Drop The Beet Farms is a premier aquaponics and hydroponics consulting firm, offering custom-built solutions for farms and organizations of all sizes. We are proud to help nonprofits and schools cultivate fresh, healthy produce without limits, empowering communities to grow their own food. Check out our exciting projects below.
Soldier On- Tinton Falls NJ, Agawam MA
Soldier On's sustainability efforts on their Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community includes greenhouses for veterans to grow their herbs and produce. Custom-built, high yield hydroponics systems, provided by Drop The Beet Farms, grow plants in a pesticide-free and herbicide-free, soilless environment. Veterans in Tinton Falls, NJ, and Agawam, MA use the systems to supply vegetables and herbs for Soldier On Kitchen as well as local food banks and other organisations within the community.
Main Street Greens- Toms River NJ
Main street greens, a social enterprise of 21 Plus, Inc, is designed to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better serve their community. Main street greens produces healthy, local and sustainable produce every month and sell it to local restaurants and the Toms River Farmers Market. Main street greens will also donate produce to local nonprofit partners to help support hunger insecurities. In all its endeavors, main street greens will fulfill 21 Plus’ mission of inclusivity, where everyone is welcome to participate, contribute and be valued. The main street greens social enterprise is created in collaboration with Cody Parker, Founder of Drop The Beet Farms, and sponsored in part by 21 Plus Foundation and M&T Charitable Foundation.
Saksworks: Manhattan, NY
Drop the Beet Farms consulted, designed, fabricated, and serviced multiple styles of custom Hydroponics systems for Saks 5th Ave Flagship Store, Liberty Street Saksworks in Lower Manhattan, and Vesey Street Saksworks in Brookfield Place. The Systems grew over 2,000 vegetative plants, supplying over 20 different varieties of leafy greens and herbs for harvest and bagging for Saksworks members and Hudson Bay Company employees. The intention of these systems is to improve light quality in low-lit areas, and create an interactive aesthetic that can draw people in to smell the herbs, talk with the farmers, and bring home fresh cut salad greens and garnishes on a weekly basis. Referenced in the New York Times, and Vogue Magazine.
Joseph A Taub School- Patterson NJ
Drop The Beet Farms custom designed and fabricated five Aquaponics and Hydroponics Systems for state of the art Aquaponics Laboratory Greenhouse at Joseph A Taub School. The Labratory serves as an effective teaching tool for thousands of students.
Forrestdale School- Rumson, NJ
This custom designed, hardscaped aquaponics system features a 200 plant capacity, 200 gallon aquarium, and 300 gallon underground water reservoir to mediate temperature fluctuations. This system was designed to make use of underutilized greenhouse space. What started out as aquaponics system as since grown into a 14 tree apple orchard, 80 shiitake log farm, Chicken coop, rain garden and a custom Agricultural STEM program elective that has over 160 students per year, all consulted and installed by Drop The Beet LLC. The greenhouse is now just one element of the courtyard that is now a fully fledged farm and curriculum maintained and consulted by Drop The Beet, LLC.
West New York Middleschool- NJ
This 300 Plant Aquaponics system was designed to create a functional aesthetic for the main foyer space platform. It features a custom built 4ft x 4ft x 4ft Aquarium and state of the art filtration system. As seen on ABC news with Miguel Amara, and Localish.