I want to say a big HELLO to everyone who is looking at the website after finding us at the market! The past 2 Saturdays have been wonderful. Although the Microgreens addition to S&B was a little unexpected, we’ve had great success at the market sharing our sunflower shoots, pea shoots, and daikon radish shoots – along with our pasture raised lamb.
Today, I was asked how I got into microgreens. As with all things for the farm… I sort of fell into it. About a year and a half ago, we attended “Alpaca 101” and “Alpaca 102” at the White Violet Center in St. Mary-of-the Woods, IN. One of their latest additions had been a fodder system to feed freshly grown barley to the alpacas and horses regardless of the season. I admit it – I was taken with this idea. After doing substantial research, I kept seeing links to growing microgreens casually mentioned as an after thought to a fodder system (they use the same principles if you grow hydroponically). I decided to try it.
Currently, we grow all our greens indoors in soil. Humidity and temperature controlled, far away from bugs and animals – it truly is an ideal environment for these tasty greens. Come July, there will be several new additions to our Saturday morning offerings. Keep an eye out for spicy salad microgreen mix (containing arugula, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, cabbage, cauliflower, and mustard) as well as buckwheat.
Interested in a particular microgreen? Let me know what you’re looking for, and I’m happy to plant it!