Thrive Containers Founder and CEO Shannon O'Malley has been at the forefront of this change through six years of container farm innovation. O’Malley observed “Thrive Containers is redefining shipping container farming technology. Our vision is to not only bring accessibility to farming but to offer great return on investment for the AgTech industry.”
Thrive Containers launched a new intelligent container technology for the commercial farming industry. COVID-19 and climate change have accelerated existing strains in global food accessibility and supply chains, highlighting the need to rethink the world’s agriculture systems. “We want to bring this cutting-edge technology to the masses, to build a farm whose technology is firmly centered on the grower experience," said Shannon.
To enable local purveyors to flourish in this environment, the St Petersburg, Florida manufacturer has developed the Ohio Farm Container Model. This proprietary hardware/software package utilizes artificial intelligence to yield industry-leading outputs for leafy greens while reducing the total environmental impact on our planet.
According to Shannon Thrive Container's farm system has great software automation, customer experience ease of use, and adaptability engineered by industry-leading experts. The result is maximized, year-round crop growth, reducing up to 90% of freshwater resources used in traditional agriculture practices.
“In the Agtech industry, shipping container farming is wide open, with key competitors that are raising and looking for market share. Each competitor has its own unique business model and approach, focused on different paths to success. Our focus is decentralizing the commercial food system at the point of consumption while utilizing large scale grocers in minimal spaces," Shannon adds.
Thrive Containers parent company Brick Street Farms, proudly partners with Publix & Greenwise Super Markets throughout the Southeast and offers custom farm hubs to investors from around the world. Investors can submit their purchase applications for the Ohio Farm Container Model starting November 9th, 2020, which includes a $50 application fee.
“By growing the highest producing yield containers, we are bringing production to the point of consumption to provide access to the masses. We are mobile and focused on the urban core. Vs competitors buying large acreage and trucking produce out," Shannon adds.