Because we grow our lettuce according to the aquaponic growing method, we also grow fish.
From the River Jordan in the Middle East to the Lower Nile River in Africa, Blue tilapia have been fished and farmed for thousands of years. In South Africa, it is called a Blue Kurper, and in the north you might hear it referred to as an Israeli Tilapia. However, around the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias), it is best known as St. Peter’s Fish, named after the Bible story of Apostle Peter, who was instructed by Jesus to look into the mouth of the first fish that he caught for a coin to pay the temple tax. We are very proud of the fact that we have obtained genetically pure lines of this culturally significant fish.
Blue tilapia is one of only two species that make economic sense for fish farms in most of the United States. Due to their excellent cold water tolerance, down to 47º, Blue tilapia require less energy to keep warm, saving money for the tilapia farmer. We grow about 600 fresh Tilapia fish at our farm. They are our employees. They help us grow lettuce and in return, we feed them organic fish food and keep them healthy.