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Ian and David have been friends for over a decade, so when David surfaced the topic of Freight Farms in the beginning of 2016, it peaked Ian’s interest. While they both had experience with gardening and starting their own businesses, freight farming was still a new concept to them.
Before the Leafy Green Machine... Ian founded his own landscape design firm in 2002 and grew it into a successful business over the years. David founded a company called Agora Gardens after leaving a 30 year career in investment finance. Agora Gardens designs and builds organic raised bed vegetable gardens for various corporations as an employee benefit. Both Ian and David still run their businesses.
Agora Greens is Ian and David's shared venture. It supplies fresh and local produce to restaurants, country clubs, and farmers markets. David and Ian have been looking into expanding their business and buying additional LGMs to scale operations. They are bringing on new customers and need to ensure they have the volume to scale!
Take an in-depth look at Agora Greens in our one hour interview with Ian and David. We review all of the following and more.
- Motivation for getting started
- Market Research & Development
- Financing the LGM
- Finding a site
- Farm Camp & Support
- Choosing what to grow
We held a webinar with these two Freight Farmers so they could share their journey to launching a small business with the LGM™. We covered everything from market research and financing, to what crops to grow and how to reach new customers.
Agora greens q&a
In this blog, we break down the Q&A section of the webinar, A Freight Farmer's Journey: How Agora Greens launched their Small Business with the LGM™.
During the webinar Q&A, we got quite a few questions for David and Ian at Agora Greens, as well as some for the Freight Farms team. Read the top 14 questions we received!