Have you ever wished you could just sprinkle something on your food to give you extra nutrients?
That’s exactly the idea behind MicroGreens, tiny sprigs of plants that pack a powerful nutritional punch.
MicroGreens are edible seedlings of different vegetables – such as broccoli, kale, arugula and more -- harvested seven to 14 days after germination. Typically ranging from one to three inches tall, these tiny seedlings are highly concentrated with nutrients because they contain all of the elements that the plant will use as it matures, giving them four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.
Because they are so high in nutrients, you only need a few of them on each dish to pack a powerful punch. MicroGreens can be sprinkled on dishes as a nutrient-rich garnish.
Now, Potash Markets is excited to announce that we are carrying our own line of MicroGreens, grown exclusively for us at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, IL.
Founded on a former horse farm in 2006, Heritage Prairie Farm is run by husband and wife Bob Archibald and Bronwyn Weaver.
Both Bob and Bronwyn had grown up on farms -- Bob on a horse ranch in Montana, and Bronwyn on farm in Ohio – and after a long career in geology and mining, the couple decided to buy a farm where they could raise their daughters and be closer to their roots.
They began by growing vegetables, keeping bees, and growing MicroGreens in their basement, and soon they started selling their produce at local farmer’s markets. Eventually, their MicroGreens caught the eye of some of the finest restaurants in Chicago, who were adding them as nutritional garnishes to fancy dishes, and suddenly Bob and Bronwyn had an idea: Why not package these MicroGreens and sell them to the public?
Today, Heritage Prairie Farms is one of the only Midwestern farms to package MicroGreens for sale, and they are proud to be partnering with Potash Markets to bring the freshest MicroGreens directly to our customers.
The farm has an entire section of their greenhouse set aside for our plants, and they deliver fresh MicroGreens to Potash Markets several times a week. Heritage Prairie Farm MicroGreens are Certified Naturally Grown, meaning they don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified organisms.
Available MicroGreens at Potash Markets:
-- Healthy Mix MicroGreens: Broccoli, Kale, Red Mustard, Pak Choi, Mizuna, and Purple Cabbage
-- Kale MicroGreens: Offering extremely high levels of vitamin A, C, & K
-- Broccoli MicroGreens: Earthy and super mild, making them great for kids
-- Arugula MicroGreens: Intensely peppery, a little spicy, with an incredible nutty aftertaste
-- Radish MicroGreens: Offers the same heat as an adult radish with their green leaves and pink stems, they are a stunning visual addition to any dish
Stop in and taste our MicroGreens this weekend at one of our Potash Markets locations!
Clark Street: Friday, April 25 from 12-4 p.m.
State Street: Saturday, April 26 from 10-2 p.m.