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 is currently available for purchase through the Sunnyside Market in Durango, Colorado as well as Bell Beef in Cortez, Colorado.

Sustainable and Eco-friendly

We pay a little extra on our packaging to make sure it’s not going to negatively impact the climate. Our clamshells are PLA plastic, which is made entirely out of fermented plant starch from corn, cassava, maize, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp. The labels that we use are made out of compostable Hemp paper.

Not only will you not find any of our containers sitting around in a landfill, you can put the whole thing in your composter!

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.