To our network of freight farmers, our community of supporters and the dedicated people that make up this team, we are so grateful for each and every one of you.
Today we deployed a second Leafy Green Machine to yet another university campus in Massachusetts. Welcome UMass Dartmouth to the Freight Farms network! Are you sensing a trend here? We are too and it’s awesome. With consumer tastes changing and student demand for locally grown produce rising, more and more food service groups are starting to think outside the box (or inside the box in this case) to satisfy their clients needs.
Earlier this week, Worcester State University installed a Leafy Green Machine on campus to begin growing all local lettuce...year-round. Spearheading the Freight-Farm-to-Table concept, their goal is to provide the freshest food possible to the student body while continuing to encourage and inspire students to be more sustainable.
We’d like to formally introduce you to Jerry Martin, owner of Vet Veggies and our first Veteran freight farmer.
Who is Andrew? This well-travelled adventurist has sailed across the seas (literally) and landed himself at Freight Farms only to continue traveling. Always on the go, Andrew works directly with our new freight farmers to help launch their farms wherever they’re located. His deep appreciation for good food, people and cultures is contagious, making him a great fit for working in the LGM and with our farmers. This passionate foodie will get you thinking about food in an entirely new way, so get to know him a little better here: