NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- You probably don't think of Newburgh when it comes to seafood, but one new business owner is looking to change that.
The founder of ECO Shrimp Garden in Newburgh invited us in for their first harvesting of locally raised shrimp.
It's the first of its kind in New York State, made up of 16 tanks containing around 4,000 shrimp each.
And since the operation is indoors, there are no seasons, so they can harvest 300 pounds of shrimp each week, year round.
The founder says his shrimp are tasty and good for the environment.
So we believe in this concept that growing shrimp in the city, it's close to the consumer's market, so you don't have a carbon footprint, and we can deliver really fresh to our neighbors so our target market is New York City, one hour from here, or the Hudson Valley restaurants," said ECO Shrimp Garden Founder Jean-Claude Frajmund.
ECO Shrimp Garden is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.