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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  • Freight Farming on Campus Q&A
    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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  • Webinar Recap: Freight Farming on Campus
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: Clark University
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: Nabeela Lakhani
    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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  • Making Farming More Accessible
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: Oasis Springs Farms
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: UMass Dartmouth
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: Karma Farm
    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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  • 3 How-To Guides to Help You Launch Your Freight Farms Project
    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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  • The Value of Hyperlocal Produce
    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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  • Freight Farmer Q&A: Lowell Lettuce
    6 Questions with Zach Bain of Lowell LettuceOne of the best parts of being part of the Freight Farms team is talking to our freight farmers and hearing about their successes, their businesses, their customers, and their challenges. They are a wealth of information, so we wanted to share some of their stories with you! Zach Bain of Lowell Lettuce launched his urban farm in the summer of 2016 in Low...
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  • Candied Flower Tutorial
    Spring is right around the corner, so why not pull out all the stops and transform some (locally grown) blossoms into tasty accents for confections and drinks.
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  • How to Package your Crops
    We've compiled some resources to help you determine what kind of packaging best suits the needs of you and your customers.
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  • Making Farming More Accessible
    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.
  • What Grows Inside a Leafy Green Machine
    Hydroponic technology allows farmers to cultivate crops year-round, no matter where they live. So whether you're farming in sub-zero temperatures, or live in a tropical climate, the LGM's climate control makes it possible to grow a wide variety of crops all year long.
  • Introduction to the Leafy Green Machine
    Unlike traditional farming, the LGM requires only about twenty hours of labor per week to grow the same amount of food that you could grow on two acres of farmland inside a 320 square foot shipping container.
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  • Finding the Perfect Home for Your LGM
    As our network of Freight Farmers continues to expand globally, the range of locations where farmers are placing their Leafy Green Machines is growing just as quickly.
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  • 8 Ways to Use Your Container Farm
    Do you like the concept of becoming a Freight Farmer, but aren't sure how to get the most out of your Leafy Green Machine? We compiled a taste of some of the great ideas our farmers are using to cultivate fresh produce, while also doing good.
  • How to approach your municipality about shipping container farming
    If you’re looking to bring an LGM to your local community, you’ll need to get familiar with your local zoning regulations. Here are 6 tips on how to navigate the zoning process.
  • Here's what happened at Freight Farms in 2016
    We've tallied up some numbers to see where we stand at the end of the year, and we're thrilled to have over 100 Leafy Green Machines operating across the globe, to have 11 new team members serving our expanding network of farmers, and to have collected an unbelievable amount of data on all LGMs. And that's just the beginning...take a look below at the rest of the highlights from 2016.
  • Webinar Part 2: Question and Answer Recap
    During the Question and Answer section of the webinar, we got quite a few questions geared directly towards Agora Greens and others for Freight Farms specifically. Below find the top 14 questions we received:
  • Webinar Part 1: A Freight Farmers Journey
    Last week we held a webinar with two freight farmers so they could share their journey to launching a small business with the LGM. We covered everything from market research and financing to what crops to grow and how to reach new customers. Here's a recap!
  • The LGM is Now Available in Europe!
    Both Horticoop and Freight Farms are excited to bring Europe into the rapidly growing network of existing freight farmers spanning across the United States, Caribbean, and Canada. Our vision to create local produce ecosystems on a global scale is quickly coming to fruition and we are eager to empower more freight farmers around the world

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