Green Acres Homestead uses a sustainable permaculture model, offering classes, tours, and items from our city home in Burlington, Vermont.
Our homestead will provide two seasons of classes in kimchee, kombucha and water kefir making weekends in March/April & September/October with gift certificates available.The primary purpose of our web site is to provide information about urban beekeeping, raising fish, chickens, rabbits, accessing a year round mini greenhouse for all seasons veggies, and tropical plants, while producing lacto-fermented, alcoholic, and herbal products for both sale and personal consumption. As we expand, learning how to balance water and electrical consumption for the urban homesteader (rain barrels, solar, etc.).
We have converted most of our lawn grass into a three distinctive areas: 1. growing a mixture of red, white, and honey clover with farm peas, 2. a small side meadow of brilliant flowers, 3. a well developed bee meadow which incorporate both sturdy clover and late season flowers.
We are also offering honey mead, hard cider, & gluten free chocolate stout through caterers and private sales. We don’t have a license to ship our alcoholic products in the mail. Deliveries are handed in person. The off season is when we are busy fermenting in closed buckets, settling in glass carboys, adding herbs, flowers, and spices, and then decanting in bottles.
As beekeepers, we follow the seasonal extraction of honey in Northern Vermont which gives us a season between labor day and thanksgiving of harvesting and storing frames which on a good pace, extraction is done. We will sell our raw unfiltered honey produced from our 4 hives on the homestead, populated by calm Italian bees.
A variety of non-alcoholic products along with these classes, will be available for purchase on this web site through PayPal. Also, we will have a presence in local farmer markers selling the following non-alcoholic articles: Ginger Kombucha, Vegan Kimchee, Lemon-Ginger Water Kefir, Honey-Lemon Chaga Tea, Oils of Oregano, Peppermint, Lavender, Bergamot, Tulsi, (all herbs organically grown and processed on site), and Mark’s Herbal Salve (all items also organically grown on site except olive oil and coconut oil, and processed on site).
We are expanding our hop production and have some for sale from Labor Day on, each year. We are growing Cascade, Centennial, and Willamette types which are good for a variety of beers. Additionally hops are used in teas and added to sewn/tied sachets for relation.
The following ingredients are grown at our homestead, in outdoor and greenhouse settings that we utilized for making our products: Blackberries, Blueberries, Cabbage, Calendula, Carrots, Comfrey, Currants, Daikon, Elderberries, Figs, Garlic, Ginger, Grapes, Honey, Horseradish, Kumquats, Lemons, Oregano, Onions, Raspberries, Rose Hips, Rosemary, Sage, Serrano Peppers, Strawberries, & Thyme.
If interested in purchasing products, talking classes, or wishing to communicate with our company, please review the upcoming pages. We will try to answer your questions and provide our products in a timely fashion. We take all types of credit cards, local checks, and of course cash. We are found in farmer’s markets, throughout the year and of course have on-line sales. Presently we are going through a permit license process to allow sale of our items in stores. Stay tuned.