The Arc Eatery in Meriden, Connecticut has a new recirculating farm, growing vegetables and fish using aquaponics!
Adding a recirculating farm to supply fresh local food makes this already unique restaurant even more interesting. For the past four years, the Eatery has been a successful deli and catering service (see their daily menu here), run by 19 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a project of the Arc of Meriden, an organization that provides comprehensive, full-service, community-based opportunities for people with disabilities, like job training, such as running the Eatery.
The Arc Eatery is a favorite lunch spot, and they cater to all the businesses in Meriden’s Research Parkway industrial park.
Eventually, the Eatery plans to grow tilapia or trout that will be new menu items, and vegetables will be sold at the local farmers’ market as well as cooked and served in the deli.
Check out the video below about the Arc Eatery and it’s new recirculating farm!