We are ignoring a central point of this, we NEED new inventions, reology(fluid studies) are all studies in gravity, but as explained before, we can't waste our gravity in stuff that is not vital, coming with that idea. Why not having separated orbital farms? the main station will be always working, but a farm is keep in a passive state the most of the time.
The problem of flux of wather in zero or micro gravity can be done with a mix of hell of an perpetual motion machine(lot's of designs in internet) and a tesla valve.
Certanly people will have problems of only eating fish and veggetables, but is nearby the in-vitro-meat, wich will be (I supose) faster an easier to grow at micro gravity.
About another flux idea is using tesla's turbine to produce mechanical strenght from fluid movement. That fluid movement can be done in a heating chamber using sunlight, to produce steam and then diferential vapour pressure, wich means energy :)
Actually searched and dind't found a fish that can live in Zero G, is something that no one studied.
Plants can grow in other soils, not always earth one, that means, can be moon's soil or martian soil, or asteroid soil, just having enought nutrients for plant growth.