About ShadowBrook Farm
ShadowBrook Farm is a small, family owned diversified vegetable farm. We own a total of 34 acres. About 10 acres are devoted to growing specialty vegetables and herbs chemical free and with non-gmo seed.* We also plant about an acre of cut-flowers. We are committed to sustainable farming practices and are devoted to being good stewards of our land. Our goal is to plant green manure crops in a third of our vegetable ground annually. *We had been “certified organic” since 1998. This year, however, we failed to submit our paperwork in a timely fashion and are not currently certified. We are working to correct this necessity to recertfy. Our practices have not changed – we still do not use gmo-seed, do not use chemical fertilizer or herbicides. Sustainability is our goal by using natural methods to grow our products that we provide at farmers’ markets and to other local establishments.
We have a herd of dairy goats that are not only part of the rotation, but also provide milk for our Dutch Girl Creamery Artisan cheese production. We are currently using four hoop-houses to extend our growing season. Using this system we are able to produce vegetables for ten months a year.
We have 12 acres in alfalfa which we use for our own animals rotational grazing and for making compost. 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 the end user. We strive to produce the highest quality and freshest vegetables available. We are located within the three mile city limit of Lincoln .
Being in the urban fringe has allowed us to establish a good market for our products. We sell at four farmers’ markets in Lincoln and Omaha, at our on farm Country Market, and to local grocery stores and restaurants. We also offer a subscription program (CSA) that enables consumers to pre-pay seasonally for our vegetables, cheese, and flowers which they select throughout the season (April thru early December).
We strive to produce the highest quality and freshest vegetables available. By purchasing locally, you, the consumer, are not only getting the finest foods for your family, but are also supporting your local family farm, your local economy, and a regional food system that is better for you and the environment.
– The Loth Family