Our Aquaponics Production System

North Star Homestead Aquaponics

In our state of the art, pathogen free and bio-secure greenhouse, a symbiotic dance between tilapia and vegetables known as aquaponics brings our growing abilities to a new level. An all-natural based system developed by Nelson & Pade, Inc. was customized, expanded and refined over the past seven years by our team.

As one of our continuous improvement initiatives, Northstar Homestead Farms has invested in merging the best of aquaculture and hydroponics technology with our in-house expertise in nutrition, wellness, and sustainability in a completely chemical free environment.

Nutrient rich water produced by the fish is cycled to the plants to support growth. In the process of utilizing the Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Nitrates and other trace elements, the plants clean the water, which is cycled back to the fish. These conservation methods actually use up to 90% less water per crop than traditional field horticulture techniques.

Food Security Year-Round


From our Bio-secure Aquaponics Greenhouse, we grow high integrity produce year-round. A diverse offering of over 40 varieties of vegetables and herbs are grown chemical-free (no pesticides, herbicides, glyphosates or other chemicals) and are available to futher our Vision of "A Healthy Planet and All Its Inhabitants."

Here are the many ways to experience these local, sustainable, wholesome and bio-secure foods for you and your family, throughout the year:

Farmstead Creamery on-farm store

Summer and Winter CSA Program

Twice-Monthly Farmer Market at NorthLakes Community Clinic

Join the Farm Delivery Email Group for notifications of when we're traveling afield and to place an order for pickup along our route.