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January 8, 2016

United States

New York—Eco Shrimp Garden

 

ECO Shrimp Garden is a small, indoor shrimp farm in Newburgh, New York.  Founded in 2015, it was created in the belief that it's possible to feed the world without threatening the environment and endangering human health.  Owner Jean Claude Frajmund, a Brazilian with French parents, said, “We are an urban farm, exercising the concept that we can use basements and unused spaces in the cities for food production, thus helping to boost the local economy, reducing the environmental impact of transportation and creating a more sustainable food future.  ...Our head-on, shell-on shrimp is harvested and delivered within hours [of harvest]—fresh, never frozen.”

 

   

 

The farm has eight 14' x 4' tanks that each produce 150 pounds of shrimp.  Frajmund's goal is to eventually have 24 tanks.  “I started seeding the tanks in April this year and after five months, I was ready to start selling,” he said.  Currently, he purchases postlarvae from pathogen-free hatcheries in Florida and Hawaii.  Eco Shrimp Garden is waiting to receive a hatchery permit from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, at which point it plans to produce its own postlarvae. 

 

ECO Shrimp sells its shrimp at Union Square Greenmarket in New York City on Fridays (8 am to 5 pm) and at the farm on Thursdays (12 pm to 3 pm).  It gets $25 a pound for them!

 

Information: Jean Claude Frajmund, ECO Shrimp Garden, 99 South William Street, Newburgh, New York 12550, USA (phone 1-845-561-2048, email contact@ecoshrimpgarden.com, webpage http://www.ecoshrimpgarden.com).

 

Source: Eco Shrimp Garden’s Website.  Website Visit on January 8, 2016.

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