Freight Farms sees demand growth when supply chain falls short


Freight Farms sees demand growth when supply chain falls short

The head of a container farming company says the pandemic and continued logistical challenges have intensified interest in controlled environment agriculture.

Rick Vanzurra’s business Freight Farms builds containers that can grow about two-and-a-half acres of crops hydroponically in less space than a semi-trailer.

“It’s definitely significantly increased demand for them—institutional demand—we’ve seen interest from large restaurant chains for instance that we’d never seen before,” he shares.

Vanzurra tells Brownfield leafy greens typically travel thousands of miles from California or Arizona before reaching consumers, and supply chain breakdowns have amplified quality losses and a lack of availability.

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