Just because we’re thousands of miles from an ocean doesn’t make Minnesotans any less capable of solving the problem of slowly disappearing breeds of fish. There are a handful of these entrepreneurs right in our backyard, and Dara Moskovitz Grumdahl sought them all out for her piece in this month’s Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
A warehouse behind Cub Foods accommodating 10,000 perch and a forest of lettuce? Tiliapia swimming behind the walls of the abandoned Hamm’s Brewery? Piranha-like pacu beneath the Duluth Grill? Dreamers are making sustainable aquaponics systems a reality under our noses. They’re stocking lunchrooms and restaurants across the Twin Cities with Minnesota-raised seafood, taking pressure off the ocean systems that are so endangered.
Check out Dara’s story and ask your next server how far that lobster roll had to travel from ocean (or Twin Cities warehouse) to plate.