After many years of research and business planning, Superior Fresh is officially a company! Things just got real...
Our first group of Atlantic salmon traveled all the way from Iceland to Bayfield, WI where our partners at the UW-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility began raising them while our construction continued on.
Our Atlantic salmon hatched and were transferred into larger tanks where they got their first taste of fish food!
First of many loads of fish tanks arrive!
The greenhouse structure went up so quick that you didn't dare blink or you missed it!
We opened our doors to the Leader Telegram to talk about our new business which led to our first public news article - "New Business Dives into Aquaponics"
Shortly after the frame was complete, thousands of glass panels were added to complete the greenhouse roof!
Our salmon grow-out tanks, the largest in our facility, are set in place!
We started pouring the concrete floors in the fish house and constructing interior rooms. Goodbye sand, hello concrete!
Our second cohort of Atlantic salmon eggs arrived at UWSP-NADF in Bayfield, WI while we get ready for them here!
We launched our first website - www.superiorfresh.com!
The last of the tanks were set - it definitely looks like a fish farm around here!
We created and shared "The Preface to our Story - A Drone's-Eye View of Superior Fresh"
One of our favorite parts of this business is educating others on aquaculture, hydroponics, and aquaponics. Throughout the year we invited many groups to our facility, mainly students and governmental employees. This month we hosted agriculture and horticulture students from multiple local schools and colleges.
We were invited to speak at UW-River Falls to over 200 students studying various fields of biology, horticulture, and environmental science!
We commissioned both the salmon smolt and trout systems with the help of our partners at The Freshwater Institute!
We work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on many projects for our business, and as a thank you for all their help, we invited them to visit us and see the site in person!
R.P. Siegel reached out to discuss our project, which resulted in an article titled 'Producing healthy, sustainable fish'!