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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Our herd enjoying a beautiful Greenacres sunrise this morning πŸŒ… ...

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Agriculture educator Emma Yetter moving our new flock of Katahdin sheep into a fresh paddock to graze. ...

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Tomorrow morning we'll be teaching how to make this delicious and pretty curtido recipe in our farm store at 11. Also there will be samples! This fermented, Salvadoran slaw, is fresh and a little spicy and perfect as a side for BBQ or tacos. Stop by for a taste. ...

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Livestock crew member @l_stump4 taking a few minutes to admire our Berkshire hogs and scenery after a rainy summer evening. 🌧🐽 ...

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The sound of baby chirps this time of years let’s us know Turkey Day is right around the corner! ...

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Look at those colors! Lots of these beautiful heritage tomatoes coming in from the gardens right now. Stop by our farm store tomorrow and see for yourself. πŸ…πŸŒˆ ...

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