The town of Robbinsville says they're the first municipality in New Jersey to take delivery of a portable, hydroponic box farm from which they plan to grow leafy greens.
The farm - located in a 40-foot metal shipping container and can produce an assortment of lettuce, kale and herbs - arrived Tuesday from the Boston company Freight Farms. It's called a Leafy Green Machine.
It's the future, Robbinsville says: the "vertical" farm can pump out leafy greens all year round without the worry of weather or the need for soil or pesticides from a 320-square-foot space. Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in nutrient-rich water.Continue reading