Container Farming On Campus

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Container Farming On Campus

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.

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14 Reasons to Start Freight Farming in 2018

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14 Reasons to Start Freight Farming in 2018

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".

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A Look Back As We Leaf 2017 Behind

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A Look Back As We Leaf 2017 Behind

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.

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Finding Customers Just Became So Easy with WhatsGood

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Finding Customers Just Became So Easy with WhatsGood

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.

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Webinar Recap: Karma Farm

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Webinar Recap: Karma Farm

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.

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farmhand® – Making Farming Foolproof

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farmhand® – Making Farming Foolproof

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.

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Market Your Business Like a Pro

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Market Your Business Like a Pro

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.

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The Secret to Farming Greens in Harsh Climates

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The Secret to Farming Greens in Harsh Climates

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.

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Webinar Recap: Acre in a Box

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Webinar Recap: Acre in a Box

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.

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9 Steps to Launching Your Freight Farms Project

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9 Steps to Launching Your Freight Farms Project

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.

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Freight Farmer Q&A: Clark University

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Freight Farmer Q&A: Clark University

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. 

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Freight Farmer Q&A: Nabeela Lakhani

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Freight Farmer Q&A: Nabeela Lakhani

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. 

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