Emerald Acres

Who We Are

Emerald Acres has been providing naturally grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit to the Lincoln area through local Farmer’s Markets, Community Crops, Open Harvest, and local restaurants since our humble beginnings in 2011. We are located 5 miles west of Lincoln, just up the road from Emerald, Nebraska. We utilize 5 acres to grow over 40 different kinds of produce using all natural, chemical free methods. Although we grow more common varieties of vegetables at Emerald Acres, we have also selected varieties for their health values, as well as their uniqueness to our local markets. To carry on that tradition, we have also selected perennial herbs that offer culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses.

While Emerald Acres is one of several farms in the area, it has a very unique mission.  Emerald Acres, through the hard work of Direct Support Professionals, teaches 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. ILC owns two additional businesses to assist in offering those opportunities, Charley Noble, which is a gift shop that features hand poured candles, gifts and candies, as well as items made by local members of the community and Maize Popcorn, which is the leader in gourmet popcorn in Lincoln. 

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Emerald Acres

Emerald Acres Contact Information

700 NW 91st ST. Lincoln, NE 68528
402-480-8197

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