There's a new farm in northern Michigan that provides fresh and local produce year-round. The container is home to Pine Hill Farms, a farm that uses a controlled environment agriculture system to grow produce.
"Some of the biggest benefits to growing hydroponically versus in a traditional manner is number one; we can grow year-round, 365 days a year," Pine Hill Farms Founder Jeff Bickley said. "Number two, we're hyperlocal. Local is a really big deal. People want to support local businesses. They also benefit from the difference in freshness."
Pine Hill Farms is currently growing nine different kinds of lettuce but plans to expand its products in the future. The farm is connecting with local restaurants to sell its produce to.
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