Welcome to E & T Farms

We are a family run business on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We have been keeping bees for over eighteen years. What started as a hobby has developed into a passion for producing only the finest available honey and other products from the beehive. Our hard working bees pollinate local Cape Cod cranberry bogs and visit florals of this special area to produce beautiful golden honey.

Our aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture (shrimp farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in water). Within the aquaponics system, there are three primary organisms: shrimp, plants and nitrifying bacteria. Each of these life forms is dependent in some way on the other for survival. The shrimp produce manure which acts as a fertilizer for the plants. Shrimp manure is mainly in the form of ammonia. Nitrifying bacteria convert ammonia into nitrate which is non-toxic to the shrimp and also is a form of nitrogen the plants take up most readily. The shrimp produce the fertilizer for the plants and with help of the bacteria, the plants clean the water for the shrimp.

Our shrimp are in 6,000 gallon tanks using water from Cape Cod Bay in Barnstable. The salad greens and micro greens and basil are grown using the finest nutrients available.

Salad greens from E & T Farms growing in the greenhouse

We now have egg-laying chickens providing us (and you!) with fresh eggs.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.