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  • Farm Name:
    Desert Sweet Shrimp
  • Name:
    Gary Woods
  • Address:
    PO Box A1, Gila Bend, AZ, 85337
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  • Phone:
    623. 393.0136
  • Weekday Hours:
    Tours are by appointment only
  • Farm Type and Features:
    • Country Store
    • Delivery Available
    • Meats
    • Online Orders
    • Tours
  • Description:
    Get the "Best Tasting Shrimp in The World" grown and raised in Arizona! You can't beat our shrimp...visit us online or come and take a tour of the farm

    After farming in the Arizona desert for nearly half a century; maybe the heat got to us. The idea of raising shrimp in the desert came about by a series of experiments and accidents culminating in the discovery that shrimp raised here in Arizona may be the best tasting shrimp in the world.

    We have developed the shrimp farm to be both environmentally friendly and sustainable. The shrimp are free of hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, chemicals and mercury! Our gourmet shrimp are characterized by their clean, sweet taste and are so uncommonly flavorful, that many shrimp lovers prefer to serve them as "stand alones".

    Desert Sweet Shrimp are pond grown in mineral-rich well water, drawn directly from Arizona's deep ancient seabeds. Carefully monitored and kept meticulously free of pathogens and contaminants, the qualities of this deep
  • Driving Directions:
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  • Events:
    Tours are currently being held by appointment. If you would like to visit us, please call 623-393-0136 and leave a message. Someone will be returning your call to schedule your visit in the next few days. Remember, Arizona Shrimp Farming is seasonal: the ponds are dry in the winter with most of the shrimp farming activity taking place in the Summer.

    We are looking forward to the next Desert Shrimp Fest in November 2010, in cooperation with the Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce. We had lots of fun the past few years and invite you to share it with us!

    For more information you may contact the Chamber directly at 928-683-2002. You can purchase shrimp after your tour, so bring your ice chest. We look forward to seeing you!