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Starting a Hydroponic Farm Part 3 – Belleque Family Farm

With the total population of about 2400 people, Dillingham a city in western Alaska is the regional hub of the Bristol Bay fishery, which supports the world’s largest runs of wild sockeye salmon and other species of the Pacific salmon. The city is not connected to the statewide road system and the only way to reach it is by plane or boat. So how in the world do you go about starting an indoor hydroponic farm in such a remote area?

Kyle Belleque figured out how. In 2017 Kyle purchased a 40-foot hydroponic container farm from us (a Containerized Grow System aka CGS) and has been growing ever since. We caught up with him in late 2017 and asked him a few questions to get a better idea of how the farm is going, what he is growing, the challenges he is having and how he got started. This Q and A specifically focuses on the first 6 months of growing to provide all aspiring farmers a realistic view of what happens in the early stages of operating a hydroponic farm. It’s a casual interview, but we believe it will give you some insight into the world of indoor farms and how to go about starting one yourself.

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The New Face Of Hydroponics

Evolution? Maybe. Behavior change - definitely. I have to say that there are lots of new faces in hydroponics these days and they are addressing an emerging and growing new demand - that is delicious and locally grown produce. The latest issue of Produce Business, an...

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How and where to find our lettuce

Just like a treasure hunt, find this label in stores and you'll get rewarded with soft and juicy butter lettuce, hydroponically grown by your team at Vertical  Harvest.   Non-GMO and pesticide free, we take care to select the best varieties and produce the...

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