Last Friday our team had the pleasure of unveiling one of the newest Freight Farms locations at the Courtyard Marriott in Concord, New Hampshire. After months of preparation, it successfully landed in the parking lot outside the Grappone Conference Center with a crowd anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Steve Duprey, whose company owns the conference center, has implemented numerous sustainability initiatives over the years from bee keeping on the roof of the conference center to recycling cooking oil for heating. The goal has been to transform this hotel into one of the greenest in the country, making the Leafy Green Machine a perfect addition.
It’s not news that the New England winter climate is not conducive to growing veggies traditionally, so the Head Chef at this Marriott is thrilled to be able to grow her own produce. The greens that will be grown in this Freight Farm year round will support the hotel’s needs, and the surplus of produce will go to local establishments and food co-ops.
There were smiles all around that day, as this was an exciting first for both the Marriott and Freight Farms. And if you happen to be driving down Route 93 in Concord, there’s a good chance you can spot the bright green Freight Farm in the parking lot of the hotel!