Help Us Save the Family Fish Fry by supporting the Farmory!
The family fish fry. Consisting of a piece of fried white fish, usually perch, a slice of bread and perhaps a slab of raw onion, fish fry is way more than a meal. It’s a uniquely Northeast Wisconsin experience. Yet we bet you didn’t realize that almost 100% of the perch on your plate at the local supper club is imported from Canada! The Farmory is on a mission to change the tides by rebuilding the fish population of NE Wisconsin.
Your donation to help our fish hatchery is the first step. The hatchery, which is being developed through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is a seed for revitalizing the stagnant aquaculture industry in Wisconsin. By just the second year of operations, the hatchery will produce 500,000 yellow perch fingerlings per year. These fingerlings will be sold to aquaculture or aquaponics farms in our region with the aim of rebuilding perch stock across the region.
The Farmory is based in Green Bay’s historical former Armory building. Our operations include a 20,000 square foot two story building that was built in 1919 for the Allouez Mineral Springs bottling plant, with thick concrete floors designed to hold large volumes of water. After fiftyy years of vacancy, a group of visionary community leaders gathered financial and in-kind support to bring the concept of an urban farm to reality.
Help us start a movement! We are asking people who value the Family Fish Fry experience to make a $20 donation (the price of a fish fry dinner) to fund The Famory’s fish hatchery and share their favorite fish story. If this speaks to your heart, go the extra step and share this campaign with someone you know that values the fish fry too. http://www.farmory.org/
If you feel so led, we encourage you to consider donating at one of our higher donation categories.
$25- FISH FRIEND- Public Recognition of gift
$50- PERCH PROMOTER- Public Recognition of gift, Personal Tour of Facility
$100 or more- AQUACULTURE ADVOCATE- Public Recognition of gift, invitation to VIP Donor Event, Personal Tour of Facility