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Freight Farms

Freight Farms

grow food anywhere

Boston, MA

Freight Farms makes it possible to grow plants 130 times more efficiently than on land, in terms of space, using only 10% of the conventional amount of water, and without pesticides or herbicides. This is done with soil-less vertical hydroponics in a repurposed shipping container with low energy needs using remote monitoring and control via a cloud-based mobile app.

One Freight Farm unit can supply the weekly lettuce needs for over 1000 people, and requires only about one hour of human operator time per week. Units are self-contained and Freight Farm will be working with Blueseed to adapt them for maritime use.

Blueseed intends to use two Freight Farm units, one for leafy greens (already functional), and one for vine plants (currently in development). The partnership is an excellent showcase of local food growing, and is an important step in furthering the environmental sustainability of the Blueseed community.