MicroGreens

cropped_microgreensAt Salacia Farms we have perfected the art of growing microgreens.  We learned from one of the experts in the industry here in Utah that has been growing microgreens for over 20 years.  He helped us understand the best practices for our state and what varieties worked the best.  The end result is some amazing greens that have an appearance and taste that will compliment many different foods.

 

We currently produce the following varieties:

 

  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Peas
  • Radish
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Mustard
  • Arugula
  • Amaranth
  • Our Micro Mix – Amaranth, sunflower, peas, broccoli & kale
  • Our Spicy Micro Mix – Amaranth, sunflower, radish, broccoli, kale & mustard
We sell our microgreens in 2oz bags, 8 oz bags & 16 oz bags.

What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are more juvinile vegetables than the baby veggies you’re come accustomed to seeing at grocery stores (baby spinach, baby squash, etc…) These are seedlings so small, and so young, they’re called microgreens. There are distinct advantages to tiny leaves less than 14 days old are many. They make vibrantly hued garnishes to salads, sandwiches and soups. And whether they’re spinach, pea, beet or purple mustard, microgreens have been shown to pack even more nutrients than that of their adult versions.

Microgreens could easily be confused with sprouts, but they’re not the same thing. Sprouts are seeds germinated in water just long enough (usually 48 hours) to grow roots, a stem and pale, underdeveloped leaves.

Microgreens, on the other hand, need soil and sunlight and at least 7 days to grow before you can harvest them.

This distinction is important for food safety, since sprouts have recently been implicated in a number foodborne illness outbreaks,