We’re highlighting just five amazing non-profits who are harnessing the power of growing food to empower individuals, nurture bodies, and unify communities. Learn more about their container farming projects! Featuring: Second Harvest Heartland, Cass Community and Ford Motors, The Root Farm, Rally House Farms, and DreamTree Farms.
We caught up with Maria of HerbanLeaf Farms to learn more about the Timveos family farm in Parekklisia, Cyprus! Maria tells us about how her family got involved with Freight Farms, how her and her daughter grow produce that is normally foreign to Cyprus, and how they overcame their challenges in the farm.
One of the best things of being part of the Freight Farms team is talking to our farmers and hearing about their successes, customers, and challenges as they pursue a variety of container farming ventures. In our latest Freight Farmer Q&A, wecaught up with Phil of Very Local Greens to learn more about his new farm in Halifax, Canada!
Just over a year after the Leafy Green Machine™ first launched in Europe, we're seeing widespread success of container farming in a variety of markets. From Norway to Cyprus, these diverse Freight Farmers have two things in common: a passion for growing and an abundance of leafy greens!
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.
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.
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.
Sarah and Chris Ward got their start in urban farming in 2016 when they purchased an LGM. Although neither Sarah nor her husband Chris had experience in commercial farming, they decided to leverage their professional abilities and mutual love for local food by launching Oasis Spring Farm.