Bright Future Farms!
We are excited to be your local source for hydroponically and aquaponically grown produce! Our greenhouse has been in operation since 2017. Having accomplished each style of growing with aquaponics, we've made some changes to increase our volume and capacity by introducing hydroponics. We've implemented a dutch bucket system for growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. Our raft system has been modified to grow either aquaponically or hydroponically. We're started back up now, after taking the winter to make these changes, and we're growing lettuce in the rafts utilizing the hydroponics method, with the capability to switch to aquaponics at any time. Both methods of growing are without soil or chemicals, in recirculating self-sustaining systems, and all produce is grown in the controlled environment of our greenhouse. Please continue watching our progress by checking out our blog.
You'll find us at farmers markets, and special events throughout the year. We're working on getting into local stores. Check our Events page for a current schedule.
It's good for us. It's good for you. It's good for the environment. It's that simple!
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. It is a scientifically proven method of growing fish and produce in a soil-less, recirculating, self-sustaining system. One infrastructure for both fish and plants! The nutrients from the fish waste feed the plants. The plants filter the water to keep the fish healthy. This system is an efficient and dependable form of growing using minimal amounts of water and space. Organic, healthful fish and produce is the result.
Aquaponics is a completely natural system. No harmful chemicals or pesticides are added to the plants, which means safer, healthier, better tasting produce. Only a small amount of water is used since it is continuously filtered and recirculated. The system is in a controlled environment that offers fresh produce year-round. There is no chance of soil borne disease. Systems can be set up around the world, in the smallest spaces and less than ideal circumstances. It's a way to provide nutritional food to people who do not typically have access to it. It's good for the local economy. The list of benefits goes on and on!
Hydroponics is a method of growing without soil, where you add nutrients to the water to feed the plants. A recirculating and efficient system that uses minimal amounts of water. This method of growing takes up less space, and typically produces higher yields than traditional farming. Healthy, delicious and safe produce is the result.
What we offer
Bright Future Farms is currently raising several types of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and microgreens. More variety will be added as we expand our systems.