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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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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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