Farm Reports

Reports about farms around the Lincoln area

FARM REPORTS

Index
Common Good
Shadow Brook


To learn more about our suppliers, our employees often tour their farms. On these tours we learn about the local supply chain, which often involves one step: farm to store. They also learn about organic and biodynamic farming practices, raising animals, and the processes
of planting and harvesting.

 

Common Good Farm

"Common Good Farm is a mom & pop family farm...small, sustainable, certified organic & Biodynamic...growing good food since Autumn of 1996 for southeast Nebraska. We are just 15 miles northwest of Lincoln, near Raymond. We’re committed to sustaining a family farm in Lancaster County to provide delicious, healthful food for our community & neighbors...to tend the soil, grow the food &  love the land."

http://www.commongoodfarm.com/

 
Common Good rotates their chickens every few weeks for better forage

Common Good rotates their chickens every few weeks for better forage

Pig's house

Pig's house

The lone pig loves eggs

The lone pig loves eggs

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Evrett talks about chickens

Evrett talks about chickens

Ben and Emily from Produce hang out near the henhouse

Evrett speaks with Amy (Outreach Coordinator)

Evrett speaks with Amy (Outreach Coordinator)

Rooster keeps the hens in order and warns them about hawks

chickens-eating
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Ruth tells us about the fields

Ruth tells us about the fields

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Oscar the bull

Oscar the bull

Queenie

Queenie

One of the many cats

One of the many cats

Evrett planting

Evrett planting

Hoop house starts

Hoop house starts

Starts in the greenhouse

Starts in the greenhouse

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Kittens and their mom stay in the greenhouse

Kittens and their mom stay in the greenhouse

Ruth showing us some interesting varieties of veggies

Ruth showing us some interesting varieties of veggies

Besides carrying their eggs & produce, we have many of Common Good's plant starts in our garden center

Common Good Eggs

Common Good Eggs

They invited us in for lunch

They invited us in for lunch

Driving to Shadow Brook

Driving to Shadow Brook

 

Shadow Brook Farm

"Shadow Brook Farm is a small, family owned specialty vegetable farm. We are committed to sustainable farming practices and are devoted to being good stewards of our land. We want to help move towards a "regional food system" where food is sold directly to the consumer rather than traveling many miles to reach your plate."

http://www.shadowbrk.com/

 
Kevin Loth tells us about cheese making

Kevin Loth tells us about cheese making

Baby goats on their way to an elementary school class

Baby goats on their way to an elementary school class

Near the high tunnels

Near the high tunnels

The goats escaped

The goats escaped

We rounded them up with whistles and yells

We rounded them up with whistles and yells

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Inside a high tunnel

Inside a high tunnel

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Kevin tells us about growing techniques. Note the grass in between the rows

Kevin tells us about growing techniques. Note the grass in between the rows

Ben from produce looks on

Ben from produce looks on

Shadow Brook provides Open Harvest with salad greens and other vegetables. We also carry their goat cheese in our cheese department

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Baby goat

Baby goat

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