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Posted 6/29/2020 9:29am by Sandy Roush.

Good morning to you all!  Hope you are all well!  Everything is growing like crazy, especially the weeds!  We've been busy weeding and watering and see a whole lot of that again this week.  We have spent time fortifying the chicken coop and their outside enclosed area.  We have had a predator invade our coop.  The first night was horrible!  After that, it was one or two at a time.  Finally, this weekend, we had success at capturing photos with a field camera.  The invaders are 3 raccoons, an adult with 2 babies.  We have been successful at keeping them out since Wednesday, but worry that they will eventually find their way back in, so......  You all have a good week!

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of June 29th          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Red Ace and Guardsmark beets, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb Please check Our Varieties under the Our Products tab for details.

Garlic scapes @ $4.00/lb

Small zucchini @ $2.00/lb 

Posted 6/22/2020 9:32am by Sandy Roush.

Good morning all!  Hope you had a good holiday weekend.  We are very glad to see a break in the temperatures this week. The weeds are going crazy!  As the world tries to re-open, things are looking a little more familiar.  Our restaurant customers are are open and ordering big, so people must be out enjoying their favorite places to eat.  Our produce and eggs are going fast and are limited, so please get your order in as soon as possible.  Have a great week!

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of June 22nd          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Red Ace Beets, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb Please check Our Varieties under the Our Products tab for details.

Scallions (green onions) @ $2.00/1/4lb bunch

Orange, white, red and purple haze carrots with no tops @ $2.00/lb Please check Our Varieties for details.

Garlic scapes @ $4.00/lb 

Posted 6/15/2020 8:53am by Sandy Roush.

Good Monday morning everyone!  Looks like we are in for another hot week and no rain.  It's not the end of July, right?  It would also appear that people are back out to our local restaurants.  We are seeing orders again and they are actually larger than usual.  It's good to see that for the restaurants.  We hope you are all staying well!

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of June 15th          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Salad turnips, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Beets, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb All 3 varieties are available. Please check Our Varieties under the Our Products tab for details.

Scallions (green onions) @ $2.00/1/4oz bunch

Rainbow carrots with no tops @ $2.00/lb.  Multiple varieties are available. Please check Our Varieties for details.  

Posted 6/7/2020 1:07pm by Sandy Roush.

Hello to you all!  We had a hot, but productive week.  We appreciated the 1" of rain we accumulated and really look forward to the forecasted break in the hot temps this coming week. We were able to get an acre of pumpkins planted just in time for the rain!  Monday is all go to get the 1000 asparagus crowns in between the rains.  You all take care and have a good week! 

Sandy

 

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of June 8th          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Hydroponic lettuce mix @ $5.00/lb

Fresh baby spinach @ $5.00/lb

Salad turnips, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Beets, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb All 3 varieties are available. Please check Our Varieties under the Our Products tab for details.

Scallions (green onions) @ $2.00/1/4oz bunch

Rainbow carrots Multiple varieties are available. Please check Our Varieties for details.

 

Posted 6/1/2020 8:21am by Sandy Roush.

Good morning everyone!  Looks like summer is here!  We're harvesting and still planting.  Busy!  Here's what's available this week at Emerald Acres.

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of June 1st          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Hydroponic lettuce mix @ $5.00/lb

Fresh baby spinach @ $5.00/lb

Salad turnips, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Beets, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb All 3 varieties are available, please check Our Varieties under the Our Products tab for details.

Fresh thyme @ $2.00/1/2oz bunch

Cilantro @ $3.00/4oz bunch 

Have a great week and stay safe!

Posted 5/26/2020 7:41am by Sandy Roush.

Good morning all!  Sorry for the delay!  This will be the last harvest of lettuce until October so get it while you can.  This will probably be the last of the radishes as well. We have started harvesting onions and looks like beets and maybe some carrots next week.  Thank you all!  Have a great week!

 

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of May 25th          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Hydroponic lettuce mix @ $5.00/lb

Fresh baby spinach @ $5.00/lb

Radishes, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Salad turnips, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb 

Scallions (green onions) @ $2.00/bunch

Posted 5/18/2020 8:49am by Sandy Roush.

Good morning to all of you!  We hope you are well and excited for some fresh produce.  We are very busy here getting new strawberry starts in and harvest ready produce out.  As I mentioned last week, I will be posting available produce for purchase every Monday this season. Here is what's available at Emerald this week.  Please contact me through email by 4:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th.  I will contact you Before 10:00 am on Wednesday to confirm the details of your order. Have a good week!

 

Availability list, while supplies last, for the week of May 18th          

Eggs @ $2.50/dozen

Hydroponic lettuce mix @ $5.00/lb

Fresh baby spinach @ $5.00/lb

Radishes, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Salad turnips, bagged with no tops @ $3.00/lb

Tomato and Pepper plants @ $2.00 each  

Posted 5/13/2020 3:07pm by Sandy Roush.

