Variety! As the saying goes – it’s the spice of life – and it’s also a path to healthy eating. If you eat a variety of good-for-you foods, you are helping your body to get the many nutrients it needs. One way to get more variety in your diet is to build your own recirculating farm. These amazing eco-friendly do-it-yourself systems can grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and fish year-round. Including recirculating farming in your life can provide a healthy variety of foods, grown as local as possible – at your own home!
Recirculating farms are popping up all around the country – in backyards, on rooftops and as community gardens. They have successfully grown a number of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers fish and more.
Here’s a list of some of the most popular plants that have been growing successfully in recirculating farms: basil, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, butter beans, cabbage, chilies, chives, coriander cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, lemongrass, lettuce, oregano, rainbow chard, Swiss chard, rosemary, sage, snow peas, spinach, strawberries, thyme, watercress and beautiful flowers like lilies, orchids, and roses.
Similarly, popular fish for recirculating farms include: barramundi, carp, catfish, Koi, murray cod, rainbow trout, shrimp, silver perch, and tilapia.
To see some recirculating farms in action, visit our photo gallery here or check out our video of Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation in NY.
With all these great food options at your fingertips – why not start your own recirculating farm? It can be fun, affordable and a unique way to join in the local food movement – grow your own favorite items at home!