truck farming

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truck farm

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

[From truck.]

truck farmer n.
truck farm′ing n.
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Noun1.truck farming - growing vegetables for the markettruck farming - growing vegetables for the market  
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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