Homer Aquaponics Operator Launches Urban Produce Farm in Downtown Cortland

Main Street Farms from Homer New York, looking to expand their operation to Cortland, New York.

Main Street Farms

By Don Cazentre, 3 July 2013, Blog.syracuse.com

Last week, a three-year-old aquaponics farm in Central New York announced it needed a cash infusion from investors or it would have to close the business that mixes aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, or raising produce in water.This week, a smaller aquaponics operation in Cortland County announced it's seeking $10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign.

But in the case of Main Street Farms in Homer, the aquaponics operation is not in danger, said founder and CEO Allan Gandelman.Main Street Farms is looking for cash to develop its second venture, an urban garden farm - growing plants in dirt -- that is located just off Main Street in downtown Cortland.That farm will grow tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, eggplant and other standard summer produce found in Central New York.

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