Weekly Harvest 11/17/17
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Weekly Harvest 11/17/17

Happy Friday! In this week’s harvest, we check in on all the schools receiving systems. We harvest our first week of FreshCSA shares off the farm, spend a day in the life with a FreshCSA customer, learn how to maintain the proper environment for the microbes in an aquaponics system and see what’s new around...

On November 17, 2017November 17, 2017by
Andrew Is Featured In Northeastern Alumni Magazine
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Andrew Is Featured In Northeastern Alumni Magazine

COO and Head Researcher Andrew Ingalls Featured in Northeastern University Alumni Magazine Our very own Andrew Ingalls was the spotlight feature this week in Northeastern University’s alumni magazine. Andrew graduated from Northeastern along with our CMO Kieran Foran in 2012. Before joining Trifecta Ecosystems he went on to study microbiology and volcanology at the University...

On November 15, 2017November 17, 2017by
“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!
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“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!

After much debate, the USDA has decided that hydroponic and aquaponic farms could remain eligible for the USDA Organic certification – phew! After almost 7 years of overall uncertainty on whether hydroponic and aquaponic farming, both “soilless” methods, deserved to be eligible for USDA Organic certification, the National Organic Safety Board (NOSB) and the USDA...

Weekly Harvest 11/3/2017
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Weekly Harvest 11/3/2017

Happy Friday! In typical New England fashion, we can’t decide whether we want it to be fall or stay as summer. We’re enjoying the extended season though as are our plants. For those of you who garden in the soil, make sure to collect your leaves and add them to your beds to compost over...

On November 3, 2017November 3, 2017by
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Why Food Security May Be One Of The Best Investment Opportunities Of The Century? Post Two: Understanding The Opportunity Continued…

The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.- Peter Diamandis This is the second installment in our ongoing series investigating how investments in food security present some of the biggest opportunities for investors this century. If you missed part one, click here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last week we left off on our discussion assessing food (in)security...

On August 15, 2017August 15, 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
Urban Farms Produce 1/5 World’s Food Supply
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Urban Farms Produce 1/5 World’s Food Supply

Urban Farming Produces 1/5 World Food Supply Recent Study Finds. It’s hard to imagine that in just 2010, there was almost no data being collected or analyzed on urban farming. It doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening, but with no large-scale operations, the need for data collection was not a priority. This was despite the fact that...

On July 10, 2017July 10, 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 26, 2018by