farming

Iowa resident starts cricket farm for human consumption

KEVIN HARDY Aug 1, 2016 The Des Moines Register EYSTONE, Iowa — Like many farmers, Becky Herman bounces from enclosure to enclosure, feeding and watering her livestock. There are thousands of them, but Herman knows some well enough to assign them human traits. Those two over there are bullies, she says. And though she’s new [...]

2017-01-31T03:50:22+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Press|

‘Farm’ bets crickets will be next gourmet escargot

Robert Yosay Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 12:01 AM Columbus Dispatch The sound of chirping fills the basement of a warehouse on the south side of Youngstown. Edwards Street is home to several million crickets, which are bred, harvested and sold through Big Cricket Farms. In the United States, most crickets are fed to pets, but Big Cricket Farms markets [...]

2017-01-31T04:08:12+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Press|

Can Cinnamon-Infused Crickets Save the Rust Belt?

By Tom Moroney December 5, 2014, 4:00 AM CST Bloomberg Just after 8 on a cloudy October morning, Cody Schultz is off to work, slicing through America’s definitive post-industrial squalor, a two-mile drive that weaves past a sad museum of abandoned homes and steel factories sprouting weedy windows and the broken doors of a lost [...]

2017-07-13T18:24:30+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Youngstown farm hops into growing cricket food market

By Brian Lisik - October 16, 2014 Farm and Dairy OUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The chirping, Kevin Bachhuber said, is the first thing people notice. “But they only chirp when they are ready to breed, and you really are able to tell the temperature by the way they chirp,” said Bachhuber, a Wisconsin native and founder [...]

2017-01-29T02:31:20+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Press|

HOW TO RAISE YOUR OWN EDIBLE CRICKETS

By Alexandra Ossola Posted August 16, 2014 Popular Science In April, Big Cricket Farms became the first U.S. company to raise insects for human consumption. It’s no surprise crickets are leaping onto our plates—they require less space and fewer resources than cows or chickens, and they’re packed with protein and other nutrients. But farmed crickets [...]

2017-01-29T03:14:04+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Press|

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown

Friday, July 18, 2014 Story by ANNE GLAUSSER WKSU When you are hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur in Youngstown is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption. An old rundown warehouse in [...]

2017-05-23T21:02:12+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Press|

Small, Noisy, Crawly and Delicious Crickets

Friday, June 20, 2014 By Dan O'Brien The Business Journal   YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kevin Bachhuber unzips the vinyl panel of a large square tent and peels back the insulated fabric that reveals a Mylar-laced chamber. Inside are some really noisy inhabitants. These inhabitants are in plastic storage bins – the same ones you buy [...]

2017-01-29T02:44:51+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|