What is Freight Farms?
Freight Farms is a Boston-based agriculture startup on a mission to create a more sustainable and connected food system. The flagship product, The Leafy Green Machine is a complete hydroponic growing facility built entirely inside a shipping container with environmental controls and indoor growing technology. The “LGM” allows for immediate growing of a variety of crops regardless of weather conditions resulting in access to year-round local, fresh produce that is always in season.
How does having a Freight Farm benefit Stony Brook students?
- Provides students with the experience of eating the food they grow while enhancing their knowledge of sustainable agriculture.
- Gives students a hands-on learning opportunity outside the classroom.
- Inspires students to be more sustainable in their lives.
- February 26, 2019: Planting, Growing and Harvesting Radishes in Stony Brook’s Leafy Green Machine
- June 20, 2018: Seeds Sprout Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students at Freight Farm
- May 18, 2017: Stony Brook University Freight Farm via The School of Journalism
- March 10, 2016: The Future of Farming May Live Inside This Box
- March 9, 2016: Grow 800 heads of lettuce a week in this box
- November 2, 2015: Growing greens in a shipping container
- October 15, 2015: Lettuce? From a Crate? Stony Brook University’s Freight Farm
- September 24, 2015: Freight Farm Fronts New Cultivation Options
- September 23, 2015: Stony Brook University Hosts Freight Farms on Campus
- September 21, 2015: SBU Newscast: 3:35 Freight Farms
- September 10, 2015: Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus
- September 1, 2015: Freight Farm brings greenery to SBU campus
- August 29, 2015: Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation of Farmers by Introducing a Hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ On Campus
- August 21, 2015: Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation Of Farmers By Introducing A Hydroponic 'Freight Farm' On Campus
- August 19, 2015: Freight Farms goes back to school, grows greens for Stony Brook U
- August 19, 2015: Stony Brook University introduces hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ on campus
- August 13, 2015: Freight Farm Comes to Stony Brook