In Brief

A vertical hydroponics system inside a shipping container from Freight Farms allows for all year-round farming

Startup agriculture company Freight Farms take discarded shipping containers and build a vertical hydroponic farms inside of them, calling them Leafy Green Machines.

The process starts with having the seedlings receive lighting from a series of LEDs before going to the hydroponic farms when they start to sprout. Those working in the container use an application on their phone called Farmhand to monitor the shipping container’s conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and the amount of time the lights stay on. By having the plants stored and monitored in the shipping container, the ones handling the shipping container have direct control of the environment to ensure the plants grow all year long. The food grown in the container equals the same amount of harvest a two acre farm could produce.

Anyone interested in potentially owning a Leafy Green Machine can visit the Freight Farms website and contact the company to learn more.

Freight Farms

Startup agriculture company Freight Farms take discarded shipping containers and build a vertical hydroponic farms inside of them, calling them Leafy Green Machines.

The process starts with having the seedlings receive lighting from a series of LEDs before going to the hydroponic farms when they start to sprout. Those working in the container use an application on their phone called Farmhand to monitor the shipping container’s conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and the amount of time the lights stay on. By having the plants stored and monitored in the shipping container, the ones handling the shipping container have direct control of the environment to ensure the plants grow all year long. The food grown in the container equals the same amount of harvest a two acre farm could produce.