Change the way your school, office, neighborhood, restaurant, non-profit, or hospital engages with local, fresh, and sustainable food.
First things first, what kind of program do you want to start?
Purchase and operate the Greenery yourself.
You get full control over the farm programming,
what you grow, and how it’s customized.
This option is right for you if you want to use the Greenery to create education, charity,
or job programs in your community
Freight Farms handles the farming, you handle the greens. We place a Greenery at the location of your choice, staff it, and deliver all the greens to you.
Add a weekly supply of fresh produce to your existing dining operations, or create a CSA program for your students, employees, or residents.
Whether you’re providing innovative work perks, launching an educational platform, or giving back to the community, the Greenery can help you create meaningful impact.
The Greenery shortens the food supply chain and decreases the transportation costs of your food operation. The container’s insulated nature eliminates the need for herbicides and pesticides, while using significantly less water than conventional farming methods.
The Greenery uses 5-10 gallons of water a day. This is the equivalent of running a dishwasher 1-2 times.
With real life applications in everything from life sciences to business management, the Greenery gives students hands-on learning opportunities to deepen their understanding of the subject matter and develop critical-thinking skills.
51% of surveyed high school and college students prefer active and immersive learning experiences.
The Greenery brings fresh food to any community. Both nutritious and delicious, the produce grown in the Greenery can be harvested with the seedling plugs entact, which extends the plants’ shelf life up to two weeks.
Leafy greens are an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamins C and K, iron, calcium, and carotenoids.
Office wellness benefits the employer and the employee. Wellness programs have been shown to improve job performance and decrease absenteeism, while employees view them as great additions to workplace culture.
The Greenery can provide meaningful part-time employment to help achieve your program's goals. At-risk youth and adults can gain valuable work experience while making a living wage, or the farm can be operated for profit to create jobs in the community.
Thanks to the Greenery’s smart features, plants are grown in water with an optimal nutrient mixture, and can be eaten the same day as harvest. This level of local production ensures the greens maintain the highest nutritional value possible.
In January 2016, Clark University and Sodexo added a Leafy Green Machine to campus to provide students the freshest greens possible. Since then, they have been growing hyper-local produce successfully just feet from where it's served. Hear about how the farm has been integrated onto Clark’s campus.
University of Arkansas made it its mission is to serve 10,000 students fresh, sustainable, and local food on campus. In 2017, they partnered with Chartwells to bring a farm to campus. Along with serving fresh food, the farm is an educational platform, with students operating the farm.
We’ve compiled all the guides, tools, and testimonials to help you launch your project. Don’t see something you’re looking for?
Whether you’re looking to supplement your dining hall, diversify your menu, or grow nutritional staples to feed the community, the Greenery can grow it. We focus on leafy green crops that are traditionally difficult to grow year-round and have a short shelf-life, making them challenging to transport long distance.
The Greenery is optimized to grow over 200 varieties of leafy greens–such as lettuces, brassicas, and herbs–as well as various roots and flowers. See the entire list.
The Greenery is compact, climate controlled, and easy to transport by truck or boat. That makes it compatible with any location with access to water and electricity, including vacant lots, rooftops, and even indoor spaces. It’s likely the right site already exists at your location.
All you need is a 50 ft. x 10 ft. plot of land with access to water and electricity (yes, it really is that easy). See our guide for all the details.
Once you've found the right spot, work with Freight Farms to organize your delivery logistics. Download the comprehensive guide.
The Greenery requires 10-15 labor hours a week, not including time spent packaging, distributing greens, cleaning, and maintaining the farm. This makes the farm a great platform to create hands-on learning and job opportunities.
Grown by Freight Farms is an on-site managed farming service we offer to organizations in the New England area. The program is simple: you get a farm, you a farmer, you get the greens! Learn more about Grown.
Get the community excited about their new farm. Add a custom farm wrap and logo to make it feel like it belongs on campus, give tours and info sessions, celebrate first harvests, and use cooking demonstrations and signage to educate your eaters about the benefits of hydroponic and locally grown food.
What Chefs Say About Hydroponic Greens: Spoiler–they love them! Hear firsthand from executive chefs about why they choose to source greens from a hydroponic farm.
The Value of Hydroponic Produce: Hydroponic greens don’t just taste great, they’re fresher upon arrival, longer-lasting in the walk-in, and safe from common foodborne illnesses.
7 Ways a Greenery Can Improve Your Corporate Campus: The Greenery can help you creating a meaningful corporate culture, expand health and wellness programs, promote sustainability, and more!
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your corporate, educational, non-profit, residential, or municipal project.