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Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Alvis Aug 2, 2018. 29 Replies

Who are the five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics farms in existence today? How big? Are there any over 3,000 sf of grow bed space?

Launching first Solutions Farms in San Diego

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Davis Nov 4, 2012. 23 Replies

After a year of preparation, Solutions for Change will launch a social purpose commercial aquaponics operation in northern San Diego county. Phase One will be completed May 2012 and we anticipate our…Continue

 

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Andrew Alvis replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Don't forget about Sustainable Harvesters in Houston, TX. Been serving Houston, Austin, and Dallas since 2013. Just expanded to 20,000 SF. www.SustainableHarvesters.com Now hiring another experienced greenhouse manager. Please email…"
Aug 2, 2018
Alan Henderson replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Hi: We are putting together a 320,000 sf commercial aquaponics facitity in NY to grow organic produce.  We have the existing greenhouse and have spent over 3 years researching aquaponics and the market.  We will be doing equity funding…"
Jun 13, 2016
TCLynx replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Might be interesting to know from the mentioned operations back in 2012, How are they all doing? I'm still here.  I took a bit over 6 months off from doing any real farming/marketing of the farm products in 2014 (I had a baby and we had…"
Nov 12, 2015
David - WI replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"That's awesome!"
Nov 11, 2015
Cindi Conway replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
" Hi! We started C&C Farm last year. Did some experimentation last year, and started selling at local Farmer's Markets this past summer. Our AP setup includes a 5000 gal tank with about 1000 sq ft of growbeds and some vertical towers.…"
Nov 11, 2015
john landry replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Living in IL, I always wonder why greenhouses are so tall - I guess that is why people are going vertical in areas.  Just need to heat that space! I believe that someday soon LEDs will be price effective to not need the sun."
May 29, 2015
Sean Schriver replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Farmed Here - Chicago, IL 40,000 ft2 all indoor, stacked beds 5 high Urban Organics - St. Paul, Minnisota (BIG, not sure exactly without re-checking the web) Indoor, stacked beds, 5000 fish (annual), 20000 lbs produce per 50 days per floor, 6 floors…"
Apr 27, 2015
Hollis Armstrong replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"I am doing a business plan to start with 4 each 10,000 sq ft green houses. My long term business plan is to get to 40 each green houses for a total of 400,000 sq ft of green houses. Im still working on how to fully utilize the space. Im trying to…"
Feb 25, 2015
David replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"I have visited this operation David"
Sep 18, 2014
john landry replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"farmedhere in Chicago does a good amount of business selling greens to Whole Foods and other locations. http://farmedhere.com/"
Jun 11, 2014
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Get a roll of Dura Skrim and build a simple plywood and post trough.  Dura Skrim is pretty easy to work with and is food safe as far as I know. I believe it can even be certified organic from what I hear. A 25x6 roll will run you about a…"
May 20, 2014
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Megison's discussion Five largest and longest running commercial aquaponics systems?
"Hi Jack...those look like the DWC troughs used in a project located in the United Arab Emirates (at the Baniyas Center in Abu Dhabi). I don't know that they are commercially available, but you could contact someone there."
May 20, 2014
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California Aquaponics

Had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow CA Aquapon, Andy from Santa Barbara. Got me to thinking we shouldn't be left out. There is a Florida and Colorado group so there has to be one from CA. Besides we can share links, ideas and suppliersSee More
Jan 28, 2013
Glenn Davis replied to Chris Megison's discussion Launching first Solutions Farms in San Diego
"Its great to see a commercial set up in San Diego running successfully. I would love to come by and have a look around, and pick your brain. San Diego is a great location for greenhouse growing and north county has a lot of unused run down…"
Nov 4, 2012
Chris Megison replied to Chris Megison's discussion Launching first Solutions Farms in San Diego
"FIRST HARVEST of the aquaponics Solutions Farms today! The families of Solutions for Change are sharing their first harvest with the community today. 400 heads of organically grwon yummy leafy greens are being delivered to Taylor Made Golf…"
Sep 5, 2012
Philip Gauthier replied to Chris Megison's discussion Grand Opening of Solutions Farms! in the group Commercial Aquaponics
"Are the wood framed with a liner? What kind of liner did you go with?"
Sep 1, 2012

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At 6:33pm on July 8, 2012, Steven M said…

Hello Chris, 

I live in Los Angeles and will be headed down to San Diego this Saturday, July 14th.  If you are around in the morning, I'd love to come by to see the facility and see if there's any way to get involved and help.  Please PM me and let me know.  

Thanks,

Steven

  

At 6:16pm on May 16, 2012, Steven Crawford said…

Chris this Steven Crawford from Oceanside, Ca  I hope to discuss our plans together

about the nonprofit using aquaponic.  You can email me at fordcash@yahoo.com

At 7:57pm on March 9, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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