Weekly Harvest 6/9/2017
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Weekly Harvest 6/9/2017

Happy Friday! We’ve had a whirlwind of a week here at our farm and we’re sure it’s been crazy out there for you too. It’s been a wet and constantly rainy week and there’s only more of that to come this month so make sure your systems and gardens are prepped for the extra water...

On June 9, 2017June 9, 2017by
Perks of Local Agriculture
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Perks of Local Agriculture

It’s Better For You The perks of local agriculture start with the benefits for you. Ever heard of food miles? That’s the distance your food travels from the farm to your plate. Conventionally grown food travels between 1500 and 3000 miles to reach your dinner table. All that traveling takes time, which means earlier harvest...

On June 8, 2017June 8, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 6/2/17
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Weekly Harvest 6/2/17

Happy Friday and Happy June!   We made it to June! So for now here in CT the frost warnings and the cool weather should hopefully be behind us. According to the farmer’s almanac, we can expect a bunch of thunderstorms this month and potentially a hurricane in the middle of the month. So make...

On June 2, 2017June 2, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1 – Project Update 3
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1 – Project Update 3

Ain’t no party like a grinder party ‘cause a grinder party don’t stop. The main task this past month was getting the floors ready to be epoxied. This involved our first time using a floor grinder. That tool does not mess around as it put our upper body strength to the test every time we...

On June 1, 2017June 2, 2017by
Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™
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Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™

Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™ As regular readers of the blog know, we are on a mission to create the City that Feeds Itself™. We are using our new flagship location at 290 Pratt St. in Meriden, CT, as the launching grounds for this mission. This space will be showcasing Controlled Environment...

On March 30, 2017March 30, 2017by
Season Extension for Winter Growing – Part 4
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Season Extension for Winter Growing – Part 4

If you’re just joining us, we’ve been covering winter gardening techniques in aquaponics. Pt1, Pt.2, Pt.3 {These are old posts from 2014} Welcome back to our series on Winter Farming! Last time we talked we went over the specific winter techniques that we are using on our farm, FRESH Farm Aquaponics [now Trifecta Ecosystems]. We’re located in South...

On March 7, 2017March 7, 2017by
How to Farm in the Winter with Aquaponics – Part 3
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How to Farm in the Winter with Aquaponics – Part 3

If you’re just joining us, we’ve been covering winter gardening techniques in aquaponics.  Pt1, Pt.2 These are old posts from 2014. Hey Yall! Last time we talked about the winter gardening techniques we used at FRESH Farm in our first year of commercial winter growing.  Now that we’re in the thick of it here in February, we’ll...

On February 28, 2017February 28, 2017by
Backyard Aquaponics in Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Backyard Aquaponics in Glastonbury, Connecticut

Project Description Fresh out of college and having spent the last year experimenting with small rubbermaid systems, Trifecta founders Kieran Foran and Spencer Curry headed back to their home town of Glastonbury, Connecticut.  They already knew aquaponics was destined to be their full-time job…but where should they start? Like all good Millennials, they headed to...

On February 23, 2017February 18, 2017by
Commercial Aquaponics at Robb’s Farm in Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Commercial Aquaponics at Robb’s Farm in Glastonbury, Connecticut

Project Description The system at Robb’s Farm was the first endeavor by Trifecta Ecosystems to create a large scale aquaponics system. It was the fourth system we ever built. And that includes the apartment system in Boston, and it was a grow area 7x bigger than any system we had previously constructed or farmed. It...

On February 19, 2017February 22, 2017by
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