Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Jeff and Tammy Coulon open aquaponic farm south of Cortez
Tammy Coulon and Leonora Wheeler tend to the spinach at Organic Family Farms. An aquaponic system uses nutrient-rich water from tanks filled with fish to replace soil in a system similar to a hydroponic system.
Jeff and Tammy Coulon have opened Organic Family Farms south of Cortez to market organic produce from their aquaponic greenhouses to restaurants in the Four Corners.
The Coulons have two 60-foot by 120-foot greenhouses where they are raising organic produce to market to restaurants in Durango, Cortez, Moab, Telluride and across the Four Corners.
Jeff Coulon lifts a growing bed to reveal the nutrient-rich water that replaces soil in an aquaponic system.
The Coulons’ Organic Family Farms is fueled by nutrient-rich water produced by 1,200 blue channel catfish.

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Tammy Coulon and Leonora Wheeler tend to the spinach at Organic Family Farms. An aquaponic system uses nutrient-rich water from tanks filled with fish to replace soil in a system similar to a hydroponic system.
Jeff and Tammy Coulon have opened Organic Family Farms south of Cortez to market organic produce from their aquaponic greenhouses to restaurants in the Four Corners.
The Coulons have two 60-foot by 120-foot greenhouses where they are raising organic produce to market to restaurants in Durango, Cortez, Moab, Telluride and across the Four Corners.
Jeff Coulon lifts a growing bed to reveal the nutrient-rich water that replaces soil in an aquaponic system.
The Coulons’ Organic Family Farms is fueled by nutrient-rich water produced by 1,200 blue channel catfish.
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