US (MI): Metamora couple found the future of farming in shipping containers

There's a growing consensus that the agriculture industry needs to grow more efficiently to benefit both farmers and their consumers, and that means tapping into new technologies when it comes to production and marketing.

One Metamora couple is doing just that, leaning on vertical agriculture for a lettuce greens company they launched over the pandemic. In our Two Americas, we went inside their successful cutting-edge operation that bucks the traditional. Think of farming, and you likely picture sprawling acres of land.

Despite living on 53 acres of land, for Lisa and Paul Mychalowych, farm life is contained to just four steel walls. "This is our indoor farming," Lisa Mychalowych explains as she gives Ameera David a tour.

Welcome to Metamora Greens, a produce start-up run out of a shipping container. WXYZ's Ameera David asked, "What are you growing in here? "These are different kinds of lettuce, crispy green. I've got some butter lettuce," said Lisa. "It started as a garden, but the idea evolved when considering the challenges of outdoor harvesting," said Lisa. "The dirt is full of rocks; the deer eat everything. Paul said I wish there was a farm in a box." 

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