Aquaponic Red Watercress is a striking, vivid shade of purple-red with green streaks that makes it a stunner in sandwiches, on salads, or even topping soups and stews. Its peppery, tangy, zesty flavor shines in almost any combination, and it has all kinds of good vitamins and minerals: iron, calcium, iodine, folic acid, vitamins A and C, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Ouroboros Farms is a commercial Aquaponics Farm in Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture (the raising of fish) and Hydroponics (growing plants in water). We feed our fish Organic Fish Food which becomes nutrients for the plants. This method of food production has several advantages. Because both nutrients and water are always available to the plants, they grow up to 30% faster, can be planted up to 10x more densely, and use only 5-10% of the water required of a similar sized soil farm. In other words, we can grow upwards of 20 times as much produce with the same amount of water!