Cates Corner Farm, located in Hillsborough N.C., is a small, family-farm specializing in sustainable and aquaponic agriculture.
We produce a wide range of fruits, vegetables and proteins and do so naturally using no sprays or pesticides.
Aquaponic agriculture is a combination of aquaculture, raising animals in water, and hydroponics, raising plants in water.
Within a closed aquaponic system, water circulates between the animals and plants.
The plants break down the animal by-products and use them as nutrients.
The Cates Corner Farm aquaponic greenhouse specializes in producing fresh tilapia, herbs and vegetables year-round.
Outside of the greenhouse, we produce eggs, seasonal crops and flowers such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, watermelons, potatoes, onions, garlic, blueberries, strawberries, apples, squash, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, snapdragons and tube roses.