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Harvest Time…

Today we harvested our third batch of Tilapia…and boy do they look healthy!  Take a look for yourself…



Tilapia 1-23-14-3








They average about 2.5 lbs, so we had about a 250lb harvest today.  Go to Nana Organic for a taste of some of our naturally-raised, local Tilapia!

More Basil, More Problems? Not Really.

The basil got harvested today to go out to restaurant clients of ours, so I thought I would take some pics early this morning before they came out of the system…If you notice Siena Tavern’s pasta sauce tasting even better than it already is (yes, hard to imagine!!), that’s because they are now using Greens & Gills’ fresh, local basil.  #hardtobeat


6 Week Old Basil
6 Week Old Basil


Look at those beauties!
Look at those beauties!


Harvesting some French Sorrel
Harvesting some French Sorrel




Basil Bonanza…

Our basil varieties are really taking off!  Take a look (sorry in advance about the lighting…the Metal Halides make the lighting look funky)…




Subway…G&G Style

At Greens & Gills, we have been known to take lunch breaks at our local Subway Sandwich shop.  We also have been known to bring in some petite mustard greens, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi and arugula to take our subs to the next level.  Check it out! 


Spicy Italian G&G's Way...
Spicy Italian G&G’s Way…

It’s Business Time…We Have Tilapia to Sell

These local, naturally raised Tilapia will be the fish in the fish tacos at DineAmic Hospitality Group’s Bull & Bear in the very near future.  Enjoy!

We’ve Been Selling…

If you have eaten or had cocktails recently at:
La Sirena

Park Grill
City Winery
Longman & Eagle
Green Grocer…

You may have had Greens & Gills product and not even realized it!

Greens & Gills – The First Licensed Aquaponic Farm in Chicago

Yes, you read that right!

Last Friday, December 28th, 2012, the Chicago Department of Public Health came out to do a licensing inspection.  We passed and can proudly say that Greens & Gills, LLC is the FIRST licensed aquaponic farm in the city of Chicago.  It took a lot of hard work, but in the end we think it will all pay dividends. 

We are now legally allowed to sell our produce and fish to restaurants, grocers, and at farmer’s markets.  Look for us in your neighborhood in 2013…