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.
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Locally, we’re seeing the benefits of these new approaches to learning. Two Massachusetts schools are leading the charge: one school operates their own Leafy Green Machine, and another is enabling students to envision, create, and test their vision for creating a more sustainable food system.
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!
As one prominent, locally-based company wraps up their 100th year in business, we’d like to recognize their continued contributions to strengthening the local food economy here in Boston, as well as the whole New England region.
Ryan Sweeney, owner of Localize, successfully grew basil throughout the long, treacherous winter that Minnesota is known for. He sent us this snapshot in early January - despite the temperature outside being -21°F, with a windchill of -40.
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.
As another Friday comes to a close, we’d love to share some news articles and other noteworthy pieces that are on our radar this week - ranging from urban farming in the MLB to a whole new kind of "CSA" to Freight Farms community news.
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!
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!