Text Box: Text Box: Rainbow Trout(Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Common Names:  Trout

Farmed or Wild:  Farm Raised

Harvested:  Fresh Water in Pennsylvania

                    GMO Free, Antibiotic Free, No Additives or Preservatives

Season:  Year Round

Other Certifications: Pending

Flavor Profile:  It has tender flesh and a mild, somewhat nutty flavor.

Rainbow trout is a local favorite to Pennsylvania.  Limestone Springs Hatchery produces fish from artisan spring water out of a 19th century limestone quarry.  By only hatching eggs that are certified disease free these fish start with the best chance of becoming healthy, adult trout.  Fry grow to fingerlings in the hatch house, where through trough and oxygen supplements, can be held for up to three months before beginning their journey through the farm.  Fingerlings are graded by hand and sorted by size as they are stocked in the beginning raceways. As they grow they are continuously sorted to separate the larger from the smaller, providing more and more room to grow until eventually 8 to 10 inch fish are placed in one of 60 grow out raceways on the main farm. From egg to 14 inches takes about 20 months. The unique system of water use in the raceway style farm allows year-round harvest.