Sweet Water offers a variety of products and services. We work with local restaurants and grocery stores to provide year-round fresh local produce and fish.
Growing Beautiful Greens
Lettuces: A colorful variety of butterhead, romaine, oakleaf and red and green leaf lettuces. This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese. The sweet flavor and crisp crunch of freshly harvested high quality lettuce have to be experienced to be believed.
Sprouts: Sprouts are considered as wonder foods. They rank as the freshest and most nutritious of all vegetables available to the human diet. We are currently growing Broccoli sprouts, Radish sprouts, Sunflower sprouts, and Pea shoots.
Wheatgrass: Our wheatgrass contains an invaluable amount of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for your body.
Watercress: Watercress is nutrient rich perennial herb found in abundance near springs and alongside slow running water ways. This aquatic plant has been in cultivation since ancient times for its food and medicinal uses in Europe, Central Asia and America. It’s no wonder that our watercress is as beautiful and tasty as it is: we grow it in as close to a natural environment as you could imagine. The deep green leaves and succulent crunchy stems with their hint of peppery zip are an excellent addition to sandwiches, salads and soups.
Basil: The king of herbs, basil herb is one of the oldest and popular herbal plant rich in many notable health benefiting phyto-nutrients. This highly prized plant is revered as "holy herb" in many traditions all over the world. The varieties of basil we grow at Sweet Water represent the best the world has to offer.
Swiss Chard: Succulent swiss chard, also known as spinach chard or silverbeet, is a popular green leafy vegetable of European origin. Botanically, it belongs to the beet family, beta vulgaris, the same family which also includes table beets, sugar beets, garden beets etc. This leafy plant features distinctly large dark leaves with well developed stalks. Generally, chard leaves are harvested at various stages of maturity. While whole plant with tender young leaves harvested for salad preparation; individual matured large sized leaves with slightly tougher stems picked up for sautéing and cooking.
Oyster Mushrooms: The oyster mushroom is frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cookery as a delicacy: it is frequently served either on its own, although sometimes stuffed: and in stir-fry recipes too with soy sauce. The oyster mushroom has a high nutritional value for its high level of vitamins and proteins and its non-saturated fatty acids.
During the warmer season we also grow large amounts of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, and a variety of herbs.
Raising Healthy Fish: We are currently raising Yellow Perch and Tilapia in our sustainable aquaponics systems. In these re-circulating systems, the fish waste acts as natural fertilizer for plant growth and the plants act as a water filter.
Perch is low in Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Selenium, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Manganese.