Products » About Farmed Trout
Why choose farmed trout?
The advantages of trout farming are many and include:
• providing a consistent supply of a high quality, healthy food source
• reducing pressure on wild caught stocks, especially since there are no commercial trout fisheries in existence
• offering an extremely efficient, and low-impact method of growing protein
For those who enjoy eating trout there are only two options available: go fishing or purchase trout from a reputable trout farmer!
How are the trout farmed?
The trout are reared in extremely cold water so the quality and freshness of the fish is assured. Then they are harvested at approximately 1 – 1 1/2 lbs (the right size for an 8 oz fillet). We process the trout ourselves in an “Interior Health Approved”, on-site processing facility complete with a blast freezer. This enables us to get the trout from the water to the plant — gutted, filleted, de-boned, vacuum-packed and quick-frozen — in under a few hours. Some of the larger trout are smoked, vacuum-packed, and frozen. Trout of all other sizes are sold live, mostly for the stocking of lakes and ponds.
How safe is farmed trout?
We, as farmers, need to inform people as best we can about our responsible farming practices. Anywhere there is intensive farming, there will also naturally be concerns from consumers who care about where their food is coming from. Our small, family-run trout farm is highly regulated by a variety of government ministries such as those governing water use and waste management.
At Ted’s Trout, we are committed to a regimen of monitoring water quality and environmental impact, so as to maintain our sustainability.
• NO ANTIBIOTICS OR HORMONES are used in the raising of our trout.
• Our trout are completely chemical-free, high in protein, Omega-3’s and low in fat.
In order to preserve the dwindling landscape of the ‘family farm’, education is paramount in encouraging food-lovers everywhere to support ‘buying local’ — in the form of home-grown vegetables, fruit, and proteins at local Farmer’s Markets, retail outlets, or from other small suppliers/deliverers.