Meet Emerald Acres!
Emerald Acres has been providing naturally grown vegetables, herbs and fruit to the Lincoln area through local Farmers’ Markets, their CSA program and local restaurant sales since 2011. They are located just 5 miles west of Lincoln in the small community of Emerald. Over 40 different kinds of produce, culinary & medicinal herbs and bedding plants are grown on 5 acres. In addition to outdoor growing, Emerald Acres also produces lettuce hydroponically in an onsite greenhouse. They raise hogs on the land as well and have a good stocking of pork products. Additionally, they keep a flock of laying hens, and farm fresh eggs can be found at their farmers market stall.
Helping people thrive!
Emerald Acres has a unique mission – through the hard work of Direct Support Professionals, they teach individuals with developmental disabilities valuable skills that allows them employment opportunities through the farm and greenhouse.
Emerald Acres is an entity of Integrated Life Choices, which works with the Department of Health and Human Services to meet the needs of people in the community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Integrated Life Choices is dedicated to providing all people living with disabilities the opportunity to live a fulfilling life. Founded in 2006, Integrated Life Choices has more than a decade of experience in the industry as well a respected reputation for providing a positive and friendly work environment. ILC (Integrated Life Choices) extends support to people of all needs and abilities in the workforce through various opportunities in everything from agriculture to retail.
Where to find Emerald Acres:
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/EmeraldAcresFarm
- Online Food Guide Listing with address, phone number, and email address: https://buylocalnebraska.org/online-food-guide/emerald-acres