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Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bright Future Farms Apr 23. 4 Replies

We have an aquaponics greenhouse in central Minnesota. We're raising tilapia and are curious how others harvest and/or process their fish? We would like to be able to sell some of the fish at the…Continue

 

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Bright Future Farms replied to Bright Future Farms's discussion Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?
"That sounds like an even better option. I'll start searching for local fish markets and make some calls. Thanks again!"
Apr 23
Jeff S replied to Bright Future Farms's discussion Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?
"Back in my younger years I fished salt water fish and sold them to a fish market where they were just put on ice and not processed in any way. That might be an option. It will be hard to justify the labor involved in cleaning the fish with imported…"
Apr 23
Bright Future Farms replied to Bright Future Farms's discussion Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?
"Hi Jeff, Thanks for your response! I never thought of selling them live. My mind automatically went to the fish having to have something done to them (ie: being bled out), and then be frozen to sell. I'll look into the possibility of selling…"
Apr 23
Jeff S replied to Bright Future Farms's discussion Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?
"I've recently done my second harvest and filleting of some of my fish. I've been doing aquaponics for over 4 years but rarely harvest fish. The processing takes more time to me than it's worth. I would guess that if you could somehow…"
Apr 22
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Steps to take for selling tilapia at farmer's markets?

We have an aquaponics greenhouse in central Minnesota. We're raising tilapia and are curious how others harvest and/or process their fish? We would like to be able to sell some of the fish at the farmer's markets we attend, and keep some to eat ourselves. In order to sell, without having a processors license, what do we have to do for cleaning, packaging, presenting, etc?Thanks for the help!See More
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How did you find us?
referral from another website
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
aquaponicsource.com
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, combination
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
4 @ 110 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
lateral line
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I worked in the corporate world for 29 years before quitting last April to start and manage our aquaponics greenhouse.

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