Greener Portions Aquaponics, Cincinnati’s newest source of locally grown produce using aquaponics, is now open for business in Covedale.
Aquaponics is a growing method that utilizes, in Greener Portions’ case, channel catfish to produce nutrient-rich byproducts that are circulated through the plant’s root systems to be filtered out and pumped back into the fishtank. The circular cycle has been used longer than any of us have been around.
Started by Mary Ann Brinkmeyer and her fiancé Casey Miller, Greener Portions not only has the capability to provide fresh, locally grown produce on a regular basis, but will occasionally have fish on the menu once they need to change the ranks, so to speak.
Produce will be available for purchase on both individual and wholesale scales.
At this time, Greener Portions has a
2,000-square-foot growing operation, where they are currently growing heirloom tomatoes, coastal star romaine lettuce, bell peppers, wheat grass, cilantro, Genovese basil, parsley and more. Future plans are to harvest strawberries, cucumbers, kale and heirloom orange tomatoes.
The business started as a hobby for the couple, but they quickly realized it had potential far beyond feeding themselves. With a grand opening now under their belts, Greener Portions is confident business will grow as steadily as their produce.
Find out more about Greener Portions Aquaponics here