41North

Our Story

A passive-solar aquaponic farm in Yampa Valley

The seed of an idea that germinated into what eventually became 41North began on New Year’s Eve 2016. 41North evolved as a response to a question: what would happen if we combined advanced greenhouse engineering, solar power, and aquaponic gardening? Could we just grow food forever, automatically?

FreshProduce

After finishing construction in May 2018, 41North launched operations officially in September of that same year. The company immediately began selling out of its’ first microgreen harvests, progress that has continued through Spring 2019.

In February of 2019, 41North also started hosting exclusive farm-to-table dining experiences at private residences in Steamboat Springs and throughout Yampa Valley.

Up until early 2020, 41North sold all of its production capacity to the top fine-dining establishments in Yampa Valley, supplying restaurants with the freshest available produce throughout the year.

In early 2020, 41North pivoted its business model entirely to directly service the local residential community with delivery farm shares. 41North now delivers its produce exclusively to a robust, engaged, growing membership of local residents throughout Yampa Valley.

Our Technology

Keeping the lights on

Passive-Solar Greenhouse

41North’s 3,680 square foot, climate-controlled greenhouse is designed to capture and store heat energy from the sign in a very efficient manner. This unique structure has a roof that tracks the sun, pitched at a 40° angle to match the latitude of northwest Colorado.

Aquaponic Farming

Our fish produce nitrogen-rich fertilizer that helps feed our plants with the freshest nutrients available. Once the plants remove the nitrogen from the water, the water is returned to the fish tank, starting the cycle over again.

Climate Battery

 Buried 5′ deep in our foundation, the climate battery stores and recirculates warm air produced during the daytime to heat the greenhouse at night, and that same cooler air pumped in at night to help cool the facility. This helps maintain a stable 55°-80° climate using minimal energy.

Our Services

More than just a farm

41North grows food using sustainable techniques and renewable technologies. and believes agriculture doesn't have to be a major drain on the environment. We aim to provide fully carbon-neutral food that allows our customers feel good about the produce they consume.

41North leverages our extensive design, construction, and operational experience to provide solutions to problems facing farmers. Have a problem that needs solving, or a process that c0uld use optimizing? We love a good puzzle, and are happy to help.

We consider every inspired guest one of our greatest successes. Join us virtually for a live-streamed, intimate dining workshop with one of Steamboat's Top Chefs.

Join us for an evening of exquisite, exclusive farm-to-table cuisine and a culinary experience unlike any other. 41North provides 16-24 person private dining experiences, hosted in private residences and catered by some of Yampa Valley's most reknown chefs.

41North hosts farm-to-table, exclusive events specifically targeted to bringing people together around the food they consume. With concepts ranging from a Colorado pig roast to a multi-round Ice Cream Competition, 41North events are sure to thrill and engage.

We believe that food can drive communities, and that strong, healthy communities can enable and thrive off great, healthful food. Our Community Supported Agriculture program allows residents, private chefs, and community organizations premiere access to some of Yampa Valley's most exclusive, freshest, most healthful produce.