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In an all-new interview, Steve D'Agostino, principal of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Brad McNamara (shown, left), co-founder along with Jon Friedman (shown, right) of Freight Farms. They talk about setting the commercial standard for local farming.
On November 3, 2012, Boston-based held the grand opening of its first Worcester facility, at 501 Park Ave. Freight Farms hydroponically grows leafy greens, vine crops and mushrooms in insulated, climate-controlled storage containers.
Freight Farms optimizes the harvest cycle for any grower and puts food supply within everyone’s reach. The human-centered design benefits a wide variety of users, including but not limited to; institutional food-service providers, schools, restaurants, farmers, grocery stores, disaster-relief efforts, wholesale produce distributors and developing communities.
Freight Farms can be operated with minimal training and equipped with technology to optimize workflow. Users can monitor the unit remotely and control every element of the system from their mobile devices. Harvest-support services are available for customers looking to maximize their growing potential.
Co-founder Brad McNamara has used his marketing experience to create awareness around environmental issues. As the creator of Carfreebrad.com, he has been a voice for cyclist across the globe. He has an MBA and masters in environmental science from Clark University. Co-founder Jon Friedman is a designer who has been shaping the next generation of sustainable consumer products for some of the top consumer brands, such as Unilever, P&G, Merck, United Healthcare. He has a BFA in industrial design from Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
This is Brad’s second appearance on The Business Beat. In late 2011, Steve interviewed him about the New England Energy Council.