Recently Freight Farms' newest container farm was released: the Greenery S. "This farm is not just a refinement of our past models, it redefines what it means to be a farmer," said Freight Farms co-founder and COO Jon Friedman.
"Of all the Greenery S features, the most notable is the re-imagined workspace, the enhanced farmhand® automation software, and the dynamic new proprietary LED technology. The Greenery S brings an entirely new level of design, control, robustness, and ease of use to our growing platform. It is built upon the technology we have developed over the past ten years while introducing a fresh suite of features."
With the Greenery S, Freight Farms hopes to further simplify the process of farming to make the profession as accessible as possible to people around the world. "As Freight Farms continues to define and refine what a farm can be, the company focuses specifically on optimizing workflow for their farmers with an all-new Workstation, self-contained, and multi-functional farm command center."
Technical components such as water- and nutrient tanks, a dosing panel, and pumps are hidden from view yet easily accessible with a simple push-to-open mechanism for instant access. The 'Tabletop Riser' separates the workstation into two work zones and includes an integrated, multi-functional LED bar and four full-range Bluetooth speakers.
The latest release of Freight Farms' companion farming software farmhand has a new Recipes feature. "Recipes allow farmers to achieve consistent harvests with the touch of a button: Operators simply choose the crop they wish to grow and farmhand automatically adjusts in-farm settings to optimize for that crop production." Recipes are built by aggregating farmer network data and determining patterns that lead to exceptionally successful harvests; meaning the list of recipes will grow as the global Freight Farmer community continues to expand.
"The Greenery S takes a huge leap in LED technology by allowing farmers to customize the lighting spectrum, intensity, and duration of light to achieve their desired plant yields." The Greenery S features Freight Farms' proprietary LEDs, which emit light with 60% greater intensity and 50% better efficiency compared to off-the-shelf options.
Farmers have precise control over their lights with brand new Eco by prioritizing farm efficiency by reducing power consumption, Performance by prioritizing plant growth for greater yields, and Standard which balances the two modes.
"The accessibility and versatility of the Freight Farms platform allow customers to use it in a diverse range of locations and applications." The Greenery S is built with the same specifications as a standard 40-foot shipping container, making it possible to bring and install the farm in any location, such as a city center, tropical island, or an area experiencing food insecurity.
Once at its location, the 320 sq. ft. container becomes a commercial growing space, capable of producing 2.5 acres worth of fresh food every year. The farm's elite design, in combination with farmhand®, robust training, and access to an elite support team, ensures anyone can run a successful operation without any prior farming experience.