“Truck farming” is the practice of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers which are sold directly to local consumers, restaurants, and grocery stores without a middleman. A typical truck farm is 10 acres or more on which a wide variety of produce is grown.
Originally this type of farming depended on local and regional markets but with the introduction of railroads and large-capacity refrigerated trucks, truck farms have expanded. The major truck farming areas are in California, Texas, Florida, along the Atlantic Coastal Plain and in the Great Lakes area.
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