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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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Pucker up to combat childhood hunger

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Pucker up to combat childhood hunger

We believe everyone should have access to healthy food, especially children. Today, the Freight Farms team joined the #PAPuckerFace Challenge along with Produce Alliance to raise awareness around the issue of childhood hunger, and we challenge you to do the same! 

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Isn't it radishing?

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Isn't it radishing?

One of the best things about having a Leafy Green Machine at our office in Boston is that we can experiment with growing crops that we’ve never grown before. We do this so we’re able to learn more about what grows best, and relay that information onto our freight farmers.

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Freight Farms Goes to College!

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Freight Farms Goes to College!

It’s OFFICIAL: Freight Farms goes to college...Stony Brook University to be specific!

We’re thrilled to finally announce the first university campus to integrate the Leafy Green Machine into their dining operations. Stony Brook University, located in New York, is already a leader in sustainability, but recently decided to take things a step further and begin growing food directly next to their dining hall. 

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In Celebration: National Farmers Market Week

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In Celebration: National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week and the timing couldn’t be better, as we celebrate the local food marketplaces strengthening communities across the US, we’d also like to highlight one incredible project that was launched here in Boston last week after being 10 years in the making. To add to that excitement, our freight farmers, Corner Stalk, are one of the 38 vendors that will be selling at the year-round market!

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Students Grow Outside the Classroom

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Students Grow Outside the Classroom

Locally, we’re seeing the benefits of these new approaches to learning. Two Massachusetts schools are leading the charge: one school operates their own Leafy Green Machine, and another is enabling students to envision, create, and test their vision for creating a more sustainable food system.

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