Our tilapia develop without growth hormones or antibiotics. They enjoy ample water volume per fish even though they are grown in tank culture. The water is continuously oxygenated and filtered.
We operate our own hatchery on the farm, tilapia will reproduce anytime of the year as long as the water temperature is at least 70 degrees, they have 12 hours of light and they have ample habitat to lay their eggs. The adults will do most of the work hatching the eggs, and the new hatchlings called fish fry are easily separated from the adults with a net.
Our fish typically have opal scales, pink to red orange skin, white translucent flesh, and weigh between 1 and 2 pounds when mature. When buying direct from the farm, fish will only be available whole on ice.
*Update for Spring 2019
Due to some regulatory changes in the Food Safety Modernization Act, The Edible Source will no longer offer tilapia fillets at market. Live fish and whole fish on ice can still be bought on the farm, provided you bring a bucket.