GI Acres CSA

We are looking forward to our 2018 season.  This will be the third year for GI Acres.

We have been recognized by the Department of Agriculture. They sent us the 2017 Census of Agriculture and we did our part by filling it out and letting them know that corn, soybeans, beef, and pork are not the only agricultural products from Nebraska.  Those are important products but so are all of the other things we can grow and sell locally.

Kathy and I are already looking at seed catalogs.  If there is something that you think we should try send us an email, facebook message, text or tweet.

Do you want fresh vegetables all summer long but don’t have the time, inclination, or space to grow your own?  Let us grow them for you.  In 2018 we are offering 10 shares to our CSA (Community Supported Agricultural Operation).  The price of a share is $400 due and payable by March 31, 2016.  The growing season will begin toward the end of May or beginning of June and last through the first hard freeze or September.

This year we are offering a short season share from July to early September with 6 weeks of pickups on the weekend for $150.  This is perfect for someone that isn’t sure they want to commit to a full share or for someone that just likes those summer veggies (Tomatoes, Peppers, Egg Plant etc…)  It will also help us keep things picked and monitor the garden between regular weekly pickups.

How many shares are available?

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Buy Your Share

You can sign up for your share at CSA Signup.

Look at what we had in each share last year.  We know we are going to grow more baby corn, onions, leeks and garlic but we don’t think we will have sweet corn this year.

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.