Godney Aquaponics

Godney Aquaponics
In the village of Godney, with the beautiful back drop of the Glastonbury Tor, Melv and Sal are embarking on a new venture. Fed up with the poor quality of veg in the shops, they have the ambition to set up an aquaponics system to provide fresh vegetables and salad crops for the village, and with a little help from their hens a supply of fresh free range eggs too.

What is Aquaponics??

What is Aquaponics??
Aquaponics is a sustainable method of producing quality food with minimal external inputs. It is a system that combines conventional aquaculture (e.g. fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Water from the aquaculture system is fed to the hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down and are utilised by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.

Saturday 5 February 2022

Godneyaquaponics.com goes live

Godneyaquaponics.com goes live ...

The Covid pandemic is responsible for many things - good and bad, a positive for Godney Aquaponics is that it has encourage us to develop new products and join the new world of the web. The winter is the perfect time for us to do both of these as such we have recently launched our new website to promote two new exciting products. Both are designed to be sold on line and posted out to customers.

Black Garlic

Black Garlic is a unique product with a fig-like texture. With a completely different taste to the pungency of white garlic, it is both sweet & savoury with a flavour of liquorice, tamarind & balsamic. It is mild and delicious and adds real umami to countless dishes.

This very distinctive product is made through the Maillard process, by heating white garlic at a low temperature with high humidity for many weeks. The slow cooking turns it black, and converts the allicin, which gives white garlic it’s pungent flavour, into a mild, sweet, sticky, delicious ingredient. This process also substantially increases the number of healthy compounds much higher than found in white garlic, such as S-Allylcysteine, a powerful antioxidant.

Godney Aquaponics are now selling this both via select retail outlets and online.

Sold in linen bags, each bag has two large black garlic bulbs

Oak & Bay Smoked Large Garlic

Gently smoked for 8 hours in the traditional way, to give the garlic a lovely rick smoky flavour with a hint of bay.

Sold in Kraft paper bags, each bag has two large smoked garlic bulbs.

As well as our new products the website provide info on our enterprise together with how to contact us, and also hosts this blog - so why not take a look ...

Home grown

Now normally with our horticultural hats on when we talk about home grown we are refering to vegetables. But for the first time since we hav...