Sell to a diverse customer base through CSAs, restaurants, wholesalers, and farmers markets.
Redefine local by participating in a growing demand for fresh and local produce.
Start a successful venture with year-round production regardless of your climate or previous farming experience.
Today we have Freight Farmers from many diverse backgrounds growing hydroponic produce in 30 U.S. states, Canada, Europe, Dubai, Guam, and the Caribbean.
Wondering how you can start farming within a year? Here are the five main steps for making your vision a reality. Explore the full path here.
Consider who your customers will be and where you can find them. This will help you determine a sales strategy: direct-to-consumer, CSA, or wholesale to grocers and restaurants.
Next, decide what you will be selling. The Leafy Green Machine™ is optimized to grow a variety of leafy greens - read our Growing Guide.
The Leafy Green Machine requires a flat, 50' x 10' plot with access to water and electricity. Be proactive and start asking your municipality the right questions as soon as you are seriously considering buying an LGM™.
We're dedicated to making sure each new Freight Farmer is successful, and we understand that financing is an important aspect of any new venture. We have multiple options available to suit your needs.
Learn everything about operating a LGM™ during a two-day intensive training at our headquarters in Boston, MA, where we combine in-farm sessions and classroom lessons. Additionally, you can learn remotely with a step-by-step online training course. See the Farm Camp syllabus here.
To set up, hook up your LGM™ to electricity, plumbing, and WiFi. Your farm comes fully-equipped with all components needed for immediate production, so you can start growing right away.
We estimate that you will need to spend about 20-25 hours a week to maintain the farm; these hours can be handled by one person, or split between a team.
Use our extensive industry knowledge, experience, and research to inform your own decisions! We've compiled tons of helpful articles and blog posts to guide you on your Freight Farm journey.
We understand that financing a new LGM™ can be daunting. This is why we offer several financial packages to meet your needs!