The local food trend isn't going away anytime soon, but as demand increases, traditional farmers and restaurants are faced with the challenge of providing fresh, hyper-local food year-round.
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You may be wondering how exactly the LGM can grow in such frigid temperatures. Here are 5 features of LGM that enable our freight farmers to grow in cold climates:
Today there are over 108 freight farmers, in 2 different countries, operating in drastically different climates, growing an enormous amount of local food for their communities.
We’re thrilled to finally announce the first university campus to integrate the Leafy Green Machine into their dining operations. Stony Brook University in New York is already a leader in sustainability, but decided to take things a step further by growing food right next to its dining hall.
The growth of the industry has allowed us to focus on what we’re doing to grow more local, pesticide-free food and create a general acceptance of hydroponics as a viable growing technique.
Back in 2010 when Freight Farms was just beginning to establish itself, “Ag Tech” hadn’t gained much traction as an industry.... Fast forward 5 years and it’s become a rapidly-growing industry that we’re thrilled to have pioneered.
Freight Farms provides a tool for schools to make an immediate impact on their local food supply - simply place one on campus and get growing!
Freight Farms is unveiling the newest model of the Leafy Green Machine (LGM for short) and we want to loop you in with the newest and greatest features of the system!
Located in the heart of the city of Boston, right down the street from Fenway Park, Boston Latin is pioneering the first farm-to-school project of its kind.
We are excited to welcome our first farmers outside of the United States, who recently got their operation underway in Canada. This week also marks the launch of two farms in New York!
We're happy to announce some changes that we've been working on behind the scenes, streamlining the ‘smart farm’ process.
Farming is a profession that has historically been labor-intensive and unpredictable, so by harnessing technology we’re shaping it into one that is more easily managed and controlled.
One of our main goals here at Freight Farms is to provide individuals with the infrastructure they need to start growing their own food business. Read on to get a better idea of what our Freight Farmers are up to!