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Road Trip! Aquaponics Farm Tours Aug 22nd

This is a long-awaited group trip to see some Aquaponic farms, Lexington is about an hour drive from our store. Hope you can make it!

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We will be meeting at 11:30 sharp at New Earth to caravan/car pool to Food Chain in Lexington, Kentucky. We will eat at Smithtown Seafood after our tour, where they prepare and serve Food Chain Tilapia and produce, as well as other local choices. After lunch we will head over to Bluegrass Aquaponics for a guided tour of their commercial greenhouses; question and answer with the owners will follow. Those not wanting to caravan are welcome to meet us at Food Chain at 12:45pm ET in Lexington. Expect to be back in Louisville around 5:30 – 6:00pm. Total cost for both Aquaponic farm tours for adults will be $15 plus lunch.

foodchain_tankOur Food Chain tour starts at 1:00pm and tour cost is $10 adults/$5 youth. Food Chain is a non-profit that provides education and hands-on training for indoor, sustainable food production and processing. They are the first in Kentucky to do an aquaponic system like this totally indoors, under lights.

Smithtown Seafood is one of the links in FoodChain. Nearly every dollar spent at Smithtown will in part benefit FoodChain’s mission of educating adults and children about sustainable agriculture, food production and smart food choices. They simply step outside their back door and into the Food Chain farm for superfood salad greens, herbs and tilapia. See their menu and check prices at www.smithtownseafood.com

Family owned, commercial aquaponics farm in Versailles, Kentucky

Bluegrass Aquaponics is a family owned, commercial aquaponic greenhouse . They grow Tilapia, greens, swiss chard, herbs, kale, and other produce in integrated systems that are a cross between aquaculture and hydroponics. Come see how one family is making their unique business vision succeed with hard work and creative marketing. We will be visiting their location after we tour Food Chain and have lunch, around 3:30pm. Expect the tour to take about an hour; produce and fish will be available for purchase. Tour cost is $5 per person.

Expected Schedule for the Day (Eastern Time)

11:30am Those caravanning and carpooling will be leaving the New Earth parking lot.

12:45pm Meet at Food Chain for 1:00 tour.

2:00pm Eat lunch at Smithtown Seafood

3:00pm Drive to Bluegrass Aquaponics for 3:30 tour

4:45pm Head home, expect to arrive around 5:45pm

We are looking forward to this event! Please RSVP by emailing nancy@newearthgardencenter.com, calling us at 502.261.0005, or joining our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/876688205746575/