Address: 4851 Leafdale Blvd, Royal Oak MI 48073 / (617) 515-5336
About Us / Great Lakes Aquaponics History: We are an urban farm, producing primarily green leafy vegetable and herb crops since 2008. Our focus is on the plant side of the aquaponics system and we run a lower fish load than most commercial aquaponics systems. As our system is in a Northern climate we do not use Tilapia as the providers of nutrients. Instead a poly-culture system of Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Minnows and Bluegill are used throughout the year. A combination of tank and cage culture in the aquaponics troughs allows us to maintain the various species of fish in the system.\n\nOur primary outlet for our produce is a local farmer's market in Clawson, MI twice a month and our local retail outlet partner for daily sales (Water to Go) is located a mile away. We also do some contract growing of specific niche herbs for several local restaurants. Future plans include the installation of a vertical grow system to more efficiently utilize our greenhouse space. We are also looking at a Tilapia hatchery as a way to stock a smaller four raft system that could be maintained at a higher water temperature necessary for over-wintering Tilapia and to provide live food for our Largemouth Bass.