41 North Aquaponics
Featuring a year-round, 3,680 square-foot passive-solar greenhouse, and located just 30 minutes drive from Steamboat Springs in Hayden, Colorado, 41North grows leafy greens, herbs, edible flowers, microgreens, and other vegetables for the direct local market throughout the Yampa Valley, providing fresh produce year-round to Steamboat, Hayden, Oak Creek, and Clark. 41North also hosts private farm-to-table dining events and educational workshops. During the pandemic all skiing, summer activities, restaurants, hotels, tourism and hospitality closed in the Steamboat area. 41 North switched to direct to customer market, but it just wasn’t enough to sustain the business. They closed in March 2021.
The seed of an idea that germinated into what eventually became 41North began on New Year’s Eve 2016. 41North evolved as a response to a question: what would happen if we combined advanced greenhouse engineering, solar power, and aquaponic gardening? Could we just grow food forever, automatically?
After finishing construction in May 2018, 41North launched operations officially in September of that same year. The company immediately began selling out of its’ first microgreen harvests, progress that has continued through Spring 2019.
In February of 2019, 41North also started hosting exclusive farm-to-table dining experiences at private residences in Steamboat Springs and throughout Yampa Valley.
Up until early 2020, 41North sold all of its production capacity to the top fine-dining establishments in Yampa Valley, supplying restaurants with the freshest available produce throughout the year.
In early 2020, 41North pivoted its business model entirely to directly service the local residential community with delivery farm shares. 41North now delivers its produce exclusively to a robust, engaged, growing membership of local residents throughout Yampa Valley.