Welcome to Bioaqua Farm
The biggest aquaponic trout farm in Europe
Brook trout caviar and pate canapés
Next comprehensive course 23-24 JULY 2016
Garden of eden
photography by Antonio Pagano
MORE fresh, healthy, tasty veg and fish, LESS impact on the planet
We are the biggest integrated aquaponic trout farm in Europe so far, growing vegetables and rearing Rainbow Trout in the most sustainable and ethical way in a bio-symbiotic system, with bees to pollinate the plants and worms to sustain the cycle of the system. We don’t use any chemicals or pesticides, so it’s naturally an organic system. As seen on BBC2 Harvest episode 3 & Terry & Masons Great British Food Trip, episode 8.
So what is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is the combined culture of fish and plants in recirculating systems. Nutrients generated by the fish waste (manure) are absorbed by plants cultured in water. Fish provide most of the nutrients required for plant nutrition. As the aquaculture effluent flows through the cultured plant component of the recirculating system, fish waste metabolites are removed by nitrification and direct uptake by plants, thereby treating the water, which flows back to the fish rearing component for reuse. This system uses up to 95% LESS water than traditional horticulture farming.
If you wondered what Aquaponics is all about and want to see it in action with Trout on the largest scale so far in the UK, we will be opening our farm gates for you to experience a sustainable way of farming which can be achieved on the smallest scale to commercial farms. Try and buy some of our delicious artisan farm produce and talk to the founders/creators on the open farm day.
Sunday 10th JULY
11.00am to 3.30pm
The tour and taste will run on the hour every hour for about 20mins from 11am to 2.30pm, we suggest arriving early as we can only take up to 12 people per group.
If you would like to book a slot in advance please contact us at Bioaquafarm@gmail.com with subject ‘Open day booking’ and what time slot you want to join the tour. Small donations are appreciated to help cover logistics & staff to make this happen.
Please note for commercial businesses wishing to have a farm tour we hold separate commercial farm tours, please contact us about these here
If you are hungry and want to try our delicious gourmet street food, with Trout fillet Panini’s, with farm salad and parsley aioli or fish fillet on farm salad, we will also have a selection of our aquaponic produce available to purchase on the day Smoked Trout Pate, preserves, chutneys, living lettuce and more from the farm.
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