Freight Farms is a company that modifies shipping containers for the purpose of creating year-round agriculture in any environment. The company mission is to empower local food production through design and technology, enabling anyone to "grow food anywhere". Freight Farms has become the leader in modern agriculture and a pioneer of agtech.

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  • While Andrew Abendshein has always been interested in health and sustainability, he never imagined himself becoming an urban farmer. However, Andrew saw his opportunity to bring fresh and local food production to his hometown of Houston, Texas when he discovered Freight Farms in December 2015. By early 2016, Acre in a Box was born.

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  • Social entrepreneur Zach Zeph launched his farming business early in 2016, not only to grow hyper-local produce, but also to provide a social good for his community.

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  • We recently had the opportunity to speak with Andrew about what it takes to start up an urban farming business and find loyal customers in Houston, Texas.

Freight Farms
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  • Social entrepreneur Zach Zeph launched his farming business early in 2016, not only to grow hyper-local produce, but also to provide a social good for his community.

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  • Our Freight Farmers come from all walks of life; many have never farmed a day in their life, while others have a rich personal and family history of soil farming. Regardless of who you are and where you’ve been, we're here to get you started on your Freight Farm journey.

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  • In part two of this blog series, we’re breaking down the Question and Answer section of our webinar with Clark University and Sodexo.

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  • Incorporating a Leafy Green Machine into dining services is a fantastic way to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, as well as engage with students around food and promote nutrition and wellness.

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  • In January 2016, Clark University and Sodexo brought the LGM to campus to provide students the freshest greens possible. Since then, their student operator has successfully been growing hyper-local produce just feet from where it's served in Clark's dining hall.

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  • With the end of Square Roots' first year in sight, we spoke with Resident Entrepreneur Nabeela Lakhani about her experience growing in an LGM, her plans for the future, as well as her thoughts on the food system.

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  • You might think that fitting an entire farm into a 40’ x 8’ x 9.5’ shipping container would lead to a cramped working environment, but the LGM was designed to maximize the amount of physical space inside the farm.

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  • Sarah and Chris Ward got their start in urban farming in 2016 when they purchased an LGM. Although neither Sarah nor her husband Chris had experience in commercial farming, they decided to leverage their professional abilities and mutual love for local food by launching Oasis Spring Farm.

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  • UMass Dartmouth is growing a variety of lettuces that are fed directly to students in the dining halls, traveling just feet away from where they were grown on-site in the LGM.

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  • In addition to running a farm stand CSA, the Shaws provide area farm-to-table restaurants with leafy greens grown in the Leafy Green Machine year-round.

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  • There are many factors that come into play as you begin to explore starting a freight farming project in your community. For new small business farmers, getting a business plan together, securing financing and getting local government support are three of the most important milestones. To make the process of launching your LGM a little smoother, we’ve put together some helpful how-to-guides t...

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  • Grant Anderson has always had a passion for food, so in 2016 he launched Better Fresh Farms, operating out of his two Leafy Green Machines in Guyton, Georgia.

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  • Buying local products benefits actors along every step of the supply chain from the workers, to the customer, and especially to the environment.

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