Urban Farming

Southwest Aquaponics and Fish Hatchery can help you get started with your urban farming project

The urban farm can grow the freshest fish and produce in any city or urban area, using aquaponics.  ou can even harvest the fish and pick the vegetables yourself.

Our products – including plant seedlings, tilapia fry, and equipment, along with fresh tilapia and produc are sold to the public, farmers markets, restaurants and grocers all around the Phoenix area and around the United States.

urban farming

Fish

Tilapia are the mainstay of aquaponics-based urban farming fish production. Because of their tolerance to changes in pH and temperature, they are one of the most commonly used fish species in aquaponics. We will sell tilapia primarily of the Blue Nile variety.

Fresh Produce

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce, kale and spinach and cabbage
  • Herbs (rosemary, thyme, dill, chives, shiso, mint and many more)
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Corn
  • Cauliflower and broccoli
  • Melons

If you are aiming for more variety in your diet, try overlapping the growing times of three or more vegetable types. It can take a while to fine-tune this process to match your own consumption and the decomposition rates of your already picked vegetables. To err on the side of overproduction is never a bad idea, as you can easily donate excess vegetables, share them with friends or preserve them for later by freezing, dehydrating or canning.