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    Black Soldier Fly as a Feed Alternative for Aquaculture

    Black Soldier Fly as a Feed Alternative for Aquaculture

    Main Street Farms received a SARE Farmer grant for on-farm research of Black Soldier Flies larvae (BSFL) as an alternative food-source for aquaculture and livestock. We plan to raise and breed BSFL in a heated green house year-round to find the ratio of pounds of larvae to pounds of food waste can be produced in a given month. The larvae will be fed cafeteria food waste, coffee grounds, and compost from other areas of the farm.

    HDPE Tote Lids for Walk-in Cooler Produce Totes

    HDPE Tote Lids for Walk-in Cooler Produce Totes

    1/8” sheets of HDPE (a smooth easily cleanable plastic used for cutting boards and tabletops in food service) were cut to size and are used to cover the top tote in each stack of totes in the cooler.

    Cooler Inventory Tags

    Cooler Inventory Tags

    quickly and easily inventory contents of walk-in cooler and identify harvest date for all produce in cooler.

    Mechanical Garlic Breaker

    Mechanical Garlic Breaker

    One of the hardest tasks in the garlic farming business is separating or breaking the garlic bulbs into plantable cloves. Labor costs are high and most hired help quits before you have all the cloves you need to be planted and to be honest I don’t blame people for quitting. Just like any crop, the more you plant, the higher the potential for profits. Most garlic farms are small because it’s very time consuming from planting to harvest.

    Pick A Carrot: Seed Search Website

    Pick A Carrot: Seed Search Website

    www.PickACarrot.com is a customized search engine for finding and purchasing seeds. Our website is designed for growers of all sizes to easily locate and compare dozens of seed catalogs in one easy search bar. For certified organic growers, who may struggle to find the varieties they want, our green "Search Organic Seeds" buttons allows you to search only certified seeds available.

    Food Solutions New England

    Food Solutions New England

    Food Solutions New England Network Team

    Multi-Barrier "Micro" Water Treatment System

    Multi-Barrier "Micro" Water Treatment System

    Constructing a Multi-Barrier Water Treatment System Using Local Materials: The basics of water treatment and targeted approaches for removing both biological and chemical threats to drinking water quality. Detailed instructions for building a ~ 2000 L/day community water system incorporating biologically active sand and (bio-)char filtration. Open access handbook available from Aqueous Solutions, www.aqsolutions.org.

    Water Filter Biochar Generation System

    Water Filter Biochar Generation System

    Fabricating a 200 L Biomass Gasifier for Making Enhanced Water Filter Biochar: The basics of biomass gasification: a low-cost, user-friendly and environmentally sustainable method for making good water filter char from agricultural and forestry residues. Open access handbook available from Aqueous Solutions, www.aqsolutions.org.

    Rebar Hangers

    Rebar Hangers

    U-shaped rebar hangers and install on both sides of the high- tunnel to hold the rebar when it isn't in use.

    Horse Drawn Snowplow

    Horse Drawn Snowplow

    This is a snowplow built by Donn Hewes at the Northland Sheep Dairy.