- a farm or piece of land for the growing of vegetables and fruit for sale, especially to local or nearby markets.
Origin of truck farm
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called truck garden; especially British, market garden.
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Examples from the Web for truck farm
Evidently, this was a truck-farm and the mistress of it was preparing for market.
The truck-farm seemed to be away off, "in the middle of nowhere."
Its capacity was enormous, and so prolific was the truck-farm that it was always well filled when it made its city trips.
To him the money seemed a fortune, and that his old companion of the truck-farm must still be as poor in purse as he.Dorothy's House Party
I don't much like to say the poorhouse, where I was took after my folks died, and I hate to say Mrs. Stott's truck-farm.Dorothy at Skyrie
- US and Canadian a market garden
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