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.
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.
There are many factors that come into play as you begin to explore starting a freight farming project in your community. For new small business farmers, getting a business plan together, securing financing and getting local government support are three of the most important milestones. To make the process of launching your LGM a little smoother, we’ve put together some helpful how-to-guides to walk you through these three major steps to becoming a freight farmer.