‘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|


By: James F. Sweeney June 11, 2015 id8nation The giant banner hangs on the side of the brick building, partially obscuring the faded white lettering left over from when the structure housed a furniture store, back when the city imagined a different kind of future. The banner reads “Ranked #1 Best Incubator in the World [...]

2017-01-31T04:20:18+00:00 June 11th, 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|

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|