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UK: Entrepreneur seeking to grow his aquaponics farm

Tom Astor, from Woodstock, produces usually-imported greens at his aquaponics farm in a small rented barn in Sandford St Martin, near Chipping Norton.

Mr Astor admits he started from ‘a knowledge base of zero’ when he began building the farm last July, but the 31-year-old is a quick learner.

Since then, he has started selling his produce at farmers markets, while he also supplies The Boxing Hare gastropub in Swerford, outside Chipping Norton.

“I’m not producing enough for a restaurant, but I need a restaurant to give me an order so I can start making it.

“I would eventually like it to be a full-time job.

“I’ve still not figured out the best way to get what I grow from my farm to someone’s plate, but I’m working on that.”

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