There are a few repeat questions that I get at every farmers market, and they tend to focus on “how do you eat these?” or “are these just for salads?”. The answer is always “Yes, they are great for adding to a salad, but they are really amazing added to any dish!” Microgreens are delicateContinue reading “How To Eat Microgreens”
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First off, lets just make it clear that I have no medical or nutritional training. I am not a doctor and any advice given should be discussed with your healthcare professionals. At the same time, these microgreens have changed my own family’s life and I don’t want misconceptions or misunderstandings get in the way fromContinue reading “Microgreens….not sprouts!”
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle on the Farm!
We try to be as sustainable as we can with our farm operations. We reuse trays, compost, and avoid using plastic when possible. The farming industry has become overrun with plastic products, and we’re trying our hardest not to add to that problem. We use plastic trays for our microgreen planting, but re-use them asContinue reading “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle on the Farm!”
Building Our Farm with Compost!
We currently harvest anywhere from 50 to 80 trays of microgreens weekly. This leaves us with a lot of compostable goodies! Since we grow our Micros on a standard organic potting soil we have perfect starting materials. The crops are only grown for 10-15 days so they use up hardly any organic material. Additionally, weContinue reading “Building Our Farm with Compost!”
Our Microgreen Menu Entering 2018
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 othersContinue reading “Our Microgreen Menu Entering 2018”
1 Year Anniversary!
It was 1 year ago today that we made our first trip to the farmers market as a vendor! Today we are reflecting on the evolution of our farm over this first year of operation. Those first few markets we only had sunflower shoots, pea shoots and radish micro greens that we grew, but weContinue reading “1 Year Anniversary!”
Organic is the only way!
Our house is an organic only type of household. We only purchase conventional fruit or veggies when there are no other options, which is very infrequent these days. It’s very important to us that we don’t consume GMOs or Pesticides. It’s also important to consume sustainably sourced products. We think of this as theContinue reading “Organic is the only way!”
Food Allergies and our Family
For the last 7 years, food allergies have shaped our family and is truly the reason why we started Poncha Creek Gardens. Our journey began when my wife discovered she had an intense allergy to dairy products through a difficult and long process of searching for answers. She suffered from intense fatigue as wellContinue reading “Food Allergies and our Family”
How I became “The Sprout Guy”
Truth be told, I never intended to be “The Spout Guy”. I started our small farm with the intentions of growing lots of fully grown veggies for the markets and restaurants. Maybe we would have a CSA. That is still the goal, but we decided to start with a fully scalable micro green operationContinue reading “How I became “The Sprout Guy””
How we got here – Our 1st Post
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