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.
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In addition to running a farm stand CSA, the Shaws provide area farm-to-table restaurants with leafy greens grown in the Leafy Green Machine year-round.
We recently spoke to Brittany about her experience being a modern farmer in the middle of the heartland.
During the Question and Answer section of the webinar, we got quite a few questions geared directly towards Agora Greens and others for Freight Farms specifically. Below find the top 14 questions we received:
Last week we held a webinar with two freight farmers so they could share their journey to launching a small business with the LGM. We covered everything from market research and financing to what crops to grow and how to reach new customers. Here's a recap!
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.
Shawn and Connie Cooney started careers as farmers in 2013 because they wanted to do something different. After purchasing four Leafy Green Machines, the husband and wife duo launched their new business, Corner Stalk Farm, and became the largest commercial urban farm in the city of Boston.
Mitch Hagney is helping propel the local food movement in San Antonio, Texas by cultivating food right in the heart of the city. His farming business, Local Sprout, supplies residents and restaurants with a variety of sustainably grown produce year-round.
Meet the pioneers changing the way we think about our food. They are reshaping the landscape in their local communities, and advocating for positive change in our food system by choosing to grow.
One of our newest farmers is no stranger to farming and the importance of locally grown food. For Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, becoming a freight farmer seemed like a natural next step for her, and her farming venture is a culmination of everything she’s done.
What do you picture when you hear the word “farm"? We bet you’re imagining a pastoral scene of rolling hills, maybe some grazing cows and a big red barn, right? Typically that isn’t the case for our freight farmers…until now
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.
Today we deployed a second Leafy Green Machine to yet another university campus in Massachusetts. Welcome UMass Dartmouth to the Freight Farms network!
Earlier this week, Worcester State University installed a Leafy Green Machine on campus to begin serving all local lettuce year-round.
We’d like to formally introduce you to Jerry Martin, owner of Vet Veggies and our first Veteran freight farmer.