Inaugural Crops Coming in 2014


Tilapia on dock, photo credit: Michael Hayes via Flickr

Tilapia is a freshwater fish originating in Africa that has seen its popularity surge in recent years amongst commercial fishing industries and in the US seafood market.

Over 95% of Tilapia is imported in the United States each year with over 80% coming from Asia. Due to lenient regulations and a focus on increasing profits, farmers often have ponds contaminated with livestock waste, antibiotics and harmful banned chemicals.

Our fish are raised in a climate-controlled environment that utilizes triple filtered well water and advanced monitoring systems to ensure quality and safety to our customers. With less than 2% of imported seafood being inspected by the Food and Drug Administration each year, it feels good to have a local alternative you can trust is hormone, antibiotic and chemical free.


Organic vegetables in store, photo credit: Roberto Verzo via Flickr

US consumers are beginning to demand a wider variety of fresh vegetables at all times of the year, not just during the traditional harvesting months. This has driven the amount of vegetables imported annually from $1 billion in the 1990s to over $10 billon today.

Most vegetables available in grocery stores have been commercially farmed and may contain a variety of harmful substances due to the practice of spraying chemicals to prevent agricultural diseases and harmful pests.

Our vegetables are grown in a climate-controlled greenhouse and since they do not need soil to grow like conventional agriculture, there are no fertilizers, pesticides or any other chemicals needed. All of our vegetables are locally produced, certified organic and can be grown 365 days of the year.

About Southern Organics

Southern Organics specializes in sustainable organic farming by combining the Hydroponic and Aquaculture industries. Located in Shelby County, Alabama, our climate-controlled, indoor facility is currently under construction and will be in full-scale production during spring of 2014.

We focus on growing fish and vegetables that are hormone, pesticide and chemical free. Over 90% of seafood in the United States is imported each year and consumers often have no idea where their food comes from or if it is even safe to eat. When buying our products, you are investing in food that is 100% locally grown and treated with care to ensure premium quality and taste.

Southern Organics constantly strives to create sustainable, organic produce that is of the highest quality while strengthening ties with our local community through charitable actions.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' Acts 20:35

Inspired by Will Allen of Growing Power and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms.

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