Hello from Emerald Acres!  

While the world seems to be at a stand still, things here at Emerald are moving along. Not quite the usual though. We shut down for 3 weeks to essential staff and slowly brought back a few extra hands. Since we deal with produce, disinfecting routines and hand washing are normal procedure at the farm. We had what we needed to take the extra precautions and follow Covid-19 guidelines. It is also pretty easy to keep proper space. There are many different tasks scattered across the farm.  

Last year, when we were planning for this season, we made the decision to no longer offer a CSA. We have not planned our fields with enough variety to offer a well-rounded, full season share. That said, we still have some great produce and eggs that are no longer going to restaurants. We would like to make that available for purchase.  

Didn’t I say we are moving along? Yes, I did! We have 18 piglets! We have 2 litters of nine each, born 3 weeks apart. They are currently 10 weeks and 7 weeks old. They are adorable now. They will produce some amazing pork this winter! The greenhouse was full of life this winter!   We grew hydroponic lettuce, green house tomatoes and hundreds of bedding plants. We have 16 varieties of tomato and pepper plants, basil and borage as well as ornamentals that included 8 varieties of Coleus and Vinca in a variety of colors. The high tunnel is full of beds growing carrots, beets, scallions, radishes, turnips and spinach. We have started harvesting! In the field we have planted 2400lbs of potatoes, as well as peas, carrots and cippolini onions. The garlic and strawberries are coming to life and asparagus is just starting to be harvested. We planted 500 raspberry starts last week and planted more than 360 tomato and pepper plants this week. We have started planting 4000 new strawberry starts and plan to add 1000 more asparagus crowns. Our chickens are back to full production, so we average 50 dozen per week. That is a lot of gathering and washing! We would love to take your gently used egg cartons for re-use. For your safety, they will be properly stored and allowed to sit for at least 7 days before being used again.  

Like I mentioned, I would like to still give you the option to purchase produce. I will begin posting a newsletter, every Monday, identifying what we have available to purchase that week. I will post each Monday by 10:00am with orders accepted, by email, thru Tuesday at 4:00pm for priority availability. I will verify orders, by email, no later Wednesday at 10:00am and arrange a time for pick up or delivery. We ask that payment be made through the website. A check or exact cash will also be accepted. We will not be making change. Orders must be picked up or delivered, as scheduled, by Thursday or Friday each week. Orders not picked up or able to be delivered will be donated to a Foodnet location in Lincoln. Orders for delivery will be charged additional.

Posted 8/10/2018 7:49am by Sandy Roush.

Hello Emerald Acres fans! We had a great summer market season, with lots of new and familiar faces alike! Even though we are not at market, our CSA's are still receiving lots of produce! We still have CSA's available at an adjusted price to match what you get the rest of the season! We are also available Via phone call at 402-480-8197! (please leave a message as we may be in the field) 

Some dates to remember:

September 13th- Fallbrook Farmers Market (Fall)

October 11th- Fallbrook Farmers Market (Fall)

-Kyle Chandler, Farmhand 

Posted 10/5/2016 11:33am by Sandra Roush.

Can you believe it is October already? Where has the time gone? Fall is here and only Mother Nature knows when will we see the first frost of the season. Until then, field production continues.  We have the high tunnel planted and looking forward to extending harvest of onions, carrots, beets, brussel spouts, radishes, cilantro and a variety of greens well into December.  

In your shares today you have received some of our standards, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, bunching onions, carrots, radishes, okra, garlic and cilantro.  You are also receiving edamame, pumpkins and eggs.  

Yes, we are getting eggs already! Our hens are only 21 weeks old and we have already collected about 12 dozen over the last few weeks. You will notice that they are small, because the girls are still so young.  That will change through the following months and they will begin to lay the standard large egg.  You will also notice that the eggs have not been washed.  This allows for you to not worry about refrigeration.  They can sit in your office all day and on your counter for weeks. The state does require us to wash them if we are selling, so once we start selling you will be getting them washed. Once you wash the “bloom” off they must be refrigerated. You may notice that we have both white and brown. We have two different breeds of chicken, Rhode Islands Reds and White Leghorns.  They are most definitely cage free, as well as free ranging during the day.  Makes for excellent fresh farm eggs!  

The pumpkins you received can be used as ornamental, but are also good eating.  The flat orange stripped are the “Hooligan” and has an excellent sweet pumpkin flavor making them great for pies and breads.   The green/orange “Carnival” is a sweet dumpling squash and can be prepared as you would any other squash.  

I hope you enjoy your shares! For those of you who are ½ share members, this is your last bounty for the season.  Our full share members will be receiving one more. I would love to hear from you about your experience this season as a member of Emerald Acres CSA. What could we do better? What would bring you back next season?  

Thank you all so much,  

Sandy Roush

Farm Operations Manager

Emerald Acres

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