We like to grow a wide variety of microgreens that have a wide range of flavors as well as nutrition profiles. Some are spicy, while some are mild in flavor. Some are crunchy and some are delicate in texture. Some are easy to grow while others are difficult. Most grow quickly while others can take much longer. Many varieties we continue to grow weekly, while a few we have taken out of rotation all together. Here is a list of our menu going into 2018. Keep an eye out for individual varieties as well as mixes.
Daikon Radish are the first microgreens that we started with. They are easy to grow and finish quickly. We now supplement with China Rose, and Purple Radish for some additional color and crunch. No matter the color, they all pack the full radish flavor into these lovely tall greens. They are really perfect for your next salad or sandwich that you want a little spicy kick to. They are a great source of Vitamin C along with many other vital vitamins and minerals.
We love the spicy flavor that these bring. Any wasabi or horse-radish fans out there? These extremely potent microgreens are another perfect match for any dish that needs a little added heat. They will replace your hot sauce! And since they can replace your hot sauce, they need to be a staple in your kitchen because they go good on everything! Our favorite is adding them to a nice pasta dish with some colorful roasted veggies.
They have the full flavor that arugula is famous for and are so delicate you can hardly tell they there, if it weren’t for the flavor. The perfect pair for a baked potato or added to pasta like parmesan cheese! If your an arugula fan, these micros will be a game changer for you. They are our lowest yielding crop as well as the most difficult to grow. Due to this, its hit or miss if this one is available, but when it is it goes fast!
If you need some additional nutrition of all kinds or you’re healing from an illness or disease, these should be your best friend. We prefer broccoli Micros for their nutritional content and texture. They are not as crunchy as radish, but not as delicate as Arugula. Stack these high on hummus sandwhiches with some avocado and fresh tomato slices for a great lunch sandwich. We started growing these following many reports of their nutritional punch and we can vouch for that. Our family eats them daily, and if we don’t we feel the drag. Great for morning, noon and night! One small package of our greens is equal to the nutritional content of almost 2 lbs. of broccoli florets!
Everyone knows of the superfood status that Kale has. My problem with kale is that its tough to eat much of it because of the texture of full size kale. I have even been told by people that Kale tastes “soapy”. Well fear not! Kale Microgreens are a perfect way to get more nutrition than even the full size kale. Use these to top your tacos with these instead of the boring iceberg and you’ll never go back! We also love these mixed along with broccoli, and red cabbage micros to make a great rainbow micro-green salad!
Red Cabbage Microgreens-
The deep purple color of these popular greens are a show stopper and perfect for your next dinner party. Your guests will enjoy the health benefits associated with that beauty! These greens crush “bad” cholesterol and are being cheered for their nutritional potency by many recent studies. Not to mention scientists are looking into the cancer fighting ability of all purple veggies! These micros are so colorful that they will really stand out on your next dinner party or afternoon lunch! Like Broccoli, these continue to be on our menu not only for the color and taste, but because they are true medicine.
Purple Kohlrabi Microgreens-
Slightly more delicate than the Red Cabbage, but not lacking in flavor is Kohlrabi! We grow this one for our daughter. She has this on her plate with every meal. It has been her favorite from day one….and she is 3!
Its versatile enough to have at breakfast and to pack away for your lunch on the trail. They are a part of the mild mix trio that we sell and was the first purple crop that we produced. It is still requested aside the Red Cabbage so we keep in in our main rotation!
For the Cilantro lover out there, these are an experience to be had! They should be a part of your next taco party or blended into your morning smoothie. The greens are big cilantro flavor while the shell is tastes sharply of coriander spice! This sweet green takes twice as long as any other green that we grow. Nearly 2 weeks for germination alone! But the wait is worth it. Due to the constant demand, these have made their way into our weekly rotation in a limited quantity.
Sunflower Shoots –
By far and away our most requested microgreen. We have not found anyone that doesn’t like these crunchy snacks. These are great to add to your next salad as it has a great crunch that will stand out amongst the mixed greens. Our family favorite is adding them to peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwhiches. They have a great fresh nutty taste that kiddos cannot stop snacking on. What parent doesn’t love that? The energy packed into these greens make them perfect to bring alongside your tail mix for a mid-hike snack!
Pea Shoots –
Rounding out our menu is the Pea Shoot. These taste like a summer in the garden. The tendrils as they are called are commonly used as an interesting garnishment, but is much more capable than that. We started with Radish and Pea Shoots and still grow both! We love these long and crunchy greens in wraps. Their length and texture work perfectly in sushi and their pea flavor works well in any salad! These hardy greens will last forever in your fridge as well. We have reported them lasting 3-4 weeks after cutting!
As you can see, we have a vast selection of flavors to choose from. In addition to these, we also grow Wheat Grass, Micro-Leeks, Micro-Chives, Celery, Red Amaranth and many more that come and go throughout the year! We love the variety that nature provides and love to hear feedback on your favorite variety. Any varieties we arent growing that we should? Let us know! We love experimenting!
You can find our greens at Simple Foods Market in Salida, CO and Elephant Cloud Market in Crestone, CO. Contact us direct for custom orders! Happy New Year, and may 2018 be very green for your family!