Microgreens are a popular health food, and for good reason: they are more nutrient dense than their fully mature counterparts. A US study examined nutrient levels of 25 microgreen varieties and found they typically had higher levels per gram of vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids than mature crops.
This means that just a few servings of microgreens in your diet can really help boost your health.
The microgreens range from Leaf Produce is spray-free, and grown in the glorious natural daylight of the Bay of Islands, rather than LED or fluorescent lights, which is the industry standard. No wonder our microgreens are bursting with flavour, with all that lovely light!
Find our microgreens at local Kerikeri markets
Here are the microgreen varieties we currently sell at local markets in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands:
- Green Broccoli
- Pea Shoots (also known as pea feathers or pea tendrils)
- Red Cabbage
- Red Radish Rambo.
Full microgreens range
Here’s what we can grow for you:
More microgreens varieties coming soon!
Each of these microgreens are said to have different health benefits. Here’s a PDF (230KB) that outlines how each of these may help you.
The microgreen range from Leaf Produce is sold as follows:
- Compostable punnets: $3 each
- Large seed trays for $15 inc. GST ($13.04 exc. GST) – which includes a $2 refundable tray fee, so if you return the tray promptly, it’s just $13 inc. GST ($11.30 exc. GST).
All prices include GST. Prices may change without prior notice, unless you’re a regular commercial customer.
Why buy microgreens as living plants?
- Longer shelf life.
- The flavour is retained.
- Nutrients are retained.
- No single use plastic packaging. (The small punnets are made from starch and very compostable; and the larger plastic trays are reused.)
How to care for your living microgreens
Keep your microgreens on a tray on a windowsill or kitchen bench. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny or shady – they can tolerate a wide range of conditions. But do remember to give them a little bit of water every day. Top watering (i.e. pouring the water from the top) is fine.
As with all produce, wash your microgreens before use. And don’t eat the seed or the soil, just the leaves and stems are tasty!
Are you a restaurant, café or caterer needing tasty microgreens?
If you’re interested in regularly buying spray-free microgreens, either in punnets or larger seed trays, please email me: email@example.com
Depending on the microgreen varieties you need, the lead time is generally 1-2 weeks (though some varieties may take longer). So if you’re thinking of adding microgreens to your menu, or want to change varieties, just keep in touch.
We deliver to Kerikeri and Waipapa (free delivery – see map), and Paihia (delivery fee applies) on Thursdays. If your needs fall outside of this delivery timeframe, you can pick up your order from our gardens in Kerikeri by appointment – we’re just 1.5km from the CBD.
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Cornelia – the grower at Leaf Produce
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