Thimble Island Ocean Farm
About Thimble Island Ocean Farm
Imagine a vertical underwater garden: seaweed and mussels grow on floating ropes, stacked above oyster and clam cages below. Imagine a farm designed to restore rather than deplete our oceans – a farm growing local food but also biofuel and organic fertilizer.
We’re doing it!
Thimble Island Ocean Farm. is proud to be one of the first sustainable 3-d ocean farms in the country. Nestled in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound, our 40 acre farm uses the entire water column to grow a variety of species — ranging from sugar kelp and oysters to mussels and scallops — and has emerged as a national model for hyper-local sustainable food production, ocean restoration and economic development.
Seafood OfferedOysters, Seaweed
What are the Local Catch core values?
The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.
- Community-Based Fisheries
- Fair Access
- Fair Price
- Eating with the Ecosystem
- Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
- Catch and Handle with Honor
- Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
- Honoring the Ocean
- Creativity and Collaboration