Smart Microfarms is developing and installing scalable microalgae systems for community, urban and rooftop gardens and for algae entrepreneurs to grow high value algae products that are local, sustainable and profitable.

Our experience and specialization is in scalable algae microfarms and we can help terrestrial, hydroponic and aquaponic greenhouse farms diversify their income stream with high-value algae food products.

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Robert Henrikson, who pioneered large scale spirulina cultivation 40 years ago, founding Earthrise Farms, is now developing smart algae microfarms to promote a future growing local, high quality superfood products.

Olympia Testbed

The Smart Microfarm testbed near Olympia Washington operated 2013-15. Spirulina ponds were insulated below and covered with a retractable second cover to extend the growing season by retaining heat beyond the summer months. As one of the northern most spirulina farms, this farm demonstrated the capability of microfarms in cooler climates.

HMB Microfarm

The first Northern California spirulina farm began in 2016 in Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco, inside a large commercial glass greenhouse. We produce an all-natural product in a controlled environment, using no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. The water source is Half Moon Bay city water, carbon filtered. Product is sold natural food stores in the SF Bay Area, direct to customers locally and online. Many customers prefer fresh spirulina to traditional dried spirulina. New fresh and fresh frozen spirulina appeals to locavores, fresh food and raw food consumers.

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