We Are...

more than fresh, sustainable, and local.

We are​ committed to providing the highest quality agricultural products while preserving the delicate eco-systems that surround us. This is made possible by utilizing an Eco-System Approach to producing food and the fact that we use NO CHEMICAL pesticides, herbicides,fertilizers, growth hormones or antibiotics in our operations.

We are the World's first Aquaponic MicroFARM. What is a "MicroFARM" you might ask? Doing more with less is the theory behind this form of agriculture. "Lettuce" share with you more about who we are...

 

Daily "micro-batch" harvests allow us to deliver our products at the peak of freshness direct to the consumer at either local Farmer's Markets, Retail Grocers or fine local Restaurants.

 

Attention to detail was given to every aspect of our operation, even down to the food source for our fresh water fish. Sourced from a local manufacturer, our fish are fed a diet consisting of locally sourced grains and plant based proteins. Providing you with a guilt-free, clean tasting filet.

Year-round, we can provide you with the same "Home-Garden" flavor you are use to finding in the summer months without the bitterness left behind by pesticide residues. Feel at ease knowing we care about what's in your food as much as you do.

Our fish are fed a diet consisting of sustainably sourced grains and plant based proteins, free of antibiotics and hormones

The waste from the fish in the form of ammonia from the gills/urea, digested/undigested feed flows through various stages of bio-filtration where naturally occurring bacteria break it down into nutrients usable by our crops

Vegetable crops take up the nutrients, using them to grow and thrive, while filtering the water. Allowing us to produce our products without the use of any synthetic fertilizers.

Filtered water recirculates back to the fish to start the cycle over

Aquaponics
Symbiotic Relationships

Both the fish and crop cultivation zones, not to mention the diverse eco-system of microorganisms, are monitored and maintained under the same roof and water column so that they can work symbiotically, just as nature had intended it to be

Soil Food Web

The same microbial organisms and biological processes used by plants in soil-based agriculture for nutrient delivery, disease suppression, and environmental regulation are found in aquaponics at a comparable quantity and diversity to soil, if not greater 

Beneficial Bugs

To eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides we combat unwanted pests, that might just happen to find their way into our bio-secure facility, with Biological Pest Control . Good bugs versus bad bugs

Conserving Vital Resources

We produce on an 1/8th of an acre what a conventional soil farm can on 1 acre, using 1/10th of the water to grow a similar crop

Smart Technology

By utilizing Horticultural LED technology we achieve up to 70% energy savings, while providing optimal light spectrum, intensity, nutritional benefits and disease fighting strategies year-round

We Are Now...

"The Grassroots Alternative to Certified Organic", is a US-based farm assurance program certifying produce, livestock and apiaries for organic producers who sell locally and directly to their customers. CNG was founded in 2002 and uses a production standard based on the USDA's National Organic Program certification. 

 
 

Find Us At...

53da949a3676a.image.png

F

-Markets-

armer

Local

S'

Meritus
Every Tuesday's
10 am - 2 pm
Every Tuesday's
Boonsboro
4 pm - 7 pm
Check our Facebook page for seasonal schedule
Every Thursday's
4 pm - 7 pm
Middletown

Every Christmas Tree is cared for with lots of love and in a sustainable manor. We do not use any harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers to treat our trees, which should put you at ease knowing that your home, children and pets are safe from harmful synthetic chemicals.

 

The Future

Of Food

 
Contact
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon

Proudly Maryland Grown

© 2017All Rights Reserved by South Mountain MicroFARM®