An Indiana shrimp farm is closing its doors. Hoosier Shrimp Farm announced via Facebook that business was no longer sustainable for the Starke County farm.
The shrimp farm, showcased last year as a "Featured Farmer" by the Indiana State Fair and Corteva Agriscience, said a lack of "sustainable production" led to the small business having to shut down. No final date or details for remaining stock were released.
The family released the following statement on Facebook Monday:
"After lots of thought and contemplation, the time has come to announce the forever closing of Hoosier Shrimp Farm. We have poured our hearts, dreams, and sweat into Hoosier Shrimp Farm over the last 5+ years but we just couldn’t materialize our goals into the sustainable production we needed to continue onward with this dream. We want to thank all of our customers, family, and friends that have supported us and been loyal customers during this journey. We have greatly appreciated all of your support and will dearly miss being able to provide such a great and fresh product to Northern Indiana and teach so many people about how to raise an ocean product right here in Starke County. Again thanks for all your support, kind words and interest in our family and farm!
The Troike Family"