Aquaponics are a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. The plants are grown in weather controlled greenhouses, water and nutrients are delivered to the root system.
Seeds are planted first and because of the ideal growing conditions, our lettuces grow robust and rapidly regardless of the season outside.
The wonderful thing about aquaponic farming is that it is predictable, reliable, and repeatable. We are then able to provide our customers with organic safe food all year round.
There is growing evidence to support the claim that aquaponic farming is environmentally beneficial and a viable source of food.
BREEDEN FRESH FARMS living lettuce is packaged in a custom container with the roots still intact. It has been grown in our controlled greenhouse and when it is ready, we harvest and sell it with the roots still intact. This allows moisture and nutrients continue to supply nourishment until it reaches your table.
Yes, washing prior to using is essential. We do not wash the lettuce when we harvest it so that it will continue growing even in your refrigerator or on your counter. When you are ready to eat, simply tear the lettuce off the roots, wash it thoroughly and prepare to be amazed at the first bite.
We think you'll be convinced after your first bite of BREEDEN FRESH FARMS lettuce. Not only is our lettuce USDA Organic, it's also like you just picked it out of your own garden. There is no comparison with the organic packed lettuce in the sacks at your supermarket. Sure, our competitors lettuce is still better than the lettuce grown with pesticides, but it isn't living lettuce. It's in fact dead before it ever reaches your home.