In August, Spirulina Viva opened its new Spirulina micro-farm outside of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The micro-farm has 300 square meters of Spirulina ponds. The new production facility is currently producing… 700 grams (1.5 pounds) of fresh Spirulina daily. In September, production is expected to increase to 3 kilos (6.5 pounds) daily, and by spring 2015, production is expected to more than double to 7 kilos (15 pounds) daily.
Spirulina Viva is one of the leading producers of Spirulina in Mexico. Over the past four years, the company has led 25 workshops throughout Mexico and taught more than 500 Mexican families to grow their own Spirulina. The company has developed two systems for use at home, a 40-liter fish tank providing 5-10 grams per day and a 400-liter pool providing 100 grams a day for 5-6 people. The at-home systems provide fresh Spirulina for smoothies, to spread on bread, or incorporate into recipes for meals. Their newest venture is to provide fresh Spirulina and its unique taste and increased benefits to the population of San Miguel.
The company’s systems, along with their manual, DVD “Producción Orgánica de Alga Espirulina,” Spiru-Snacks (dehydrated cookies made with Spirulina and seeds), dehydrated Spiru-Crunchies, recipes and production tips are available on their website www.Spirulinaviva.org. Spirulina Viva developed its own instructional DVD of their workshops to accompany its kits.
Spirulina Viva currently delivers fresh organic Spirulina grown and harvested in their facility to customers in San Miguel de Allende daily.
Photo caption: Spirulina Viva has 300 square meters of Spirulina ponds enclosed.
Reprinted with permission from Algae Industry Magazine
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