Who We Are
Purpose: We are passionate about going back to our farming roots by supplying fresh, natural, and local food to our surrounding community – all year.
Our Core Values Are:
Give back: Invest in the team and give back
Respect: Serve with high character, integrity, and respect
Ownership: Take ownership, show initiative, and be passionate
Work hard: Strive for excellence, work hard, and deliver outstanding results
GROW: We are focused on growing ourselves, the company, and natural food. We grow by learning and striving to continuously improve.
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So, What Is Aquaponics?
An innovative, soil-less farming technique, aquaponics is a way to produce the highest quality naturally grown fruits, fish and vegetables while bypassing the limitations of growing seasons. Farming without soil and climate constraints allows us to localize our food supply, creating an abundance of sustainable food all year round for chefs, foodies and the health conscious alike.
How Does It Work?
To get a bit more technical, aquaponics is a combination of recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics. The main difference from traditional farming is, aquaponics eliminates the need for mined or manufactured fertilizer, by instead using fish waste. This creates an ecosystem that both fish and our delicious lineup of greens can thrive in. Additionally, our process uses only 10% of the amount of water used in normal ground soil growing of crops and other methods of gardening.
The fish, naturally live in the water, eating, and creating waste, which, long story short creates a colony of microbes that enable produce to grow — converting ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. This process enables food to grow, maximizing nutrients and resulting in a higher quality product.
This full process takes place in a greenhouse, allowing us to produce large quantities of nutrient-rich vegetables no matter how much snow or how low the windchill.
Aquaponics is the future of farming, this innovation stands to shake up the way we grow, distribute, and ultimately eat food. At Creek Side Aquaponics, we’re sure to have you hooked on the freshest food in no time.
Ready to Eat?
Ingredients 1 T Driftless Organics sunflower oil 1 bok choi, chopped ⅓ c spring onions, chopped 2 green garlics, minced (white parts and the green part, until it starts to get tough) 1 t fresh ginger, minced 1 T Tamari or soy sauce ½ t freshly ground black pepper 4 c spinach leaves, ripped/chopped into
Ingredients Marinade: 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, trimmed, cut into ½” pieces 3 cloves fresh garlic OR 2 garlic scapes, cut into 1” pieces 1 tsp. coriander seeds 1 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. Asian fish sauce 1 Tbsp. tamari 1 lime, juice & zest black pepper to taste 1½ lb. boneless chicken breast or thighs, cut
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