poultry

          Eggs ($5/dozen)

          • Freedom Rangers small, heritage breed birds – excellent foragers on pasture with superior flavor. Click here to learn more about Freedom Rangers.
            • Whole (Approx. 2.5lb each, $5.50/lb)
            • Boneless, Skinless Breast (1 pieces, about 0.5lb, $11/lb)
            • Thighs (4 pieces, about 0.9lb, $6.50/lb)
            • Drumsticks (4 pieces, about 0.75lb, $4/lb)
            • Wings (6 pieces, about 1lb, $4/lb)
            • Backs (3-5 pieces, about 2.5lb, $3/lb)
          • Whole Chickens ($4/lb)
          • Whole Chickens, Cut-up ($4.25/lb)
          • Chicken Breast Tenders (about 1.25lb per package. $10/lb)
          • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 pieces per pkg, approx. 1lb, $8/lb)
            • Chicken Breast Box (Save about $20! Buy a full box of chicken breast, approx. 35lb, for only $7.50/lb)
          • Chicken Wings (6 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $3/lb)
          • Chicken Thighs (8 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $5/lb)
          • Chicken Drumsticks (4 per pkg, approx. 2lb, $3/lb)
          • Chicken Sausages:
            • Tomato Basil Chicken Burger Patties (4 patties per 1lb package, $7.25)
            • Links: Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, Chipotle, Chorizo (5 links per 1lb package, $7/lb)
          • Ground Chicken, Unseasoned ($7/lb)
          • Feet (approx. 2lb per pkg, $2/lb) great for stock, check out our recipe
          • Hearts ($2/lb)
          • Gizzards ($2/lb)

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          Grassfed, Grass Finished Lamb

          • Spare Ribs, $9/lb
          • Shank, $10/lb
          • Neck, $12/lb
          • Bones, $4/lb
          • Fat, $2/lb
          21 Mar 2020

          Lesser Celandine….Smotherer of Native Plants

          Lesser Celandine….Smotherer of Native Plants

          Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) is a broadleaf plant with a yellow flower, which is native to Europe and Western Asia. In North America it is considered to be a highly invasive plant. You can find it growing in 21 of the lower 48 states, and in southern parts of Canada.

          Lesser celandine produces both seeds and bulbils. This type of reproduction strategy causes it to be highly invasive, and allows it to spread like wildfire. The three easiest and fastest ways it spreads are water ways, boots of hikers, and hooves of ungulates. The spread of lesser celandine begins to create dense green carpets in our woods and lawns. Studies have shown that these “carpets” inhibit native wildflowers and other plants from finishing their life cycles. When these native wildflowers and plants cannot finish their life cycles, pollinators are losing their sources of nectar and mammals are losing food sources. Can the mammals just eat the celandine instead? Unfortunately no, because lesser celandine has compounds that make it taste bitter and possibly toxic to mammals. These are just a few out of many ecological impacts that are the driving forces to research ways to eradicate lesser celandine from our woods and lawns.

          We are starting a research project in early 2020 to test eradication methods of lesser celandine. We will be testing the effects of hand removal, and two types of herbicides: glyphosate and metsulfuron. We will measure cover of celandine and count other species pre and post treatment. This study will likely be a multiple year study because other data shows lesser celandine needs multiple rounds of treatments to eliminate it.

          Below are photos of lesser celandine before and after it flowers, and the dense carpet it creates.

          –Chad G.

          pre-flower stage
          flowering stage
          13 Mar 2020

          Wildflower Data

          Wildflower Data

          In winter we spend a lot of time indoors, analyzing data from the previous year.  In 2019, we had our first opportunity to collect data on native spring ephemerals.  These are native (as opposed to alien or invasive) species whose life cycle is quite short.  The plants emerge, grow, flower and die generally between February and May, before trees fully leaf out.  Our data show that Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) is the most dominant ephemeral across the woods in both frequency and density.  The frequency of wildflowers across 3 of our woodland is shown in the graph.

          –Jennifer