Ospraie Ag Science Invests in Freight Farms to Help Decentralize the Food System
Ospraie Ag Science has teamed up with Freight Farms to help fuel our mission of empowering anyone to grow food anywhere with our turnkey farming platform.
Feb 2020- Ospraie Ag Science is an investment firm committed to supporting sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life for both farmers and society. Our teams are excited to come together to advance the technical potential of Freight Farms’ platform through continued innovation, with new services designed to benefit our growing global network of farmers and corporate partners.
“Freight Farms has redefined vertical farming and made decentralizing the food system something that’s possible and meaningful right now, not in the “future of food,” said Jason Mraz, President of Ospraie Ag Science. “Full traceability, high nutrition without herbicides and pesticides, year-round sourcing – these are elements that should be inherent to food sourcing. Freight Farms’ Greenery makes it possible to meet this burgeoning demand globally for campuses, hospitals, municipal institutions and corporate businesses, while also enabling small business farmers to meet these demands themselves for their customers.”
“Aligned on mission-driven growth as a team, there is a massive opportunity before us to scale across global markets, propelling meaningful technology that’s already doing good.” added Brad McNamara, Freight Farms CEO.
Freight Farms has the largest network of connected farms in the world, with global customers in 25 countries and 44 U.S. states, but we’re looking to grow that even more through our partnership with Ospraie Ag Science and existing investors. By continuing to evolve our technology and services we will be able to empower more people and organizations to grow local fresh produce in places where traditional agriculture isn’t possible.
“With the Greenery and farmhand, we’ve created an infrastructure that lowers the barrier of entry into food production, an industry that’s historically been difficult to get into,” said Jon Friedman, Freight Farms COO. “With this platform, we’re also able to harness and build upon a wider set of technologies including cloud IoT, automation, and machine learning, while enabling new developments in plant science for future generations.”