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Webinar Part 1: A Freight Farmers Journey

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Webinar Part 1: A Freight Farmers Journey

Last week we held a webinar with two freight farmers so they could share their journey to launching a small business with the LGM. We covered everything from market research and financing to what crops to grow and how to reach new customers. Here's a recap!

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The LGM is Now Available in Europe!

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The LGM is Now Available in Europe!

Both Horticoop and Freight Farms are excited to bring Europe into the rapidly growing network of existing freight farmers spanning across the United States, Caribbean, and Canada. Our vision to create local produce ecosystems on a global scale is quickly coming to fruition and we are eager to empower more freight farmers around the world

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Grow Food Here: San Antonio, Texas | Local Sprout

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Grow Food Here: San Antonio, Texas | Local Sprout

Mitch Hagney is helping propel the local food movement in San Antonio, Texas by cultivating food right in the heart of the city. His farming business, Local Sprout, supplies residents and restaurants with a variety of sustainably grown produce year-round.

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Labor Requirements for the LGM

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Labor Requirements for the LGM

Farming can be a labor intensive endeavor, requiring many hours of man power and hard work, but what was once considered a staple to successful farming is now being seen as a time suck. The weeding, pest control, soil preparation, and the distribution of nutrients has either disappeared entirely from the LGM or has become fully automated. By stripping-away the nuances of traditional farming, we’ve created a system that requires only the core essentials: seeding, transplanting and harvesting. What some might consider a part-time job, 20-25 labor hours a week, is now the amount of time it takes to run a revenue generating farm.

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Inside the Industry: Comparing Different Indoor Farming Methods

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Inside the Industry: Comparing Different Indoor Farming Methods

There is no denying that food is a hot topic. Everyone is talking about food, from hip urbanites taking pictures of strange, delicious restaurant offerings to public health officials advocating for more fruits and vegetables in our diets. Ongoing changes to our world such as increasingly extreme weather and population growth  have led many people, particularly in urban communities, to take a long, hard look at food production and distribution.

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Grow Food Here

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Grow Food Here

Meet the pioneers changing the way we think about our food. They are reshaping the landscape in their local communities, and advocating for positive change in our food system by choosing to grow.

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An Intro to Hydroponics: 9 Benefits of Growing Without Soil

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An Intro to Hydroponics: 9 Benefits of Growing Without Soil

Let’s start with the basics: Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. Instead, a nutrient rich water solution is used to feed the plants, and there are many ways that this nutrient solution can be supplied to the plant roots. Here’s the breakdown of the most common hydroponic systems, and a look into some of the techniques used at Freight Farms.

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Local, organic, hyper-local: what do these food labels really mean?

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Local, organic, hyper-local: what do these food labels really mean?

Here at Freight Farms we’re huge supporters of organic produce, and we’re also huge supporters of local produce. But we’re even bigger supporters and advocates of “hyper-local” produce. There are many different understandings (and even misunderstandings) of all three labels, which is why we feel it’s really important to share what we’ve learned about all three and what they mean. Our goal is to establish a common interpretation of all three terms in the realm of farming produce.

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