This Hybrid Striped Bass Is Raised in Brooklyn

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Upward Farms, a company in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn that grows U.S.D.A.-certified organic microgreens aquaponically indoors, has added fish to its inventory. They’re hybrid striped bass, a crossbreed of freshwater white bass and striped bass and nothing like the latter except for the stripes. The whole fish, about a pound and a half, comes to market impeccably fresh. The flavor is quite delicate and the texture lacks the meaty succulence of wild striped bass, even when roasted to perfection in a wood oven, as mine was at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, N.Y. The same holds for the rosy-toned fillets, which I broiled with a slather of mayonnaise. Upward Farms cultivates the fish sustainably, without added chemicals, in an indoor integrated aquaponic system where the aquaculture wastewater is used to fertilize the salad crops.

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Upward Farms whole hybrid striped bass $18.99, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster, 114 Nassau Street (Eckford Street), Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718-313-1913, greenpointfish.com, eatupwardfarms.com.

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