It's been a little while!

It's been a little while!

Well... it's been quite the hiatus since my last post, so I figured it was about time for an update! We now have both of our farms running at full capacity and, aside from some troubleshooting with our equipment and the typical growing pains that accompany starting a new business (what a whirlwind the last few months have been!!!), I'm happy to report everything is going well.

To date, we've worked with 3 Savannah restaurants and 2 local caterers providing produce; we have distributed samples to a large number of potential restaurant customers; and we have also begun selling produce as a vendor in the Forsyth Farmer's Market in Savannah, GA on Saturdays from 9 AM - 1 PM for the remainder of 2017. In addition, we were also blessed to be in a position to donate over 1,500 heads of lettuce to local food pantries such as Manna House Ministries and America's 2nd Harvest of Coastal Georgia in 2016, and have continued that effort with donations in 2017 reaching nearly 700 heads already.

Now that we are beginning to move past the newness of hydroponic farming, our next goal is to figure out the best way to provide our fresh food to the citizens closest to us in Effingham County. Thanks in part to the wonderful cover article Effingham Living Magazine published in their Winter 2017 edition, we have been receiving numerous requests from around our community about where our produce can be purchased. Keep an eye out for updates as we continue to develop plans for local sales and thank you for your continued support!

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Getting Close!

Getting Close!

Following a two day visit with Freight Farms in Boston, we have begun wrapping up preparations for the launch of our first two farms. With so much energy being focused on the details associated with getting our business up and running, it's hard to believe we're actually about to get started farming! Over the next week we'll finish the remaining work on our farm site, finalize plans for our first crop, and organize all of the supplies and materials we'll use for daily operations. All that said, we'd like to announce that on Friday, September 23rd our "Leafy Green Machines" arrive in Effingham County!!! 

Feel free to check the Better Fresh Farms website and follow us on social media for pictures/updates as we officially get started!

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The Beginning of Our Journey...

The Beginning of Our Journey...

In January of 2016, I read an article about a retired couple in Boston who decided to try their hand at "urban farming" using recycled shipping containers and hydroponic growing systems designed by a company named Freight Farms. That article sparked a curiosity in me which, after hours of research, phone calls, and meetings, led to the founding of Better Fresh Farms, LLC this May. Following a few additional months of planning and preparation, we are now on the verge of launching our farm! The next few months will include some training at the Freight Farms headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, delivery of our first two farms, and planting our very first crop. 

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to check-in on our progress often to see photos of our experience as we prepare to unveil the all-new Better Fresh Farms!