Grassroots Farms

Feeding the world a micro-bite at a time

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From Seed to Plate: The Journey of Our Microgreens

Microgreens – From Seed to Plate;

At Grassroots Farms, we take pride in every step of our microgreens’ journey from tiny seeds to the vibrant, nutrient-packed greens on your plate. Let’s explore the fascinating process that brings these little powerhouses of nutrition to your table.

The Seeds: Where It All Begins

Our journey starts with carefully selected, high-quality organic seeds. We source our seeds from reputable suppliers who share our commitment to sustainable and organic practices. Each variety is chosen for its flavor profile, nutritional value, and ability to thrive in our controlled growing environment.

Planting: Precision and Care

The planting process is a delicate operation that requires precision and attention to detail. Our team carefully measures and distributes the seeds across specially prepared growing trays filled with organic, nutrient-rich soil. This ensures optimal spacing for each variety to grow and develop its unique characteristics.

The Growing Environment: Perfecting Nature

Our state-of-the-art greenroom provides the ideal conditions for our microgreens to flourish. We maintain careful control over:

  • Temperature: Kept at the perfect level for each variety
  • Humidity: Balanced to prevent mold while promoting growth
  • Light: Using energy-efficient LED grow lights to simulate optimal sunlight conditions
  • Air circulation: Ensuring fresh air reaches every plant

This controlled environment allows us to grow consistently high-quality microgreens year-round, regardless of outdoor weather conditions.

Nurturing Growth: The Art of Microgreen Farming

As our microgreens grow, our experienced farmers monitor them closely. We use organic farming practices, which means:

  • No synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
  • Regular inspections for plant health
  • Careful watering to maintain ideal soil moisture

This hands-on approach ensures that each tray of microgreens receives the attention it needs to thrive.

Harvest Time: Peak Freshness

Timing is crucial when it comes to harvesting microgreens. We harvest each variety at its peak of flavor and nutritional value, typically when the first true leaves have developed. Our team uses clean, sharp tools to cut the microgreens just above the soil line, preserving their crisp texture and vibrant flavor.

Packaging: Preserving Quality

Immediately after harvest, we carefully package our microgreens in eco-friendly containers designed to maintain freshness. Each package is labelled with the variety and harvest date, ensuring you know exactly what you’re getting and when it was picked.

Delivery: From Our Farm to Your Plate

We pride ourselves on our efficient delivery system. Whether you’re a local restaurant, a farmers’ market customer, or receiving a home delivery, our microgreens travel from our farm to your plate in the shortest time possible. This quick turnaround ensures you’re getting the freshest, most nutritious microgreens available.

On Your Plate: A Culinary Adventure

Once our microgreens reach you, the culinary possibilities are endless. From garnishing your favorite dishes to creating nutrient-packed salads or blending into smoothies, our microgreens add a burst of flavor and nutrition to any meal.

At Grassroots Farms, we’re passionate about every step of this journey. From the moment we plant a seed to the time it reaches your plate, we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality, most flavorful, and nutritious microgreens possible. We invite you to taste the difference that our care and attention to detail make in every bite.

Ready to start your own microgreen culinary adventure? Explore our variety of fresh microgreens in our online shop, or purchase a growkit and completely grow your own microgreens, from seed to table top!