Welcome to Ohio’s Favorite Fish Farm!
You’ve arrived at Ohio’s largest indoor fish hatchery, a center of aquaculture innovation by a family of pioneers with over 30 years of experience.
Freshwater Farms of Ohio is the largest indoor fish hatchery in the state of Ohio and the home of the Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival.
We’ve been welcoming visitors to our farm for over 30 years. Exploring our farm is fun for all ages and completely free. While you’re here, visit our Sturgeon Petting Zoo to get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish. Participate in a Trout Feeding Frenzy and watch them splash in excitement as you feed them by hand. We have a large variety of Fish & Critter Displays in the hatchery and at our retail store.
We are the only producer of fresh trout products in Ohio. Visit our retail store to purchase fresh, frozen and smoked trout fillets, trout patties, smoked trout spreads and other Ohio foods. Take home custom-made pottery and garden decor created by local artists.
We offer expert advice on recreational pond and water garden setup and maintenance concepts. Browse our large variety of supplies including stocking fish, fish feed, pond fountains, aerators and much more!
We invite you and your family to tour the largest indoor hatchery in Ohio. Come get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish at our sturgeon petting zoo. Watch the trout jump for joy and splash in excitement as you feed them by hand in the Trout Feeding Frenzy.
Find everything you need to setup and manage your own pond or water garden including advice from the experts, decorative fountains and lighting systems, pond aeration systems, pond pumps, DIY fittings, netting, tubing, filtration components, stocking fish, fish feeds and more.
Take home the freshest fish in Ohio! Get fresh, smoked and frozen trout fillets, seasoned trout patties, our popular smoked trout spreads and other Dr. Dave approved seafood.
The aqua farm is a cool little place in Urbana. They have a fantastic smoked trout spread, that I usually have to buy a couple tubs of. The Fetching Mrs. Rat insists on it as I tend to open the lid and stick my right index finger in and get a big ole honkin scoop. The smoked trout is pretty much killer as well.
Once you get out of the shop and down to the tanks and barns, you are in for a treat. The trout tanks are outside and you can buy grain from a machine to trigger a feeding frenzy. Inside the barns you can pet sturgeons. There are tanks with turtles and other aquatic creatures.
They do offer guided tours, I am not sure how much else you would see on the tour.
The store also sell pond fish and accessories for home ponds. We purchased some koi a few years ago.
They also have the Ohio Fish and Shrimp festival sometime in September. We have never attended but some of our friends recommend going.
Overall, this is a really cool place to visit.