About Blue Pond Farm
Blue Pond Farm strives to bring you the freshest, tastiest, nutrient dense food to your table while maintaining the most environmentally sustainable growing practices available.
Get to Know Blue Pond Farm
Our farm was founded in 2018 in Alhambra, Illinois. Three generations of this family live and work to bring you the freshest produce that both the land and greenhouse can offer. We would love the chance to share our products with you. We offer free deliveries for local restaurants and chefs within a 30 mile radius of our farm.
Three Generations of the Jones Family
Since our beginning, we have been growing a variety of field grown produce including asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, squash, watermelons, gourds and winter squash. We also love to plant large quantities of sunflowers to bring to the farmer’s market both for decoration and to use as birdseed.
This year we added a large scale raised bed garden with a variety of garden produce and herbs. We have loved watching everything grow from seed to maturing plants.
We utilize hydroponic growing methods for our microgreens.
We love the taste and quality these fresh superfoods offer.
We are implementing new farming practices to increase production while decreasing the environmental impact such as soil erosion, natural weed prevention with ground cover crops and new planting strategies.
We look forward to the addition of a large hydroponic greenhouse which will be used to grow a variety of lettuces, herbs, and tomatoes. This will be completed in early summer 2020.
Our Hydroponic NFT Channels where Lettuces and Herbs will soon grow.
We Can Help You ReThink Green
Growing produce in a hydroponic environment offers unique benefits. When comparing products, it’s important to know how hydroponic methods compare to traditional organic farming. Not all growing methods are equal!
While we do a mixture of farming, we wanted to take time to explain Hydroponic Vs. Organic Farming
Characteristics of Hydroponic Farming
- Soilless- seeds germinate in a soil substitute
- Nutrients feed the plant’s roots directly and evenly
- Low risk, environment-controlled indoor setting
- Uses 90% less water than traditional farming methods
- Urban farming creates lower carbon footprint
- Nutrients are fed directly, creating faster growth
- Plants can grow year-round, with shorter crop cycles
Characteristics of Organic Farming
- Grown in soil
- Nutrients feed the soil
- Higher risk of environmental and animal contaminants
- 90% more water is needed, as much is soaked into the soil
- Farms must be located where land is abundant
- Plants use energy seeking nutrients in soil, growing slower
- Longer crop cycle, dependent on climate and geography