Built on former mine land, Blue Acre Appalachian Aquaponics Center utilizes a proven, state-of-the-
art aquaponics system to produce high quality lettuce and tilapia, distributing these products to
consumers throughout Mingo County and beyond.
Our operation is locally-rooted, innovative and reliable. Blue Acre is working to create a healthier
food system, diversify the local economy, and chart a new path for the region. Our long-term goals for
the center include full community-ownership and the development of additional educational and job
At Blue Acre, we’re committed to developing “the next wave in farming”—because we’re confident in
the transformative potential of aquaponics, and we believe in the spirit, grit, and dedication of the West
Virginians who will make it happen.