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
Table for 9 Billion
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Table for 9 Billion

We live in a growing world. The United Nations predicts that the world population will exceed 9 billion by 2050, and as much as 80% of that figure will be urbanized. While the number of hungry people has declined in the last decade, 805 million ( 1 in 9) still go hungry, and current population...

On June 29, 2017June 17, 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
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