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Black soldier fly larvae for dinner?

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Our black soldier fly composting system is slowing down due to colder Fall nights.

Austrian designer Katharina Unger has invented a new, reliable product to farm the larvae inside for human consumption.

It's called Farm 432 and promises to produce enough protein for a 2 person meal every 2 weeks or 432 hours.

The product is still in a Beta stage but seems to be well thought out and almost ready for prime time.

Frying the larvae produces a crunchy texture that might mix well with a rice or pasta dish.

We have not tried fried larvae yet but the more I read about it the less resistance I have to eating bugs.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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