We grow plants sustainably using fish!

In partnership with Rainbow Springs Trout Farm

We are working with Rainbow Springs Trout Farm in Durango to produce ~500 heads of lettuce a week from our first system in the area, which will be available at the Sunnyside Market in Durango, Colorado as well as Bell Beef in Cortez, Colorado.

Where did your name come from?

At Chinampas, we’re all about blending the old with the new. The term “Chinampa” might sound ancient, and it is—it dates back to the Aztecs who built these ingenious floating gardens on lakes for sustainable farming. Fast forward to today, and we’ve got aquaponics, a system that pairs fish farming with soilless plant cultivation. Think of it as the modern-day Chinampa. Both methods are all about creating a sustainable, closed-loop system where everything works in harmony. It’s like taking a page from an old history book and giving it a 21st-century twist. And that’s what we’re all about—sustainable, efficient, and harmonious farming.