Pictures of the 2021 Full and Short Season Shares

Pictures of Full Season Shares June to September 2021

Pictures of Short Season Shares July to September 2021

West India Burr Gherkins (Maxixe)

So you got these in your share tonight and you are thinking what do I do with them? They are a cucumber so you can eat them raw. They are prickly so that might not be the best idea unless you peel them. And how do you say Maxixe anyway (Mashishi) Here are a couple of resources to help you decided what to do with them. They can be eaten raw, pickled or cooked like zucchini. Evidently they are used in Brazilian cuisine and some of these links will give you some recipes. https://seekingsustenance.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/maxixe/ or check this one out https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-burr-gherkins-zmaz08djzgoe

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Spring Foods and Garden Pics

The first strawberries of the year. Kathy got to eat the ripe one. We planted about 80 more this year. The goose berries are set on and so are the choke cherries. We have been eating mushrooms from the Winecap bed. We have had several salads and will have lettuce and radishes for the first CSA pickup on June 7th.

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Past Frost Free, But Not Without Some Losses

May 17 was the official frost free date for our area. We are past it. On May 8 we planted our first Tomatoes (30) and on May 10 we lost more than 1/2 of them. There is a reason to wait. We aren’t expecting any more frost until at least September. If you want to know what the weather is like here at GI Acres you can check out our personal weather station (PWS) on www.wunderground.com at station KNEGRAND69 named GI Acres. If you check out the low for Monday May 10 you will see it got down to 31.7F.

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  • 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 June with herbs, 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 16 week full season.

    We also offer a short season option (6 weeks) beginning in mid-July and ending in mid-September.

    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. We started this in the Spring of 2015 and have been offering shares since.

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    GI Acres CSA Member Agreement 2022 with fillable fields.

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