what are microgreens?

Amaranth – Red Garnet

 

Microgreens are the miniature seedlings of a full grown herb or vegetable that are harvested 6 – 20 days after germination. They can be harvested with only the cotyledons (seed leaves) or with the first true leaves. They are more mature than a sprout, but less developed than a baby green. Intense coloring and/or flavor make them desirable for both garnishing and taste-bud appeal.

Our customers and chefs are discovering the little taste bombshells that microgreens can deliver.  The unexpected flavor explosion enhances food and adds an additional layer of flavor.  Chew on a few Mustard micros and wait for that back-of-the-tongue spicy dijon mustard flavor hit.

The visual punch that microgreens add to any plate can take the ordinary menu item and give it that little something to make it extraordinary. The magenta color of Amaranth is a stark contrast to a white plate and truly makes the presentation beautiful.

Locally grown


We grow our microgreens in our greenhouse in Duncan, South Carolina.  Our central location allows us to respond to customers quickly, with no minimum order. We can even fill an on-demand order within hours if crops are available.  We will customize a growing and harvesting schedule to  meet your needs.

 

quality & variety


Control over temperature, lighting, and humidity allows us to grow premium produce that will wow your customers with an unexpected taste or visual treat that will keep them coming back for more.  Choose from a wide variety of in-stock seeds or let us grow that hard-to-find flavor that will enhance your menu.

 

chemical-free


Growing in a controlled environment eliminates the threat of pests and makes pesticides unnecessary.  All we use is organic soil, untreated non-GMO seeds, filtered pH balanced water, and sunlight.  Nature does the rest.  The short growing cycle means no fertilizer is necessary.  Mother Nature has provided all the food required for growth to harvest.

 


we take our packaging seriously

Shelf life is a concern with delicate microgreens. We use PEAKfreshUSA produce bags to extend shelf life and maintain freshness.  The bags allow the microgreens to breathe while removing ethylene gas, which accelerates aging in produce.  The bags also minimize moisture formation and inhibit bacterial growth.  They are OMRI certified organic, so no harmful chemicals will ever come in contact with the microgreens.

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people

– ELIZABETH BERRY