Archive for July, 2016

Win a Share for Week 9

We have one share to give away for Week 9.  This is a picture of what we had last week in the shares.  This week should be similar.  If you would like to try out our CSA (Community Supported Agricultural Operation) this is your chance.

Potatoes, Cucumbers, squash, dill, onions, Swiss Chard, kale, green beans, Asian long beans and sweet corn

Potatoes, Cucumbers, squash, dill, onions, Swiss Chard, kale, green beans, Asian long beans and sweet corn

All you have to do is go to our face book page @UrbanFarmAdventures  Like our page if you haven’t already, Find the contest post, comment on it and share the contest to your wall for all of your friends to see.  We will announce the winner after 8 PM on Wednesday July 27.  Winner must pick up on Thursday July 28 between 6 and 8 here at GI Acres.  Good Luck, Have Fun, and Share Us with your Friends.

Weekly CSA Shares

Week 06 (2)
Week 06 (2)
Swiss Chard, Mustard, Collards, l Green Beans, Summer Squash, New Potatoes, Dill, Chives, Thyme and Purselane,
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Here is what our weekly shares contain.  If you see lots of veggies on a table that is the total for 9 shares.  If it is just in front of a basket that was one share.  Our goal was to provide at least $10 worth of Farmer’s Market quality fresh product to our members per week.  The contents of the shares change every week because different things are ready at different times.  We started with cool season crops like radishes, peas and lettuce and then progress into warm season items like cucumbers, summer squash and green beans.  Eventually we will have tomatoes, peppers, corn, and  maybe melons.  In the fall we hope to offer winter squash, late tomatoes and maybe some of the cools season crops like lettuce and radishes again.  Swiss chard has been a killer producer for us this year and I think people are getting tired of it but it sure is pretty and it tastes good.

We always send the beets and turnips home with the tops.  Our rabbits would love them but the tops cook up really nice for people too.

About GI Acres CSA

GI Acres is located on the western edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. The garden takes up about half of an acre. We also have chickens, rabbits and bees

Our farm is not USDA Certified Organic and we do not anticipate applying for such status. We strive to produce healthy vegetables using natural methods of fertilizing, building soil, and controlling pests such as insects and weeds. Those healthy vegetables will begin in mid to late May with herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. During the season you can expect a variety of greens, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and potatoes along with tips about how to cook and preserve your weekly share. The season will conclude in late September or early October. We aim for a 20-week season.

We did not grow up on farms but we did grow up in families with large gardens, eating a variety of fresh produce and canning/freezing the excess. We have maintained the tradition of growing and preserving food for our family for the past 20+ years. GI Acres is our attempt to share that passion for good food with our community.