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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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5 tasty ways to eat your greens.

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5 tasty ways to eat your greens.

We’ve all been there - stuck in a gastronomic rut of some sort. Maybe you joined a CSA and have what seems like an unreasonable amount of cabbage and beets in your share...for the third week in a row. Or maybe you’ve just surfaced from the depths of culinary habit to realize you’ve only been eating three dinners on rotation for the past month. When I find myself in a creativity hole of any kind, I like to back up to basic methods of cooking.

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Data from our growers: how the LGM stacks up

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Data from our growers: how the LGM stacks up

With this large network of farmers growing in the LGM we’ve been able to collect a lot of data. Everything from grow times and crop yields to business expenses and produce pricing. With that, we’re now able to move away from projections and provide real-life examples of what the farm can do.

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Detroit's Newest Urban Farm

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Detroit's Newest Urban Farm

LaGrasso Brothers Produce is a wholesale produce distributor that has been operating in the city of Detroit for over 100 years, serving restaurants, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities and more all across Michigan and Northern Ohio. Earlier this fall, the company’s warehouse became home to the first Leafy Green Machine in the state. Their commitment to high-quality food and to fulfilling customer's needs led them to start this bold initiative to grow their own produce right in the city.

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UMass Dartmouth Joins the Freight Farms Network

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UMass Dartmouth Joins the Freight Farms Network

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.

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VET VEGGIES

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VET VEGGIES

We’d like to formally introduce you to Jerry Martin, owner of Vet Veggies and our first Veteran freight farmer. 

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Meet Andrew

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Meet Andrew

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:

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Meet Jaime

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Meet Jaime

Who is Jaime? Think modern farmer + yogi + scientist + holistic healer all rolled into one. Her passion for farming and love of Boston led her to work at Freight Farms, where she gets the best of both worlds. She works in our Leafy Green Machine at FFHQ collecting data and experimenting with new crops and growing techniques. On top of that, she gets us all a little healthier by sharing her knowledge of herbalism and the beneficial properties of plants...she’s kind of like our resident hippie. With the nickname Dirt Worshiper in college, it’s pretty cool that she’s now a hydroponic farmer. To get to know her even better, we asked Jaime to answer a few questions:

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