Olympia Microfarm ’15

Smart Microfarm near Olympia Washington
In the third year of operation, added another test cultivation pond. Introduced retail foil packages for low temperature dehydrated ‘crunchies’, dried spirulina powder and granules, and fresh frozen spirulina cups. Had fun developing new food forms including SpiruPops – fresh frozen spirulina fruit juice popsicles.

01TwoPonds

Two existing spirulina ponds with new spirulina pond in the background.

02TwoPonds

Two spirulina ponds with the new spirulina pond now filled with spirulina culture.

03RHPond

Robert Henrikson at the latest spirulina pond.

04Harvest

Spirulina pond with the harvesting platform at the far end of the pond.

05Harvest1

Pumping the pond culture though a debris screen and then a microscreen to harvest sprirulina.

06Harvest2

Fresh spirulina harvested on the screen is like a thick yogurt.

07Forrest

Forrest tries his first fresh SpiruPop - spirulina and lemonade popsicle.

08Haaken

Haaken tries his first fresh SpiruPop spirulina and lemonade popsicle.

09HaakenForrest

Haaken and Forrest enjoy fresh SpiruPops spirulina and lemonade popsicles on a hot summer afternoon.

10Morning

Morning sunshine filtering through the greenhouse in late summer.

11Morning

Morning sunshine filtering through the greenhouse in late summer.

12Pond

Spirulina cultivation pond with pond water circulation.

13TwoPonds

Winter is coming! Finished harvesting all spirulina from the last pond, then cleaned it out, ready for next season.

14ProductLine

Spirulina product line concepts: Nibs, Crunchies, Frozen Cups, Tablets, Powder.

15TwoPacks

Spirulina Fresh Frozen Cups, 6 cup sample size. Spirulina Crunchies,100 grams. In stand up foil packages.

16ThreeCrunchies

Spirulina Crunchies, low temperature dehydrated spirulina, in 100 gram / 3.5 ounce stand up foil packages.

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