The greens sold at Brookline Growers are grown in repurposed shipping containers from Freight Farms. The owners of Green Line Growers, Bobby Zuker and Christopher Mutty, started this hydroponic farm in December 2015 using three of these containers.
This isn't your typical farm. Bobby and Chris took me on tour of one of the containers where produce like radish, strawberries, romaine, and varieties of kale are being grown.
They don’t have to get up with rooster crows, but by 8 a.m. on harvest days two local farmers are on the Green Line Growers farm getting their crops — rows of leafy greens such as kale, chard, arugula and dark green lettuces — ready to be placed in a box and delivered to local restaurants.
“The fact that he biked this over here with it, and it’s going on someone’s plate tonight is so darn exciting to me,” said Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky from Rifrullo Cafe. “That’s progress. That’s awesome... And everything tastes so much better when you know the story behind it.”
Inside, you’ll find a wonderland of produce: romaine lettuce, arugula, radishes, turnips, four types of mustard greens, three types of kale, four kinds of basil, lavender, thyme, rosemary and more. And he has three apprentices: his young children, Rosie, Lulu and Charlie.