Frequently asked questions
Do we use genetically modified seeds?
No. At Valor Aquaponics, we strive to provide the best, high quality produce available which means we only use Non-GMO seeds. In fact, all of the seeds we are currently using are all certified organic and purchased from reputable suppliers.
Are any harmful chemicals or pesticides used?
No. The benefits of aquaponics is that we are able to better control and monitor our produce than traditional farming. As a result, we don't use any pesticides on any of our vegetables. We do not use any chemicals to treat our water.
Do you sell direct to the public?
We are currently in the works to set up farm box purchases and subscriptions via our website. Please note that options will be very limited to start with, ie: lettuce and tomatoes. However, as we continue to grow we will add more and more variety of vegetables.
What kind of fish do we raise?
The primary fish we currently use is rainbow trout. However, we will look to add yellow perch to our system by the end of 2020 and tilapia by the end of 2021.
Are our fish altered in any way with hormones?
No. Like our produce, our fish are raised humanely in our indoor fish farm, free of harmful chemicals. We do not use any hormones of any kind and we strive to use the best fish feed available in combination with natural food such as minnows and worms.
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Will we ever consider growing marijuana/hemp?
No. We are very firm in that Valor Aquaponics will never grow, produce or process any marijuana/hemp at our facility.
When will you be open?
We received our conditional use permit at the end of July and officially opened our farm at the end of August. Currently, we are growing 4 types of tomatoes, 4 types of lettuce, basil, arugula, cilantro, cucumbers, jalepenos and bell peppers.
Are we looking for or needing investors?
We are always open to looking into various funding options as we start operations and look to expand in the future. However, we evaluate ever opportunity carefully to make sure that these opportunities are the best options for us for the long term. To be transparent, we always prefer debt financing such as a fixed rate, short term (2-3 year) loans versus equity unless the amount offered can justify us giving up equity in our company.