Urban farmers growing produce in freight cars
The future of agriculture might require Phoenix farmers to think inside the box.
“The farm of the future,” joked Mark Norton of Phoenix, whose Picked Fresh Farms grows kale and lettuce in a refitted freight car using hydroponics and automated systems equipment from Boston-based Freight Farms.
Freight Farms started in 2010 with the goal of bringing viable, space-efficient farming techniques to all climates and skill levels year-round. It recently expanded to Arizona.
Caroline Katsiroubas, marketing director for Freight Farms, said urban areas are the most popular destinations for its... read more
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