Weekly Harvest 8-11-17
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Weekly Harvest 8-11-17

Happy Friday The bountiful summer harvests continue this week as we hear back on our CT Next Growth Grant, finalize the aquaculture tank setup, see blogs on the real secret for success in aquaponics and why food security offers such a big opportunity for investment. We’ll also check out some news from the industry with...

On August 11, 2017August 11, 2017by
Weekly Harvest: 8-04-2017
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Weekly Harvest: 8-04-2017

Happy Friday! Summer is the season of bountiful harvests and this week’s haul is no exception. This week’s bounty includes a new partnership with the Regional Water Authority to bring three aGrow aquaponics systems to local area schools, updates on the sprout Pilot Farm build out, continued discussion on the continuous investments being made in the...

On August 4, 2017August 4, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5

Delays and Overcoming Challenges We hit some of our first bit of bad luck with the build out, and seeing as we are three months into modifying the space, one could say we were due for one or two. We had a few mishaps the past two weeks deliveries. Our raft bed styrofoam rafts came...

On July 25, 2017July 25, 2017by
Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4

Breaking Ground on a New Urban Farm With the floors in the farm area covered with epoxy, we finally broke ground on our first Sprout Food Hub farm in Meriden. This farm is our showcase, the shining example of viable small-scale urban farming. Part of proving out the viability of the farm will be showcasing...

On July 1, 2017July 7, 2017by
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
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