Your local farmer may snip the greens for you depending on the amount that you purchase. If the greens are snipped, we recommend using them immediately or within 3-5 days if properly stored.
If you are a chef or restaurant owner, you will be receiving your order from our suppliers in trays. Remember, while in their trays, microgreens are alive and must be handled with care.
To extract the live microgreens from the trays we recommend using a pair of sharp scissors to cut the plant at the base, just above the roots, while holding a small bunch with your fingertips. To make sure you get the most flavor and the best texture, use the microgreens immediately after cutting.
Microgreens, like other fruit and vegetable products, should be washed before consuming. Because of their delicate nature, you may find it tough to do this. We recommend using a salad spinner to gently wash the microgreens in cold water and spin dry. If the microgreens seem too damp after washing, simply dab them with a paper towel until dry.
Some greens may be too small to use in a salad spinner – try using a fine sieve and hand drying. All varieties of microgreens are delicate so it is important to take care when going through the washing process.
If you purchase your microgreens at the local market and they are snipped, we recommend ensuring they are completely dry, wrapping them in a piece of paper towel and enclosing them in a seal-able bag that is placed in the refrigerator.
Microgreens that are delivered in flats from our suppliers to your restaurant can be kept alive, in a cool environment (approximately 36 degrees Fahrenheit) and away from direct sunlight. If the soil that the microgreens are kept in seems dry, feel free to water the soil from the bottom by placing the flat into a tray with a small amount of water. Use the greens as needed – you can’t get any-more fresh – and after all – freshness is flavour.
We Grow Microgreens.
And we love doing it. We put every effort into making sure our microgreens are as fresh, crisp and as tasty as possible when they are delivered to your restaurant. We love what we do, and what we do is grow microgreens.
Microgreens On Sandwiches.
Many people are unsure of how to use microgreens. Sandwiches can be rich and heavy. Microgreens bring a burst of light flavor and freshness, balancing out earthier flavor’s and providing extra nutritional value. Using microgreens in sandwiches can also provide a compliment through an added crunch of texture. Change up the variety of microgreen depending on the ingredients of the sandwich to take your sandwich to the next level.Get a Recipe
Microgreens in Salads.
Microgreen Salads are both delicious and nutritious. Because different microgreen varieties hold such different flavor profiles, they can be combined to create salads with a light and sweet flavor, or hit the taste buds with a punch of spice or bitterness, it’s up to you. Microgreens can also be a fantastic addition to a typical leafy greens salad. Consider adding a punch of flavor and nutrition to your weeknight salads with a sharper microgreen like cabbage or daikon radish.Get a Recipe
Microgreens in Nutritional Shakes.
Having a flat of live microgreens that you can cut and use in nutritional shakes every morning or throughout the day can help you live a healthy lifestyle – if that’s what you are pursuing. Some microgreen varieties have been proven to pack up to 40 times the nutritional value versus mature plants.Get a Recipe
Other Uses For Microgreens.
Microgreens are often used in Wraps, Sushi, Stirfry’s, Soups, Spring rolls and in meat dishes. Although fragile, microgreens are versatile and flavourful and can compliment or shine in any dish. And yes, they make powerful and delicious garnishes – but they are more than just toppers.Get a Recipe