Definition of truck farm in English:

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truck farm



A farm that produces vegetables for the market.
Example sentences
  • Truck derives from the old French troquer meaning ‘to barter; give in exchange ‘(hence the US usage of truck farm for a market garden, because its produce was often bartered rather than sold; it has nothing to do with vehicles).’
  • By the late nineteenth century when agricultural boosters arrived, they found a ‘derelict’ not ‘pristine ‘Everglades and set out to create subtropical truck farms.’
  • Gone were the orchards, truck farms, and grasslands of his childhood.

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