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April 15, 2024

Urban farming firm with ties to Clark University leases warehouse in Leominster

An aerial photo of a warehouse building Image | Courtesy of O'Brien Commercial Properties 56 Crawford St. in Leominster is set to become a warehouse for Freight Farms, a Boston-based producer of hydroponic grow containers.

Freight Farms, a Boston-based producer of hydroponic farming equipment based in modular containers, has leased a warehouse in Leominster.

The property, located at 56 Crawford St., is a 7,200-square-foot building. Freight Farms will occupy the entire warehouse, according to a press release issued April 8 by Concord-based O’Brien Commercial Properties.

Founded in 2013, Freight Farms now has more than 600 farming units in 41 countries around the world, according to the company’s website. Brad McNamara, a co-founder of Freight Farms, graduated from Clark University in Worcester in 2013 and later helped bring one of the company’s containers to the school.

Freight Farm’s Greenery S modular growing container uses five gallons of water to produce an annual harvest of two to six tons. The company’s technology has been used to grow more than 500 varieties of lettuce, leafy greens, herbs and flowers, with customers that include small businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and zoos.

Eric O'Brien, president of O'Brien Commercial Properties, represented landlord Airport Realty Trust and procured the tenant in this transaction.

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