An Evolutionary Idea in Farming

Farming Evolved

Our Story

Founded in late 2012, Traders Hill Farm™ was born of the ambition to create a truly sustainable food production enterprise utilizing aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, which generates leafy greens that grow faster, taste better, last longer and wastes nothing.

 

Traders Hill Farm™ produces high quality lettuces and tilapia year-round in our greenhouse complex in Hilliard, Florida. Our products can be found in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the Northeast Florida and Coastal Georgia regions. Very often produce is picked at sunrise and on a dinner plate by sunset.

Proven market demand for high value, locally grown produce prompted Traders Hill Farm™ to embark on an aggressive expansion plan. The company has grown production five-fold in two years to become the largest controlled environment agriculture operator in Northeast Florida.

Aquaponics Process

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals, such as fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil). The process consists of fish that are housed in tanks that yields valuable fish excrement water, which is filtered and converted into nitrogen-rich food for the growing plants. This nutrient dense water is filtered via our proprietary filtration system and pumped into floating plant grow-beds to fertilize the plants and then returned as PH-neutral water to the fish tanks.


It is the perfect symbiotic, self-contained ecosystem that produces organically grown vegetables & fish, both of which can be harvested sustainably.

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