Agri-tourism is an expanding sector of the agriculture market, one that aquaponic and hydroponic farmers can use to increase product recognition and profits. Increasingly, tourists, school groups and the general public want to experience rural life, meet and interact with individuals involved in agriculture and learn more about how and where their food is grown. Agri-tourism can include educational tours, picnic and camping sites on farms, farm produce and meat sales, farmers markets, u-pick farms, farm festivals and even agriculture-related theme parks. Increased profits and product awareness are the primary benefits for unique agricultural enterprises, like aquaponics or hydroponics, to engage in agri-tourism.
Nelson, R.L. and Pade, J.S. (2007). AGRI-TOURISM. Acta Hortic. 742, 225-227