Microgreens are wonderfully versatile vegetable and herb seedlings that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Not to be confused with sprouts, microgreens are not completely consumed. Rather, they are harvested when their leaves have grown completely. Microgreens require special attention when they are being harvested because they are so delicate. With an uptick in the popularity of kale and cilantro, there are more and more people who are getting familiar with microgreens. We grow sustainable microgreens that can be used in a variety of dishes, including:
- Red Amaranth
- Curled Cress
- Green Basil
- Purple Mizuna
- Purple Radish
- Radish Hong Vit
- Radish Shoots
- Red Cabbage
- Red Mustard
- Pea Shoots
There are many benefits and unique qualities that microgreens have. Here are just a few of them.
Growing microgreens is a relatively quick process compared to other vegetables because they are essentially the stage between sprouts and a full-grown vegetable. They take about 7-10 days before they are ready to be harvested (the full-grown forms can take weeks to grow). Additionally, they do not need much sunlight or space, which makes them great plants to grow. We are constantly growing and harvesting microgreens, so contact us if you want to get some.
Perhaps the greatest health benefit associated with eating microgreens is their level of antioxidants. In addition to this, they also provide the benefits (vitamins, reduced risk of medical conditions, etc) of eating vegetables in general. They are said to reduce the risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Microgreens’ nutrients are concentrated, which provides even more of a benefit than the mature versions of the plants.
You can add microgreens to your diet in many different ways, including using them as a garnish, mixing them into smoothies, and using them as pizza toppings. No matter what you’re eating, it’s easy to include microgreens in your recipes.
HYDROPONIC MICROGREENS FROM BAYWATER FARMS
Baywater Farms is a sixth-generation family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. Baywater Farms is capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. Baywater Farms is about more than just hydroponic lettuce—we also grow heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, shishito peppers, field lettuces, custom grows, watermelon, Maryland’s own fish peppers, and more. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce possible.