Freight Farms Partners with B.GOOD to
Serve New England Restaurants

Boston | April 10th, 2018

Since its inception in 2010, Freight Farms has been looking to bring fresh and local food to communities worldwide. While over the years we have expanded to a global company, today we come back to our Boston roots and announce–with pride and excitement–a new partnership with B.GOOD.

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B.GOOD and Freight Farms collaborated to develop a custom program that is optimal for both parties. This new partnership combines Freight Farms’ food production capabilities with  B.GOOD’s commitment to fresh and local produce year-round at a consistent quality and quantity. This is Freight Farms’ first foray into food production, a long-awaited expansion of services for a company that primarily develops hydroponic hardware (the Leafy Green Machine™) and farming software (farmhand®).

Freight Farms and B.GOOD’s program officially began April 10th, 2018, as trucks distributing Freight Farms hydroponic lettuce spread across New England to the majority of B.GOOD locations. Freight Farms will supply B.GOOD with 115 pounds of hydroponically-grown Bibb lettuce every week. The Freight Farms produce will be making its debut on the popular Cousin Oliver sandwich, a staple of the B.GOOD menu.

 Freight Farms Bibb lettuce on the Cousin Oliver burger. Available in select New England stores starting April 11th, 2018.

Freight Farms Bibb lettuce on the Cousin Oliver burger. Available in select New England stores starting April 11th, 2018.

 Freight Farms' hydroponic farmer, Francesca, harvests lettuce from on of the container farms' 265 crop columns.

Freight Farms' hydroponic farmer, Francesca, harvests lettuce from on of the container farms' 265 crop columns.

 Bibb lettuce before harvest. The plants get 18 hours of sunlight-mimicking red and blue light, nutrient rich water, and ideal growing conditions. As a result, plants grow quickly and 95% of each harvest is ready to go to market.

Bibb lettuce before harvest. The plants get 18 hours of sunlight-mimicking red and blue light, nutrient rich water, and ideal growing conditions. As a result, plants grow quickly and 95% of each harvest is ready to go to market.

 Freight Farms Bibb Lettuce makes it onto the B.GOOD chalk board as a local supplier!

Freight Farms Bibb Lettuce makes it onto the B.GOOD chalk board as a local supplier!

“B.GOOD, as a brand and community partner, has been working with us for years to improve the food system, reach more people and foster a stronger ecosystem. It’s been an easy partnership from day one because both companies’ missions align naturally. This overlap has allowed us to think creatively, share an open dialogue, and partner up when the time was right to make a big impact. This latest partnership has been a long time in the making, and I believe it can change the future for Freight Farms, B.GOOD, and local food forever.”

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Brad McNamara, Freight Farms CEO

 

 

"We love when we can get involved in sustainable farming.  We have been working with Freight Farms on and off for the last few years and have had a great relationship. We love what they do and we are excited to continue our partnership. We're excited to be able to source local, sustainable produce year-round from a farm right here in Boston for our signature burger."

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Anthony Ackil, B.GOOD CEO 


Shared Values

This partnership highlights both companies’ dedication to their long term brand values. We developed Freight Farms technology with the goal of giving anyone the ability to “Grow Food Anywhere.” The Leafy Green Machine makes growing and sourcing local and fresh food a viable option for any individual or institution.

B.GOOD’s complementary values revolve around “Food with Roots:” By sourcing sustainably and cooking seasonably, they are able to support their community of farmers and eaters while creating fresh, balanced, and tasty food. Together, Freight Farms and B.GOOD actualize their goals of growing fresh and clean food to feed local communities.

 Freight Farms CEO, Brad McNamara, with B.GOOD Director of Purchasing, Joe Ackil, celebrating the arrival of Freight Farms produce at one of B.GOOD's Boston locations.

Freight Farms CEO, Brad McNamara, with B.GOOD Director of Purchasing, Joe Ackil, celebrating the arrival of Freight Farms produce at one of B.GOOD's Boston locations.

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