Hydroponics: The “hydro,” or “water,” is key to growing in this form. Hydroponic farms do not use soil but do have a growing medium, such as Rockwool. Hydroponic plants need nutrients and can be grown in vertical racks, towers, or vertical panels.
Fork Farms believes that anyone can be a farmer. The Flex Farm is for anyone with a desire to grow highly nutritious, chemical-free, fresh food year-round, indoors. Its compact size and high yield capacity make it the perfect fit for educational institutions, culinary operations, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, families and more. Indoor farming is revolutionizing the way we bring fresh and healthy food to our communities.
The Flex Farm is optimized to grow all varieties of leafy greens such as lettuces and culinary herbs. Our partners have seen success growing cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, tomatoes and even pumpkins. Imagination and experimentation are the keys to unlocking the full potential. We’re still making discoveries ourselves!
That all depends on what you plant! Some plant varieties weigh more than others. It also depends if you are growing leafy greens, herbs, or fruiting plants such as strawberries and tomatoes. Overall, we say a Flex Farm has the capacity to grow more than 20 pounds of leafy greens every 28 day grow cycle.
On average, you can expect to spend about 1 – 3 hours per month maintaining your Flex Farm. This includes the time it takes to plant seeds, transplant your seedlings, and harvesting.
Absolutely. We are experienced in helping organizations connect with funding opportunities. We offer a Philanthropy Tool Kit and fundraising assistance for qualifying organizations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmative is a digital platform for you to engage with transformative tools and our global community. Through Farmative, you can access growing and programming resources, purchase grow supplies online, and connect with other Fork Farms partners. Farmative is free for all Flex Farm users.
Each Flex Farm requires a 40W pump which runs continuously, and six LED lights which each draw 40W for an average of 18 hours daily. Therefore, at any given time, you’re only ever drawing 280W per Flex Farm. Each Flex Farm uses 158 kWh/month if run based on our recommendations.
Flex Farms can be ordered directly through our website at https://forkfarms.com/flex-farm/ or through one of our Partnership Development Team Members.
If you’d like to order a Flex Farm through one of our team members, please reach out through our chat function on the website, or by email at email@example.com.
At the national average of $0.13 per kWh, it costs approximately $20.59 per month in electricity to operate a Flex Farm for the recommended 18 hours per daylight cycle. Other costs include growing supplies such as seeds, nutrients, and Rockwool (grow medium). On average, most people budget about $300 per year.
Each Flex Farm comes with everything you need to start growing for your first few months, hardware and growing supplies included. Plus, your purchase includes free access to Farmative, our digital platform to access growing resources and connect with the Flex Farm community. Learn more about the Flex Farm here.
A standard flat rate shipping charge of $150 per Flex Farm is applied to contiguous continental United States orders. Additional shipping charges apply to orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and beyond. Shipping charges are calculated and applied during checkout. If you are located outside the Continental US or to request expedited shipping, please request a shipping quote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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