Investors have planted $7.3 million in Freight Farms to help the Boston-based startup bring its micro-farms to more places around the globe—and potentially even beyond. The investors in the Series B round include return backer Spark Capital, also based in Boston. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Freight Farms’ […]
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
APRIL 04, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
455 SHORTLOTS ROAD
FRANKFORT, NEW YORK, 13340
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - ORCHARD GROVE FARMS LLC
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