With the rapidly-growing demand for fresh and local produce, restaurants, grocers, and wholesalers are eagerly searching for a way to satisfy the needs of their customers. Using the 2018 Leafy Green Machine™, you can expand your growing operation to offer local produce year-round to all of your customers.
Offer fresh and local produce, even in the off-season.
With climate controlled agriculture, you can have the perfect growing environment for your crops 365 days a year.
Expand your business without needing more land.
Growing vertically maximizes space by utilizing cubic footage inside the container. In just 320 square feet, you can add almost 2 acres to your farm.
Worry less about extreme weather and pests.
The shipping container is a durable structure that can protect your crops in hailstorms, blizzards and even droughts (it uses 90% less water than soil farming!)
Designed to be easily implemented and operated, the 2018 LGM™ is a complete farming system delivered ready-to-use for immediate crop production.
The modular and stackable design makes it easy to integrate into any new or existing operation. The LGM™ comes equipped to handle every aspect of commercial production, from seed to harvest.
Our designated system is designed specifically for germination and seedling growth. A custom aluminum workstation with an integrated hydroponic setup is outfitted with ebb and flow irrigation and LED lighting systems that can nurture up to 3,600 plant sites.
Vertical towers create a high density growing environment inside the farm, providing space for over 4,500 plants in 256 towers. An overhead drip irrigation system and strip LED lighting support crop growth from transplant to harvest.
With farmhand® it’s possible to monitor and control all the environmental components inside the farm directly from a smart phone or web browser. You can set parameters and receive notifications about in-farm system performance.
The 2018 Leafy Green Machine™ is a powerful tool that enables our customers to grow fresh food in any climate. The LGM™ requires only about twenty hours of labor per week to operate, and uses about 90% less water than traditional farming. The LGM™ also eliminates a lot of the risk and weather variability that traditional farmers face such as having not enough, or too much water and sunlight.
As its name implies, the 2018 Leafy Green Machine™ is optimized to grow a variety of leafy green crops from lettuces, to herbs, to heartier greens like kale and swiss chard. However, our farmers have had success with a number of other crops as well. We recommend that in order for farmers to maximize their yields (and profits), they grow one to two crops that can thrive in similar growing environments.
The LGM™ was designed to maximize the amount of physical space inside the farm. It has a number of features that allow farmers to have enough space for every step of the farming process. The technology and automation inside the farm simplify the hydroponic growing process, allowing you to work smarter rather than harder. Sensors inside the farm balance temperature, humidity and CO2 levels.