This week included many milestones - we recapped a few articles that have been on our radar!
Fresh produce at Boston's Haymarket Square, future home of the Boston Public Market.
Boston has been experiencing rapid growth of its local food movement- yesterday proved to be a milestone for the movement, officially marking the first day of construction on the Boston Public Market slated to open next summer. If you aren’t familiar with the project, it is set to be the largest indoor public market in the nation with a focus on local products, generating more demand for New England food producers and pushing Boston to the forefront of American cities with growing local food hubs.
Earlier this week, we announced some big news - we are partnering with Smart Greens, our phenomenal new farmers in Ontario, to bring Freight Farms to the masses of Canada. There has been buzz abound after the guys showed the world the awesome plans they had in store for their Freight Farm operation in last week’s CBC interview, and we are thrilled to be bringing them into the action! They will be acting as our distributor and Freight Farms support for the country, so shoot the guys a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk all things Freight Farms or visit their website to learn more about what they’re doing!
Are you familiar with the economics behind commercial hydroponic food production? If you aren’t, PowerHouse Growers posted a great article exploring the many benefits of hydroponics - as well as the challenges, both economic and environmental. Not to fear - the article details proposed solutions to mitigating the challenges as well.