How Freight Farmers Grow
Year-Round in Harsh Climates.
One of the major upgrades with the Greenery is the use of brand-new containers, which gives us increased control over the insulation. An R-28 insulation rating protects plants from harsh weather conditions, allowing the farm to stay cool in the heat of summer, warm on the coldest of winter days, and dry in the worst storms.
The Greenery has a series of environmental sensors that constantly measure climate conditions such as temperature and humidity. The sensors relay the information to the in-farm controller, which responds by automatically making changes with the use of:
LED lights. Not only do the vertical, high-efficiency LEDs mimic sunlight and deliver growth-optimized spectrums of red and blue light, they are the key heat source for the farm. The LED lights inside the farm provide enough heat to eliminate the need for a traditional heater, even in extremely cold climates.
Air Conditioning. On hot days, the Greenery can keep cool with a hardworking 36,000 BTU A/C unit. This standard unit has the same output as a commercial freezer, meaning that your plants can thrive on the hottest of days.
Dehumidifier. During extreme weather, the temperatures inside and outside of the farm can become drastically different, causing the farm to become very humid. As a result of high humidity, plant growth and farm yields can be negatively affected. The dehumidifier system regulates humidity levels by pulling the extra moisture out of the air and filtering it back into the tanks. In addition to reducing the humidity inside the farm, this helps our Freight Farmers to reduce their water usage by filtering excess moisture back into the tanks.
Tips from Our Farm Systems Expert
Keep your farm in the shade to reduce your A/C electricity costs during the hottest months.
We encourage all our Freight Farmers to customize the outside of their Greenery with a branded vinyl wrap. However, choose light reflecting colors, such as white, and avoid light-absorbing dark colors, such as black. Your farm will heat up less during the sunny months, and you can save on A/C electricity costs.
Snow can be your friend! Having snow piled up against the sides of your Greenery adds an extra layer of insulation, which helps keep the inside of your farm toasty warm.