Garden of Eden Urban Farming™
Microgreens and Culinary Herb Specialties
Living plants to enhance your cuisine
One of our specialties is home-based and hosted microgreen and culinary herb farms for personal, institutional and commercial use.
Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. They are usually about 1-3 inches (5-7 cm) tall and come in a rainbow of colors, which has made them popular in recent years as garnishes with chefs.
Researchers have found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts. Although nutritional claims about microgreens abound on the Internet, this study is the first scientific evaluation of their nutritional content. Researchers say they were astonished by the results. (MORE)
While they have been available for quite some time in health food stores and some specialty farmers markets, microgreens have recently become more widely available in large supermarkets. Their increasing popularity is due partly to their ability to pack a lot of flavor in a small amount, as well as their flexibility in being included in a dish. Mix them to create a small, flavorful and delicately textured salad, or use only one or two greens to give a plate a final touch. Microgreens, in addition to their strong flavors, are also lauded for their health benefits, which can vary depending on the type of microgreen. (MORE)
Regular offerings: arugula, garnet mustard, daikon radish, red stem radish, pak choi (AKA bok choi), pea shoots, sorrel, purple radish, basil (standard, opal, purple, compact), ..., plus a group of mixed greens for building your salad edifice.
We can also produce to order. Our order form includes unit pricing, and lead times for popular species. Volume or recurring orders may be subject to discounts.