Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017
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Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week as more and more of the farm is coming together. We got the first few thousand plants into the system (no that’s not a typo) and got our first cohort of 200 catfish in as well. In addition, in this week’s harvest, we’ll check out upcoming events, learn some great...

On October 6, 2017October 6, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/22/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/22/17

Happy Friday! Happy Fall! Fortunately, the weather still feels like summer while the calendar tells us otherwise. As we close the week it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to get outdoors, maybe visit a farm in a rural town for a hayride, some apple picking, and some hot cider. This week’s...

On September 22, 2017September 22, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/15/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/15/17

Happy Friday We’re blazing through September and while fall is still a week away the pumpkin spice is floating through the air and the first of the leaves are starting to change. Our days are getting shorter and for those of us growing outside or in greenhouses we are starting to see the plants slow...

On September 15, 2017September 15, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/1/2017
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Weekly Harvest 9/1/2017

Happy Friday!! We’re already into September and it seems like the summer is slipping away. The daylight is growing shorter, the gardens are starting to slow and the turn of the seasons is upon us before we know it. If you miss the bounty of the summer during the off-seasons maybe this fall is the...

On September 1, 2017September 1, 2017by
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
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