Here at Freight Farms, we have worked with over a dozen campuses to integrate hydroponic produce into dining services, engage campus communities, create learning opportunities, and start conversations about innovation and sustainability. Read on as we explore all the ways a Leafy Green Machine can transform your campus culture and identity.
The greatest determining factor in succeeding or failing in your New Year’s resolution is being explicit with your goals. Choosing one specific thing to focus on is actually 10 times more effective than vague promises (for example, “I will cook twice a week” is 10x better than “I want to cook more”)...This year, make your New Year's resolution: "I will become a Freight Farmer in 2018".
It’s been another momentous year at Freight Farms. We’ve grown into new markets and geographies, partnered with some very cool people, and somehow found time to pack up our things and farms and move to a new office! Take a look to see everything we've accomplished in 2017.
Great news Freight Farmers! We're happy to announce a new partnership with WhatsGood, an online marketplace that connects buyers with local farmers. We believe this is the perfect match for us: while we provide the infrastructure and technology to get you farming quickly and easily, WhatsGood makes it convenient to find retail and wholesale customers to buy your produce.
Travel to Den Haag, home of the Dutch government and a number of international companies, and you’ll find a pioneering urban farming project called The New Farm. This project houses a sprawling rooftop greenhouse and aquaponic farm, a mushroom farm, an insect farm, and, of course, our very own Freight Farms shipping container all under one roof!
At first glance, this Baltimore area family farm appears similar to its neighbors. However, tucked away neatly between a barn and a rickety wooden fence is a shipping container outfitted with the latest hydroponic growing technology. This 40-foot container is, in fact, a farm. The Shaws added the Leafy Green Machine™ to their farm in early 2017 to combine their existing traditional farm with a full-time hydroponic operation.
When done responsibly with consideration for privacy, we believe data collection and machine learning can be a secret weapon for modern farmers. Recently our Farmer Support wizard, Dave Harris, attended Dreamforce in San Fran to talk about how data allows anyone to farm with our easy-to-use technology platform.
TIPS AND TRICKS FROM THE FREIGHT FARMS MARKETING TEAM. Here at Freight Farms, our success is measured directly by the success of our farmers. That is why the Marketing Team is always available to give professional advice to Freight Farmers as they launch their Leafy Green Machine™ and start their new business. We've written down some tips and tricks that can help you establish your brand and market your business successfully.
The secret to a successful Leafy Green Machine™ starts with the perfect container. After this, our manufacturing team adds key environmental control components to guarantee year-round crop production.The following features are standard to all our farms. They take the guesswork out of farming and create an environment for your plants (and business) to prosper.
While Andrew Abendshein has always been interested in health and sustainability, he never imagined himself becoming an urban farmer. However, Andrew saw his opportunity to bring fresh and local food production to his hometown of Houston, Texas when he discovered Freight Farms in December 2015. By early 2016, Acre in a Box was born.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Andrew about what it takes to start up an urban farming business and find loyal customers in Houston, Texas.
Social entrepreneur Zach Zeph launched his farming business early in 2016, not only to grow hyper-local produce, but also to provide a social good for his community.
Our Freight Farmers come from all walks of life; many have never farmed a day in their life, while others have a rich personal and family history of soil farming. Regardless of who you are and where you’ve been, we're here to get you started on your Freight Farm journey.
In a lot of ways, Patrick Stoffer isn't your average 28-year old. To start with, he is a hydroponic farmer.
In part two of this blog series, we’re breaking down the Question and Answer section of our webinar with Clark University and Sodexo.
Incorporating a Leafy Green Machine into dining services is a fantastic way to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, as well as engage with students around food and promote nutrition and wellness.
In January 2016, Clark University and Sodexo brought the LGM to campus to provide students the freshest greens possible. Since then, their student operator has successfully been growing hyper-local produce just feet from where it's served in Clark's dining hall.
These 10 podcasts offer stories, news, and research on the latest food and agriculture news. Happy listening!
With the end of Square Roots' first year in sight, we spoke with Resident Entrepreneur Nabeela Lakhani about her experience growing in an LGM, her plans for the future, as well as her thoughts on the food system.