Urban Organics takes aquaponics to Lunds & Bylerly's

Urban Organics takes aquaponics to Lunds & Bylerly's

"It’s harvested one day and into the stores the next," said Rick Steigerwald, Lund’s VP of fresh foods.

Year-round locally grown produce is coming to the Twin Cities, thanks to a new venture called Urban Organics.

Through aquaponics, a process that combines fish farming with soil-less produce cultivation, St. Paul-based Urban Organics grows organic kale, chard and cilantro, as well as tilapia.

Though the system has only been operational for a few months, the demand from retailers has been strong.

“Locally grown, sustainably grown kale, USDA organic kale that’s right

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