Indoor vertical farming company Upward Farms, which currently sells its microgreens across New York City Whole Foods Market locations, has announced its hybrid striped bass is now available to restaurants and consumers in partnership with Greenpoint Fish and Lobster in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
This marks the first time Upward Farms has made its entire aquaponic ecosystem of microgreens and fish available to consumers. Upward Farms’ striped bass are raised at the Company’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn farm, beginning as fingerlings, and are a pivotal element to growing operations. As the sustainably raised fish grow, they provide the fertilizer that nourishes Upward Farms’ USDA Certified Organic microgreens.
Upward Farms’ hybrid striped bass are harvested as a “plate-sized” 1.5-2 lbs fish. They are raised in a controlled environment without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or mercury and are rich in minerals, including zinc and magnesium.
Of the partnership with Upward Farms, Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Fish Buyer and co-founder Vinny Milburn says: “Upward Farms has a marked reputation for providing quality, flavorful products without compromising on environmental sustainability through their best-in-class aquaculture approach. We’re proud to be able to support a local business and honored to be the first seafood wholesale and retail location for Upward Farms fish.”
Jason Green, CEO and Cofounder of Upward Farms: “Our goal has always been to reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food grown at the highest standards for people and planet. Having spent years scaling our efforts to re-invent the salad aisle, expanding our offering beyond produce and to protein is the next piece of our vision. With Greenpoint Fish and Lobster, we have an ideal partner to share this giant leap towards that vision.”
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