Sunflower Shoots are seedlings of sunflower plants that are grown from 10-14 days. The crunchy greens tastes like slightly sweet raw sunflower seeds, making them a popular crop. Everyone loves sunflower seeds, and not surprisingly, they also love these sunflower shoots. Similar to sunflower seeds, their shoots are also a great source of good,Continue reading “Crop Focus : Sunflower Shoots”
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Tips for Storing Microgreens
At least one time each farmers market we get the question, “So, what do we do with these? Do they need to be refrigerated?” The short answer is yes. They need to stay cold after harvesting, just like the salad mix. Beyond keeping refrigerated, there are a few more storage tips that will maximize yourContinue reading “Tips for Storing Microgreens”
Support Local Businesses, Especially Local Agriculture
Today we vote each and every day. But the vote that we cast is not in a ballot box. We vote with our dollar and we cast our vote for what kind of community we want to engage and live in. Most of the time we don’t think of this as voting. Convenience has becomeContinue reading “Support Local Businesses, Especially Local Agriculture”
Living Micro-greens by P.C.G.
As we come into spring, we are excited to get back outside and tidy up our gardens and back yards. Soon the flowers will be in blossom and the humming birds will be buzzing from flower to flower. But right now we are in-between seasons. We have to keep our patience and not getContinue reading “Living Micro-greens by P.C.G.”
Eating Greens Does the Body Good!
We all know we should eat more leafy greens. I was told that for years and I brushed it off for later in life. I mean, who wants to really eat a sad side salad with iceberg lettuce and carrot shavings? No-one does. No-One. But the truth is that leafy greens are trulyContinue reading “Eating Greens Does the Body Good!”
Our Recycled Kitchen Garden
Spring kicks off this week and we are excited to get our outdoor garden space in order! The beds are thawing out and all of the snow is melted. As soon as these temps heat up, we will be in business! We wanted to take a moment and shine a spotlight on all ofContinue reading “Our Recycled Kitchen Garden”
We have been talking a lot about the versatility of micro-greens in the kitchen. Really the only thing you need to avoid is heat exposure, so they are really useful in the kitchen. They go way beyond sandwich and salad toppers. One of our favorite uses is to wow people with our homemade dipsContinue reading “Microgreen Guacamole!”
Microgreens and Smoothies…A Perfect Pair!
A few years back our family made a big push to incorporate more fruit into our diet. Our kids always like snacking on fruit, and due to our food allergies, we don’t have typical snack food in the house. The go to for them is almost always a banana or an apple…or two. We foundContinue reading “Microgreens and Smoothies…A Perfect Pair!”
Proud to be Colorado Proud!
If you live in Colorado, you have seen the Colorado Proud stickers around the grocery store. There are lots of great products that proudly display this sticker on their packaging. When you see this sticker, you can be assured that it was produced within the State of Colorado. We are excited to announce that ourContinue reading “Proud to be Colorado Proud!”
New Compostable Packaging!
We are upping our packaging game! Unfortunately, plastics are a necessity in the convenience based world we live in today. Our packaging has always been recyclable, as well as made from recycled materials, but we found a way to lessen our impact even further. A couple of weeks ago I came across a photoContinue reading “New Compostable Packaging!”