Organic certification. It is a hot topic in the aquaponics world. Sure being certified organic has its benefits, namely commanding a higher price and the ability to use that golden word. But really, how essential and valuable is it? Is charging a higher price really worth it? Or are we as farmers just playing the bureaucratic game and feeding the machine? I think as an industry we really need to assess the value of organic certification.
Those waving the organic flag and boasting the…Continue
Our media beds have been cranking out peppers, Heirloom tomatoes, Watermelon Radishs, Cucumbers and striped, white and Ichiban eggplant are on the way. We love our media beds but the problem is that our delectable crops have lured in some unwelcome guests. Some little critter or critters have discovered that we had huge, beautiful colored Bell peppers there and each night decided to help themselves to some. To our dismay, the long awaited, over 1/2lb each yellow and red Bells were nothing…Continue