Let's talk nutrients! Sounds complicated, right? Well, we won’t lie, there are a lot of factors involved in giving plants the ideal combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other necessary nutrients. The good news is that getting it right in the Leafy Green Machine™ is easy!
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From the Farm
Hint: it all starts with a perfect container.
You might think that fitting an entire farm into a 40’ x 8’ x 9.5’ shipping container would lead to a cramped working environment, but the LGM was designed to maximize the amount of physical space inside the farm.
Unlike traditional farming, the LGM requires only about twenty hours of labor per week to grow the same amount of food that you could grow on two acres of farmland inside a 320 square foot shipping container.
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.
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:
When I take home weekly bags (and bags and bags) of greens from our Freight Farms HQ container, I inevitably reach a point where I run out of recipes for swiss chard, escarole, or mustard greens. To improvise, I switch between these five basic ways to eat leafy greens.
Last week was jam-packed as Freight Farms represented at two events in Boston and Las Vegas, showcasing our innovations in ag-tech and provoking conversations on how to harness them for the greater good.
We spent countless hours testing and developing to make the newest model of the Leafy Green Machine sleeker, more energy efficient, and easier to use.
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.
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.