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We are the fist Commercial Aquaponics Farm in the PNW located in Canby Oregon. . We are centrally located with more then 2.5 million people with in one hr from farm 30 min to downtown Portland and 45 min to downtown Salem.Customers can take public transportation from down town PDX to one block from farm.

 We have had interest from New Seasons Market. They are willing to carry product in there stores once products are available.

 10+% of every harvest goes to locals in need threw food banks and other charities

 10+% of all income also goes to locals in need.

I started this business to provide Sustainable organic fruit and vegetables year around. 

we have a total of 3 acres of land and a 1.5 acre pond. The pond is stocked with trout and is spring feed.

Our Starting System will consist of 

10000 sq ft greenhouse

18 count 1400 gallon fish tanks. 

2 count 700 gallon sumps tanks

20000 gallons of grow beds

1000 gallon raft tank

400 sq-ft of Fodder growing.

300 tomato FD system

Stocking at 1 lb fish to 5 gallon water.  130 lb fish a week 

We have both water rights to the well on sight and the pond. the pond is feed by a spring and run off. both water sores have been tested and are clean.

 We are looking for investors to help use build out our system

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Hi Michael, I just sent you a PM/friend request.  But I was hoping to get a chance to pick your brain a bit, or maybe come check out your farm if you're open to it.  I'm only about 30 minutes North of you, up in Vancouver, WA.  I have some interest in starting an aquaponic farm of my own.

I would like to help you anyway i can.

Garrett Van Neste said:

Hi Michael, I just sent you a PM/friend request.  But I was hoping to get a chance to pick your brain a bit, or maybe come check out your farm if you're open to it.  I'm only about 30 minutes North of you, up in Vancouver, WA.  I have some interest in starting an aquaponic farm of my own.

I know there are a few commercial companies out there you being one. but its location location location.. you are central pacific and yes there are several around you and south into PSW With all the research I did as far as PNW (roseburg north) TOFF is the first commercial food production aquaponics. there are a few none profits and fisheries that do aquaponics but they are ether not for profit or for selling living fish to others. That is why i say what i say. I was not meaning any disrespect to you or the others but I am in a different region the you. (when it comes to growing produce) you are typically 10F warmer there in the summer not to mention that your spring shows earlier and fall shows later there here. But I am glad to have you so close.  I may need to take a road trip an see how others do there business.

Michael Hasey said:

With all due respect for you project, I thought I might let you know that there is quite a few of us operating commercial systems and a few of us have been at it for many years. Good luck with you project, feel free to ask any questions.

Take care

I had the pleasure of checking out Michael's farm this weekend.  I have to say I was quite impressed by his resoursfulness, he is quite the "Craigslist Wizard."  I think just taking things step-by-step is the way to go, growing as resources and demand permit.  Not only is he growing his produce organically, but the feel I get, is his farm is growing organically as well.  Super nice guy, and I am happy to have made an aquaponic friend in the area!  If anybody is nearby, it's well worth getting a chance to meet Michael and check out his operation.  Thanks for having me out Michael

It was a pleasure having you out.  you are more than welcome to come and visit anytime or even help   . Nearly every week we have something new going on.


Garrett Van Neste said:

I had the pleasure of checking out Michael's farm this weekend.  I have to say I was quite impressed by his resoursfulness, he is quite the "Craigslist Wizard."  I think just taking things step-by-step is the way to go, growing as resources and demand permit.  Not only is he growing his produce organically, but the feel I get, is his farm is growing organically as well.  Super nice guy, and I am happy to have made an aquaponic friend in the area!  If anybody is nearby, it's well worth getting a chance to meet Michael and check out his operation.  Thanks for having me out Michael

Sounds good to me, maybe on the weekends when I don't have to fight the crappy, Portland traffic. haha :)

Michael Silberstein said:

It was a pleasure having you out.  you are more than welcome to come and visit anytime or even help   . Nearly every week we have something new going on.


Garrett Van Neste said:

I had the pleasure of checking out Michael's farm this weekend.  I have to say I was quite impressed by his resoursfulness, he is quite the "Craigslist Wizard."  I think just taking things step-by-step is the way to go, growing as resources and demand permit.  Not only is he growing his produce organically, but the feel I get, is his farm is growing organically as well.  Super nice guy, and I am happy to have made an aquaponic friend in the area!  If anybody is nearby, it's well worth getting a chance to meet Michael and check out his operation.  Thanks for having me out Michael

Hi Michael,

I'm curious how your aquaponics adventure is going? I see this post was from a few years ago. I recently moved to Eugene and am exploring the aquaponics world in Oregon. Please get in touch and let me know how things are going with your farm. If your aquaponics system is still running I'd love to come check it out and maybe get involved if possible? 

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