Maryville is keeping things fresh with a farm on campus

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Maryville is keeping things fresh with a farm on campus

Maryville University is doing great things with their Leafy Green Machine! Their beautiful farm is co-operated by the university and Fresh Ideas, there food service company. When she’s not growing greens for the salad bar, Maryville’s resident farmer Olivia is guest lecturing at the school to teach students about hydroponics and sustainable agriculture. Read all about the Maryville farm!

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Just how bad for you are these food-related chemicals?

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Just how bad for you are these food-related chemicals?

Navigating the produce aisle has turned into an endless search for ‘pure’ fruits and vegetables free scary-sounding chemicals. We decided to take a look into the two most common types of chemicals found in our food to see if it’s worth paying the extra dollar for organic or locally-grown produce.

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Is your dining hall ready for Gen Z?

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Is your dining hall ready for Gen Z?

Gen Z is leaving the comforts of home and heading to their college campuses of choice. As colleges and universities look to appeal to this new demographic, they can’t discount the importance that food will play in students’ matriculation decisions and on-campus engagement.

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Everything's a subscription now... even farming!

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Everything's a subscription now... even farming!

Introducing Grown by Freight Farms, our on-site farming subscription service. Our new service is designed to not only power a hyper-local CSA program, but also seamlessly integrate fresh greens into an existing foodservice operation. The best part? There’s no farmland or additional staff required.

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Our Farmers Share Their Tips for Success

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Our Farmers Share Their Tips for Success

Our farmers have learned a thing or two about successfully operating their hydroponic farms and building thriving businesses. We asked them to share some words of advice for people interested in becoming Freight Farmers…here's what they had to say!

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We Just Became B.GOOD's Latest Local Supplier

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We Just Became B.GOOD's Latest Local Supplier

We’re two Boston-born companies championing local food and stressing the importance of small farms. B.GOOD is always looking for more ways to source locally throughout the year, but with a climate like New England that can be tough. So we came up with a new solution.

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We Found the 'Lost' Generation of Farmers

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We Found the 'Lost' Generation of Farmers

We explore farmers of the 21st century, a generation of young and tech-savvy farmers that are going to feed the world in new and unexpected ways. From Square Roots in Brooklyn, to Amazon, to Freight Farms, to NASA, the future of farming is looking bright.

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PHOTO: Freight Farms Open House

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PHOTO: Freight Farms Open House

On March 30th, 2018, we opened up our new office for our prospective farmers! Guests were able to get to know the Freight Farms team and participate in five different sessions. View our photo blog!

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Nutrients 101: Growing Strong Hydroponic Plants

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Nutrients 101: Growing Strong Hydroponic Plants

Let's talk nutrients! Sounds complicated, right? Well, we won’t lie, there are a lot of factors involved in giving plants the ideal combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other necessary nutrients. The good news is that getting it right in the Leafy Green Machine™ is easy!

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