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.

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Manager of Livestock Operations

Jonathan Gabis

Garden Manager

Ian Zeglin

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Remember the video of Eastern American Toads in our wetland? Their eggs have hatched, and the pond is now filled with tadpoles! They will swim here for 50-65 days, until their metamorphosis into toadlets. ...

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The summer annuals for the Arts Center landscaping are grown from seed in our greenhouse and just as ready as we are for the sunshine, weddings, and warmer temperatures! ☀️ These are the feathery Celosia that are adding a bright pop of yellow to our planting! ...

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For us, Earth Day is every day and caring for our planet starts with caring for the soil! The building blocks of an abundant and sustainable harvest begin in our soil. We promote natural processes that support healthy root growth, clean water, sequester carbon, and a healthier finished product. A cleaner future for us all, one step at a time. ...

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Snow this late into Spring made for some stunning scenery this morning! Our Arts Center stole the show with its beautiful landscaping and architecture coming together for the perfect picture. ...

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