Generative Since 1949

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 cattle and other livestock would naturally fertilize the pastures. His theory paid off, as Greenacres is now covered in lush green pastures and healthy, living soil created through multi-species grazing.

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8255 Spooky Hollow Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Current Farm Store Hours
T-F 1030 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

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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Our turkeys are sold out, but pre-orders for veggies and other meats for your Thanksgiving feast are open! Pre-orders are due Monday November 22 at noon. Find all the details and availability information on our website. ...

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Earlier this week the weather was perfect for winter bed prep. Around the middle of Autumn, we begin to prep various garden and flower beds for winter so that they have healthy rich soil in the spring. Using old baleage as a form of mulch in the fall, we ensure full ground cover that doubles as a carbon source for soil life that will eventually break down over the course of the winter. Any remaining baleage can be easily raked out by the spring and the beds are ready to go to begin planting into! ...

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To reduce the impact and emissions of constant mowing, our estate crew works with the livestock team to utilize sheep (and cattle) to graze areas that traditionally would have been mowed. Using temporary fencing, the flock is moved around the property improving soil fertility and root structure as they go. Our livestock crew makes sure to interact with them daily to socialize them and train them to move with ease from one paddock to another. ...

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The only ones who are excited about the end of watermelon season are the hogs! When we need to clear out the garden or the cooler, they’re always happy to help 🍉 ...

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