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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Spring is here! And that means it's time to grow your knowledge about the agricultural industry
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.
Ongoing changes to our world, such as increasingly extreme weather and population growth have led many people, particularly in urban communities, to take a long, hard look at food production and distribution.
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.
Here at Freight Farms we’re huge supporters of organic produce, and we’re also huge supporters of local produce. But we’re even bigger supporters and advocates of “hyper-local” produce. Here are the differences.
This week is National Farmers Market Week and the timing couldn’t be better, as we celebrate the local food marketplaces strengthening communities across the US, we’d also like to highlight one incredible project that was launched here in Boston.
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.
We highlight small choices that we make (and you can too!) in an effort to reduce our environmental footprint. We welcome you to please share different ways that demonstrate how you consume with care!
Addressing challenges from climate change and food security to hunger and obesity prevention, there's no denying the benefits of bringing food production back into the city.
K-12 teachers are creating new, forward-thinking curricula that focuses on tremendously important topics like a sustainability, climate change, and food.
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 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.
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.