The Homestead Hydroponic Farm was established in 2014, and is nestled next to Myakka State Park, just east of Sarasota. We’ve created a sustainable hydroponic farm that provides exceptional quality produce to our community. As natives from Sarasota, Florida, we already know the atmosphere- hot and muggy most of the year. There were many factors that went into play when choosing hydroponics as our main method of growing. Each and every season, we learn more, we evolve, to continually bring the best quality and sustainable produce in our area.
With a dream of living in the country and a goal of a healthier lifestyle, we decided to leave our fast paced lives in South Florida and move to the country outside of our hometown of Sarasota; closer to family and now raising our own little one. With no previous growing experience, we started small and have been expanding every season since.
We are a true family farm. While only two of us started growing in 2014, we have been so fortunate to have the help of two more of our family to grow the farm into what it is today. We have one newly hired helping set of hands, otherwise we’ve been able to depend on the four of us since 2014.
We love what we do and getting to know our customers each week. From the ones who have supported us since the beginning, to the new faces we get to learn.
The Homestead’s main goal is to produce the highest quality product possible without the use of any chemical pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or GMO’s. Our produce tastes amazing and keeps well not only because it’s grown hydroponically, but because we harvest everything 24-48 hours within purchase.
We love growing hydroponically because we are only using about 1/10th the amount of water than traditional farming, we extend our growing seasons as long as possible, utilize structures that provide shade and protection from environmental obstacles. Also, we don’t have to rely on the dwindling and expensive land for space to grow.
Simply put, growing without soil. Our greens and herbs are grown in a system where roots are in recirculating water that contains a mineral solution, feeding the roots directly. We grow in fully enclosed greenhouses with climate controls to protect exceptionally clean, pesticide free greens.
- exceptionally fresh and clean
- no pesticides
- sustainably grown
- Non GMO
- long lasting produce
- excellent taste