Anyone can farm! This nine-step journey from discovery to first harvest is the perfect guide to starting a farming business.
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In a lot of ways, Patrick Stoffer isn't your average 28-year old. To start with, he is a hydroponic farmer.
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.
UMass Dartmouth is growing a variety of lettuces that are fed directly to students in the dining halls, traveling just feet away from where they were grown on-site in the LGM.
Read the Q&A section from our latest webinar and learn how the Leafy Green Machine can allow you to grow food anywhere!
We recently spoke to Brittany about her experience being a modern farmer in the middle of the heartland.
Buying local products benefits actors along every step of the supply chain from the workers, to the customer, and especially to the environment.
Spring is right around the corner, so why not pull out all the stops and transform some (locally grown) blossoms into tasty accents for confections and drinks.
Do you like the concept of becoming a Freight Farmer, but aren't sure how to get the most out of your Greenery? We compiled a taste of some of the great ideas our farmers are using to cultivate fresh produce, while also doing good.
Kimbal Musk has a new business idea and it's called Square Roots. This Brooklyn-based urban farming accelerator program will train young entrepreneurs to grow non-GMO food year-round, and use Freight Farms Leafy Green Machines to do it.
Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants without soil. Instead, a nutrient-rich solution feeds the plants, and there are many ways build a hydroponic system. Here are some of the most common types, and a look at some of the vertical farming techniques used at Freight Farms.
Since it's such a hot topic, we feel the need to share this fun fact: Kale grown in the LGM by our freight farmers is actually very different than the kale on the shelves today at your local grocery store or farmers market.
On January 15, 2016, Freight Farms delivered a brand new Leafy Green Machine to Clark University Campus in Worcester, MA. This university deployment was so unique because it holds historical significance for both Freight Farms and its co-founder, Brad McNamara.
With this large network of farmers growing in the LGM we’ve been able to collect a lot of data. Everything from grow times and crop yields to business expenses and produce pricing. With that, we’re now able to move away from projections and provide real-life examples of what the farm can do.
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.
To our network of freight farmers, our community of supporters and the dedicated people that make up this team, we are so grateful for each and every one of you.
Today we deployed a second Leafy Green Machine to yet another university campus in Massachusetts. Welcome UMass Dartmouth to the Freight Farms network!
We’d like to formally introduce you to Jerry Martin, owner of Vet Veggies and our first Veteran freight farmer.