Miles to the Co-op: 105
Kevin and Liza Hassevoort run one of
the few commercial aquaponic fish farms in the United States. Around
six years ago the Hassevoorts began experimenting with aquaponic
growing and today produce chemical-free, all natural tilapia, basil,
lettuce and collards in their greenhouses. Surprisingly, the whole
operation runs on less energy than a household vacuum cleaner
Kevin, a former electrical engineer,
believes this farming system produces tilapia that is slightly
sweeter and without that fishy taste. Liza, a former accountant,
loves working with her green thumb and producing quality local
vegetables. Their system currently holds 1,000 tilapia, but due to
high demand they are growing very quickly!
We currently carry their tilapia, baby collards and living lettuce.