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truck farm

n.
A small farm producing vegetables for commercial sale, usually to local markets.

[From truck.]

truck farmer n.
truck farm′ing n.

truck farm

n
(Commerce) US and Canadian a market garden
truck farmer n
truck farming n

truck′ farm`


n.
a farm for the growing of vegetables for the market.
[1865–70, Amer.]
truck′ farm`er, n.
truck′ farm`ing, n.

truck farm

- Refers to the sense of truck as "commodities for sale," and, later, "garden produce for market."
See also related terms for truck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truck farm - a farm where vegetables are grown for markettruck farm - a farm where vegetables are grown for market
farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
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Her father was a truck farmer who challenged the stereotype of Black inferiority.
If you'd sat down next to him on a park bench and struck up a conversation, you'd have thought he was someone who did something pragmatic, like a plumber or truck farmer or undertaken You'd never guess he was a college professor, a man who had read thousands of books, introduced them to young people, and taught an enlightened discipline of mind and soul.
As a truck farmer, he put in long hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
In "Ode to Dad," a Cornell applicant explained her father's values by describing his hands, encrusted with dirt from a career as a truck farmer.
He has just celebrated his 100th birthday and from the age of 10 until he retired at 97 was a self-employed truck farmer.
Back then you were either a cattle rancher or truck farmer," she says, a wisp of silver hair showing beneath her lei-banded straw hat as she snips a yellow pincushion blossom from a shrub on her 10-acre protea farm.
It would be the commercial grower or truck farmer who would determine the value of our crop, not us.
Kuzbass members celebrated Day of the gardener and truck farmer at the festive events in the agricultural park of the Kemerovo State Agricultural Institute.
On my own, I want to note that gardeners and truck farmers, just like agricultural producers and farmers, ensure the food security of the region.
The Models U and UC were 3-plow tractors and too large for many farmers, while for many other very small operations, truck farmers, part-timers and the like, they were completely out of reach.
Even local truck farmers and produce stand operators have to compete with the prices at grocery chains,for which goods are grown on industrial-sized commodity farms in other states or countries.