May 2021

NEW CSA CYCLES STARTING IN *June 2021* Visit the CSA page for more info!

LOOKING FOR SUMMER & FALL 2021 INTERNS >> Contact Jessica here.  

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CUSTOM AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS

CUSTOM BUILT SCHOOL & STUDENT OPERATED SYSTEMS INSTALLED & UPDATED IN 2020:

WEST NEW YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL 





 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST BELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 

122 PLANT FLOTATION SYSTEM (~1400 HEADS OF LETTUCE/YEAR), 300 LBS OF TILAPIA YEARLY

DEAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

40 PLANT VERTICAL GROWING SYSTEM WITH UNIQUE FISH TANK SITTING ON TOP A GRAND PIANO 

FORRESTDALE SCHOOL OF RUMSON 

 

8 SHIITAKE MUSHROOM LOGS, 1,000 GALLON AQUAPONICS SYSTEM WITH KOI FISH + MORE

336 VERTICAL PLANT GROWING SYSTEM 
420 LBS POTENTIAL TILAPIA HARVEST 
1000s of DELIGHTED FACULTY, STUDENTS & STAFF
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Contact Us About Your Own Custom Aquaponics System  

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WHAT IS DROP THE BEET? 
We are a 20,000-gallon Aquaponics Facility operating out of the wonderful Calgo Gardens in Freehold, NJ. We are similar to hydroponics, but more sustainable because we integrate aquaculture (fish raising) into our system. All of our plants are grown in water, fertilized by 45 koi fish in a symbiotic, recirculating ecosystem. This system allows us to grow produce using 90% less water in 1/4 the amount of space. The plants filter the water for our fishpond, creating a perfect ecosystem that constantly recycles water and nutrients. We are herbicide free, dirt free, and use organic practices on all of our crops. We also specialize in custom built aquaponic and hydroponic systems for your school, home or local community. They offer a wide range of benefits such as educational teaching tools with hands-on learning plus the delicious crops you get to enjoy from the systems. Visit our custom systems page for more info. 
​We offer CSA memberships year round, group educational tours, mushroom workshops, and aquaponic consulting. Visit our pages for more information!

Pictured above, Cody Parker, founder of Drop the Beet Farms LLC., won a Distinguished Farmer Recognition Award from New Jersey Department of Agriculture Jersey Fresh Farm to School Program, in October 2020.