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Kickstarter Love: The Farmery

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Each week in Kickstarter Love, Feed52 will feature a Kickstarter project that focuses on food and the community. Basically, it’s about cool people doing cool things with food.This week, shipping containers could change the way we access locally grown produce.

The significance of buying local is oftentimes lost when there is just a sign differentiating between local apples and conventional at your average supermarket. Local food needs a new business model, which is why the Farmery caught our eye, as it seeks "symbiosis within the entire [food] system rather the optimization of individual components."

The Farmery plans to consist of four shipping containers that bring customers face to face with the producing process: each container will grow small crops inside and out. Due to their low cost, these shipping containers with attached greenhouses are easily transportable and replicable, and don't take up a lot of space — perfect for urban areas designated as food deserts.

Help the Farmery complete their construction and teach others about local food by going to their Kicktarter page. As if it wasn't a good cause already, just a small pledge gets you an heirloom family recipe for Banana Pudding. Now that's our kind of thank you. 

The Farmery from Kickstarter