Vendor Since: 2016
Inland Shrimp Company was started as an idea almost 12 years ago while Gary was selling farms and farmland and witnessed firsthand the external factors that farmers were up against with crop farmers getting too much or too little water affecting their harvest. The pig and cattle farmers were practically “married” to their herds and couldn’t leave them to even go on a vacation
and the huge strain of resources it took to get them big enough to go to market. Being a lifelong seafood lover the idea to raise shrimp was born. Except here in the Midwest there’s no saltwater, everything’s frozen and a few who raise freshwater prawns outdoors. With all of the USA having a temperate climate this only allowed for a “one season harvest “almost as a hobby farmer. With outdoor production you use a lot of water , worry about drought, water quality, predation (even wild animals and birds love shrimp too) and you still only get one harvest down in the Southern States. So there’s definitely not enough production capacity and climate to supply people, restaurants and grocery stores. So the idea for an indoor shrimp farm was born. This way we
could control the environment and all of the external factors affecting production and offer year round shrimp to the masses.
Inland Shrimp Company will naturally raise saltwater shrimp without the use of steroids, hormone, and antibiotics. Currently there is no USDA organic certification for seafood but there will be no chemicals used in the raising of our shrimp. On the CSF side, all seafood will be traceable back to the fisherman that caught it, the gear it was caught with, and when and what port it was landed at. We believe in responsibly harvested seafood and will not sell it if we can’t trace back to the source.