Meet a Baby-Boomer Couple Farming in Shipping Containers

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We wrote about Freight Farms back in 2013, and we wanted to follow up with farmers actually using the equipment. Despite the epic hipness of the marketing campaign, some of the first farmers to set up shop are a couple of down-to-earth Baby Boomers, Shawn and Connie Cooney of Cornerstalk Farm. A retired software developer and school teacher, respectively, the Cooneys show that the farm-in-a-box concept is not only cool, but practical. Shawn Cooney started, developed, and sold three different software companies in his career and then decided to buy four of the Leafy Green Machines in 2013 because he saw their entrepreneurial potential.

So what do they grow? Read on at Modern Farmer.

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